The following are NOT recyclable in Levy County:
Mullet? Starfish? Stingray? The choice was theirs! Smiling faces, paint-slathered hands marked the day.
Kids of varying ages made imprints from a selection of fish molds, lent to the all-volunteer cast of teachers coordinated by Millie Chapell, by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Laboratory, and one freshly-caught mullet.
At the print table, kids cut out designs from sheets of foam rubber and attached them to cardboard. One child learned about the printing process when he made a stamp of his name and it came out backwards when he made a print.
The purpose of the Kids’ Art Table was to have fun making art and to expose kids to the Cedar Key Art Center’s 2014 Children’s Art Program. The program will be taught by Jessica Rothbard, a native of Cedar Key, now working as an art educator at Floral Avenue Elementary in Bartow, Polk County, Florida. She spent all of Saturday with Chapell’s volunteer team, which included mascot Sophia, helping the create fish prints and rubber stamps of their own design.
Saturday, the 50th year of the Celebration of the Arts Festival was held in Cedar Key and after a enjoying day of beautiful weather, the festival crowd, the artists gathered at the Cedar Key Arts Center for the Artist's Reception and Awards Ceremony. The winners were annouced in the Arts Center Sculpture Garden: Best of show, Best 2D, Best 3D and 4 Sponsored Awards of Excellence (including the Cedar Key Arts Center Award for Creativity), and 13 Awards of distinction.
Bob Goodlett, Best of Show
Cedar Key School students put more than one hundred percent of their efforts into not only educating the Old Florida Festival of the Arts visitors about precisely what and how to recycle but also in assuring that everything that could possibly be recycled was, indeed recycled.
Students alternated manning the recycling and trash area Saturday and Sunday under the direction of organizer Makayla Pope. Among the energetic lot were sophomore Noah Webster, pictured here, and freshman Noah Lynch. Webster, who dreams of himself in the world of computer technology after graduation, is devoted to the project and has been involved since his eighth grade year. Lynch, who wishes to enlist in the military and ultimately become a firefighter, is an experienced recycler, as well.
At the next Old Florida Festival of the Arts, the group aims to make the entire weekend event “zero waste / fully recyclable.” Such a goal will require all vendors to use fully recyclable cups, dishes, napkins, forks, spoons, etc. A lofty goal, for sure. If anyone can make that goal happen, it is our own Cedar Key School recycling zealots.
The Friends of the A. F. Knotts Public Library in Yankeetown are gearing up for the Spring Book Sale. We are accepting donations of books, VHS tapes, DVDs, and audio tapes. You may drop them at the library during library hours - Tuesday 3pm-8pm, Wednesday and Thursday 9am-5pm, and Saturday 9am-1pm at 11 56th Street, Yankeetown. It is time to clean off your shelves and fill ours. The book sale will be held the week of April 12-19. Your donations help the Friends raise funds to support our library by purchasing new books, audio books, library accessories. and presenting interesting public programs to the community for adults and children.
On April 8, 2014, Cedar Key Lions Club elected its incoming officers and board of directors for 2014-2015 year.
THE CEDAR KEY WOMAN’S CLUB ELECTS NEW OFFICERS!
On March 26, 2014, the Cedar Key Woman’s Club hosted a much attended installation dinner at the Steamer’s Restaurant in Cedar Key. OUT with the “old” and IN with the “new” as they say---and, the officers being installed will serve the ladies’ club from March 31st, 2014, until March 31st, 2016. The previous officers were very hard to replace, and the club has grown to 47 members in the past four years.
Cedar Key Woman’s Club is a longtime member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, which is an international organization.
Two of the District 5 General Federation Of Women’s Club Florida officers were in attendance and did the honor of installing the new officers.
Pictured, from left to right, are:
Margie Harper, GFWC Florida District 5
Paula Westcott, Second Vice President
Katherine Dunlop, Recording Secretary
Judy Treharne, Corresponding Secretary
Judy Duvall, Treasurer
Sue Allen, GFWC Florida District 5
A NOTE FROM JEAN SKAIFE
To Our Cedar Key Friends -
We hurriedly left Cedar Key a week ago today, on Mar.29th, due to health issues for Jim, without saying goodbye to many of our old friends. It's aways hard to part with Cedar Key after coming back for winters since l976; but even more so this year missing the Art Center Opening tonight and the coming 50th Festival. My "Down Home Cedar Key" will always hold a very special in place in my heart, there's no other place like it. Many thanks to you all for your loving kindness and friendship - with hope always to return again.
Jean Skaife -Brock
Cedar Key School will be starting their annual EOCs (End of Course Exams) April 21, 2014. EOCs, in many cases, determine whether or not a student will pass the course. EOCs show how well the student knows the information that has been taught throughout the year. Buckle down Sharks; it’s time to prove your academic ability.
Linda Headley, Florida Master Gardener, and Jay Bushnell brought about 30 more native plants to be planted in the newly expanded butterfly garden at the Lower Suwannee Wildlife Refuge Headquarters. Allan Pither, Kit Lane, Linda Headley, and John and Donna Thalacker met at the garden this morning to get the plants in the ground before the rain.