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  • Volunteers are needed to help with the 4th Annual Cedar Key Pirate Invasion weekend Sept. 16-18.

    Plans for the event calls for a historical reenactment where visitors can check out an authentic pirate encampment in the City Park and see how real pirates lived and worked on land.

    There will be a Thieves’ Row of pirate-themed vendors at the park and historical encampment, and a live auction where bidders can purchase treasures while helping to raise funds for local causes.

  • The Cedar Key Woman’s Club Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon will be Wednesday, March 16 at the Cedar Key Community Center. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for shopping from vendors.

    The luncheon is at noon. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased from any Woman’s Club member or at the Cedar Key Chamber Welcome Center.

  • The Birds of a Feather 2016 Open Art Show will run until Sunday, March 27.

    Cedar Key is uniquely situated in the middle of the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Key National Wildlife Refuge and is bisected by Florida’s Birding Trail and home to nationally recognized shore bird habitats. What better location to highlight the artists that create art focused on our feathered friends. Come share a little time with the art community of Cedar Key as we enjoy the art produced by regional artist that reflect this month’s theme, Birds of a Feather.

  • Nothing says Cedar Key more than a group of canines, and the Cedar Key Woman’s Club Canine Companions Parade said it all! Raising awareness for the Wounded Veterans Initiative, the event in the Cedar Key Park last Thursday brought together pooches and people and also raised funds towards new Canine Companions.

  • There will be an opening reception on Saturday, Jan. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. for sculptor Leland Williams at the Cedar Key Arts Center.

    All are invited. Appetizers, drinks and conversation will be available to all.

    Come share a little time with the art community of Cedar Key as we enjoy the art produced by the Florida sculptor and miniature painter Leland Williams and quilter Gayle Wolfe.

  • The Cedar Key Woman’s Club hosted a reception Thursday, Dec. 10, at The Island Hotel, to honor the photographic contributors for the 2016 Cedar Key Calendar. Pictured left to right are Coordinator Vicky Crumpley, Ann Kamzelski, Wanda Davis, Joan Selby, Frank Morgan, Hans Henning Bunge, Henry Coulter, Rita Baker, Heath Davis, Carol Sakellarios, and Jeffrey Schleede in front. Other photographers included Rory Brennan, Laia Gore, Christine Ford, Debbie Tsimpedes, Steven Deam, J.D. McCormick, Jim Wilcox, Jackie Lambert, Galina Binkley, and Donna Bushnell.

  • Cedar Key is going to have a Community Garden, work has already been started, on the site.

    At the Garden Club meeting on Nov. 9, the membership overwhelmingly showed support, for a suggestion that was made  to establish a Community Garden.

    This was due to the fact that a parcel of land, which is 50' x 100', was offered, on a long term basis, to establish a Community Garden. The lot is located on 2nd Street in the same block as the Island Hotel and goes to 3rd Street.

  • Mystery author Parker Francis targets Florida’s Gulf Coast in his latest mystery/thriller, Hurricane Island. Francis sends his private investigator to the fishing village of Cedar Key in the third installment of the Quint Mitchell Mystery series, where a relaxing visit with an old friend turns deadly.

  • Maybe you’ve thought about doing it, maybe you’ve done it, maybe you just don’t know how it works or maybe you just haven’t given it a try.

  • City Park Venue

    • Noon, Friday, March 27 – Cars should be removed from parking areas adjacent to the park on 2nd Street

    • 3 p.m., Friday, March 27 – Cars should be removed from parking areas adjacent to the park on A St.

    Second Street Venue

    • 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 27 – Cars should be removed from 2nd Street (Hwy. 24 to A) by 6:30 p.m. No parking on the section of B Street adjacent to the Island Hotel (access for Island Hotel guests only).

  • With the 51st Annual Spring Arts Festival just around the corner, Cedar Key businesses and residents are reminded of the following restrictions and road closures.

  • One of the big social events on the island during the winter months is the Cedar Key Woman's Club spaghetti dinner held annually at the Community Center. Folks turn out in droves for a down home meal of spaghetti, marinara sauce, salad, garlic toast and dessert provided by the island's finest bakers.

    But it is much more than a meal that brings them in the door, it's the social atmosphere as folks linger beyond the meal to catch up on what has been happening in the lives of the snowbird (winter) residents and locals' lives.

  • Cedar Key went to the dogs Thursday, Feb. 26, and everyone was just delighted about it because the pups were doing their community service raising money for the Canine Companions for Wounded Warriors, which provides trained service animals at no charge to recovering veterans.

    The pups, many dressed in creative costumes, brought their owners to City Park at 4 p.m. to line up for a parade. Some dogs, whose humans knew better, did not dress up their canine companions.

  •  Hey everyone we haven't had a whole lot to talk about recently so my stories are slim. We have a 'lil life showing in the northern creeks to the south of the Suwannee River. The redfish are shorts to smaller keepers sizes. The creeks are also holding nice keeper sheepshead and a few trout. 

  • The Salty Needle Quilt Shop opened its doors to a small group of kids for a sewing camp that ran a total of five days, Aug. 4-8, sewing something new and exciting each day. The children got to shop in the store for material needed for their projects, adding their very own touch to everything they completed.
    Projects included: a pillow, chicken pin cushion, draw string bag, teddy bear and outfit, shorts and designed T-shirt.  Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Bunny were amazing, patient and instilled a new love into all that attended.  
     

  • 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.