Today's News

  • Chickens and sustainability

  • Schools foundation gala moves to January

    The Levy County Schools Foundation will host its annual STARS Gala on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m. at Chiefland Elementary School.   
    STARS — Students, Teachers, and Respected Supporters - Gala was formerly known as the Superintendent’s Gala and is the non-profit Foundation’s premier fundraising event.  

  • Barber retires after 5.7 million meals

    When Candy Barber started working as a substitute in the  Chiefland schools lunchroom she only wanted to have a job that allowed her to be home with her children, Royce and Janet, when they were not in school.
    On Jan. 4 Barber, who estimates she has served or overseen the serving of over 5 million meals, will retire from her post as coordinator of food service for the county’s 13 schools. She is also president of the Florida School Nutrition Association.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Dec. 22

    Through December

    Cedar Key Museum State Park
    The third annual Festival of Trees event will feature a beautiful display of holiday greenery displayed by local non-profit organizations. The trees will be on display during museum hours of Thursday through Monday, 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. This event is free and visitors can vote for the favorite decorated tree. Please note there is a separate fee of $2 per person (free for children under six) to view the museum exhibits and the Whitman House. For more information, call (352) 543-5350.

  • County approves new district lines

    The municipalities of Bronson and Fanning Springs, which faced being split under a proposed redistricting plan for Levy County Commission and School Board districts, have been made whole under boundaries approved by the commission on Tuesday.

  • An apology for late delivery of CK Beacon

    Due to printing problems the Cedar Key Beacon is late reaching post boxes and news racks.

    The Post Office will be delivering the Beacon on Friday. The staff of the Beacon would like to thank the Post Office staff for their help this week.

    The newsracks will be delivered today.

    To our readers, we apologize for the inconvenience coming during Christmas week. You have our promise this will not be happening in the future.

    May you have a Joyous Christmas.

  • Merry Christmas

    Children wait eagerly on the dock for Santa Clam and his helpers to disembark from the airboat that delivered him to the City Dock in Cedar Key on Saturday during the island town’s Christmas celebration. Once his clammer’s boots touched land, Santa Clam proceeded to a specially decorated picnic pavilion in City Park to hear children's wish lists.

  • ‘Lucky boat’ pays off in reds

    Hey everyone, I hope everybody was able to hold down the forts with all this wind we’ve had. It has put a major damper on my fishing. Also, put a major push on the tides — we really had some good low tides this week. Good for airboaters, clammers and oystermen — all the above jobs are easier with less water. Well for the most part,  I guess, without getting too technical.

  • Cedar Key Tides for the week of Dec. 15

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

  • Shark News for Dec. 15

    December Calendar

    Dec. 15 – Basketball (Away) MSG – 3 p.m., MSB – 4:30, VG – 5:30, VB – 7:00
        Spelling Bee — Middle School, 4th–5th Grade Class; Spelling Bee Finals Auditorium 9 a.m.
    Dec. 19–Jan. 4 – Christmas Break

    Big Wins for Cedar Key FFA

    By Whitney Tyler
    Shark Correspondent