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Today's News

  • Shark News

    Senior spotlight shines on Ian McNulty

    By Claire Brown

    Ian McNulty is one of this week's senior spotlights. Ian's family consists of his parents, Scott McNulty and Kathleen Walz, and his siblings, Christian, Athena, Jesaiah, Arin, and Orion McNulty.

  • Old Families' Reunion a hit, again

    Lots of laughing, hugs, and telling stories about old times.

    This was the scene at the 10th Annual Cedar Key Old Families Reunion. And don't leave out the aroma of fried mullet, hush puppies, and swamp cabbage that came to attendees as they walked in the door.

    Mack McCain and others started the event as an "Old Timers Dinner."

  • Election: Qualifying starts Monday

    Qualifying for the open seats two and four of Cedar Key's City Commission, and for seats one, three and five for the Cedar Key Water and Sewer District starts Monday, March 17.

    Qualifying will close on Friday, March 21 at noon.

    Prospective candidates for City Commission should come to City Hall for qualification, and be able to document that they are at least 18 years old and a full-time resident of the City of Cedar Key.

    All seats are for two years, and elections will take place on May 6 at City Hall, not at Community Center, the site for non-local elections.

  • Shark News

    Playground fund-raiser a success

    By Lindsay Edmunds

    The next fundraiser for the playground will be a Pie and Dessert Auction held on March 20 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

    The Pie and Dessert Auction follows the Clam/Oyster dinner held last Friday night, which was a huge success!

    Over $3,500 was raised, all of which goes to the playground fund.

    The Clam and Oysterman's Association generously donated and cooked their seafood, and the school lunchroom ladies made the side dishes and helped with serving the dinners.

  • Cedar Key Police Department Reports

    FISHERMEN, FISHERWOMEN AND ALL OTHER BOATERS:

  • LPA says it will dissolve soon

    Not with a bang, but with a cheerful wave goodbye.

    In a non-agenda item that found its way before Cedar Key's City Commission Tuesday, commissioners learned that the Local Planning Agency, long led by local builder Greg Lang, will dissolve itself as soon as an ordinance can be written to do so. An LPA is a citizen advisory board charged with the responsibility to propose and review changes to the comprehensive plan and regulating land use.

  • Leap Day fund-raiser lifts playground project

    The Cedar Key School PTO and the clammers and oystermen of Cedar Key hosted a fund-raising dinner Friday night in City Park to get the school a little closer to the much-needed new playground and exercise gym.

    Despite temperatures in the forties, the little gulfside park was packed with clammers, oystermen, parents, kids and visitors looking for a great meal.

    Organizers said more than 6,000 pounds of clams and 12 tubs of oysters were donated by local clam farmers, and steamed and served to the chilly, grateful multitudes.

  • True Faith: Have you decided?

    "Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision." (Joel 2:14 NIV)

    In the summer of 2001, our move to Cedar Key was much like what most preacher families go through around the country. All our belongings, which consists of way too many books, periodicals, old sermon outlines along with our household goods and personal belongings were loaded on a rental truck. Some last minute items were packed in the car that was on a trailer pulled behind the truck.

  • Fishing Lines: Trout are back! - sort of

    Trout season opened March 1 with cold water on the flats and mixed results.

    Many flats fishermen thought that the 29-day closed season might leave the trout hungry and ready to jump on fishermen's offerings, but several cold nights and cool days recently have kept many of the trout deep in their winter pattern.

    Sure, a few fishermen were able find trout on the flats, but very few returned to port with success stories.

    It seems that for the most part, north of Horseshoe and south of Ozello had the best trout results this weekend.

  • Reflections: On motor oil

    Engine oil, also called, motor oil, is used to produce a lubricating film on the moving parts of an engine. But what is the best oil to use for your particular engine?

    You might say Castrol, Valvoline, or maybe even Quaker State is the best oil for your `old Nelly. And true, it is wise to select a name brand oil. But what's really important here is whether the specifications of that oil are right for your car or not.