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Today's News

  • Seafood galore

    Cedar Key's 45th Annual Seafood Festival drew landlubbers by the hundreds to the island community to sample its seafood, entertainment, arts and crafts and much more. Pictured, Jasmine Kish works the booth in support of the Cedar Key School science department.

  • Concern over group home for sex offenders growing

    A home in East Williston that houses sex offenders and sex predators is causing concern in the community and Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum asked the Levy County Commission to consider legal actions that can be taken to limit such residences.
    The single-family home at 21161 NE 35TH ST, which is not a group home, had seven sex offenders and three sexual predators registered at the address on Monday, McCallum said. “These numbers continue to rise.” It is outside the city limits of Williston.

  • Shark News - Week of 11-20-14

    Junior class
    Pie Auction reminder

     
    By Emily Colson
    Shark Correspondent
    Fall is the season of giving – pie!
    Come join the junior class in the Cedar Key School Auditorium on Monday, Nov. 24, for the 2014 Pie Auction. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the auction begins at 6 p.m.
     This is the 22nd year that pies have been auctioned off to help the junior class pay for the annual prom and the junior-senior banquet.
     Bring your best baked goods – and your wallets!

  • Community Calendar (week of 11-27-2014)

    Month of November

    Artist of the Month
    The Cedar Keyhole’s Artist of the Month for November is Patti Fox. Fox is a potter whose work is very organic. She mostly hand-builds her pottery using an iron-rich clay and impressing designs into the wet clay. She leaves the pieces unglazed, resulting in a rich, high-fired red oxide color and a very tactile surface. Fox creates a wide range of ceramic items using this technique.

  • $12.1 million in oil spill restoration funds sought for Levy and Dixie

    Levy and Dixie counties are listed among the 10 major watershed projects the state is seeking Gulf Coast restoration funds for, according to officials Thursday.
    The projects, meant to redress environmental and economic harm done during the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, were selected as the result of numerous stakeholder meetings and more than 1,200 online project submissions to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

  • 'Tin canners' open house beginning of December

    Tin Can Tourists will turn out in droves at Sunset Isle RV Park and Motel at the beginning of December.
    In years past, “tin canners,” as they call themselves, have come from as far away as New York, Michigan and Wisconsin to camp and show off their vintage RVs that span several decades.
    Most have been restored or are in the process of being restored, said Bruce Wilson, co-owner of Ada Blue Cafe, located near the RV park.

  • Community Calendar (week of 11-20-2014)

    Month of November

    Artist of the Month
    The Cedar Keyhole’s Artist of the Month for November is Patti Fox. Fox is a potter whose work is very organic. She mostly hand-builds her pottery using an iron-rich clay and impressing designs into the wet clay. She leaves the pieces unglazed, resulting in a rich, high-fired red oxide color and a very tactile surface. Fox creates a wide range of ceramic items using this technique.

  • Community Calendar (week of 11-13-2014)

    Month of November

    Artist of the Month
    The Cedar Keyhole’s Artist of the Month for November is Patti Fox. Fox is a potter whose work is very organic. She mostly hand-builds her pottery using an iron-rich clay and impressing designs into the wet clay. She leaves the pieces unglazed, resulting in a rich, high-fired red oxide color and a very tactile surface. Fox creates a wide range of ceramic items using this technique.

  • Gigantic rummage sale through Tri-County Area Saturday

    Goods to be offered along roads from Cedar Key to Bell
    Imagine it, one long continuous rummage sale on roads from Cedar Key to Chiefland, Fanning Springs, Trenton and Bell.
    That's a lot of shopping for new and used goods.
    Three Chambers of Commerce in the Tri-County Area are teaming up to hold the 1st annual River Rummage Sale, a continuous rummage sale that runs along the roadways from Cedar Key through Chiefland, Fanning Springs, Trenton and ending at the EMS station in Bell on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Klocksien opens November art show

    Peter Klocksien lives and works in Cedar Key.
    Klocksien will be sharing a part of his collection at Cedar Key Arts Center, 457 Second Street in Cedar Key, beginning Nov. 8, with an opening from 5-7 p.m.
    Klocksien has long been influential in the local art scene, having exhibited at the Island Arts Gallery and is currently past-President of the Cedar Key Arts Center. He has collected local art and artifacts for a number of years and operates a website "pklocksien1200" from 2011 - 2014. This website has a collection of native american artifacts.