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Today's News

  • Lions' Flag Day highway cleanup
  • Community Calendar (week of 6-19-14)

    Coming in June

    Raku party planning under way
    This summer, the Cedar Key Art Center is going to try something a little different. If you would like to participate, send an e-mail to amyjojones4@gmail.com.
    Participants will make a piece of pottery from raku clay which can be picked up from Cedar Key Pottery. A class will be planned in June, once a group is put together who will make their pieces and have them bisque fired in time for the party.
    The center is then planning a raku party for the Arts Center backyard.

  • There will be fireworks on Fourth

    Staff Report

    It took a village, but the village of Cedar Key and its friends would not allow the traditional July 4th celebration to go without a fireworks show.
    Cindy Bonish at Low Key Hideaway and Jamie Griffith of Seabreeze Restaurant among scores of other folks had $7,995 in hand by Tuesday morning, barely enough to assure that the sparklers, roman candles, chrysanthemums, stars and palms will light up the night sky.

  • Duke sets open house on gas plant

    By PAT FAHERTY
    Special to the Beacon

    Duke Energy Florida has scheduled a public open house on its proposed $1.5 billion combined-cycle natural gas plant in Citrus County.
    The event will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 10 at the Plantation on Crystal River, 9301 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River.

  • County waives impact fee for CK store

    The Levy County Commission agreed with a plea made by the owner of an RV park on State Road 24 and unanimously agreed to waive payment of $11,277 in impact fees for the construction of the Cedar Key General Store at the RV park.
    Joe Florentine, of Spring Lake, N.J., owner of Florentine Recreation LLC and Cedar Key General Store LLC, made the request in a public hearing held during Tuesday's commission meeting. The store will be built in front of the park at 7690 S.W. State Road 24.

  • CRACKER COWBOY: Bad cows with bad horns

    The Double F at Moss Bluff in Marion County was like about every other ranch I ever worked on; it had one or two bad cows that would go out of their way to hook your pants off. Once we identified them, we made it a practice to tip their horns, so they couldn’t do as much damage.
    One time while receiving cattle from Dixie County for the Perry Brothers at the Baseline cow pen at Belleview, one of the semi-drivers told us to watch out for a little scrub cow and don’t turn your back on her. She had killed a horse back in Dixie County.

  • Community Calendar (week of 6-12-14)

    Coming in June

    Raku party planning under way
    This summer, the Cedar Key Art Center is going to try something a little different. If you would like to participate, send an e-mail to amyjojones4@gmail.com.
    Participants will make a piece of pottery from raku clay which can be picked up from Cedar Key Pottery. A class will be planned in June, once a group is put together who will make their pieces and have them bisque fired in time for the party.
    The center is then planning a raku party for the Arts Center backyard.

  • Refuge continues to fund science study

    Once again, the US Fish and Wildlife Service van pulled-up to the doors of Cedar Key School to fulfill the wish list of science teacher Raymond Powers. Box after box was unloaded from the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge van and piled onto a cart by Powers and his students.
    All this study and research equipment, along with an earlier delivery in November, is the result of a grant written and submitted by Refuge Ranger Pam Darty, a former Florida teacher.

  • Patrol boost

    Cedar Key Lions President Dale Register presents Cedar Key School fifth grade teacher Janeice Smith and the fifth grade safety patrol members with a $1,000 check to help fund their trip to Washington D.C.

  • Fishing heating up in Cedar Key

    Hello everyone. I hope everybody has a great Father’s Day weekend planned. The weekend is gonna be hot, but nice. Those little heat showers may be an issue but the mornings will be good to go, I feel.
    Our water temps are rising and the grass flats are growing back really nice. Some of our spots for trout have grass a few feet deep. That’s awesome to see, because a month ago they were still behind on growth.