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Today's News

  • Reading is fun
  • Works of Bill Roberts on exhibit through February

     The works of Bill Roberts, artist and author, will be on exhibit during February at Brick City Center for the Arts, 25 SW Broadway St., Ocala.

    The exhibit opens Friday, Feb. 6 with a reception at 6 p.m.

    All I Ever Wanted to be was a Cowboy exhibit is the work of 82-year- old Roberts. His book of short stories is a reflection of cow hunting in Florida beginning at the tender age of 13 and continuing for the next 35 years. 

  • Levy County goes purple

    Levy County has joined a growing number of cities and counties that have declared themselves appreciative of its veterans who have been injured or killed in combat and awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the oldest American military decoration. 

    County Veterans Service Office Director Robert Lowyns presented the Levy County Commission with a proclamation honoring the Purple Heart recipients for dying or being wounded while engaged in combat with enemy forces and the commissioners approved it unanimously. 

  • Agenda for City Commission meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 3

     

  • Encounter in the park

     By Tom Deverin

    Special to the Beacon

    While walking past the park in Cedar Key, a woman, a visitor to our islands, was observed taking discarded plastic and aluminum beverage containers from a city trash container and putting them into the green wire recycle bin.

     Being sort of curious, I walked over and started a conversation.
     

    “Pretty day.”

     
    “It sure is that.”

  • Community calendar week of 1-29-15

     January

     

    Empty Bowls Soup Supper

    Jan. 28 from 5-7 p.m. is the annual Empty Bowls Soup Supper at the Cedar Key United Methodist Church on Highway 24 in Cedar Key. This is a fundraiser for the Cedar Key food pantry. Take home a handcrafted bowl by students or by Amy Gernhardt, Cedar Key Pottery. Take out is available.

    You decide the amount you wish to donate for your meal and bowl.

  • Homecoming Fever
  • C Street Bridge work to be delayed

    Plans for replacement of the C Street bridge that leads to the island’s commercial heart are being pushed back two years to allow the Florida Department of Transportation District 2 office more time to analyze and consider “the various challenges presented with this project.”

    The news came in the Levy County Commission meeting Tuesday morning. Just hours before the Cedar Key City Commission was to receive an update on the bridge and two others on the drawing boards. 

  • They're back! CK clams will be celebrated on July 4

    It won't be called "Clamerica" but the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce is reviving the July 4th celebration of all things clam.

    Clamerica, a popular celebration that drew throngs of tourists to the island, celebrated the clam in its many culinary manifestations. That celebration was sponsored by the Cedar Key Aquaculture Association. 

    Some clam fans have lamented that the festival, which went away shortly after the recession hit followed by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, has not been revived in recent years.

  • Author returns to Cedar Key

     A Texas author is returning to her home away from home and will be promoting her book based on Cedar Key.

    Teri Mathis of Rosenberg, Texas will be at the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. to sign her book “Notes from Faraway Inn.” The book is a compilation of 14 years of journal entries made by guests and owners of the Faraway Inn in Cedar Key.