Today's News

  • Spotted seatrout fishery target of UF/IFAS study

    By Beverly James

    The University of Florida’s new Nature Coast Biological Station will receive a grant to evaluate the spotted seatrout fishery in the Big Bend region. The grant, for $20,000, is provided by The Conservation Fund, a national organization that funds conservation projects that improve local businesses.

  • Residents oppose selling kayak launch

    About 50 Cedar Key residents turned out to protest a proposal that the Suwannee River Water Management District, which owns the Lukens Tract alongside Bridge No. 4 declare a portion of it used for a public kayak and paddle launch as surplus and sold — possibly to a local couple who wants to build a home in the marshy area.

  • Model RR group to meet

    The Levy County Historical Society is seeking persons who have an interest in model railroading. Our organization would like to bring folks together who share a similar interest in model railroading to form the Nature Coast Model Railroading Club.

    The first meeting of the group will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Chiefland Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Depot, 23 S.E. 2nd Ave., Chiefland, Florida. This gathering will be informal but we ask that you come prepared with your thoughts and ideas on the best course of action to form a model railroading club.

  • Health fair at Levy Center

    The College of Central Florida Levy Center will host its third annual Health Fair with the Tobacco Free Partnership of Levy County, Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 1:30-4 p.m. at the CF Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd., Chiefland. The fair is free and open to the public.

    The fair will offer health information about tobacco prevention and drug and alcohol abuse, along with mental health resources, nutrition information, blood pressure screening, smoking cessation information, yoga demonstrations, and community safety and preparedness. 

  • Artist of the Month

    The November Artist of the Month at the Cedar Keyhole is Sue Tanck.

    Sue’s specialty is dried flower arrangements with an artistic flair. The creative symmetry between the container and her choice of flowers is striking. Sue’s arrangements span the gamut from tiny teacup designs to large creations.

    Her works may be strikingly modern, distinctly Victorian and everything in between. Sue owned her own flower shop and being in an art gallery allows her to explore the solely artistic aspect of her specialty.

  • Socks for Seniors needs you to step up

    For 15 years my wife and I have organized an annual community project during the Holidays called "Socks For Seniors." It's very simple, we collect new socks to be distributed to elderly in nursing homes. We're looking for community partners to help us expand the program in the Cedar Key area. Can you help?

    Socks for Seniors is a non-profit community service project that organizes, collects and distributes NEW socks for seniors in communities all over the country.

  • Red tide report 11-12-15

    Patchy blooms of the Florida red tide organism are present along Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, and Gulf counties in Northwest Florida and along Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, and Lee counties in Southwest Florida.

  • Community calendar for the week of 11-12-15

    Thursday, Nov. 12

    Veterans Day parade in Chiefland

    The 2015 Levy County Veteran's Day parade will be in Chiefland on Nov. 12, at 4 p.m.

    Military, units, clubs, groups and rolling military vehicles will start marching from Chiefland Middle High School at the intersection of U.S. Highway 27A and U.S. Highway 19 and head south on US 19 to Trailhead/Train Depot Park in South Chiefland.

    At the end of the parade, veterans will be honored and a lunch with food donated by individuals and businesses will be served.

  • SRWMD board, lands panel meets in CK

    Today (Thursday, Nov. 12), the Suwannee River Water Management District's Governing Board will meet at 9 a.m. at the Cedar Key Community Center, 809 6th St., Cedar Key. The meeting is to consider District business and conduct public hearings on regulatory, real estate, and other various matters. A workshop is scheduled after the Governing Board meeting.

  • No. 1 in serving vets

    Robert Lowyns, right, the Levy County Veterans Service Officer, was honored by the Levy County Commission on his being named the 2015 Veterans Service Officer for the state by the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs. Lowyns shared the credit with Julie Rose, who is also a veterans service officer in the Levy County office. Pictured behind Lowyns is Levy County Commissioner Lilly Rooks of Rosewood (R-District 4) who represents Cedar Key.