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Features

  • 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.

  • 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