Today's News

  • Donations needed to replace dead palms

    Several palm trees planted along the sidewalk leading from City Park to the boat launch have died and Cedar Key resident George Oakley is leading a drive to replace them.
    Oakley pledged at the Dec. 20 meeting of the Cedar Key City Commission to get the ball rolling and has delivered a $150 check to City Hall to pay for replacing one of seven of the trees that have died and been cut down.

  • Santa Clam, a.k.a Claus, is on his way

  • Boat parade: bigger and brighter

    Special to the Citizen

    This was the third year the Cedar Key Aquaculture Association hosted a Christmas boat parade held in conjunction with Community Night in the Park on December 17.
    “Although the number of entries was the same as last year, the crowds more than doubled,” reported Rose Cantwell, who organized the event.  

  • Medicare answers available

    If you have questions about options for Medicare, Medicare/Medicaid, Disability, Supplemental Insurance, Part D Prescription Drug Plans, or Medicare billings, there is a place to go for answers.
    Visit a SHINE volunteer and get the answers. SHINE is a program with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs for one-on-one counseling.  SHINE provides free, unbiased and confidential assistance by trained volunteers.  If you cannot come to a site call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243.
    SHINE volunteers will be available:

  • Spend a cozy and creative January at Cedar Key Arts Center

    January at the Cedar Key Arts Center includes ongoing classes and salons, as well as several one day workshops and a gallery opening.
    January’s Gallery will be filled with cozy quilts. This exhibit is open to the community and ready to hang quilts are due at the Art Center by Jan. 3 at 5 pm. Photographer Christian Harkness will be featured in the Members Gallery. Gallery Reception is Jan. 7, from 5-7 p.m.

  • Cedar Key Welcome Center announces holiday hours

    The Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center will be closed during the Christmas holiday from Friday, Dec. 23 through Sunday, Dec. 25.
    We will resume normal business hours on Monday Dec. 26.

  • Cedar Key Tides for the week of Dec. 22

    Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      
                  /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    

  • New limits for red grouper in Gulf

    The recreational red grouper bag limit in Gulf of Mexico state waters (excluding Monroe County) will increase Dec. 30 from two to four fish, followed by the Jan. 1 season closure of shallow-water grouper in Atlantic state waters.
    The red grouper bag limit increase is one of several fishery management changes made at the November Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) meeting in Key Largo.

  • Deer provide show for anglers

    Hello, Hello, Hello. Merry Christmas.
    Ha ha, okay, maybe I can get some fake laughs for that. Anyways not a big o’ bunch to talk about this week. Not much guiding going on for me.
    I did make a fish camp trip to the north with my oldest son Daniel. We had a big time and ate like champs. But the cool, big news is something new happened to me that has never of all my days happened.
    We were catching fish while having deer walking within casting range of our boat in a 2 to 3 foot shallow flat.

  • A glimpse into Jack Tyson’s military service

    By Frank Molitor

    The following is a  tribute to Jack’s 90th birthday and deals with his military history.  

    On Dec. 7, 1941 Jack was attending an Albany, GA high school and, along with most teenagers, at that time, wanted to be in the service - specifically the U. S. Army Air Corp.  But to get there he had to first have two years of college to qualify for officer candidacy.