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Today's News

  • Free Yoga in Cedar Key

    8-9:15 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday – Cedar Key Library. Intermediate Yoga (Level 2) - CDs, some experience necessary. Instructor assisted on Fridays when possible.

     

    9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesdays – Cedar Key Library. Gentle Yoga (Level 1) – CDs, Instructor assisted when possible.

     

    3:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays – Cedar Key Library. Gentle Yoga (Level 1) and Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation) with instructor.

     

  • Baxley drops out of race for Dean's seat

    State Rep. Dennis Baxley, who just one year ago announced he would seek the State Senate District 5 seat held Charlie Dean, said last week he will instead seek the District 12 seat.

    Baxley, who campaigned heavily in Levy County to succeed Dean who is being forced to retire by term limits, said the suit that forced the redrawing of Senate districts “has shifted my plans for the Florida Senate.”

  • Sharks have returned to Cedar Key

    The water temperatures have slipped into the low seventies this past week and with the warmer temps more species have returned. Spanish mackerel catches are more common each week, and several species of sharks have returned to our local waters. I would like to report one particular blacktip shark who is not observing the fifteen inch minimum on spotted seatrout as it ate two short trout within a few feet of my vessel last Thursday. Good luck digesting the leadhead jigs that were included in those meals.

  • Man gets probation in senior's death

    A man charged in the death of Helen Bishop, 96, on July 10, 2014, has been given five years probation and the judge withheld adjudication of his guilt.

    Michael Hancock, a deputy city clerk for Cedar Key, was arrested Oct. 30, 2014, on a charge of aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person and given a $5 million bond by Levy County Judge James Browning. In a later hearing, Hancock was released on his own recognizance but with terms that dictated his activities and curfews.

  • Community calendar for the week of 3-17-16

    Tuesdays

    Food distribution

    On Tuesdays The Children’s Table truck will be parked at First Baptist Church, 749 2nd St., at noon for as long as they have food to give, approximately an hour or so

    Anyone is welcome! They ask for a suggested donation of $3.50, but they do not require it, just a hug or handshake will do. The donations help them to pay for fuel to service so many areas.

    For more information, please contact Pastor Todd Pope at 352-543-5000.

    Saturdays

    South Levy

    Marketplace

  • Patchouli concert on Friday

    Patchouli, sponsored by Friends of the Cedar Key Library, are giving a free concert in Cedar Key at the Community Center on Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m.

     Refreshments will be served prior to the event and a short annual meeting for the Friends of the Library will be held at 6:30 p.m.

    Master guitarist, Bruce Hecksel and Julie Patchouli, whose crystal pure voice and dynamic percussive guitar sparkle. Patchoul's sound has been described as "the harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel meet the guitar brilliance of the Gypsy Kings."

  • Derelict vessels bill goes to governor

    By Abdon Sidibe

    One of Sen. Charlie Dean’s priority pieces of legislation in his last session has passed both chambers of the legislature and is on the governor’s desk.

    The derelict vessels bill is aimed at preventing boats from becoming derelict by instituting non- criminal citations on owners whose boat run the risk of sinking.

    “I was proud to pass the derelict vessel bill Wednesday,” said Dean, R-Inverness.

  • Annual Meeting of Friends of Refuges March 19

    The annual meeting of the Friends of the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges is on Saturday, March 19 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Refuge Headquarters near Fowlers Bluff, 16450 N.W. 31 Place, Chiefland.

    There will be a keynote speaker and an update on Friends' plans and a great lunch.

  • Hitting the water on warm Spring days

    Warmer weather means it's a great time to take your boats to the waters of Cedar Key and explore around the islands.

  • Community calendar for the week of 3-10-16

    Tuesdays

    Food distribution

    On Tuesdays The Children’s Table truck will be parked at First Baptist Church, 749 2nd St., at noon for as long as they have food to give, approximately an hour or so

    Anyone is welcome! They ask for a suggested donation of $3.50, but they do not require it, just a hug or handshake will do. The donations help them to pay for fuel to service so many areas.

    For more information, please contact Pastor Todd Pope at 352-543-5000.

    Saturdays

    South Levy

    Marketplace