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  • Haven Hospice is offering a free, grief-support experience for families through the Camp Safe Haven program. The experience will help families understand their feelings of loss and give them an opportunity to heal.

    Camp Safe Haven Family Camp will be held Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Otter Springs Park and Campground, located at 6470 SW 80th Avenue in Trenton.

  • Levy County Department of Public Safety Firefighter Jeremy Pittman was selected as an honoree at the 97.3 The SKY Valor Awards, a recognition of first responders in the Heart of Florida. On Thursday, June 29, several members of the surrounding communities were recognized for their dedication to service.

    Pittman came to LCDPS in October of 2012 as a 19-year-old with no background in public safety. He had passed by the Fire Station in his rural community several times thinking about volunteering in an effort to fulfill his desire of giving back to his community.

  • Personnel from the Levy County Sheriff's Office, family members and Sheriff's COPS (Citizens On Patrol) members  honored Tom and Donna Munsell on their retirement from the volunteer group on July 14.

    Tom Munsell was a part of the second volunteer academy taught at LCSO in the early 1990’s.  During his many years of service he donated 2,122 volunteer hours to the citizens of Levy County. 

    Donna Munsell donated an additional 751 volunteer hours. 

  • Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise and to take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need.

    Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. 800-431-1754 or www.drugabusesolution.com.

  • The Cape San Blas lighthouse, located 12-miles south of the city of Port St. Joe on the south point of the St. Joseph Peninsula, is no stranger to the effects of erosion. First lighted in 1849, the lighthouse fell down during a gale in 1851. The light was rebuilt in 1856 but destroyed two months later.

  • 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.