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Today's News

  • Conservation Corner - March 19

    Some additional tips for REDUCING as the first step in Recycling

  • growing tomatoes in eco-friendly containers

    Many of us here in Cedar Key do not have garden space as such and naturally turn to container gardening. The most talked about vegetable grown in containers here in the gardens is the tomato. Most of us go to a transplant supply outlet and purchase what is available, place them in a container and care for them, not knowing exactly what to expect except fresh red tomatoes.

  • Cheerleaders take first

    In their first-ever competition, the Cedar Key School Varsity Cheer Squad proved themselves ready by winning first place in their class nationally. The squad’s two-and-a-half minute routine featured cheering, tumbling, jumping and dance.

    “We are the Contest of Champions Small High School National Champions,” said coach Kim Bishop.

    The awards were presented Saturday night at the Wide World of Disney Sports Complex. The girls received a trophy, banner, and plaque that are all on display at the school.

  • Conservation Corner

    The First Step in Recycling is not having anything to Recycle!

    Most of us know that the recycling symbol made up of three arrows in the shape of a triangle stands for REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE, but have you ever thought of how important that first direction is? Here are some facts and tips about how to make reducing your fist step in your recycling commitment.

  • Ask a Lawyer

     S.P. of Archer asks, “I recently lost my job but when I applied for unemployment I was told that I wasn’t eligible because my employer said I was let go due to misconduct, which wasn’t true. What can I do about that?”

  • City reconsiders Creswell House

    The Cedar Key Commission is reconsidering its decision last month regarding the Chamber of Commerce’s request to use the city-owned Creswell House.

    The structure, located on 2nd Street next to the Cedar Key Library, is in dire need of repair, according to Commissioner Scott Dennison. “It needs a comprehensive inspection by a licensed professional,” he said. Dennison’s preliminary assessment reports water damage, paint decay, mold, mildew, plumbing issues, termite damage, and broken stairs.

  • Microclimates, containerized tomatoes, and personal garden research

    One of the things we enjoy here in Cedar Key is our island climate - a microclimate. Most of our states are miles away from our oceans and the Gulf of Mexico, leaving us unaware of a year round climate exclusive to our islands. My first year round experience of Florida islands was New Smyrna Beach. These islands are barrier islands with shifting sands and amazing salt content of the air.

  • Conservation Corner

    Why bother to Recycle?

  • The Closet Christian

    I have been a church pastor for just under three years. I used to worry a lot about how to act. My old persona was that of a cantankerous businessman and I was concerned that I might leave the house one-day, forgetting who I am, and be short with someone or chew them out for some perceived incompetence. A wide range of behavior that served me well in business for many years might be inappropriate for a minister of the gospel.

  • Finally, a plan to fix Whiddon Ave

    There'll be no more speeding through the school zone on Whiddon Avenue, if the Cedar Key City Commission has anything to do with it. Tuesday, the commission heard a presentation by Rick Hall of HPE Engineering with a proposal for traffic calming solutions for the Whiddon corridor. The project has been a long time coming, because in addition to being the street on which Cedar Key School is located, Whiddon is also, as Mayor Heath Davis called it, “the bottleneck between Way Key and the back islands, Hudson Hill, the airport, and most of the residential part of Cedar Key.”