• Supports TNR, Bauers

    I have visited Cedar Key annually for 12 years.  I am supportive of the Bauers and their TNR program. I became aware of it a few years ago. I have always been amazed, and impressed, that these two people have gone to such great lengths personally to do their best to try and curb the problem of the ferals in Cedar Key.  I can’t help but wonder what things would be like in Cedar Key without all their efforts.

  • A Cedar Key Christmas

    It was the day before Christmas 1976 when I first crossed Bridge Four and discovered Cedar Key.  That venture actually changed our lives.
    A young Native American friend in Wisconsin had said, “Jean, it’s your kinda place” and Charlie Skaife and I came to take a look.  It surely was - we stayed three months.  The following year we bought a place on A Street and I’ve been coming back for 35 winters ever since.  

  • Cedar Key TNR legal fund established

    Help keep Cedar Key’s kitties alive and healthy! For anyone who would like to help us with legal fees, collection cups are being placed around town and there is a deposit account at Drummond Community Bank. The account name is “Doreen Bauer — Cedar Key TNR Legal Fund.” We thank you all for your support.

  • Beacon unfair to soldier

    Your headline on that issue of the Beacon, Dec. 8, was so unfair to the fallen soldier, the military,  as well as his family. Your paper had in equal importance the Chamber of Commerce awards for the community as well as the death of an American hero.
    Your layout person needs to re-evaluate the importance of a military death as opposed to some popular award that only because of our military keeping our country free are we able to even recognize those kinds of events.

  • Thank you for the Holiday Lights

    The staff of the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges would like to thank Toni Collins, Levy historian and all her friends at the Cedar Key Historical Society who helped make last Saturday’s Holiday Light such a spectacular success.  Such partnerships to celebrate priceless historic treasures in our community as the Cedar Key Light Station were meant to be.
    Pam Darty
    Refuge Ranger


  • Children embody spirit of season

    Today I saw the heart and soul of our community — the children of Cedar Key. Something that cannot be described but cherished. They seemed bewildered at first by the chance to do something special for those that care for them.  
    But their innocent spirit of giving should be our example of the season we so enjoy.
    As Eagles who ARE “People Helping People.”

  • An open response to Ada Lang:

    Due to a complaint by a neighbor, we have recently been issued a citation by the City of Cedar Key under the "Nuisance Animals" section of the Laws of Cedar Key.

  • Extremely unfortunate and uncomfortable

    The TNR program in Cedar Key has been the subject of several letters, especially Dec. 1 in the Beacon, and if you are a Facebook fan, in many posts.

  • Not in my back yard

    I live next to the Bauer property and want to clarify a couple items for the people who have written in support of the TNR program, believe there is a push to shut it down and do not want that to happen. 

  • Appropriate representation for taxes paid

    Levy County District One Taxpayers are still without representation on the County Commission Board. We continue to pay taxes, but are not represented.