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Today's News

  • Coast Guard finds missing boater 35 miles west of Cedar Key

    The Coast Guard located a missing 53-year-old woman aboard her 22-foot boat 35 miles west of Cedar Key, Tuesday.

    Rescued was Doreen Bauer, 53.

    At 7:41 p.m. Monday, Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a call from Oliver Bauer, stating his wife left Cedar Key Marina aboard a 22-foot pontoon boat and had not returned. He reported she should have returned before†sunset. Watchstanders also received a call from Bauer’s friend reporting she called, said she was out of gas, and didn’t know where she was.

  • Scouts help clean up the Cedar Key Cemetery

    By Deborah Goad, Beacon Correspondent

    Cedar Key Cemetery has endured many storms. Cedar Key Cub Scout Pack 114 and St. Petersburg Boy Scout Troop 209 joined to clean up the cemetery Saturday, April 15.

    St. Petersburg assistant scoutmaster Rob Hudson recently visited his father, Bob Hudson, who lives in Cedar Key. After a stroll through the cemetery, Rob noted the downed trees and debris scattered about and came up with an idea.

  • Tale of a whale

    By C L Watson, Beacon Correspondent

    Charity and David Hyatt experienced one of the most amazing sights Sunday, Feb. 18, while fishing southwest of Seahorse Key when a 2-year-old juvenile male North Atlantic right whale breached the water very close to their boat. They photographed and took videos of the whale that caused a stir in Cedar Key.

  • March students of the month
  • Cedar Key Women's Club supports our troops

    The Cedar Key Woman’s Club recently donated $2,000 to the Fisher House of Gainesville. Presenting the donation at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center on behalf of the CKWC, Eileen Senecal proudly poses with Michelle Howard, the Fisher House Manager. Eileen Senecal represents and lives the spirit of giving to this worthy cause—a cause she initiated 7 years ago.

  • Sharks move on to track and field regionals

    Cedar Key School track and field saw several of its standouts advance to regionals out of the April 11 district meet at Oak Hall School. Shark regional qualifiers include: Wade Gore; Jadyn Beckham; Amanda Robinson; Mikey Beckham; Jasmin Jackson; Annie McCain and Sam Parks. The Cedar Key competitors were particularly impressive in the field events.

    Below is a more detailed list of regional qualifiers and district medalists from Cedar Key, Chiefland and Bronson. The top four placers advance to regionals, and the top eight earned district medals.

  • Cedar Key Historical Society has the Key to Open Doors to the Past

    Cedar Key Historical Society will open the doors to ten of Cedar Key’s Historic houses, churches and hotels on Saturday, April 7.  Five of the tours are scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with an additional five tours scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Plan to visit all ten locations.  Easy-to-follow maps will be available.  In addition, tour locations will display festive banners and signs to guide ticket holders to the door!

  • Lisa P. Young Fine Art & Design to Display at the Festival

    Lisa P. Young Art admirers are encouraged to check out her booth at Cedar Key’s 54th Annual Fine Arts Festival taking place March 24th from 10 am to 5 pm and March 25th from 10 am to 4 pm on Historic 2nd Street in Cedar Key, FL.

  • Cedar Key City Gala raises $4,000 for Cedar Key Youth Program

    By Pat Bonish

    The Cedar Key Community Center was the spot to be March 6 on the quiet little island as the first Cedar Key City Gala was hosted to a sold-out crowd. With hope this will be the start of an annual event to help raise money for the Cedar Key Youth Program, a program that has been continuously running for more than 70 years.

    This first event raised $4,000 with ticket sales and more in donations from those in the audience. A silent auction only added to the youth programs.

  • 54th Annual Spring Arts Festival Old Florida Celebration of the Arts

    The hours are from 10 a.m. To 5 p.m, Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24. The Cedar Key Arts Center is the coordinating sponsor of this event. This events was named one of the top ten arts festivals in America in 2016.

    For information visit cederkeyartscenter.org.