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Today's News

  • Cedar Key clams at Leonardo's 706

    Leonardo's 706 on University Avenue in Gainesville is proudly touting on their menu that they serve fresh Cedar Key clams to their customers. They are in an appetizer and in seafood dishes like this boubaisse entree.

    Where have you seen our local clams making an appearance? Drop us a note along with a photo of how they were used to editor@cedarkeybeacon.com.

  • Community calendar for the week of 5-26-16

    Mondays

    Retired Educators Meeting

    The Levy/Gilchrist Retired Educators Association meets on the third Monday of every month at the Gathering Table in Chiefland with no June or July meeting. The meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch. Any retired educator from Gilchrist or Levy County is invited to attend.

    Free Summer Yoga in Cedar Key

    8-9:15 am Monday, Wednesday, Friday – Cedar Key Library. Yoga CDs are used for instruction and some experience is necessary.

  • Memorial Day Ceremonies in Levy County

    CEDAR KEY

    Ceremonies have moved this year from the Cedar Key Cemetery to City Park on Saturday, May 28, at 1 p.m. Levy County Commissioner Mike Joyner is the speaker at the ceremony. Ivan Chubb, veterans representative and a chaplain at the VA Medical Center in Gainesville, is organizing the event. The honor guard from AMVETS 444 in Williston will participate.

    WILLISTON

  • FWC continues search for missing boater

    Staff Report

    The search for the boater missing near Cedar Key continues on after the Coast Guard suspended their search Sunday morning and handed recovery efforts over to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

    According to a press release, Gilbert Valdes, 54, from Eldersburg, Md. was reported missing Friday night, along with his brother, Garrick Valdes, 50, from Locust Grove, Va. and friend Bruce Smith from Alachua. The Coast Guard rescued Garrick Valdes and Smith from their capsized 23-foot boat Saturday morning.

  • Brightening spirits with Field Day

    Cedar Key students had fun in competitive games at Field Day.

  • Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Cedar Key

    YANKEETOWN, Fla. - The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater aboard a 23-foot boat near Cedar Key, Florida, after rescuing two men from the boat Saturday.

    Missing is a 54-year-old man from Elders Bird, Maryland. Rescued was Garrick Valdes, 50, from Locust Grove, Virginia, and Bruce Smith from Alachua, Florida.

    At 10:05 p.m., Friday, watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida, received a report stating the three men had left Alachua at 5:30 a.m. via truck and trailer and never returned.

  • Shark News for the week of 5-19-16

    Cedar Key Athletic Awards

    Hannah Stallworth

    Shark Correspondent

    On Tuesday, May 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., Cedar Key Athletes will attend the Athletic Award Ceremony at the Cedar Key School auditorium. All athletes will receive their sports letters and pins. For special recognition of students with outstanding performances, trophies will be given. Coaches from each team will give a brief speech discussing the 2015-16 season and players.

    Cedar Key FFA Wins State

  • County updates dangerous dog ordinance

    An increase in the serious threat of unprovoked dog attacks involving residents, domestic animals and livestock has prompted the Levy County Commission to update its dangerous dog ordinance and revive an animal services panel to hear appeals of dogs deemed dangerous.

  • Cedar Key oysters make Flavors of Florida menu

    Faculty, administrators and friends of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences now know even more about the fine foods and beverages produced by UF/IFAS faculty after the annual May 9 Flavors of Florida event.

    Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, commended faculty and thanked friends for attending.

  • Community calendar for the week of 5-19-16

    Mondays

    Retired Educators Meeting

    The Levy/Gilchrist Retired Educators Association meets on the third Monday of every month at the Gathering Table in Chiefland with no June or July meeting. The meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch. Any retired educator from Gilchrist or Levy County is invited to attend.

    Free Summer Yoga in Cedar Key

    8-9:15 am Monday, Wednesday, Friday – Cedar Key Library. Yoga CDs are used for instruction and some experience is necessary.