Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of 2-25-16



    Free Yoga

    Monday & Wednesday – Cedar Key Library (upstairs)

    • 8 a.m. Intermediate Yoga (Level 2) - CDs, no instruction, some experience necessary.

    • 9:30 a.m. Gentle Yoga (Level 1) – CDs and/or instructor assisted when possible.

    Tuesday & Thursdays - Episcopal Church (Parish Hall)

    • 9 a.m. Gentle Yoga (instructor assisted)

    Friday – Cedar Key Library (upstairs)

  • Thank you for being our guest on art tour

    The Cedar Key Arts Center Board would like to thank the hosts and hostesses of the first Art-Filled Home tour that took place on Saturday, February 20th.

    The event would not have been possible with their generosity and willingness to open their unique homes to over 175 visitors last weekend.

    Proceeds from the event will benefit the Art Centers Building Fund.

    Bev Ringenberg

  • CK Woman’s Club hosting Doggies in the Park Thursday

    Doggies in the Park, a dog parade will be on Thursday, Feb. 25 in the Cedar Key City Park from 4 to 5 p.m. Come meet two wonderful canine companions and their owners.

    Bring your favorite pooch in costume or just as himself, and take part in the parade. There will be prizes in unusual categories.

    We will also have a photographer on hand to take photos for a small fee.

    Registration will be at 3:30 p.m. in the park. People and doggie treats will be served, and it is all free.

  • 3 speakers Thursday from Whitney Lab

    The Cedar Key Library lecture series is hosting “An Evening with the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience tonight, Feb. 25 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

    Dr. Elaine Seaver will speak on “How to Replace Lost Body Parts: Insights from Worms,” Catherine Eastman will speak on “Healing Florida’s Sick Sea Turtles,” and Dr. Todd Osborne will speak on “Mangroves Across Florida’s Ecosys-tems.”

  • Lighthouse welcomes visitors amid hopes birds return for nesting season

    Adventurers, wildlife photographers and more made their way out to Seahorse Key open house to visit the marine lab and lighthouse last Saturday. The island, which is known for it’s nesting birds, also has a small cemetery.

  • Shark News for the week of 2-18-16

    The Sharks have their eye on the ball

    Alora Beckham

    Shark Correspondent

  • Artist will give pottery demonstration on Monday

    David Greenbaum will give a pottery demonstration at Cedar Key Pottery from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22.

    The location of Cedar Key Pottery is 13951 SW 77th PL, Cedar Key, FL 32625. Phone number 352-215-2096. For more information about David Greenbaum, here is a link to his website.greenbaumpottery.com/




  • Cedar Key Community Garden débuts

    The Cedar Key Community Garden had its official opening on Monday, Feb. 1. Folks gathered to celebrate the opening and the sense of community that the Garden has brought about.

    The Garden has been established in just seven weeks due to the number of people that volunteered to help with this project.

    Three work days were held, the first being on Tuesday, Dec. 1, with 25 volunteers showing up and the same number on the second work day.

  • Gag, black grouper size limit approved; gag season changes

    At its Feb. 10 meeting at the Florida Public Safety Institute near Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved changes to the gag and black grouper minimum size limit and the gag grouper recreational season in Gulf state waters.

    The approvals include:

    • Setting a 24-inch total length minimum size limit for recreational harvest of gag and black grouper in Gulf state waters.

  • Captain's Log for the week of 2-18-16

    Good news this week for grouper fishermen. The FWC has announced that gag grouper season will start June 1 this year. Previously gag season started on July 1.

    Part of the thinking on this change was the amount of discard gag grouper caught by fishermen targeting red grouper during the closed gag season. Additionally, the minimum size limit for both gag and black grouper will be increased to a 24 inch minimum. The new size limit for the Gulf will now be the same as on the Atlantic side of the state.