http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Cedar Key Boat Parade http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/cedar-key-boat-parade <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0974.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /> Making Wishes Known http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/making-wishes-known <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/santa_clam_and_baby.jpg" alt="Members of the Forestry Judging team are, from left, Taryn Epperson, Nathanael Brinkman, Kit Riley and Michael Shewey." title="Members of the Forestry Judging team are, from left, Taryn Epperson, Nathanael Brinkman, Kit Riley and Michael Shewey." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /> Forestry team finishes fourth in state http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/forestry-team-finishes-fourth-state <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/forestry_team.jpg" alt="Members of the Forestry Judging team are, from left, Taryn Epperson, Nathanael Brinkman, Kit Riley and Michael Shewey." title="Members of the Forestry Judging team are, from left, Taryn Epperson, Nathanael Brinkman, Kit Riley and Michael Shewey." align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The Cedar Key FFA added some more trophies to the ag room wall last month by placing fourthoverall in the state forestry contest held in Perry.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> Aside from placing fourth, the team also brought home plaques for&nbsp; second place in equipment identification, third in general knowledge and first in compass and pacing.&nbsp;</p> Not much luck http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/not-much-luck <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_4154web.jpg" alt="Chris Wood and Charles Ellis of Trenton admitted that it wasn&#039;t a good day to be fishing as they didn&#039;t have much luck casting off the dock at Shell Mound on Saturday." title="Chris Wood and Charles Ellis of Trenton admitted that it wasn&#039;t a good day to be fishing as they didn&#039;t have much luck casting off the dock at Shell Mound on Saturday." align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /> Cedar Key saves $13,000 due to recycling http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/cedar-key-saves-13000-due-recycling <p> &nbsp;<strong style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">By Tom Deverin</strong></p> <p> <strong>Special to the Beacon</strong></p> <p> Remember when there was a recycle trailer parked at the old Sun Dance by the No. 3 Bridge?&nbsp;</p> <p> That was in 2008 and at that time the recycle trailer would get filled up about every two weeks.&nbsp;</p> <p> It was at this time that the Energy Advisory Panel was formed with one simple concept, that with regards to recycling, we could do better.&nbsp;</p> Anonymous benefactor pays off layaways http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/anonymous-benefactor-pays-layaways <p> &nbsp;<strong style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">By MARK SCOHIER&nbsp;</strong></p> <p> <strong>and ASHLEY THORNTON</strong></p> <p> An anonymous person with a big heart &mdash; and pocketbook &mdash; made a stop in the Chiefland Walmart Monday and paid for about $51,000 worth of merchandise that shoppers had put on layaway in previous weeks.</p> <p> &quot;It&#39;s a good thing. It&#39;s a great act of kindness,&quot; Walmart Co-Manager Jason Ashley said.</p> <p> Monday was the last day to pick up layaway items.&nbsp;</p> Better cell service depends on location http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/better-cell-service-depends-location <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/scott_dennison.jpg" alt="Scott Dennison" title="Scott Dennison" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Anyone with a cell phone or computer in Cedar Key knows the frustration of having little to no service.<br /> The reason is that the two major service companies, Verizon and AT&amp;T, have towers off the island that are 9 and 11 miles away, respectively. And to get high speed data coverage the carriers need to be much closer.<br /> Low Key Hideaway owner Pat Bonish described the frustration of many in the island&rsquo;s hospitality business during a City Commission meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 2:<br /> Dec. 16 meeting aimed at bridge replacement http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/dec-16-meeting-aimed-bridge-replacement <p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Mayor Dale Register announced that state Department of Transportation officials will be inattendance at the City Commission&rsquo;s&nbsp;Tuesday, Dec. 16, meeting at&nbsp;6 p.m.&nbsp;to update plans for the replacement of three bridges in the island community.</span></p>