Today's News

  • CK school staff gearing up for new year

    Teachers are planning for the students to be back in many ways. They are getting their rooms and materials ready; making instructional plans and schedules, based on assessment scores and student needs. 

    Something new this year is the theme of SHARK PRIDE that involves characteristics that we would like everyone to exhibit.

  • On-going events

    Alcoholics Anonymous - Keep It Simple, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, SR 24 and 5th Street (open/no smoking) - Cedar Key Step Meeting, Mondays, 7 p.m., Cedar Key Library, upstairs meeting room (open/no smoking)

  • Police department busy

    It's only half way through August, but the police department has been busy Police Chief Virgil Sandlin said. 

  • City Hires Attorney

    After a process that narrowed a field of seven candidates down to three, the Cedar Key Commission voted to hire a new attorney. 

    In a 3-2 vote Tuesday night, Norman Fugate of Williston was chosen for the job. 

  • Lud’s flag finally flies at home

    In early August of 1989, grouper fisherman, Ludwig Johnson, known as “Lud” to his friends and family, headed out for a few days of fishing and never returned. 

  • Cedar Key Aquaculture Association Annual Membership Meeting

     Once a year, the board of directors and general membership of the Cedar Key Aquaculture Association meet to discuss the past year’s accomplishments and plans for the upcoming year. This year, even the lure of free dessert only brought out a handful of interested members, out of a total of 52 members. 

  • ‘Fishing for Youth’ a huge success

     Each summer, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Division of Marine Fisheries hosts Nature Coast Fishing for Youth (NCFY) in Cedar Key - a free fishing clinic offered to area youth. Last summer, with only six clinics, there were about 100 participants, but this summer Cedar Key boasted 11 clinics and 219 participants.

  • Heat, storms pose challenge for finding fish

    Editor’s note: Danny Allen is on vacation so his brother Nick Allen is filling in for him.

  • Overfishing cost commercial fishermen $15.2M

    Overfishing cost Southeast commercial fishermen $15.2 million in just one year, according to a recent report.

  • Sue Reichert’s zentangles:

    If you Google the history of the zentangle, you really won't find anything that specific on the subject because it is something that defies a tidy definition. When you look at an example, at first glance, it may just appear to be a bunch of doodles.

    But, it is more than that. Some practitioners believe that it serves as a form of meditation. There is some deliberate thought involved initially but they easily fall into a rhythmic, relaxed state as they draw the different designs.