• Keep those pets cool

    As temperatures repeatedly reach over ninety degrees, we need to take some extra precautions with our furry friends. When leaving an animal outdoors, take the time to make sure there is plenty of shade and water available. An open shelter that provides cover and lets wind blow through is suggested. It's nice to provide drinking water in the shelter, too, though it's not absolutely necessary.

  • Voices needed to protect sea grasses

    With all the threats recently to the environment coming from all angles, one that is largely under the radar is the imminent decision to allow the Buckeye Pulp Mill in Perry to pipe its nasty effluent (i.e., industrial wastewater) to the mouth of the Fenholloway River smack dab in Apalachee Bay of Florida’s Big Bend.

  • Sierra Club opposes garbage burners

    The Suwannee/ St. Johns Sierra Club opposes any new waste-to-energy facilities in the North Central Florida region. We are a conservation group and strongly support conservation of energy and natural resources.  Not fuel burning facilities.

  • JennieFest a Success

  • Lions grateful for support

    The Cedar Key Lions Club would like to thank Mr. Bryan Skarupski and the Cedar Key Market for their whole-hearted support of this community’s efforts to raise money to support Ms. Jennie Pinto, in her time of need. 

  • Disappointed in Tallahassee

    Dear Editor,

    On receiving news of the three Veterans being denied by the Tallahassee politicians, I am not really surprised.

    I have been actively crusading (for) recognition for Lance Cpl. Buessing - for what seems like years. I was VFW Commander when Lance Cpl. Buessing's funeral was in Cedar Key.

    The question I leave with you, (is) from my heart. What if young Brian would have dragged his feet the way Tallahassee is dragging theirs?

  • Growth management changes bad for Florida

    Dear Editor,

    In the aftermath of the 2011 Session of the Florida Legislature, there were significant changes to Chapter 163, Part II of the Florida Statutes. This chapter is better known as the Growth Management Act. Florida’s growth management experience began in 1972 with several legislative acts regarding state, regional, local planning, and water management. Taken together, this legislative activity was a historic watershed in Florida planning.

  • Time for a new face

    Cedar Key has had the same City Commissioners for a few years now.   

    If you have been to many of their meetings (as I have) you probably wonder why the same faces are still there.  

    Mayor O’Neal, my opponent, voted against the successful recycling program ----- twice.   The first time he said he disagreed with the contract wording.   The second time he said he voted against it “on principle, because he voted against it the first time” (reference April 28 issue of the Cedar Key Beacon).  

  • Letter to the Editor

    Three years ago I was hired by Tarmac as a receptionist, working part time in their Inglis office. I was already work- ing one part-time job, so the extra work with Tarmac was really helpful. It allowed me to work full time, which is hard to do in this economy since there just aren't many good jobs available.

    My job with Tarmac was even more important when I got laid off from my other job two years ago. Knowing the financial difficulty I would have only working part time, Tarmac increases my hours to make up for part of my lost hours.

  • New horizons in Cedar Key

    To the editor:
    Once again, St. Valentine was right on time.  Our business, Kayak Cedar Keys, has awakened from a long winter nap.  Business is good, particularly on the weekends.  It is great to see so many of our winter guests back with us, as well as first time visitors to Cedar Key. 
    I am particularly happy to see so many folks out on the water paddling and enjoying our winter birds, dolphin and magnificent sunsets.
    I am encouraged by the new leadership at our Chamber of Commerce.