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Today's News

  • From the Kitchen: Ready, set, 'Let's bake!'

    This Thanksgiving weekend you will want to have lots of baked goods on hand for your own family and any visiting relatives and friends. In addition to the traditional pumpkin, apple and pecan pies that followed the delicious turkey dinner you served, you may want a few extras to serve with coffee in the morning or as an evening snack.

  • Reflections: 'Kapow!' in the night

    My wife and I heard it. The sound came from the electric panel just outside the bedroom. "KAPOW!" Then the lights went out. That was just more bad luck yet to pour from my not so good, good luck cup. The outside meter box had just burned up.

  • True Faith: Don't forget to say 'Thank you'

    "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful." (Colossians 3:15 NIV)

  • Landowner advised on coastal options

    Cedar Key City Commission is trying a little different approach to certain local planning issues. A few months ago, the commission held a quasi-judicial hearing in the matter of a landowner who wanted to develop a non-standard, commercially-zoned coastal parcel.

  • Cedar Key bridges among requests

    BRONSON –Among the many requests made Nov. 13 of five members of the Florida Legislature was a request for about $5.2 million worth of repairs on three bridges on Cedar Key.

    Levy County Road Administrator Bruce Greenlee asked Rep. Will Kendrick (R-Carrabelle), Sen. Charlie Dean (R-Inverness), Sen. Steve Oelrich (R-Gainesville), State Rep. Ron Schultz (R-Homosassa) and Rep. Larry Cretul (R-Ocala) for state aid with the bridges.

  • Rockin' Red delivers life lessons with humor

    "Cool people don't dis their parents, lie to their friends or put their grandmothers in a crock pot...I mean hot tub," according to Rockin' Red.

    That's what Cedar Key K-8th graders learned recently when they were treated to a performance of Rockin' Red Riding Hood by the Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth.

    Sponsored in part by grants from the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, CK students enjoyed an experience with live professional theater they will not soon forget.

  • Levy County Fair continues through Monday

    The Levy County Fair is ongoing at Airport Industrial Park in Williston. Saturday morning saw the finale of the last three months' karaoke contests, and the stock barn was the scene of a poultry show. Williston Horseman's Park, adjacent to the fairgrounds, had hairpin racing in all age groups, from peewees on up.

    Cedar Key is well-represented at the fair, with Sam Beckham and Naomi Couhurs placing second and third in the karaoke final and Joshua Wilson bringing his hydroponic systems into the agricultural vendor area.

  • Personal victories at districts for Sharks XC

    Mount Dora is no place to PR, but Zoe Stuber did it at last week's Class A District 3 cross country meet. Mount Dora Bible hosted the district meet Thursday, on a course that has been described as "challenging," "brutal," and "get ready for the worst times of the season."

    The campus is draped over a bowl in the rolling hills north of Orlando, and due either to the whim of fate or the caprice of the folks who laid out the course, most of the downhills are on energy-reflecting asphalt, while most of the uphills are on energy-sucking grass.

  • Daylight Saving Time

    Last week, we rolled the clocks back an hour. It came a week later than last year and I understand it will be even later next year.

    There is much controversy about daylight saving time. The idea is that it saves energy because less time is spent working in the dark during the summer. Fine, but it is just the opposite for me. I work early evenings, so in the summer I have to work an hour later in daylight that I'd much rather be spending at home.

  • County Commission ponies up $600,000 for Big Dock

    BRONSON - County Commissioners unanimously agreed Nov. 6 to encumber $646,573 due to a shortfall from the projected $3.2 million Federal Emergency Management Agency funding for the Big Dock project in Cedar Key.

    County Commissioner Lilly Rooks said there is a strong potential for FEMA to accept the added cost, as long as the county documents the expense is justified. Some people are unhappy about the dock being raised five feet above its current level, she said.