http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Brightening spirits with Field Day http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/brightening-spirits-field-day <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_7196.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> Cedar Key students had fun in competitive games at Field Day.</p> FWC continues search for missing boater http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/fwc-continues-search-missing-boater <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_2036.jpg" alt="The Levy County Sheriff&#039;s Office is working with the Coast Guard and FWC to find the missing boater." title="The Levy County Sheriff&#039;s Office is working with the Coast Guard and FWC to find the missing boater." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Staff Report</p> <p> The search for the boater missing near Cedar Key continues on after the Coast Guard suspended their search Sunday morning and handed recovery efforts over to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).</p> <p> According to a press release, Gilbert Valdes, 54, from Eldersburg, Md. was reported missing Friday night, along with his brother, Garrick Valdes, 50, from Locust Grove, Va. and friend Bruce Smith from Alachua. The Coast Guard rescued Garrick Valdes and Smith from their capsized 23-foot boat Saturday morning.</p> Cedar Key clams at Leonardo's 706 http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/cedar-key-clams-leonardos-706 <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_6740.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Leonardo&#39;s 706 on University Avenue in Gainesville is proudly touting on their menu that they serve fresh Cedar Key clams to their customers. They are in an appetizer and in seafood dishes like this boubaisse entree.</p> <p> Where have you seen our local clams making an appearance? Drop us a note along with a photo of how they were used to editor@cedarkeybeacon.com.</p> Memorial Day Ceremonies in Levy County http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/memorial-day-ceremonies-levy-county <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/flag.gif" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="84" height="85" /><p> CEDAR KEY</p> <p> Ceremonies have moved this year from the Cedar Key Cemetery to City Park on Saturday, May 28, at 1 p.m. Levy County Commissioner Mike Joyner is the speaker at the ceremony. Ivan Chubb, veterans representative and a chaplain at the VA Medical Center in Gainesville, is organizing the event. The honor guard from AMVETS 444 in Williston will participate.</p> <p> WILLISTON</p> Community calendar for the week of 5-26-16 http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/community-calendar-week-5-26-16 <p> Mondays</p> <p> Retired Educators Meeting</p> <p> The Levy/Gilchrist Retired Educators Association meets on the third Monday of every month at the Gathering Table in Chiefland with no June or July meeting. The meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch. Any retired educator from Gilchrist or Levy County is invited to attend.</p> <p> Free Summer Yoga in Cedar Key</p> <p> 8-9:15 am Monday, Wednesday, Friday &ndash; Cedar Key Library. Yoga CDs are used for instruction and some experience is necessary.</p> Bringing biological station to school http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/bringing-biological-station-school <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_1925.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Staff from the Nature Coast Biological Station visited Cedar Key School on Monday, May 23, sharing with students a unique species of Alligator Snapping Turtle found in the Suwannee River.&nbsp; </span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Students were inquisitive and interested in the talk from biologist Travis Thomas, who works with NCBS.&nbsp; Thomas received his masters in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Florida and previously worked for Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation.</span></p> UF President visits Shell Mound http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/uf-president-visits-shell-mound <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_1883.jpg" alt="Pictured, left to right, are Dr. Jack Payne UF/IFAS vice president, Dr. Mike Allen, director of NCBS, Dr. Kent Fuchs, president of University of Florida and Dr. Ken Sassaman, professor of Florida Archaeology Department of Anthropology visiting Shell Mound." title="Pictured, left to right, are Dr. Jack Payne UF/IFAS vice president, Dr. Mike Allen, director of NCBS, Dr. Kent Fuchs, president of University of Florida and Dr. Ken Sassaman, professor of Florida Archaeology Department of Anthropology visiting Shell Mound." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Pictured, left to right, are Dr. Jack Payne UF/IFAS vice president, Dr. Mike Allen, director of NCBS, Dr. Kent Fuchs, president of University of Florida and Dr. Ken Sassaman, professor of Florida Archaeology Department of Anthropology visiting Shell Mound.</span></p> Shark News for the week of 5-26-16 http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/shark-news-week-5-26-16 <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/screen_shot_2016-05-24_at_2.55.50_pm.png" alt="The list of people who received awards at the athletic awards banquet." title="The list of people who received awards at the athletic awards banquet." align="left" hspace="6" width="72" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <b>Cedar Key athletic awards banquet</b></p> <p class="p1"> <b>Hannah Stallworth;&nbsp;</b></p> <p class="p1"> Shark Correspondent</p> <p class="p2"> On Tuesday, May 17, students, coaches and family gathered together in the Cedar Key School auditorium for the Athletic Awards Banquet. Over 100 people were in attendance at the banquet. 76 students were recognized for playing on one or more sports teams during the 2015-2016 school year.&nbsp;</p>