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Today's News

  • Welcome Aboard

    Chunky Pond, Levyville, Bronson–no matter what it was called, it was always the center-piece of Levy County. That was but one of the hundreds of historical snippets shared Saturday as Levy County celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Atlantic to the Gulf Railroad that connected Fernadina Beach to Cedar Key.

    The brainchild of David Levy Yulee, Florida senator and the first Jewish member of Congress, the railroad began in 1856 and after several starts-stops, at last reached Cedar Key in 1861. 

  • Artist Spotlight - Susan Dauphinee

  • Levy unemployment drops to 11.4
  • Scroll down and click on E-Edition (lower right part of your screen) to see the entire newspaper!
  • Cedar Key’s 47th Annual Fine Art Festival April 2nd and 3rd

    Soon, historic downtown Cedar Key will transform into a celebration of fine art. Old Florida Celebration of the Arts is celebrating its 47th anniversary, and for the second consecutive year, the Cedar Key Arts Center proudly presents one of the premier outdoor fine arts festivals in the state. Three city blocks on Historic 2nd Street will be showcasing 125 fine artists who specialize in a variety of mediums. Festival visitors will have the opportunity to meet these artists, sample wonderful local cuisine, and enjoy live entertainment in City Park.

  • Local models shake their booties

    The Cedar Key Women’s Club held its Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show, Tuesday at the Community Center in Cedar Key and over 150 women came to enjoy it.

    Several vendors were on hand selling a variety of wares from ceramics to vintage jewelry to household decor items. Most of the clothing and accessories were supplied by Deja Vu on Second Street.

  • Cedar Key to be highlighted on upcoming Florida TV show

    The hosts and crew of “How To Do Florida” recently came to Cedar Key to video a segment on kayak fishing, a Low Country Boil done Cedar Key-style, and the Cedar Key community.

    Show host Chad Crawford and Chef Justin Timineri of the Florida Department of Agriculture’s Fresh from Florida program teamed up for the adventure. Only a few in town knew of the event and were invited to participate.

  • Cedar Key to be highlighted on upcoming Florida TV show

    The hosts and crew of “How To Do Florida” recently came to Cedar Key to video a segment on kayak fishing, a Low Country Boil done Cedar Key-style, and the Cedar Key community.

    Show host Chad Crawford and Chef Justin Timineri of the Florida Department of Agriculture’s Fresh from Florida program teamed up for the adventure. Only a few in town knew of the event and were invited to participate.

  • The Kraujalis Home - then and now

    You may have walked or driven by a house on Fourth Street numerous times and barely noticed it was there - half hidden behind low limerock walls that terrace the sloping yard and overgrown cabbage palms.  Or, perhaps, you stopped to take a photo of the pair of adirondack chairs, swaths of ferns and pile of bleached out shells on each side of the stairs.

    It is one of those houses that could go either way - photo op or you might pass right by and not look up. 750 Fourth Street - home of Luz Beckham Kraujalis and her husband, Walter. 

  • Staff heads out on two wheels

    Police Chief Virgil Sandlin is ready to go on patrol using the new Cedar Key Police Department’s bicycle. It is one of three bikes obtained by the city and CRA and they are already being used by the officers and staff for quick trips around town. It even has flashing red and blue lights.

    The bikes were obtained through the Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant, which also is paying for solar panels on city hall and the community center, and additional energy improvements on city buildings.