Today's News

  • Shark News for May 31

    Farewell banquet brings
    fond memories

    By Sarah Bartholemy
    Shark Correspondent
    “The Junior/Senior Banquet went out with a bang!” said Junior Class Vice President, Chloe Reynolds. The event took place at Cedar Key’s very own Island Room, beginning with a house salad followed by the main course of shrimp scampi, pork or chicken and vegetables.

  • Popular summer program returns as libraries go 'round the world

    Join area libraries for Fairy Tales and Bedtime stories from all around the world. We will listen to international University of Florida students, make crafts, play games, listen to music and enjoy snacks.
    Come to one event or all of them. Large groups welcome, but please notify us in advance.
    All events begin at 10 a.m.

    Williston Public Library - Mondays
    June 18 - China
    June 25 - Greece
    July 9 - Pakistan
    July 16 - Italy
    July 23 - TBA
    July 30- USA Butterfly Tales

  • Little known Levy County hurricanes

    Of all the recorded hurricanes to hit the United States since 1851, 36-percent of them have made landfall in Florida. However, the state did have 18 hurricane seasons pass without a known storm impacting the state.
    Although hurricane season officially opens on June 1 of each year, the month of highest activity has historically been September, followed by October and then August. Weather officials began using female names to identify hurricanes in 1953 and followed with males names in 1979. The Saffir-Simpson scale for measuring hurricane strength was created in 1975.

  • Time to get ready: 2012 National Hurricane Preparedness Week

    By Major P. May

    Region IV Administrator

  • Ryan is artist of the month

    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. Her commissioned pieces include personal portraits as well as horse and pet scenes. Many of her cherished works are held in collectors’ galleries that have been added to over the years.
    Corrine will have her latest creations on display at the Cedar Keyhole throughout the month of June.
    Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Hurricane, Hazardous Waste day Friday in CK

    The City of Cedar Key will be hosting its annual Drive-In Hurricane Day on Friday, June 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cedar Key City Fire Station on First Street.
    That same day, from 8 a.m. until noon, the city will be hosting its Household Hazardous Waste Day at the marina parking lot in front of the fire station.

  • Everything you wanted to know about Medicare, but were afraid to ask

    How does Medicare work? What Part D Plan saves me the most money? Where do I find supplemental insurance rates? How does my employer’s insurance work with Medicare? Are there any programs to help pay for my Part B premium? Any programs to help pay my drug costs?
    Come see SHINE,  a volunteer program with the FL Dept. of Elder Affairs, for your answers.Call, 1-800-262-2243 for assistance.Or, come in to either of the following scheduled visits

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 31


    Public hearing on Tarmac permit
    A hearing to take public comment on the draft environmental impact statement for the Tarmac King Road mine will be held at 7 p.m. at the Inglis Community Center in Inglis.
    The hearing is being held by the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection and the Army Corps of Engineers, the agency which drafted the report. For more information visit www.kingroadeis.com.

    TDC to meet in Bronson

  • Repairs to No. 4 bridge to begin

    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is scheduled to begin a project on State Road 24 to repair and protect the Number 4 Bridge (Havens Creek), two miles north of Cedar Key this week.
    The project calls for cleaning and inspecting all 18 bridge supports and repairing any areas where the concrete is damaged. Cathodic protection will also be added to the concrete foundations.

  • Road named for Cedar Key veteran

    It took nine years, one detour in the state Legislature, a half-hour of talking, and then, just a moment to unveil the sign naming a stretch of State Road 24 in memory of Brian R. Buesing, a Cedar Key native who died in the opening week of the Iraq war in 2003.