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Today's News

  • Shark News

    Journalism class updates

    Cedar Key School's Journalism class is hard at work, and is already beginning the 2008-2009 yearbook, which is in full color, much to the excitement of the student body.

    The color yearbook is available to CKS due to the school's small size and the fact that the Journalism class will be using a new yearbook design program.

    Carmen Doyle, the Journalism class adviser, along with Tina Berger, technical adviser, went to the Herff's Up!Yearbook Connection Conference last Saturday.

  • City may look to acquire some private roads

    The last item on Tuesday's City Commission agenda was, as Mayor Heath Davis pointed out, technically a CRA matter - paving of roads. What the commission needed to decide, however, was how to proceed with the planned paving of several segments of private road that intersect and impact city-owned and maintained property.

    Commissioner Pat O'Neal was immediately against it, saying it was unreasonable for the city to commit to paving roads that the owners had undertaken to build on their own.

  • Visit to old Depot Key shows history slipping away

    Atsena Otie, formerly Depot Key, is one of thirteen islands managed by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge.

    The purpose of the Refuge is to protect the habitat for a variety of wildlife species, especially wading birds and shorebirds.

  • Joel Benefiel plays pretty for the people

    Funky bar, gifted jazz keyboardist, quiet night, regulars nodding approval. No crowd, no loudmouths, just music. It doesn't get any better.

    Since 2003 Joel Benefiel has held court at the Island Hotel's King Neptune Lounge on Friday evenings. He has brought jazz greats from around the world, organizing Jazz & Blues concerts for local jazz aficionados.

    Joel - solo, duet or trio - sharing a lifetime of musical experience.

  • Reflections: Preparing for the worst

    We have had two close calls so far this year and hurricane season is not over yet. My wife said it's time to get hurricane shutters.

    We made it through Hurricane Charley last year but I think she is right: We should be counting our blessings. We did not have a single window broken during that hurricane, though the wind took our roof off. That's not to say the next hurricane won't knock out our windows.

  • Fishing Lines: Fishing tips from Ol' Zed's brother

    My typing finger is healed and I am once again able to knock out a fishing report.

    I didn't get a chance to read Zed's article, but I hope his wife Angel (rightly named for putting up with Zed) did the typing because Zed's spelling is well, I would call it unique. He is certainly one of a kind...in many ways.

    The redfish that came here last fall as real runts seem to have grown up, if they are the same group of fish.

  • Trouble in Cedar Key: Red maples, yellow daisies and green, green grass

    Next week heralds the official start of fall, of autumn. You can't tell that by the air temperatures yet, but you do notice the shorter days and the longer nights. And as the sun is lower in the daylight sky, the moon is higher in the nighttime.

    We are about half way through the season of spring tides with the highs being unusually high, the lows, low.

    We are half way through our hurricane season along the eastern Gulf. After nearly a month of storms and hurricanes plaguing the Cedar Keys with rain and wind, the skies are clearer and the noontime temperatures are hot.

  • Shark News

    Progress Reports

    By Dylan Webster

    Progress reports will be coming out Wednesday, Sept. 17. Report cards come out at the end of a grading period, but for those students and parents who like to know how they are doing, Cedar Key School calculates the grades and sends them home after four weeks. This gives the students a chance to improve their grades before the end of the grading period in hopes of having higher grade-point averages.

    Home cross country meet

    By Josh Berger

  • True Faith:The Gospel must go through!

    "Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, 'Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?' Jesus answered, 'I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.'" (Matthew 18:21-22 NIV)

  • Reflections: Dogs, eat your vegetables

    Max is not happy with his diet and told me...

    "Daddy, if you don't feed me more, I'm calling the SPCA."

    Our dogs are overweight. Even our new rescue sheltie, Nikki, is fat, so we have put all of them on a diet. It's a good thing the phone is up high where Max cannot reach it.

    But, oh well. Max needs to lose some weight. If he gets any fatter we will have to roll him into the car when we go for a ride.

    Funny, all our dogs are eating broccoli and green beans now. Pumpkin for filler seems to be one of their favorites, too.