• 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.

  •  Students at Cedar Key School are mesmerized by a balancing act at the Hoggetowne Medieval Fair recently. While there, students learned about the dress, food and customs of the time.

  •  On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the Friends of the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys NWRs will sponsor two nature walks. 

  • February

  • The Fiction Book Bunch meets monthly on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. at the Cedar Key Library.  Selections are as follows:

  • Blue Ribbon winners at the Cedar Key Woman’s Club Annual Arts Competition held at the Community Center on Jan. 23 will go on to Gainesville in February to compete in the GFWC Florida District 5 Competition. Judges for the event were well-known Cedar Key artist Sandi Allen and photographer Kellie Parkin. Back row, from left: Teri Brennan, Joan Selby, Vicki Crumpley, Judy Duvall, Christine Black and Jane Moore. Front row, from left: Kate Wyrosdyck, Eileen Senecal, Debbie Franks, Priscilla Alvord, Janet Ramsay, Joyce Patti and Susan Hollandsworth.

  •  To enroll in any of the classes offered at the Cedar Key Arts Center, follow the contact information listed with the class.