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Today's News

  • News from Cedar Key School

     FBLA Has State Qualifiers

  • CRA places hold on $2 million for Water District

    After much discussion and disagreement, the Community Redevelopment Agency Board, made up by the city commissioners, voted Tuesday night to put a hold on the  $2 million previously committed to the Cedar Key Water and Sewer District Phase II projects.

  • Cedar Key attorney pens sixth novel

    Pierce Kelley, an attorney in Cedar Key, recently announced the release of his sixth novel, Asleep at the Wheel.

    Like many of his other novels, Asleep at the Wheel is a legal thriller and is set in North Florida. The Protagonist falls asleep while driving back to his home in Fernandina Beach after a weekend of fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. His best friend dies in the resulting car crash.

  • The Nature of Church

    I have been going to church all of my life. As kids, my mother hauled my brothers and me to church every single Sunday. I sang in the choir. I was a member of the youth group. I was an acolyte. I was going to church four or five days a week. Since I have grown up and become a church pastor, it has only gotten worse.

  • Ecotourism can help business owners

     Eco-based Tourism, for all intents and purposes, is a relatively new concept.

    Built around the idea of a ‘traveler’, not a ‘tourist’, Eco-based Tourism (or EBT) focuses less on the man-made attractions of an area and more on the beauty offered by nature.

    In 2006, more than 4.2 million Florida Residents chose not to spend their summer vacation money at a theme park, but rather on one of the thousands of nature-based attractions throughout the state.

  • A year in education

    From new science standards and deep budget cuts to teacher awards and a new Superintendent, education in Levy County experienced many newsworthy occasions in 2008. The following are highlights from this year’s important headlines.

    January:

    Superintendent Cliff Norris announces he will not run for re-election, opting instead for retirement.

  • Meet Beth Davis, Levy County School Board

    “You get out of education what you put into it,” said native Beth Davis who was recently sworn in for a third term as school board member of Levy County representing district 2 Cedar Key. “If you’re there to get an education, you’re going to get it.”

    And Beth should know.

  • Firefighters provide Vials of L.I.F.E.

    The Cedar Key Volunteer Fire and Rescue department is kicking off the new year with an easy and practical life-saving public service.

    Vial of L.I.F.E. (Life Saving Information for Emergencies) gives residents a way to provide critical information to first responders in the event of an emergency.

  • Levy CFCC to hold free symposium on Nature-Based Tourism

    Central Florida Community College will explore the business of nature in a free symposium on Monday, Feb. 2 in Chiefland. Business owners and prospective entrepreneurs are invited to “Nature-Based Tourism and Your Business” from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the CFCC Levy Center, 114 Rogers Blvd., Chiefland.

  • Eco-Friendly islanders harness the sun

    Last week the Andersons became the first Cedar Keyans to dramatically reduce their carbon footprint by installing solar panels to their home on 4th Street.

    “The whole idea of living sustainably has long appealed to us,” Pat said. “We want to do our part.”

    Carolyn has always been an avid recycler, Pat said, and for him sustainability and conservation was imprinted at an early age. “My grandma fussed at me all the time for standing with the refrigerator door open.”