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Today's News

  • Prayers for teen in fatal hunting accident

    The Cedar Key community lost its holiday joy on Wednesday morning when word spread that prayers were needed for a family.

    Authorities confirmed that Jacob Solano, 18, a senior at Cedar Key School, died when his gun discharged while he was hog hunting on Black Point Island off Shell Mound.

    The loss is devastating to the school which has only 14 students in the Class of 2017 and Solano was one of four young men in the class. When students, who are on Thanksgiving break,, return to school on Monday, there will be grief counselors available. 

  • Woman’s Club 2017 calendar released

    The Cedar Key Calendar, which has become a tradition in four years, arrives in Cedar Key this week. “This year we have been offered pictures from over 25 photographers, and the results are better than ever!” says Calendar Coordinator Vicki Crumpley, of the Cedar Key Woman’s Club.

  • Lion-size gift for library's children

    Cedar Key Librarian Molly Jubitz, left, participates in the presentation of a $10,000 check by Larry Masters, Lions District Governo to Sue Wooley, President of the Friends of the Cedar Key Library. The money is part of the Lions Club International's celebration of the civic organization's Centennial.

  • Opening reception for Leland Williams at Arts Center

    An opening reception for the Cedar Key Arts Center Gallery opening of an exhibit — Time & Tide — will be hosted by the center’s patrons on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m.

    The event is free to the public and appetizers, drinks and conversation will be available to all. Come share a little time with the art community at the Cedar Key Arts Center season opener.

  • FWC awarded BP spill money

    Special to the Cedar Key Beacon

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation today announced the award of more than $370 million from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund for 25 projects in five Gulf states, including four critical conservation projects in Florida. 

  • Oysters given $8.3M to make a comeback

    Special to the Cedar Key Beacon

    In less than 30 years, 3,000-year-old oyster reefs off Florida’s Big Bend coastline have declined by 88 percent, according to University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers.

    For residents who depend on the fishing grounds and other coastal resources protected by these reefs, it’s a worrying trend.

  • Special meeting for council

    The Cedar Key City Council will have a special meeting on Tuesday November 15that 6 p.m. at the Cedar Key Community Center

  • Spaghetti dinner Thursday at school

    By John Pelham

    Shark Correspondent    

    Cedar Key School’s Student Government Association will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Thursday evening.

    The dinner will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the CKS auditorium. It will include spaghetti, garlic bread, beverages, and dessert for $5 per person.

  • Sun shines on seafood festival

    Lions Club President Elaine Bower was busy handing out ears of corn to the hungry crowds that showed up the past weekend for the group's 47th Annual Seafood Festival.

    Blessing the event that celebrates the islands rich variety of seafood was a bright sun, a mild breeze and crowds that came from as fsr away as The Villages and Orlando. While most visitors were from the North Central Florida area, they turned out to see a comunity that has worked hard to recover from Hurricane Hermine.

  • Bleed For Your Team

    By Kevin Mansingh

    Shark Correspondent

    The Blood Drive is coming to Cedar Key and it’s looking for your donations on Friday.

    Anyone can donate as long as you're 17 and older (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, and have a photo ID. Every donor will receive a recognition item and a complimentary cholesterol screening. Student donors can also receive community service credit.

    The bloodmobile will be at Cedar Key School from 9 a.m. until noon, then at City Hall from