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Today's News

  • Fishing Lines: Cold snap, wind combine to make trout touchy

    Cold has once again pushed the water temps down below the 70 degree mark, and is throwing the trout bite into a tailspin.

    Add to the equation the wind-blown water so dirty that you can't see an inch deep and it all adds up to some challenging fishing.

    My thinking is to use bright colors that make lots of noise. It is going to take a few days of steady weather for things to return to normal.

  • Reflections: Politics as usual: NOT!

    Well, I don't have to give any personal reasons but I think we are left holding the political bag with the Presidential candidates. Actually we really don't have any.

    What I'd like to see happen is a revamp of the whole primary mess. Throw those candidates out and let's start over. At least we would have a chance at something worthwhile.

    Right now as far as I'm concerned, we don't have any viable candidates.

    We are in changing times as evidenced by our economy, and it is the past regime that has put us there. So, for sure most of us do not want more of the same.

  • Abort-Retry-Fail: Using email attachments

    Email has been called the first "killer app," or killer application of the Internet, although we can actually trace its roots further back, to Local Area Networks. Email over the Internet has brought us the ability to send a message to anyone, anywhere in the world in seconds at practically no cost. It is, without a doubt, the single most-used feature of the Internet.

  • Trouble in Cedar Key: Here they come...

    It was April. The air was still cool. Winters here are only so cold and it seemed that was hanging around for a while. April came early that year. With Mom and Dad in Dunnellon, important holidays, were easy to plan. Do they come to the Cedar Keys? Do we go there? Easter was approaching. Mom usually left her pain and her health problems behind when she got out for a while. We asked them to our house. Easter was set.

  • True Faith: Let's love each other

    "Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us." (1 John 4:11-12 NIV)

  • Sunny smiles for Arts Festival

    The 44th Annual Old Florida Celebration of the Arts in Cedar Key got a break from the weather and welcomed delighted crowds once again.

    Anecdotal reports had crowd counts slightly below last year's monster turnout, but given the conflicts of UF spring football, the threat of inclement weather and the trying economy, attendance was very good.

    Food vendors in City Park reported sellout or near-sellout sales, as visitors elbowed their way down 2nd Street toward the grassy play area.

  • Arts Festival weekend: Letitia Lee's art shows electric life

    "There was never a time when I wasn't making art."

    Letitia Lee says she's been doing art professionally for five years, but she's been an artist "since my mom first fed me applesauce."

    The Hampton, Va. Native says she drew, sketched or painted at every opportunity growing up, using whatever tools were available with her family's limited budget. That method hasn't changed - in fact, Lee says she often lets her mood dictate the medium and theme of her work.

  • Arts Festival weekend: Palm flowers make Jean Yao's art bloom

    "First you should find something you really like to do. Then later you should work to refine your technique."

    Fiber weaving artist Jean Yao tells young artists that the most important thing they can do is find a form or expression they love to work with. Once they find something they love, they'll find a way to get good at the execution.

    Yao, born in Taiwan and trained in Japan in the art of ikebana - flower arranging - says she came to her present media of weaving palm fiber baskets out of the necessity of finding a medium she could work in.

  • Track Sharks send six to Jax regionals

    Sharks Track and Field will send six athletes to next week's regional meet at Jacksonville's Bolles High School after some outstanding individual performances at Monday's district meet at Oak Hall.

    The meet was marred by the injuries of Cedar Key's Hunter Cannon and Shawna Fenton in unrelated accidents over the weekend. Fenton was able to compete, albeit limited by back pain, but Cannon's injuries are more serious.

  • Diamond Sharks keep focus against Saints

    Sharks baseball put together another big win against 2A St. John Lutheran Ocala, coming back from a two-run deficit early on to make a decisive 7-3 finish. They got a huge boost in the fifth inning from a three-run homer by Evan Lyons.

    "We started off down two," said Sharks' head coach Joe Bishop. "But then we got a run and got everything started."