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Today's News

  • 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."

  • Shark News

    Chicken Dinner Fund Raiser is a Tasty Success

    By Lindsay Edmunds

    The chicken dinner fund raiser was a tasty success, raising $1,465 in all. The fundraiser was pure profit for the playground and was made possible by the generosity of several local people. Mrs. Thelma McCain donated the chickens, and Mr. Kenny McCain smoked them. The brownies were donated by Ms. Kathy McCain, and the rolls were from the ladies in the CKS lunchroom. Thank you to all of those who bought the dinners and gave donations in support of the school!

  • Fishing Lines: Hooray! Big fish are back!

    The big fish have returned. The food web in our inshore/near shore waters is now nearly complete. With the exception pf tarpon, all of the large predators are now available for some major tug-O-war action. Oh and speaking of big fish, there are several manatees in the area so be on the lookout for these gentle giants.

    Holy mackerel! The mackerel that are running the edge of the flats are huge! Monday we caught six that went over thirty inches. Now those are some hefty Macs. Interestingly enough they were caught on freshwater crank baits.

  • Trouble in Cedar Key: The rulers of the Keys

    Who are the rulers of the Keys/ Who really reigns supreme? We can come up with all sorts of answers. Everyone knows that the city council rules, or at least is the ruling body, right? Or is it the mayor? Or police? Or CRA? Thinking broader than that, I've come up with some thoughts, a few potential answers, ideas, other virtual realities of who rules the Keys.