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Features

  • 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.

  • During the winter holidays, our eyes are drawn to native plants that shimmer reds and greens of the season. Beauties like Florida holly, with its waxy deep green leaves and bright red berries;  yaupon holly, with its small waxy leaves and small red berries; and the more delicate Christmas berry with red and green as well as a tiny lavender flower, are all our friends.

  • The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve will sponsor a free, guided hike on New Years Day as part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes initiative in all 50 states.

  • If you like gardening, like talking about gardening, want to learn more about gardening in Florida and also to help others plan and grow great gardens, then you might want to consider signing up for the Florida Master Gardener program. 

  • Recently, Cedar Key Arts Center members partnered with the Friends of the Lower Suwannee Refuge and took a trip to Seahorse Key with Dr. Jennifer Seavey to tour the laboratory and the Seahorse lighthouse, as well as the coastline and beaches of Seahorse Key. A few brave souls stayed overnight to continue talks on herpetology and ecology of this area. 

  • Although only a suggestion, the Town of Otter Creek has become the latest municipality in Levy County to express support in keeping nicotine products out of the hands, mouths and lungs of area youth.

  • By Barbara and Bob Hudson

  • Cedar Key Arts Center announced a new addition to its sculpture garden, a leaping dolphin, created by Patrick McGee. McGee casts hollow cement sculptures and covers them with a patina to resemble bronze or copper. The resulting sculpture is affordable. The pieces will be on display, and in cooperation with the Cedar Key Arts center, a portion of sales will be donated to the center.

  • Refuge Hosts Holiday Lighthouse: Dec 28