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Today's News

  • Fire rescue boat deploys in first rescue mission

    The Cedar Fire Department responded to a sixty-five-year-old man’s cries for help off shore about 1:00 a.m. last Thursday morning.

    “We searched for an hour. We finally spotted him. He was paddling off the Big Dock. He was able to come to shore on his own power,” said Fire Chief Robert Robinson.

    Robert Bullis and his dog arrived safely on shore. He declined medical treatment. “He was exhausted. I think the dog was happier to see the ground than he was,” Robinson said.

  • Conservation Corner - March 26

    The second step, before you Recycle, is Reuse Reuse, the second arrow in conservation’s triangle logo Reduce – Reuse – Recycle, means to give our “stuff” a second (third, fourth…) life. 

    (In contrast, Recycle as used in the logo means to break down discarded items into component raw materials from which new items can be manufactured.)

  • The confusing terminology of long day, short day and day neutral

    With about 40 years of gardening experience I should have most things figured out in the gardens. I even have some working knowledge of ornamentals though they don’t taste good and many are poisonous. I now grow mostly vegetables here in Cedar Key and after all this time still have areas of confusion.

  • Hospital clears hurdle

    There are no historical or cultural artifacts or endangered species at the proposed site of the Tri-County Hospital project and that has hospital CEO Frank Schupp happy.

    Schupp, who has been working on the project for more than a year was in a brighter mood than ever on Monday when he discussed the progress of the hospital.

    Work has been going on at the site to meet state regulations on locating and saving any artifacts and to certify no threatened or endangered species were at the site.

  • 21 teachers get pink slip

    Twenty-one veteran teachers across Levy County received letters last week notifying them that their annual contracts would not be renewed for the upcoming 2009-2010 school year.

    The 21 educators, each with at least 30 years of teaching experience, were either part of the extended DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Plan) program or retired and then rehired back on annual contract.

    “Those teachers were paid at the top of the pay scale based upon their years of experience,” said Candace Dean, Director of Personnel for Levy County School District.

  • Rubio’s statewide amibitions defer to Gov. Crist

    Marco Rubio is not sure which office he will be running for in 2010, but whatever statewide opportunity comes available, he is ready.

    Rubio, who has formed an exploratory committee, addressed the Levy County Republican Executive Committee’s Lincoln Reagan Memorial Dinner on Friday, March 27.

    Rubio’s choice of which office to seek is complicated by the retirement of U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez. The Republican has announced he will not seek re-election next year and the iffyness of Gov. Charlie Crist’s plans to seek the office.

  • Artist brings unique images to Old Florida Celebration

    Photographic artist Bob Senesac will return to the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts for the second time to display one of a kind monoprint images. “All my images started as photographs,“ he said.

    His work is the result of more than four decades of creativity. He started out in the dark room developing film and printing images but now employs a combination of technology and good old fashioned elbow grease to produce his art.

  • Cedar Key Lions throw a party to thank town for 40 years of support

    The Cedar Key Lions Club thanked the town for 40 years of support with an Ice Cream Social on March 24th. From 4 to 7 p.m. the Cedar Key Community Center rocked and partied to the music of the Cedar Key's Dock Street Band while residents of all ages, from babies to great grandparents, enjoyed eating ice cream and cake, dancing, and receiving birthday party balloons as well as a free Cedar tree seedling as part of the Lions' "Put the Cedar Back in Cedar Key" initiative.

     

  • Ask a Lawyer

    WILLS, LIVING WILLS AND HEALTH CARE PROXIES

    J.K. of Cedar Key asks, “I don’t have a will, but my children keep telling me I need to get one. I don’t have all that much, just some land, a mobile home, my truck, some guns and a few other things. Do I need a will? And what’s the difference between a will and a living will?”

    Dear J.K.;

  • As seasons change, so do the crops

    Perhaps some of my readers are wondering what is planted in the warm season gardens here. Upon entering through the gates you will notice these gardens have “Karma,” a red bell pepper. This in itself, should make a person “Jolly,” a yellow bell pepper. After a short stroll you might look at the soil and spot a “Little Gem,” a dark green romaine lettuce.