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  • The 2013 Relay For Life of The Nature Coast will take place at Chiefland Elementary School beginning at noon on Saturday, April 27, with the Survivor Lap, the kickoff lap for the Relay at 12:15 p.m. and the Survivor/Caregiver Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. 

  • The Cedar Key Woman's Club fund raiser for the Fisher House of Gainesville came to a finale on Sunday during the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts.

  • By BILL ROBERTS

    Cracker Florida

    While I was day working in Marion County I heard of a new outfit that was just getting started in the cow business and that usually meant a lot of work. I had also heard the owner was a Cuban who had been treasurer under Cuban dictator Fulgencio Bautista and had got out of Cuba ahead of Fidel Castro and brought $7 million with him. 

  • Our Cedar Key Library is a treasure and its Librarian Molly Jubitz is a gem. (Um, she’s the pirate on the right with the Easter Bunny and some other pirates.)

    Celebrate Molly Appreciation Day with the Friends of the Library at an Open House on Wednesday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

  • Saturday, April 6, was the Cedar Key Arts Center opening of ‘Woman’s Work’, a creation of the talented local potter Amy Gernhardt.

  • The last week in February was an exciting time on Seahorse Key. The Cedar Key Arts Center’s first Artist-in-Residence, Robert Firth, was a guest of the island, courtesy of Dr. Jennifer Seavey, Assistant Director of the Seahorse Laboratory.  Firth’s visit corresponded with the return of the Horseshoe Crabs to their nesting beaches, a sight he found fascinating. This is the first-ever collaboration between the University of Florida and the Cedar Key Arts Center, with hopes to offer future opportunities in what Dr. Seavey calls “art meets science.”

  • The Faraway Inn's owners, Doreen and Oliver Bauer, greeted 60-70 children and their parents on Easter for a free egg hunt on the grounds.

    The Awesome Wonderful Easter Egg Hunt at Faraway Inn entertained the children with face painting, glittering and tattooing, along with lunch.

    Face Art was by by Lois Traverso-Hewel of Dizzy Izzy's Face and Body Painting.

    The Easter Bunny also made an appearance and did photos with the children. Helping out in the celebration were members from the Pirates in Paradise. 

  •  By Bill Roberts

  • If Joe Knetsch knows one thing about history, it’s that people often don’t learn from it.

  • The Cedar Key Lions Club sponsored its Annual Community Health Fair at the Cedar Key Community Center this past Friday.

  • On Thursday, March 21, the Cedar Key Historical Society Third Thursday Speaker Series continues with guest speaker, Florida Historian Dr. Joe Knetsch.

  • For the fourth consecutive year, Palms Medical Group has elected to be the Title Sponsor for the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts Festival in Cedar Key.  

  • The Cedar Key Lions Club will be sponsoring its Annual Community Health Fair at the 6th Street Community Center (former Lions Club building) on Friday, March 1 from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

  • February CKAC Workshops

  • The Cedar Key Arts Center has issued a call to artists for its March show of  three dimensional works.

    All entries must be original work by an artist and works must be delivered to the Arts Center Gallery by Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 5 p.m. All pieces must be cleaned and ready to display (with accompanying hardware and specific instructions). There is a $5 entry fee with a limit of three submissions per artist.

    Prizes of $100, $50, and $25 will be awarded based on originality and artisanship.

  • There was a long line waiting and stacks of dinners ready to be delivered when Robinson's seafood restaurant in Rosewood opened its doors on Monday evening for a benefit fish fry for the family of John Freddrick Alford.

    Alford recently died in a hunting accident and his family will receive the proceeds of the dinner to help pay the bills incurred. Eve Robinson said the restaurant was busy all evening. 

  • By Rory Brennan

  •  Sponsored by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)  and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Florida Nature Coast Master Gardener Program announces its 2013 class series.

  •  On Thursday, Feb. 21, the Cedar Key Historical Society Third Thursday Speaker Series will present “The Naval Stores Industry in Florida” with guest speaker, Everett Birchard.