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Today's News

  • Community Calendar (week of 5-29-14)

    Month of May

    Artist of the Month
    The Cedar Keyhole’s Artist of the Month for May is Carol Seidman.

  • Shark News (week of 5-29-14)

    CKS exam schedule

    By Tabatha Hays
    Shark correspondent

    Cedar Key School’s year is almost over, and summer is just around the corner. Exams mark the end of the school year and the beginning of summer for all middle and high school students. End of the year exams begin June 3 and end June 6. Exam days are early release school days with the exception of June 3. If a student is exempt from a certain exam, they are not required to attend that class period.
    Tuesday, June 3: 7th period exam

  • Wave Runner

     Eight-year-old Nikita Scohier frolics amongst the waves at Atsena Otie Island recently. From the island, you can get a one-of-a-kind view of Cedar Key.

  • Cedar Key middle, high school teams take state titles

    Seventy-one teams in Florida attempted to earn a spot in the state finals this year in the FFA Aqua-culture CDE by taking a written exam about the many aspects of Florida aquaculture.
    Ten high school teams and 10 middle school teams earned the right to compete for the state title in Ruskin at the Tropical Aquaculture Lab.

  • Project VENUS underway in Cedar Key

    During the last seven years, researchers at the University of Florida IFAS and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University with Florida Sea Grant funding have evaluated the culture and market potential of the sunray venus clam, an attractive native clam.

  • Community Calendar (week of 5-22-14)

    Month of May

    Artist of the Month
    The Cedar Keyhole’s Artist of the Month for May is Carol Seidman.

  • At 37, it's bigger, better and more exciting than ever

    By ASHLEY THORNTON
    Staff Writer

     
    The 37th annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race grew by leaps and bounds this year with 103 participants compared to last year’s 72 and 49 in 2012.
    “It’ll be a record year, I guarantee ya'. We’ve already got what we had last year,” Keith Maynard, coordinator for the event, told the Chiefland Citizen in interview during the race.

  • Bill Roberts' CRACKER COWBOY: The Heather Island Bull

    By Bill Roberts
    I was day-working in Marion County for a group of cattlemen that had cattle in several pastures, including the Ocala National Forest, where the cattle, more or less, roamed over a large area.
    This was the end of the open range, as encounters with automobiles became more frequent, especially of Highway 40 from Ocala to the East Coast.

  • Smithsonian to focus on Cedar Key

    In a few months, Cedar Key will be one of six cities in the state to host a traveling exhibit from the nation’s premier museum, the Smithsonian Institution.

    “The Way We Worked,” part of the Smithsonian’s “Museum on Main Street” program, will be in Cedar Key from September through October.

    “It’s just fabulous,” said Cedar Key Historical Society President Ken Young, adding that the historical society, in conjunction with other groups, has been trying to get the exhibit in the area for a couple of years.

  • Cedar Key artist gaining international mosaic acclaim

    Cedar Key artist Valerie Bretl is one of 40 mosaic artists selected for the 2014 Mosaic Arts International exhibition.
    Three jurors chose Bretl’s mosaic titled, “Festivity,” out of hundreds of entries from countries including Canada, England, Israel, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Australia, Japan and the United States.
    Bretl’s mosaics have been selected for the annual Mosaic Arts International exhibition three times in the last five years, causing her mosaics to grow in both acclaim and value.