Today's News

  • Living Shorelines lead to healthy coastlines

    Forget everything you know about seawalls and shoreline protection.

    As a little thumb of rock and fill jutting out into the Gulf of Mexico, Cedar Key knows enough about shoreline erosion to write a book.

    But for generations, the best solution people could find to keep their yards from slipping away was to throw some concrete on the problem.

  • Tax protester sees no relief from Value Adjustment Board

    BRONSON - George Sandora of Otter Creek served as an agent for Greg Lukehart of 12155 S.W. 165TH Terrace, Cedar Key, when Lukehart petitioned the Levy County Value Adjustment Board (VAB) for a reduced value of taxable property. The VAB - county commissioners Danny Stevens, Lilly Rooks and Tony Parker, and School Board members Beth Davis and Rick Turner - unanimously upheld the assessment made by Levy County Property Appraiser Francis Akins. Their agreement to uphold Akins' assessments came even after Sandora gave an impassioned speech.

  • Cross country heads up to districts

    Sharks cross country goes down to Mt. Dora Bible for the district meet today, Nov. 1. Sharks hope to advance to regional action as a result of this race. Girls run at 4:30, boys at 5:00.

  • Making things happen in your life

    A lot of things in life happen by chance but most things happen because we make them happen. For instance, we usually pick our life-long partners based on how we like them. They just don't happen.

    We buy a particular car because we like it. That just didn't happen either or else your car would simply show up in your driveway. But, back to the thing about choosing the right life-long partner: I chose my wife for a good reason.

  • Halloween in Cedar Key: Nobody does it better

    "From ghosties an' ghoulies an' long-leggety beasties and things that go, 'Hi, y'all!' in th' night, the good Lord deliver us!"

    That's how the Halloween prayer would go if Scotsmen went to Cedar Key on that moon-brightened night.

    Second Street was thronged with princesses and the undead, and every storefront shone a light on the foul beasts that tramped up every doorstep to croak, "Trick or Treat!"

  • Sweet potatoes or yams: Both are delicious

    It was many years before I knew the difference between sweet potatoes and yams. I still am not certain of any real difference except the color; one being a brighter orange color than the other. Like pumpkin, I like either one.

    A baked sweet potato is about the simplest way I know to fix these delicious vegetables that can also be used to make desserts. And, with a microwave it is even simpler! Just wash the potato, pierce it in a couple of places with a fork and either wrap in foil for the oven or place on a paper plate and cover with a paper towel for the microwave.

  • What is your life worth?

    "What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?" (Matthew 16:26 NIV)

    It has not been my lot in life to rub shoulders with people that are commonly known as the rich and famous. However, along the way, there have been some people to cross my path that have accumulated a lot of this world's goods, along with some fame in their field of endeavor.

  • Pigskin Picks: 'Radio' tells another great football story

    This week's Pigskin Pick veers back to the modern era with a fairly recent film - Michael Tollin's 2003 movie 'Radio.' I didn't go see this movie in the theater because the trailer looked awful ? contrived, emotionally manipulative and far-fetched.

  • CKAA offers reward to catch Anchor Hole vandals

    The Cedar Key Aquaculture Association is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person, or persons, that vandalized the newly dedicated parking lot at the anchor hole at the corner of Gulf Boulevard and Hodges Avenue.

    In addition, an additional $500 will be given when the person, or persons, is convicted.

    According to Police Chief Bubba Castell, the person providing information to the Cedar Key Police Department; 352-543-5180 will not be identified.

  • Historical Society to hold benefit fish fry

    On Saturday, Nov. 10 at noon, the Cedar Key Historical Society will host a fish fry at the Community Center.

    This event is just one of a series of fundraisers that will benefit the restoration of the Lutterloh Building that houses the society's museum.

    Admission is $10 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the museum Sunday through Friday from 1- 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 and 5 p.m.Telephone 352-543-5549 or at Pelican Realty. Telephone 352-543-5581.