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Today's Opinions

  • Thank you for your donations

    The Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their generous donations to bring fireworks to Cedar Key.

    Lou Elliott Jones

    Joan Horne

    Bob Hudson

    Drummond Community

    Dave Thomas

    Natures Landing Mgmt.

    Natures Landing Condos

    Island Place Condos

    Faraway Inn

    Seaspray Townhouses

    Marianne McEuen

    Cedar Key Canvas

    Whitman Point Townhouse Association

    Nature Coast Realty

  • Letter to the Editor

    We would like to send out a "BIG THANK YOU" to everyone who came out and supported the cheerleaders. The fish fry was a huge success. It wouldn't  be possible without all the support from this community.

    We raised enough for their cheer camp and almost enough for their uniforms.(We are still working on that.)

    We served approximately 400 fish dinners; these girls worked really hard.

    Thank you.

    Capt. Carl & Eve Robinson

  • From early man until now

    Many of us think of recycling as a recent trend but humans have been recycling for a very long time, all the way back to prehistory. Early man would rework broken arrowheads so that they could be reused and not thrown away.  In 1690 the first recycled paper manufacturer in the U S was established near Philadelphia using cotton and linen rags to make paper.

  • From early man until now

    Many of us think of recycling as a recent trend but humans have been recycling for a very long time, all the way back to prehistory. Early man would rework broken arrowheads so that they could be reused and not thrown away.  In 1690 the first recycled paper manufacturer in the U S was established near Philadelphia using cotton and linen rags to make paper.

  • My first trip to Cedar Key

    My daughter, Donna Leeward and I were showing in the Spring Art Show in Cedar Key this past March. When I looked at the old Island Hotel I was getting a strong feeling of déjà vu.

    In my mind I was going back 59 years to my first trip to Cedar Key. It was funny because at that time I didn't even know where Cedar Key was.

    One day out of a clear blue sky my dad asked me, "How long has it been since you had turtle steak?"

    Well, I guess it was at the Green Turtle Inn, halfway down the over-seas highway to Key West.

  • Conservation Corner: Good News

    If you watch the news on a regular basis, you know that good news is hard to come by. The nightly news content is usually about war and hatred, crime, natural disasters and various other sad stories with a feel good story thrown in at the end of the broadcast. But there is good news, especially concerning the environment. You just do not hear about it very much. So the following is just a few of the positive stories about the environment.

  • Encounter in the park

     By Tom Deverin

    Special to the Beacon

    While walking past the park in Cedar Key, a woman, a visitor to our islands, was observed taking discarded plastic and aluminum beverage containers from a city trash container and putting them into the green wire recycle bin.

     Being sort of curious, I walked over and started a conversation.
     

    “Pretty day.”

     
    “It sure is that.”

  • The public understands opinion driven by self-interest

    True journalists — those who go into the profession with no agendas or selfish motives — hold one thing dear to their hearts–the sanctity of news.
    That means 1) reporting accurately on events that transpired; and 2) presenting both sides of an issue in an effort to better inform the readership.
    The most important aspect of these two points is keeping personal feelings and opinions out of the news. Opinions only belong in one place – the editorial page, under a header that reads, “Opinion.”