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Today's News

  • Seahorse Key light station opens Dec. 19

    The Cedar Key Light Station on Seahorse Key is situated on the top of a steep hill looking out over the Gulf of Mexico with a view that is nothing short of breathtaking. The lighthouse is only open to the public a few times a year and Saturday, Dec. 19 is one of those days. The light station will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Visitors must provide their own transportation to the island, but tour boats are available at the city boat launch at Dock Street.

  • Artist of the Month

    The Artist of the Month at the Cedar Keyhole in Cedar Key is acrylic painter Judi Cain. Her exuberant paintings are difficult to miss as you enter the Keyhole.

    Primarily abstract, these paintings are energizing and extraordinarily colorful. Judi also paints in a realistic fashion and these paintings feature native birds, flowers and portraits. She has giclee prints and cards of many of her works, so affordability is never an issue.

  • Community calendar for the week of 12-10-15

     

    Thursday, Dec. 10

    Local Mitigation Strategy group to meet

    The Local Mitigation Strategy Working Group will meet on Thursday, Dec. 10, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Levy County Emergency Operations Center at 7911 N.E. 90th St, Bronson. This meeting is open to the public.

  • Woman's Club market success

    Chalk up another successful venture for the Cedar Key Woman's Club. The Fall Market, always the Saturday after Thanksgiving, has been an annual event for the ladies of the CKWC — for several years.

  • Lions provide free early childhood vision screening

    Over the coming weeks and months, the Cedar Key Lions Club will be providing free early childhood vision screening at day care centers, kindergartens and preschools in Levy County to identify children up to 6 years old with undetected vision loss due to Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) and refractive errors.

    Ambylopia is easy to treat, but early detection before the age of 6 is vital, as correction must take place before the age of 6 while a child’s viual system is still developing.

  • Refuge hosts annual appreciation luncheon

    By ASHLEY McDOUGAL

    amcdougal@chieflandcitizen.com

    The Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge held its annual cooperators and partners lunch last Friday, Dec. 4 at the refuge.

    It’s an opportunity to get together with our partners and show appreciation for what they do throughout the year, refuge staff said.

    “We’re grateful for the support you all lend us in various partnerships,” Refuge Manager Andrew Gude said.

  • Festival offers chance to meet authors

    It has wars, humor, railroads, nostalgia, poems. Book lovers will find it all at the first Florida Authors and Books Festival to be held Saturday, Dec. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Conference Center at the Cedar Key RV Resort. Books make wonderful gifts and the books festival will provide you with a perfect opportunity to leisurely browse, speak with the authors, and have your purchases personalized with the author’s signature.

  • Vintage trailers visiting CK

    Southern Vintage Trailer Friends is holding a camper rally at Sunset Isle RV park from Dec. 10-13. There will be an open house to the public on Dec. 12 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

    For anyone wanting to view the trailers we are asking for non-perishable food items or a monetary donation to the local Food Pantry who will be on site to take your donation.

    There will be approximately 20 vintage campers and several vintage cars at this event.

  • Santa Clam arrives after boat parade

    The Cedar Key community and visitors will gather to kick off Christmas in the island community with the annual celebration of Christmas in City Park sponsored by the Cedar Key Aquaculture Association on Saturday, Dec. 12.

    There will be a community chili potluck dinner starting at 5 p.m. Bring a covered dish and donation for the Food Pantry and The Children’s Table.

  • Blood drive Friday in Cedar Key

    The strength of a community depends on its health, and its health partially depends on an adequate blood supply.

    Cedar Key High School and the community invite residents to do their part to ensure a safe and adequate blood supply for the community when they team up with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers to host a blood drive on Friday, Dec. 4.

    The bloodmobile will be at Cedar Key High School, 951 Whiddon Ave., between 9 a.m. and noon. The bloodmobile then moves to City Hall, 490 2nd St., and will continue the blood drive between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.