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Today's News

  • Community Calendar (week of 10-16-14)

    Month of October

    Artist of the Month
    The Cedar Keyhole’s Artist of the Month for October is Sheila Thomas. Thomas is represented in the gallery in several mediums – photography, pottery, cast paper ornaments and notepads, fabric bookmarks and flowers artfully created out of pine cones and brightly painted. Her photographs are of Cedar Key scenes and wildlife, including the once iconic “honeymoon cottage” which is now just four pilings in the water.

  • Community Calendar (week of 10-9-14)

    Month of October

    Artist of the Month

    The Cedar Keyhole’s Artist of the Month for October is Sheila Thomas. Thomas is represented in the gallery in several mediums – photography, pottery, cast paper ornaments and notepads, fabric bookmarks and flowers artfully created out of pinecones and brightly painted. Her photographs are of Cedar Key scenes and wildlife, including the once iconic “honeymoon cottage” which is now just four pilings in the water.

  • Shark News - Week of 10-9-14

    Cross country finds
    success in Bronson

    By Sarah Bartholemy
    Shark Correspondent
    Pace yourself, the Cedar Key Sharks cross country team is at it again. Last Thursday, the Sharks ran at Bronson High School in the sweltering heat of the Florida afternoon.
    The Sharks had ten athletes competing in the race against Bronson, Williston, Chiefland and Yankeetown.

  • Man kills kills daughter, 6 grandchildren then himself

    By Lou Elliott Jones
    and Mark Scohier

    Sarah Lorraine Spirit and her six children were laid to rest in a private funeral service on Monday, but what may not rest are the questions of what motivated her father, Don C. Spirit, to shoot them on Thursday, then calmly call the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office to tell them what he had done and how he planned to kill himself as well.

  • Community Calendar (week of 9-18-14)

    Saturday

    Coastal Cleanup in Cedar Key
    Volunteers will be participating in the annual Cedar Key Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 20, hauling all the garbage, cataloging it and properly disposing of it.
    This is an annual event and volunteers are needed as well as donations to help offset any expenses.

  • Community Calendar (week of 9-11-14)

    Saturday

    BBQ chicken and Turkey Shoot
    Suwannee River Shrine Club is having a Barbecue Chicken Dinner and Turkey Shoot on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Shrine  Club on SR 26, 1/2 mile north of Fanning Springs. A $7 donation includes chicken dinner with sides and a drink. All proceeds benefit the Suwannee River Shrine Club.

    MoMS to open in Cedar Key

  • Brotherly advice
  • Stories from the river

    As a scientist, Dr. Ken Sulak is trained to make observations.
    He makes his living studying the ways of the natural world, with an emphasis, in recent years, on the lives of sturgeon swimming the lengths of the Suwannee River.
    But his professional work over time has bled into his personal interests: observations on the lives of humans and their place in the world.
    "In the course of being on the river, you run into a lot of people, a lot of old timers," Sulak said from his office at the U.S. Geological Survey last week.

  • Railroads and Riverboats coming soon

    The Levy County Historical Society invites the young, young at heart, and all history enthusiasts to join them for a free excursion into the Golden Age of Transportation through an exhibit entitled “Railroads & Riverboats,” Sept. 26 - 28, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Cedar Key Community Center.

  • Community Calendar (week of 9-4-14)

    Saturday

    Suwannee history and culture event
    “Lore, Lies and Legends of the Suwannee,” an event aimed at capturing and showcasing the fast disappearing oral traditions of the Suwannee region, will take place Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Dixie County Cultural Center (former Old Town School), beginning at 4 p.m.
    The event will include a community cookout and bluegrass music, living history re-enactors and eight storytellers, mostly old-timers in their 80s with good stories to tell about how their families survived in earlier times.