Today's News

  • Shark News for the week of 5-12-16

    FFA Banquet to be held on May 12

    Savannah Howard

    Shark Correspondent

    The annual FFA Banquet will be held on Thursday, May 12 in the Cedar Key School auditorium to celebrate this year’s achievements and memories.

    Students will be recognized for their membership and participation in the FFA, as well as qualifying for various special awards such as Chapter scholar, citizenship awards, and career development contest awards, given to the students who participated in a contest throughout this school year.

  • 2017 OFCA design contest opens

    Surrounded by nature’s beauty, Cedar Key is the perfect place to see, experience and celebrate the water around us. The Old Florida Celebration of the Arts Committee recently announced that the theme for the 2017 Fine Arts Festival planned for April 8-9, 2017 will be “It’s All About the Water.”

  • Faraway Inn named Green Business

    By Tom Deverin

    The Green Business of the Month for May 2016 is the Faraway Inn, owned by Oliver and Doreen Bauer since November 2000.

    The facility was built in 1948 and is a great example of the post-World War II hospitality industry in Florida with a mix of well maintained free-standing cottages and attached rooms. The complex covers a half a city block, with a multitude of gardens and it fronts on Goose Cove for those great Cedar Key sunsets.

  • Stone crab season ends on May 16

    The commercial and recreational harvest of stone crab claws in Florida closes on Saturday, May 16, with the last day of harvest on Friday, May 15. Stone crab season will reopen on Oct. 15. This five-month closure occurs each year during the peak spawning season to help conserve and sustain Florida’s valuable stone crab resource.

    Commercially harvested stone crab claws may be possessed and sold during the closed season but only if they have been placed in inventory prior to May 16 by a licensed wholesale or retail dealer.

  • Captain's Log for the week of 5-12-16

    There are a lot of changes coming up and I just want to remind everyone of what's happening. And remember it is your responsibility to keep informed of the changes.

  • Wild Hog raises $20,400 for Levy ARC

    By Ashley Andresen

    On Monday morning, Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race board members presented the Levy ARC with a check for the proceeds from the 39th annual Wild Hog race.

    The event raised $20,400, up from $19,400 last year.

    “Thanks for the opportunity to serve you,” Wild Hog President Keith Maynard said at the presentation at the Levy ARC facilities. We love each one of y’all, he said.

  • Red Tide Report 5-12-16

    The Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists along Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties in Southwest Florida.

    In addition, one sample collected offshore of Dixie County in Northwest Florida contained background concentrations of K. brevis.

    Fish kills and respiratory irritation were not reported in Southwest Florida over the past week.

  • Artist of the Month May 2016

    The May Artist of the Month at the Cedar Keyhole is Joey Barkhouse. Joey creates fantasy fish out of driftwood, fan coral and other accoutrements.

    She spent 15 years as a pointer of landscapes and undersea mammals, eventually returning to school at the Rhode Island School of Design. She worked as a senior designer for an ad agency, and retired to the Nature Coast. Joey spotted a piece of driftwood which looked like a fish and she was off and running with all of her energy and enthusiasm, creating fish of every size, color and shape.

  • Final chance to renew arts center membership

    Cedar KeyArs Center members who wish to remain in good standing are reminded one last time that if you have not renewed your membership at the Cedar Key Arts Center for the past 3-plus years, you might want to get on it. The group is trying to get the membership rosters in order and in order to receive newsletters and email notices dues must be paid.

    Membership forms are available at the Arts Center at 457 2nd St., upstairs.

    We hope that you will continue to support us by renewing your membership this year.

  • Community calendar for the week of 5-12-16


    Retired Educators Meeting

    The Levy/Gilchrist Retired Educators Association meets on the third Monday of every month at the Gathering Table in Chiefland with no June or July meeting. The meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch. Any retired educator from Gilchrist or Levy County is invited to attend.

    Free Summer Yoga in Cedar Key

    8-9:15 am Monday, Wednesday, Friday – Cedar Key Library. Yoga CDs are used for instruction and some experience is necessary.