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  • Some say it sprang to life more than 900 years ago, gradually pushing its way up through the Levy County muck in a time when, on the European continent, people were still living in the Dark Ages and setting out on what would be the first of many attempts to reconquer the Holy Land.

  • Susan Rosenthal, Cedar Key Woman’s Club President, presented a check to Janeice Smith and CKS Principal Darby Allen surrounded by the 5th grade students.

    The donation will help offset the cost of the Cedar Key Safety Patrol’s trip to Washington, D.C.

  • On March 26, the Cedar Key Woman’s Club hosted a much attended installation dinner at the Steamer’s Restaurant in Cedar Key.  Out with the “old” and in with the “new,” as they say and, the officers being installed will serve the ladies’ club from March 31, 2014 until March 31, 2016.  The previous officers were very hard to replace and the club has grown to 47 members in the past four years.

  • By Bill Roberts

  • The Faraway Inn in Cedar Key is organizing its Third Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt.

  •  As preparations are finalized for the 50th Annual Spring Arts Festival in Cedar Key on April 12 & 13, a new mural to commemorate the event is taking shape in downtown Cedar Key. Plans for the mural have been in the works for over a year, according to festival coordinator, Bev Ringenberg, but the first “real paint” went up on the wall last Friday morning.

  • By BILL ROBERTS

  • By Bev Ringenberg

  • Charles “Moe” Beckham turned 80 years young on March 4.

    Mr. Moe was surprised by his family with breakfast at Ada Blue Cafe.

    He was also featured on TV 20’s birthday segment.

    His family is treating Mr. Moe to a trip to Biloxi, Miss. for some relaxation and fun gambling.

  • Federal land agencies across the country are celebrating “W50”, the fiftieth anniversary of the Wilderness Act, signed into law Sep. 3, 1964, as the result of a long fought effort to formally designate federal lands as wilderness.

  • By Mary Stone and Bev Ringenberg

  • The Cedar Key Library has several events on Thursday, Friday and Saturday:

    Tonight:  "From the Salt Marshes of the Gulf of Mexico to the Way of St. James in Spain: Living with the Characters in our Novels"

  • March 1, 2014, marked the beginning of the Cedar Key Lions' eighth year of Adopt-a-Highway pickup along State Route 24 entering Cedar Key.

    The Lions collected 110 pounds of trash on this first quarterly outing of 2014.

  • By Bev Ringenberg

  • “You won’t find the name of MacIvey in history books,” is, most likely, a true statement, but it’s certain the man who wrote those words is deserving of being remembered.

  • By Bev Ringenberg

  • Venomous invaders from the South Pacific and Indian oceans are in the Cedar Keys area to stay, according to a scientist from the University of Florida.

  •  Pre-school Storytime

  • The Cedar Key Arts Center announces Jessica Rothbard as its selection of coordinator for its summer art program. 

    Rothbard, a degreed art teacher, will be heading up a team of volunteers to make the summer art program a success. The fundraiser at the Community Center was the site of approximately 100 local citizens who dined and participated in a silent auction and raffle to further the aims of the Cedar Key Art Center. Many thanks to all who participated. 

  • The annual Art & Craft event for members of the Cedar Key Woman’s Club was on Jan. 28 and an outstanding variety of arts and crafts were presented to be judged by local talented artists including Libby Cagle, Amy Gernhardt and Ann Kamzelski.