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  • Shark News - Week of 11-20-14

    Junior class
    Pie Auction reminder

     
    By Emily Colson
    Shark Correspondent
    Fall is the season of giving – pie!
    Come join the junior class in the Cedar Key School Auditorium on Monday, Nov. 24, for the 2014 Pie Auction. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the auction begins at 6 p.m.
     This is the 22nd year that pies have been auctioned off to help the junior class pay for the annual prom and the junior-senior banquet.
     Bring your best baked goods – and your wallets!

  • 'Tin canners' open house beginning of December

    Tin Can Tourists will turn out in droves at Sunset Isle RV Park and Motel at the beginning of December.
    In years past, “tin canners,” as they call themselves, have come from as far away as New York, Michigan and Wisconsin to camp and show off their vintage RVs that span several decades.
    Most have been restored or are in the process of being restored, said Bruce Wilson, co-owner of Ada Blue Cafe, located near the RV park.

  • Community Calendar (week of 11-20-2014)

    Month of November

    Artist of the Month
    The Cedar Keyhole’s Artist of the Month for November is Patti Fox. Fox is a potter whose work is very organic. She mostly hand-builds her pottery using an iron-rich clay and impressing designs into the wet clay. She leaves the pieces unglazed, resulting in a rich, high-fired red oxide color and a very tactile surface. Fox creates a wide range of ceramic items using this technique.

  • Artists recognized

    Two local artists, Peter Klocksien and Russ Raethka, are  featured at the Cedar Key Arts Center this month. Please take a look at Klocksien’s collection of local art. In addition, Russ Raethka, of Chiefland, is featured in the Member’s Art Gallery with his paintings of local fish. This display will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day until Dec. 8. All items are for sale. The Cedar Key Arts Center is a non-profit organization whose goal is to educate and nurture local artists. The Arts Center is located at 457 Second Street.

  • Refuge 'belfry' to benefit Brazilian bats

    Thirteen years ago, near the headquarters of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, staff built the refuge’s first bat house. Now, a new one has been built with the hopes that the Brazilian free tail bats that have occupied the first will move — before the old one collapses.
    Brazilian free tail bats, unlike some of their solitary cousins, are colonial, cramming into a space sometimes 40,000 to 60,000 bats strong.

  • Community Calendar (week of 11-13-2014)

    Month of November

    Artist of the Month
    The Cedar Keyhole’s Artist of the Month for November is Patti Fox. Fox is a potter whose work is very organic. She mostly hand-builds her pottery using an iron-rich clay and impressing designs into the wet clay. She leaves the pieces unglazed, resulting in a rich, high-fired red oxide color and a very tactile surface. Fox creates a wide range of ceramic items using this technique.

  • Colson recognized, promoted

    Chelsea L. Colson, of Cedar Key, was recently recognized for her achievements in the United States Coast Guard. The award was given as a departing award from the USCG Station New Orleans, titled as an “Achievement Medal.” Colson was also promoted on Nov. 1 to “SK3” (Storekeeper Third Class) or E-4.

  • Five mayors

    Five Levy County mayors walked in the annual Levy County Veterans Day Parade. They are, from left to right, Glenda Kirkland of Inglis, Jessica Weiss of Yankeetown, Dale Register of Cedar Key, Gerald Hethcoat of Williston and Teal Pomeroy of Chiefland. More scenes from Veteran's Day can be found on Page 5.

  • Volunteers needed for annual tree lighting

    This is a call out to all members of the community for any help that can be given for the Tree Lighting on Nov. 28.
    The following items and volunteers are needed to RSVP as volunteers as soon as possible:
    – (3) 12-14-foot extension ladders;
    – (2-3) sets of loppers;
    – 3-6 agile volunteers that can climb the ladders and use the loppers to clean up the tree before lights are put on;
    – 3-6 agile volunteers to help with putting on the lights;

  • Coast Guard searches for missing boater

    As of Tuesday, The Coast Guard is searching for a 77-year-old man aboard the sailing vessel Mariah between Boca Grande and Panama City.
    Missing is Craig Neus from Panama City.
    Last contact with Neus was Nov. 4 when he made a purchase at South Seas Plantation, Captiva.
    Since June, Neus had been sailing a 32-foot beige two-masted Bristol from Baltimore, Maryland, with the intention of finishing his voyage in Panama City.