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Today's News

  • Sponsors and citizens alike rally around free Movies in the Park

    Last month more than 100 people brought blankets and lawn chairs to City Park at sunset for the inaugural showing of Movies in the Park. The crowd was treated to a free family-friendly feature film shown outside in the naturally beautiful theater of Cedar Key.

    As word gets out, organizers expect even more people to attend this month’s family entertainment feature film June 20 at sunset, 8:15 p.m.

  • Conservation Corner - Energy Advisory Panel Update

    Hard to believe it, but another month has gone by since the last update column.

    Energy awareness. As you know, one of the goals of the Energy Advisory Panel is energy awareness. I think that this has started to happen throughout the Cedar Key community. I hear people talking about recycling and composting and how they have reduced the amount of trash that gets put in the WastePro truck twice a week.

  • CRA Board accepts solar panel bid, Greg lang as official director, and Chamber's Creswell house plan

    Cedar Key is steadily going green--not only have volunteers recently planted 62 live oak trees on the island, but as was decided at the last Cedar Key Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) meeting, the Community Center will soon be powered by solar energy as well.

  • CK resident named National Volunteer of the Year

    David Beach was presented with a National Volunteer of the Year award at the annual convention of the American Water Works Association in San Diego last week for his work with Water for People.

    At the awards luncheon, Beach was lauded as "the most experienced volunteer, and best team leader" of the World Water Corps division of Water for People.

  • Cedar Key simpler brings home two prizes at international event

     The International Herbal Symposium held at Wheaton College validated Nysie Watson’s decade long experience as a simpler, or healer, where she garnered two second place prizes, one in the Elixers category and another in Creams and Lotions.

    “I feel like I’ve been validated in all my years of simpling,” Watson said about her new status as international accredited award winning herbal product designer.

  • Nuke plant faces another setback

    The Green Party of Florida and two other groups learned Wednesday that their challenges to Progress Energy Florida’s plans to build two nuclear power reactors in Levy County have standing with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and their petition to intervene has been granted.

    The move could represent another setback to the utility. In May, it announced construction work on the $17 billion project would be delayed by at least 20 months when the NRC refused to give the utility limited work authorization for excavation and foundation preparation work.

  • Natures Landing Condominiums under new management

    In a competitive proposal process, Pam Oakley of Key Reality of Cedar Key and Tina Ryan of Ryan Management Company submitted a joint proposal that was accepted by the Natures Landing Condominium Board of Directors to manage the 37-unit property.

    As of May 1, Pam became the Rental Manager and Tina became the Property Manager. Both maintain their own business licenses and are members of the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce.

  • Credit Card Scam Alert

     Reports are coming in about a person posing as an employee of a nonexistent "Chiefland Bulletin" business office seeking to update credit card information. NEVER give out this information to a caller. Employees of the Chiefland Citizen, The Tri-County Bulletin, Cedar Key Beacon and Williston Pioneer do not call asking for such information. Always call the business office yourself.

  • Mayor says he’s ready for someone else to take the lead

    Mayor Heath Davis says that as much as he enjoys the post, he is ready to give someone else a turn. “I love being mayor, but I don’t have the time for it right now,” says the father of two. Davis is also bank manager, Suwannee River Management District board member, and runs a family clam business with his father.

    Heath Davis will be mayor for at least three more weeks due to the cancelation of the city meeting May 5.

  • Gift to city sure to spark fireworks

     Commissioner Scott Dennison said he had a present for Mayor Sue Colson, but as the mayor said, it’s a present for all of Cedar Key.

    The gift from Gay C. Cull of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, is the use of her strip of land on Piney Point for the town’s annual July 4th fireworks show that closes the annual Clamerica festival.