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Today's News

  • FWC awarded BP spill money

    Special to the Cedar Key Beacon

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation today announced the award of more than $370 million from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund for 25 projects in five Gulf states, including four critical conservation projects in Florida. 

  • Oysters given $8.3M to make a comeback

    Special to the Cedar Key Beacon

    In less than 30 years, 3,000-year-old oyster reefs off Florida’s Big Bend coastline have declined by 88 percent, according to University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers.

    For residents who depend on the fishing grounds and other coastal resources protected by these reefs, it’s a worrying trend.

  • Special meeting for council

    The Cedar Key City Council will have a special meeting on Tuesday November 15that 6 p.m. at the Cedar Key Community Center

  • Spaghetti dinner Thursday at school

    By John Pelham

    Shark Correspondent    

    Cedar Key School’s Student Government Association will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Thursday evening.

    The dinner will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the CKS auditorium. It will include spaghetti, garlic bread, beverages, and dessert for $5 per person.

  • Sun shines on seafood festival

    Lions Club President Elaine Bower was busy handing out ears of corn to the hungry crowds that showed up the past weekend for the group's 47th Annual Seafood Festival.

    Blessing the event that celebrates the islands rich variety of seafood was a bright sun, a mild breeze and crowds that came from as fsr away as The Villages and Orlando. While most visitors were from the North Central Florida area, they turned out to see a comunity that has worked hard to recover from Hurricane Hermine.

  • Bleed For Your Team

    By Kevin Mansingh

    Shark Correspondent

    The Blood Drive is coming to Cedar Key and it’s looking for your donations on Friday.

    Anyone can donate as long as you're 17 and older (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, and have a photo ID. Every donor will receive a recognition item and a complimentary cholesterol screening. Student donors can also receive community service credit.

    The bloodmobile will be at Cedar Key School from 9 a.m. until noon, then at City Hall from

  • Voter registration deadline Tuesday, Oct. 18

    The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Supervisor of Elections Office at 421 S Court. St., in Bronson.

    The office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    The original deadline to register was one week ago, Oct. 11, and Supervisor Tammy Jones had extended hours that day to accommodate those who work out of the county, but she will not be doing it on Tuesday due to last week's low response.

  • FEMA Center closed for Seafood Festival

     

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    The disaster recovery center in Cedar Key for Hurricane Hermine survivors that is located at the Cedar Key Fire Rescue station 489 First Ave., will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 15, due to the annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival.

    The other center for Levy County, located at Inglis Town Hall 135 Highway 40 West, will be open on Saturday.

  • Cedar Key Woman's Club is fired up for year

    The first meeting of the Cedar Key Woman’s Club’s 2016-2017 service season started off with a bang!  Leading the charge was First Vice-President Eileen Senecal, standing in for President Jane Moore and heading up a new roster of Woman’s Club officers.

  • Sharks find a cool way to beat the heat

    By Annie McCain and John Pelham

    Shark Correspondents

    The Beat The Heat fundraiser on Friday, Sept. the 30th was a big success; it made around $280. The proceeds went to ELP, the softball teams, and the senior class.

    To participate, students could either by a popsicle for $1 or buy a popsicle and a water balloon for $5. Students would later throw the water balloon at one of two designated targets, Tevin Mills for elementary students, and Kim Bishop for middle school students.