Today's News

  • Citizen scientists collect data

    Betty and Joe Chambers volunteer in the Citizen Science Inititative tagging horseshoe crabs under the pavilion at the city park.

  • Captain's Log for the week of 3-24-16

    The inshore fish picture now seems to be complete, as pretty much all of our expected species have arrived this past week. The warm southern breezes ushered in some very tasty pompano. Though they usually ignore most artificial lures my clients landed a few last week. And in the tug-of-war department they put on a very impressive contest. I also saw some of the first bait pods arrive, I believe they were silversides. I don't think it is coincidence that their arrival happens during the spotted seatrout spawn.

  • Vernal Equinox message: Donate your excess 

    One of the pluses of having a productive garden is that there is always extra produce, enough to share.  The reality is that the produce in your gardens will start to go down in quality due to hotter weather, bugs, and spacing of the plants.  You all have done a great job of caring for your beds, but in many cases, you will just not be able to eat all of that beautiful produce before it starts to go down in quality.

  • Community calendar for the week of 3-24-16


    Food distribution

    On Tuesdays The Children’s Table truck will be parked at First Baptist Church, 749 2nd St., at noon for as long as they have food to give, approximately an hour or so

    Anyone is welcome! They ask for a suggested donation of $3.50, but they do not require it, just a hug or handshake will do. The donations help them to pay for fuel to service so many areas.

    For more information, please contact Pastor Todd Pope at 352-543-5000.


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  • CF Levy campus gets $7.28M

    After years of disappointment and governors' vetoes, the College of Central Florida Levy Center is guaranteed a $7.28 million appropriation that will move it from a shopping center storefront to a 44,000 square foot permanent building on a wooded campus north of Chiefland on U.S. Highway 19.

  • Horseshoe Crab Citizen Scientists take to the beaches of Cedar Key

    By Maria Sgambati and Tiffany Black  

    If you were walking around Cedar Key March 10, 11, or 12 around mid-afternoon you might have noticed groups of people wandering along the beaches with white buckets. Given the popularity of fishing, this might not be an unusual sight except that what was in the white bucket was not fish but horseshoe crabs.

  • Let FWC know about your red drum fishing experiences

    Let FWC know about your red drum fishing experiences

    A new red drum stock assessment is complete and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is asking for input from anglers about their experiences with the red drum fishery. We want to know how you think the fishery is doing and what you think of the current bag limits.

    Visit MyFWC.com/RedDrum2016 to learn more about red drum and take a short survey.

  • Get hooked on fishing in Cedar Key

    Anglers try their luck as they cast their lines off the pier in Cedar Key.

  • First annual Cedar Key Open raises $2,250

    It all started because of two men with thoughts of gathering a few teams to play some golf.

    Joe Chambers of upstate New York and Bob Piscura of Virginia, who spend part of the year in Cedar Key, decided to have a golf tournament and named the Cedar Key Public Library as this year's beneficiary.

    "We've been surprised of the phenomenal support," Chambers said.

    They expected six or seven teams would participate and the next thing they knew, they had 18 teams of four with a waiting list.

  • Shark News for the week of 3-17-16

    2016-2016 Levy County School Calendar Change

    Hannah Stallworth

    Shark Correspondent

    Levy County has announced that there will be some big changes in the 2016-2017 calendar. Planning for teachers begins August 3. The students will return to school on Wednesday, August 10, causing summer to be shortened to eight weeks. Thanksgiving Holidays begin on November 19 to November 27. Winter Holidays begin on December 21 to January 2. With the new calendar change, the last day for students will be May 26 - prior to Memorial Day.