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  • Steven and Kim Murphy announced the birth of their daughter, Aubrey Elle Murphy. Born Dec 12, 2011. She is the grandaughter of Morgan and Lynell Fine of Cedar Key.
     

  • By Toni Collins
    Special to the Beacon

  • Individuals interested in supporting the Kathleen Tuck memorial educational display on the horseshoe crab in Cedar Key City Park can send donations to “Memorial Fund for Kathleen Tuck” at the Drummond Community Bank in Cedar Key or by purchasing shadow boxes with crab molts (shells) available for sale at Deja Vu, 589 Second St., Cedar Key. Proceeds from the sale of the shadow boxes will help pay for the panels.
     

  • “This is our 26th annual Spaghetti Dinner, and it promises to be the best ever,” said Jane Moore, President of the Cedar Key Woman’s Club.
    Every year the Woman’s Club serves around 200 spaghetti dinners, and this is its biggest fund-raiser of the year.

  • The Cedar Key Women’s Club is fundraising for the Gainesville Fisher House.  Fisher House is a home away from home that will be built near the VA Hospital in Gainesville.  Many other states have a Fisher House, but this facility will be a place to stay for our veterans and military families receiving care at the Gainesville VA.  It will be 16,000 square feet, complete with bedrooms and living areas and kitchens on the neighboring property to the VA.  It will be available to those receiving medical care in the nearby VA facility.   

  • Ongoing Art Therapy Groups/Workshops

    Creatively Containing The Anxiety Monster
    ATX: Alexandria Zettler
    Time: Thursday Evenings (6-7:30 p.m.),  March 1-April 5 .
    Limited to six adults (18 years and up).
    Fee: $10 Material Fee.
    Overview: This is a six-week closed art therapy group wherein the participants will explore a variety of media in order to identify feeling states and develop/discover methods for reducing feelings of anxiety. The approach is cognitive-behavioral ATx.

    Art Education

  • You are going to love all the wonderful activities at the Cedar Key Arts Center during the month of February.
    Gallery show opens on Feb. 4 from 5-7 p.m. with Susan Dauphinee’s Florida Landscapes in the main gallery and Connie Nelson showing in the Member’s Gallery.
    On Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. will be the Summer Children’s Art Program Benefit Dinner and Raffle of lovely little works of art. The Island Room will cater the three course gourmet dinner. Call 352-543-6520 to make your reservations. Seating is limited.

  • By TONI COLLINS

  • Story and photo by Carolyn Ten Broeck, editor@willistonpioneer.com

     Mike holds three graduate degrees and today operates a successful farm.

  • The four hunters spaced themselves about 20 feet apart, in a straight line, poised at the edge of a wall of palmettos and gallberry. The leader of the group, pointing on a map, gave quick directions about his plan of attack: straight through, in a grid, a few hundred yards out, then reposition and come back, covering an adjacent swath of land.

  •  This past October, the City of Cedar Key Commission gave preliminary approval for development of a horseshoe crab educational display to be located either in the City Park or along the railing, adjacent to the park on A Street.

  • Original singer-songwriters from Virginia, Nashville and Indiana will be coming to Cedar Key the weekend of Jan. 13-15 to help two local non-profit groups.
    Join in the fun as these award-winning musicians share their musical talents for a good cause.

  • Dale Henderson is the person who said “The Garden Club should do something about the Brazilian Pepper in Cedar Key”.
    She said it in 1998.
    The Cedar Key Garden Club and local citizens have been “doing something” about Brazilian Pepper ever since she made that remark. Henderson was given a Certificate of Appreciation and a “Thank You” card from Garden Club members at the Jan. 6 kick-off of the 2012 season.

  • January at the Cedar Key Arts Center includes ongoing classes and salons, as well as several one day workshops and a gallery opening.
    January’s Gallery will be filled with cozy quilts. This exhibit is open to the community and ready to hang quilts are due at the Art Center by Jan. 3 at 5 p.m. Photographer Christian Harkness will be featured in the Members Gallery. Gallery Reception is Jan. 7, from 5-7 p.m.

  • By Kay Louder
    Social Security District Manager, Gainesville, Fl

    Question:
    Can I get an estimate of my retirement benefit at several different possible ages?
    Answer:

  • Like any good country boy growing up in these parts, Newnan Sanchez knows firsthand about the circle of life, about nature’s delicate balance and how people once lived more harmoniously with the land.
    “I hate to see a lot of Old Florida disappearing,” the 69-year-old Chiefland native said, swaying gently in a rocking chair on the porch of an old cabin where his aunt and uncle once lived.
    “When I grew up, it was one of the smaller states in the Southeast.”

  • By LESLIE STURMER
    Special to the Citizen

    This was the third year the Cedar Key Aquaculture Association hosted a Christmas boat parade held in conjunction with Community Night in the Park on December 17.
    “Although the number of entries was the same as last year, the crowds more than doubled,” reported Rose Cantwell, who organized the event.  

  • January at the Cedar Key Arts Center includes ongoing classes and salons, as well as several one day workshops and a gallery opening.
    January’s Gallery will be filled with cozy quilts. This exhibit is open to the community and ready to hang quilts are due at the Art Center by Jan. 3 at 5 pm. Photographer Christian Harkness will be featured in the Members Gallery. Gallery Reception is Jan. 7, from 5-7 p.m.

  • By Frank Molitor

    The following is a  tribute to Jack’s 90th birthday and deals with his military history.  

    On Dec. 7, 1941 Jack was attending an Albany, GA high school and, along with most teenagers, at that time, wanted to be in the service - specifically the U. S. Army Air Corp.  But to get there he had to first have two years of college to qualify for officer candidacy.