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Today's News

  • Cedar Key need not bid farewell to Red Bay trees

    It seems as though every time you turn around another environmentalist is whining about yet another threat to life as we know it. Some seem far-fetched, while others appear inconsequential. I admit to being a whining environmentalist.

  • City unveils new Web site

    The City of Cedar Key debuted its own Web site this week, complete with numerous photos and relevant information for residents and visitors alike.

    With separate pages for the marina, police department, city hall, and more, the new site will prove useful and informative to many internet users.

    “I want it to be very usable,” said Josh Wilson, Web site Administrator and creator. “We’ll be continuing to add to it and working to make it easy to use for everyone.”

  • Coast Guard to stop monitoring analog distress signals

    The US Coast Guard announced last week that beginning Feb. 1 it will only monitor digital 406 MHz frequencies for mariners in distress.

    This means that mariners and aviators who have not upgraded to the digital format will be unable to send distress signals using analog equipment transmitting on the 121.5 or 243.0 MHz frequency.

    “There problem with the older format,” said Petty Officer Robert Simpson, “is that the analog signal doesn’t give an actual location – just a 500 square mile area.”

  • Tony's Cedar Key Clam Chowder will compete nationally

     Tony’s Seafood Restaurant will be among 30 of the nations best restaurants and chefs to cook more than 3,000 gallons of chowder for visitors at the Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-off held June 6 in Newport, Rhode Island.

    The competition will feature a little Southern cooking in the heart of New England thanks to a locally owned restaurant.

  • Police Chief wants surveillance cameras in City Park

    Police Chief Virgil Sandlin asked the City of Cedar Key Commission Tuesday night for approval of a plan that would place video cameras in public areas, with the first to be placed at the city park, marina and big dock.

    “The big selling feature is the protection of our children,” Sandlin said. “We have a lot of sexual predators in Levy County, two of which were recently released.”

  • Commission Meeting Highlights

    City Elections

    City Elections are scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2009. Seats up for reelection include three City Commission and two Water and Sewer Board positions. Voting will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at city hall.

    Conservation meeting a success

  • Committee may be created to form new building codes for Cedar Key

    City Attorney David Coffey presented commissioners with a way to potentially strengthen building code laws. By forming of committee of knowledgeable and industry-specialized residents to create a Form Based Code (FBC) system, Coffey said, it could ensure future development stays consistent with current property usage and desire.

    The Form Based Code would incorporate some and replace all of the current Land Development Regulations and building codes.

  • Racing for Maryann Statham

    26.2 With Donna: The National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer is the sole marathon in America whose entire raised funds go towards breast cancer research and care. On Feb. 15th, Ken Edmunds will be running in the Donna Foundation's half marathon event in Jacksonville in memory of his mother, Maryann Statham.

    Maryann lost her battle with breast cancer in 1999. She lived in Cedar Key for about 18 years, and both Maryann and her mother, "Ms. El" Travers, were well known and loved in the community.

  • Survival of the Fittest

    Most of our garden catalogues do not list plant spacing with the pictured variety but do include a separate chart at the back of the publication. The “plant cultural” chart often is on the seed packet listing water, sun, spacing and other requirements for that variety. These are fairly precise requirements and should be a guideline for planting.

  • News from Cedar Key School

     FBLA Has State Qualifiers