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Today's News

  • Florida's new marijuana laws

    M. C. of Alachua asks, “What’s the deal with the new marijuana law? Someone told me that it didn’t apply to too many people. Is that true? So what is being voted on in November? Is that something different?”

    Dear M. C.:

  • Cedar Key clam sighting

    Cedar Key clams were seen being served and promoted at Pomodoro restaurant in Gainesville recently.

    They are used in the daily special and on the regular menu. 

  • Species of the Week
  • Narconon is here to help

    Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise and to take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need.

    Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. 800-431-1754 or www.drugabusesolution.com.

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 24

    Summer arts program

    The Keyhole Gallery is hosting summer art programs for kids this summer. Teen camps will be in the mornings, and children's programs will be in the afternoons. There is a scholarship program for families that might have trouble financially.

    Registration forms are available in the summer newsletter, at the Keyhole and the Cedar Key School.

    For more information, contact Amy Gernhardt at 352-215-2096, amyjojones4@gmail.com.

    Vacation Bible school

  • Fishing tournament holds third event at CK

    The third event of the Team SeaTow Elite Redfish Challenge 2014, organized by Capt'n Danny Allen,  is in Cedar Key this weekend. The event is expected to bring in a large number of anglers and their boats from around the state.
    Allen, the Cedar Key Beacon's fishing columnist, is holding the event for the second time. The final event in the series will be Aug. 23 in Steinhatchee. Events have already been held at Steinhatchee and Homosassa.  

  • Community Calendar (week of 7-10-14)

    Summer arts program
    The Keyhole Gallery is hosting summer art programs for kids this summer. Teen camps will be in the mornings, and children's programs will be in the afternoons. There is a scholarship program for families that might have trouble financially.
    Registration forms are available in the summer newsletter, at the Keyhole and the Cedar Key School.
    For more information, contact Amy Gernhardt at 352-215-2096, amyjojones4@gmail.com.

    Vacation Bible school

  • The Fourth in Cedar Key
  • Gene Hodges dead at 77

    Cedar Key Mayor Eugene “Gene” Hodges, born into a politically connected family, was the heir to that way of knowing how to get things done for the island community and district that he represented in the Florida House from 1972 to 1988.
    Hodges'  father was a state senator from 1952-62, Senate President and later a lobbyist.
    The son, a lifelong Democrat, made his mark in politics by being smart and likable. He used his quick wit the way a carpenter uses a wood plane — smoothing and finely shaping the final debate.

  • Warm weather is a challenge

    Hello everyone. We have a big week here in lil' 'ole Cedar Key. Independence Day is always a good time in the key: lots of folk, lots of fish, lots of flashing lights and lots of family time – all great reasons to spend time near the Gulf Coast and with the key- life-way of thinking.