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Today's News

  • Reflections: Amazing opportunities in General Aviation

    A new movement is happening in General Aviation. The LSA is now out and it is taking off with much enthusiasm.

    "What is an LSA," you might ask?

    Well, it is a light sport aircraft that anyone can fly. It requires no medical certificate like a regular pilot's license. A driver's license is all that is required. Well, yes you still need a pilot's license, but not in the sense of he word.

  • Abort-Retry-Fail: Great things on the horizon!

    Good day dear readers! Some interesting things have recently been announced by some of the biggest players in the technology world and I will attempt to cover the more important ones today.

  • Fishing Lines: Have fun, but fish with your conscience

    I am going to go out on a limb here. It is time that we all face the fact that this pond is not so big and it is not an endless resource that will allow us to just take and take. The trout are fully into the spawning mode right now and we as sportsmen need to ask ourselves some hard questions:

    Are these big spawning females more important to us in a freezer or frying pan, or are they more important swimming out there with their sweethearts getting romantic and...well ...you know?

  • Countdown to the Arts Festival: Skeletons in the open with Susan Livingston, fossil sculptor

    Susan Livingston is taking the bones of the past and making them into art.

    The sculptor from Lutz has a Master of Fine Arts in painting from Florida State University, but put down her paints more than 30 years ago and never looked back.

    She began to produce clay sculptures, starting with some projects that took her back to childhood summers, when a much deeper past intervened.

  • Track Sharks pick up steam against Chiefland

    Cedar Key girls won at Chiefland in Friday's meet, with an overpowering team score of 140 to 104 for second-place Bell. Key to the win were dominant performances by Sam Beckham and Kacey Miller, including Miller's new school record in the high jump at 5'3 1/2".

    Cedar Key boys fared less well, coming in last among full teams with 68 points; as at the Cedar Key Relays last week, a shortage of team members hobbled their performance. Fortunately, senior Justin Speegle is back and ready to murder his events in next week's county meet.

  • Shark News

    Mark Your Calendars

    By Claire Brown

    Thursday, March 27: Home baseball game at 4:30 against Meadowbrook.

    Friday, March 28: Take-out chicken dinner, advance sales only

    Monday, March 31: Suwannee Fair Day-No School.

    Tuesday, April 1: SAC Meeting, Early Release; Track meet - Levy County Championship

    Wednesday, April 2: Parent Teacher conferences. Notices of times for parents were sent home last week. This is also an early release day

  • Wild Hog coming, racers and sponsors needed

    Whatever the economy, some needs never go away.

    The 31st Annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak race is mere weeks away, but organizers - Bronson's AmVets Post 88 - say they are far behind needed numbers of both racers and sponsors.

    They don't mind so much for the race and themselves, but Levy County's venerable river adventure race benefits Levy Association for Retarded Citizens. Budget cuts and a falling economy have LARC headed for hard times, according to Executive Director Betty Walker.

    Not that they've ever been easy.

  • Clean Marina a feather in city's cap

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), together with the Clean Boating Partnership, today recognized Cedar Key Marina as a designated member of the Florida Clean Marina Program. The facility is the 149th in the state to become a member of the Florida Clean Marina Program.

  • Trouble in Cedar Key: A timely trip down roads, trails and waterways

    Some days past, not that long back, Terry and I embarked on a long-talked-about field trip. We left Cedar Key before daybreak. Terry drove the jeep.

    I was his passenger. It was an early spring morning. No one, save school busses, was about.

    Terry, of Sundance Studios, is a naturalist with a penchant for wildlife photography. He spent his boyhood in the Carolina backwoods.

    As for me, my grandparents were my mentors. My grandmother hailed from the Blackfoot Nation. I inherited my love of nature.

  • Abort-Retry-Fail: Just a few more freebies and tools

    I want to throw out just a few last free utilities and applications that might be of interest to some of you readers.

    Windows has a lot of settings that most users are unaware of. They are unaware because in many cases Microsoft has made it difficult or impossible to find how to adjust those settings.

    FreshUI makes it easy. (FreshUI works on Windows 98 through XP; it does not work on Vista.)

    I found that many of the Windows settings that are available in FreshUI are easy to find and manipulate in Windows while others are not.