Today's News

  • 2013 Spring Arts Festival date set; new event coordinator, arts center administrator named

    Mark your calendars - the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts committee has announced the 49th annual event to be held on April 13-14, 2013.

  • Honor Roll of residents serving in military

    The following Cedar Key and Rosewood residents are serving in the military:
    Zack Anderson
    Daniel Bainbridge
    Frankie Beckham
    Chase Beckham
    Tyler Beckham                 
    Nina Bell                                         

  • Celebrate the Fourth in Cedar Key

    Clamerica may be off to Washington, D.C. this year to carry the word about Cedar Key’s clams to the nation’s capitol on July Fourth, but things will not be dull in Cedar Key.
    The city is not sponsoring a fireworks show, but some residents will be putting on their own show and the morning will kick off with the annual Independence Day parade of vehicles and vessels.

  • Community Calendar for the week of June 28

    Through June 30

    Leather show at Cedar Key gallery
    Corrine Ryan has been carving, shaping, chiseling and punching leather for over 20 years. Her works range from three-dimensional portraits to earrings and pet leashes. She has her latest creations on display at the Cedar Keyhole throughout the month of June. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    The Cedar Keyhole, located on 2nd Street [across from the Library] in Cedar Key, also maintains a display of many other works by over 20 contributors to its artists’ cooperative.  

  • Businesses open despite salty setback

    Chef Peter Leonauvicius, grilling and sautéing, doesn’t use a lot of fresh water in preparing food, and he doesn’t worry about the salty water he has to use to wash dishes. But he does worry that it will keep people away from Cedar key.
    “It’s not a health issue,” Leonauvicius, co-owner of Cedar Key’s Steamers Clam Bar and Grill, said Friday about the sodium chloride-laden water that has infiltrated the island’s water supply. “My main worry is about the loss of revenue. That’s the big deal.”

  • One-two punch

    The biggest damage from Tropical Storm Debby seems to be in sinkholes opening in Chiefland, Williston and the county with wind and high water damage in Cedar Key where Dock Street took a lashing.
    Levy County Commission Chair Danny Stevens said the damage done on Sunday was continuing this week but was not as rough. “It’s not as bad as it could be and that’s about it,” Stevens said. He said most folks were reporting downed limbs and only one tree of any size was down. But all the roads are open.

  • Boat ramps open, high water coming

    From the Levy County Sheriff's Office: 
    NWS Tallahassee has advised that local flood warnings are still in effect for the Suwannee River basin. Sheriff Johnny Smith has decided to re-open all launch sites in the county. Should that prediction of rising water begin to cause problems on the Suwannee River, it could prompt a second closure. The situation will be closely monitored daily and advance warning of any impending boat ramp closures will be announced.

  • Road closings due to TS DEBBY

    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing an update on road and bridge closures in Northeast Florida due to Tropical Storm Debby.
    Baker and Columbia County
    ·       I-10 east of I-75 (Exit 296) to US 90 (Exit 324) has been reopened to all eastbound and westbound traffic as of 11 a.m. today. Use caution in the area as the water is up to edge of the travel lanes in places and debris may float out of the woods alongside the roadway.

  • Cedar Key airport, rivers closed to traffic

    From the Levy County Sheriff's Office:

  • Suwannee water District working to solve saltwater dilemma

    LIVE OAK – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is working with the City of Cedar Key and other state and local agencies and officials to address the problem of elevated chloride levels in the local water supply.
    “Cedar Key is a very special coastal community, and we recognize the urgency to help them remedy this problem as quickly as possible,” said Ann Shortelle, District executive director.