Today's News

  • Cedar Key Community Garden débuts

    The Cedar Key Community Garden had its official opening on Monday, Feb. 1. Folks gathered to celebrate the opening and the sense of community that the Garden has brought about.

    The Garden has been established in just seven weeks due to the number of people that volunteered to help with this project.

    Three work days were held, the first being on Tuesday, Dec. 1, with 25 volunteers showing up and the same number on the second work day.

  • Gag, black grouper size limit approved; gag season changes

    At its Feb. 10 meeting at the Florida Public Safety Institute near Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved changes to the gag and black grouper minimum size limit and the gag grouper recreational season in Gulf state waters.

    The approvals include:

    • Setting a 24-inch total length minimum size limit for recreational harvest of gag and black grouper in Gulf state waters.

  • Captain's Log for the week of 2-18-16

    Good news this week for grouper fishermen. The FWC has announced that gag grouper season will start June 1 this year. Previously gag season started on July 1.

    Part of the thinking on this change was the amount of discard gag grouper caught by fishermen targeting red grouper during the closed gag season. Additionally, the minimum size limit for both gag and black grouper will be increased to a 24 inch minimum. The new size limit for the Gulf will now be the same as on the Atlantic side of the state.

  • Community calendar for the week of 2-18-16



    Free Yoga

    Monday & Wednesday – Cedar Key Library (upstairs)

    • 8 a.m. Intermediate Yoga (Level 2) - CDs, no instruction, some experience necessary.

    • 9:30 a.m. Gentle Yoga (Level 1) – CDs and/or instructor assisted when possible.

    Tuesday & Thursdays - Episcopal Church (Parish Hall)

    • 9 a.m. Gentle Yoga (instructor assisted)

    Friday – Cedar Key Library (upstairs)

  • Visit Seahorse Key Lighthouse

    Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge is opening Seahorse Key to the public on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Visitors to the island must provide their own transportation or buy a ticket on one of the tour boats.

    Bring your camera, fish a little, walk along the beach and enjoy the exhibits.

    A cast of period-dress volunteers will tell the history of the lighthouse on Seahorse Key, which sits atop the 54-foot tall dune, and offers great perspective for wildlife photography.

  • County punts on marina channel work

    Cedar Key's City Marina's channel under the troubled Dock Street bridge, bedeviled in the past by silt and now by sand buildup that make it impassible, may have to wait months for an answer on who will clean it out.

    Mayor Heath Davis asked the Levy County Commission to help with removing the sand and said the city has applied to the state and federal agencies for a dredging permit.

  • Reeling in the fishing line for recycling

    The anglers of Cedar Key should be pretty proud of themselves and Ashlyn Allen.

    That's because they ditched 9.1 pounds of fishing line in the recycling tubes that Allen, daughter of Cheryl and Jimmy Allen, has maintained for the past year.

    That's something of a new record as her mentor Emily Colson, granddaughter of City Commissioner Sue Colson, collected 8.5 pounds of line the year before.

  • Doors open at 10 art-full homes on island
  • Arts News

    Call goes out for entries in high flying show

    Entries for the Birds of a Feather open exhibit at the Arts Center should be dropped off upstairs at the Arts Center no later than 5:00pm, March 2. 2D & 3D artwork accepted, to 3 pieces/artist, $5 per entry. Entry forms are available at the Arts Center. Prizes will be awarded at the Opening, March 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Opening party sunny despite rain

  • Civil War lecture Saturday at RV park

    On Saturday, Feb. 13, the Levy County Historical Society will present the second of three presentations about the Civil War in Levy County.

    The presentation is at 2 p.m. at the conference center of the Cedar Key RV Resort, 11980 S.W. Shiloh Road, Sumner.

    Everyone with an interest in the history and heritage of Levy County is invited to this free event.

    The presentation on "Salt — The Lifeline of the Confederacy" will be by Levy County Historian and author, Toni C. Collins.