• 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

  • Refuge Hosts Holiday Lighthouse: Nov. 23 and Dec 28

  •  Cindy Leiner, of the Cedar Key Woman’s Club,  presents a $500 check to the Cedar Key School FFA.

    Pictured from left are: Nathaniel Brinkman, Taryn Epperson, Kit Riley, Cindy Leiner from the CKWC, Michael Shewey, Amanda Robinson, Denny Voyles, Terra Dunn, Emilie LaVoie and MacKenzie Kirkbride.  

  • The Cedar Key Woman’s Club is once again offering a Fall Market on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  at the Cedar Key Woman’s Club on State Rpad 24.

  • Recently, Cedar Key Arts Center members met with Sarah Thompson, from UF Coastal Change, in an effort to document, through art, change in coastal areas of the Gulf.

  • Cedar Key attorney Pierce Kelley is back with his 10th novel and like his last, Roxy Blues, this one has a lesson – only this time it's a history lesson.

  • On Tuesday, Nov. 19, the Cedar Key Woman’s Club will be filling holiday themed “Support Our Troop” care packages. The contents of the packages and the cost of postage is donated by CKWC members and members of the C.K. community.

  • The Cedar Key Garden Club is pleased to name the home of Caryn and Shawn Stephenson, 16550 Hodges Avenue, as the October Garden of the Month.

  •  The 44th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival experienced another successful turnout this past weekend. 

    Ashley Thornton was there to capture the activities which included eating a veriety of seafood.


  • By Lisa Statham Posteraro

  • Pirate McFly of Clearwater battles it out with Hawkeye Jim of Tampa Bay on the shores of Cedar Key during the epic birddog sea battle, a part of the three-day Pirate Invasion  festivities.

    Look in the Multimedia section of our website for more photos from the weekend.

  • By Ashley Thornton

  • Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum was one of the jailbirds taken into custody at last week’s Jail and Bail, sponsored by the Williston Rotary Club.

    The fund-raiser brought in more than $4,500 that will be used for youth programs, including The Dictionary Project and The Black Stallion Project. 

  • By Carolyn Ten Broeck