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Today's News

  • COPS volunteers honored on retirement

    Personnel from the Levy County Sheriff's Office, family members and Sheriff's COPS (Citizens On Patrol) members  honored Tom and Donna Munsell on their retirement from the volunteer group on July 14.

    Tom Munsell was a part of the second volunteer academy taught at LCSO in the early 1990’s.  During his many years of service he donated 2,122 volunteer hours to the citizens of Levy County. 

    Donna Munsell donated an additional 751 volunteer hours. 

  • LCDPS firefighter wins Valor Award

    Levy County Department of Public Safety Firefighter Jeremy Pittman was selected as an honoree at the 97.3 The SKY Valor Awards, a recognition of first responders in the Heart of Florida. On Thursday, June 29, several members of the surrounding communities were recognized for their dedication to service.

    Pittman came to LCDPS in October of 2012 as a 19-year-old with no background in public safety. He had passed by the Fire Station in his rural community several times thinking about volunteering in an effort to fulfill his desire of giving back to his community.

  • Camp Safe Haven: Helping families overcome grief

    Haven Hospice is offering a free, grief-support experience for families through the Camp Safe Haven program. The experience will help families understand their feelings of loss and give them an opportunity to heal.

    Camp Safe Haven Family Camp will be held Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Otter Springs Park and Campground, located at 6470 SW 80th Avenue in Trenton.

  • Community Calendar (week of 8-7-14)

    August

    Artist of the Month
    The Cedar Keyhole’s Artist of the Month for August is Joni Hoffman. Hoffman is principally a wood carver. Her carvings of duck decoys, herons, pelicans, egrets, as well as whimsical dogs and cats, are intricately rendered and then painted in appropriate colors. While Hoffman considers herself largely a carver, she also creates drawings, etchings, paintings and walking sticks. The walking sticks are carved local woods, highly embellished and fitted with bells, which serve to alert bears that humans are in the area.

  • Cedar Key shark abused — may get makeover

    Staff report

  • Community Calendar (week of 9-18-14)

    Saturday

    Coastal Cleanup in Cedar Key
    Volunteers will be participating in the annual Cedar Key Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 20, hauling all the garbage, cataloging it and properly disposing of it.
    This is an annual event and volunteers are needed as well as donations to help offset any expenses.

  • Community Calendar (week of 9-11-14)

    Saturday

    BBQ chicken and Turkey Shoot
    Suwannee River Shrine Club is having a Barbecue Chicken Dinner and Turkey Shoot on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Shrine  Club on SR 26, 1/2 mile north of Fanning Springs. A $7 donation includes chicken dinner with sides and a drink. All proceeds benefit the Suwannee River Shrine Club.

    MoMS to open in Cedar Key

  • Stories from the river

    As a scientist, Dr. Ken Sulak is trained to make observations.
    He makes his living studying the ways of the natural world, with an emphasis, in recent years, on the lives of sturgeon swimming the lengths of the Suwannee River.
    But his professional work over time has bled into his personal interests: observations on the lives of humans and their place in the world.
    "In the course of being on the river, you run into a lot of people, a lot of old timers," Sulak said from his office at the U.S. Geological Survey last week.

  • Railroads and Riverboats coming soon

    The Levy County Historical Society invites the young, young at heart, and all history enthusiasts to join them for a free excursion into the Golden Age of Transportation through an exhibit entitled “Railroads & Riverboats,” Sept. 26 - 28, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Cedar Key Community Center.

  • Community Calendar (week of 9-4-14)

    Saturday

    Suwannee history and culture event
    “Lore, Lies and Legends of the Suwannee,” an event aimed at capturing and showcasing the fast disappearing oral traditions of the Suwannee region, will take place Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Dixie County Cultural Center (former Old Town School), beginning at 4 p.m.
    The event will include a community cookout and bluegrass music, living history re-enactors and eight storytellers, mostly old-timers in their 80s with good stories to tell about how their families survived in earlier times.