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Today's News

  • Toys for Tots sign-ups just around the corner

    For many, the holiday season serves as a reminder of just how unfortunate circumstances can sometimes be.
    Families don't always come together, hopes aren't always realized, and presents aren't always under the tree, if there even is a tree.
    It's a thing people like Toys for Tots Coordinator Bryan Chrisp hope to soften.

  • School Foundation's Beast Feast Saturday

    The Levy County Schools Foundation will be hosting its 5th Annual Beast Feast on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Etheridge Cracker House, NE 140th Avenue, Williston. Gate opens at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will begin being served at 6 p.m. An interesting selection of specialties like gator tail, possum ribs and venison along with some good old-fashioned southern classics like mullet, grits and swamp cabbage will be served up by Levy County’s very own businesses, politicians and community groups. There will be something for every taste.

  • Community Calendar (week of 10-23-14)

    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.

  • Airport to get a patch - after bridges are replaced

    By LOU ELLIOTT JONES
    editor@cedarkeybeacon.com
    The main runway for the George T. Lewis Airport in Cedar Key is going to get a little facelift that county officials hope will hold it until two bridges leading to the airport can be fixed and a concrete runway can be constructed.

  • 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.

  • Fired-up speaker
  • Tasty event brings 'em in

      The Taste of Cedar Key was a success, judging by the crowds that turned out to sample food from the area’s restaurants and eateries. The food was dished out at the City Park and live music was provided by Jimmy Sweeney playing at the park gazebo. The Villages AACA was on hand during the Taste of Cedar Key and gave locals and visitors alike some very cool, old cars to check out. The Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce wants to say “Thank You” to them for coming. Proceeds from the "taste-ful" event will benefit the Cedar Key School Sharks.
     

  • 45th Seafood Festival

    Hungry for seafood? Arts & crafts? Live music on the Gulf?
    Cedar Key is the place to be this weekend, Oct. 18-19.
    The 45th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival offers all that and more. Organized by the Cedar Key Lions Club and the Cedar Key Lioness, the festival offers fine food, entertainment, shopping and family fun. The event is supported by sponsorship from the Florida Dept. of Agriculture’s Fresh From Florida Seafood promotion program.

  • Agencies working to update flood maps

    State and federal agencies want to overhaul flood maps in Bronson and other areas of Levy County.
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently gave the Suwannee River Water Management District, which is in charge of permitting and managing most of the water in Levy County, a $627,000 grant to address wrong or missing data in flood maps in the region.

  • 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.