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Today's News

  • Study sheds light on red tide blooms

    Red tide is a natural occurrence, known to predate European settlement. But new research is further supporting the notion that humans, while not the cause of the blooms, can be a contributing factor in sustaining the harmful algae that, year by year, appears to becoming more of an issue.
    Research from five years of study shows that nutrient pollution is a contributing factor in the proliferation of the highly adaptable red tide organism Karenia brevis, according to the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium.

  • They're back! CK clams will be celebrated on July 4

    It won't be called "Clamerica" but the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce is reviving the July 4th celebration of all things clam.

    Clamerica, a popular celebration that drew throngs of tourists to the island, celebrated the clam in its many culinary manifestations. That celebration was sponsored by the Cedar Key Aquaculture Association. 

    Some clam fans have lamented that the festival, which went away shortly after the recession hit followed by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, has not been revived in recent years.

  • Author returns to Cedar Key

     A Texas author is returning to her home away from home and will be promoting her book based on Cedar Key.

    Teri Mathis of Rosenberg, Texas will be at the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. to sign her book “Notes from Faraway Inn.” The book is a compilation of 14 years of journal entries made by guests and owners of the Faraway Inn in Cedar Key.

  • Community calendar week of 1-22-15

     January

    Empty Bowls Soup Supper

    Jan. 28 from 5-7 p.m. is the annual Empty Bowls Soup Supper at the Cedar Key United Methodist Church on Highway 24 in Cedar Key. This is a fundraiser for the Cedar Key food pantry. Take home a handcrafted bowl by students or by Amy Gernhardt, Cedar Key Pottery. Take out is available.

    You decide the amount you wish to donate for your meal and bowl.

  • Community calendar week of 1-15-15

     January

     

    Collector's show planned

  • city election laws getting a look

     The Cedar Key City Commission has instructed its attorney to give the local election laws a once over and recommend any changes and at least one resident has a suggestion for one change.

    The commission, which took up the matter on Jan. 6, noted that changes need to be adopted by Feb. 20 in order to take effect for the May elections. 

    But at least one item was recommended by former City Commissioner Scott Dennison who asked that it look into codifying a residency requirement. 

  • If your resolution is to catch a bigger fish, now's the time

     Happy, happy, happy New Year’s resolution week. We all have something that we would like to be better in life. And if you don’t think you do – well, that might be your answer: admitting there’s an issue cause I promise there’s something. I hope we all prosper in our goals and make 2015 a year to brag about.

  • Community calendar week of 1-8-15

     January

     

    Collector's show planned

  • Community calendar week of 1-1-15

     Month of January

     

    Collector's show planned

  • Community calendar week of 12-18-14

     Month of December 

     

    Artist of the Month

    The Cedar Keyhole’s Artist of the Month for December is Harry MacLeod. MacLeod uses a scroll saw to create interesting and fun works in wood,  which include puzzles, small sculptures, animals, intricate scenes, tree ornaments and signs for the home. His works are primarily left in the natural wood state, but some are colorfully painted.