CKS - SGA TOY & MOVIE DRIVE
The Student Government Association at Cedar Key is doing a toy and movie drive for the Another Way program.
This program provides outreach, assistance and shelter to families who are victims of domestic violence.
The SGA at Cedar Key is collecting new toys for children of all ages. In addition, movies that are G rated would be greatly appreciated. Oftentimes these families have to leave their homes in a hurry, and the children have to leave everything behind. The SGA students are trying to provide some holiday joy for these children.
Donations can be dropped off at the office of Cedar Key School.
Donations will be accepted until December 18th.
Thank you for your support.
Join the fun at the Christmas Bazaar and Cookie Walk on December 6th from 9:00 - 2:00 at the Cedar Key United Methodist Church.
Local artisans will be selling their creations. If you are interested in selling your original crafts please contact Allison Nelson, 352-543-9292.
A delicious lunch will be served. You can choose from a pulled pork BBQ sandwich with coleslaw and chips or homemade soup or chili. Both meals come with a drink and dessert.
The cookie walk and sale will be going on throughout the day. Join us for some sweet treats!
It would be a dark world without light and so it has been over eons of time. The rhythm of light and dark effects all life on earth, both plant and animal, disco lights, effected my night life years ago and is a powerful force. We have internal “time clocks” as daylight tells us to wake up (don’t count alarm clocks which I hate) and darkness tells us to sleep. When I retired I destroyed all my alarm clocks even though I didn’t have any C-4 plastic explosive handy.
The Cedar Key Woman’s Club is once again offering a Fall Market on Saturday, November 29, 2014, from 9.00 to 2.00 at the Cedar Key Woman’s Club on SR24.
Please join us for this annual sale with many treasures and treats, fabulous artisan shopping, flea market vendors, home baking, and snack bar. The snack bar will feature Cedar Key pulled pork, hot dogs, chips, desserts and various drinks.
The best-selling Cedar Key Calendar 2015 will be available – and they make great Christmas gifts.
Vendor and artisan spaces are available at $15 for an outside space and $20 inside. To book a space, call 352-543-0363.
The Cedar Key Woman’s Club supports many community projects in our Island City, such as the Food Pantry, the Fire Department, the Cedar Key School, and our Library. In the past few years, we have sent 100’s of care boxes to young Troops deployed overseas, and have donated $5200 to Fisher House in Gainesville. We also are members of the Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs, sponsoring projects such as SMILE, HOBY, Canine Companions, and Heifer International.
Your support is always appreciated.
The 2015 Cedar Key Woman’s Club Calendar has arrived in town! Last year this wonderful souvenir sold out by January, and its popularity and the quality of this year’s production will guarantee even higher sales.
Members and friends contribute the Cedar Key high quality photographs again this summer, and the result has been the production of another very professional calendar. At just $10, the calendar makes an excellent souvenir for visitors and off-island friends, but it is just as popular with locals. Last year one of the calendars also hung in Washington!
”We are just so pleased with the reception the calendars have had in Cedar Key, “ says Vicki Crumpley, who has coordinated the project. “People love the pictures, and know that the proceeds from the sale stay here to benefit Cedar Key.”
With over 40 members, the Cedar Key Woman’s Club is a continuing tradition in the City, supporting community projects from 1960 on. Each year the Club donates a $1000 scholarship to a graduating CKS student, as well as donating to other school projects. The CK Library, our Fire Department, the Food Pantry, and Another Way Women’s shelter are also supported. In addition, in the last three years the Woman’s Club has raised over $5200 towards the building of Fisher House, a continuation of the Support Our Troops initiative which sent 100’s of boxes to Cedar Key men and women stationed in the Middle East or elsewhere serving our country.
The Community support for calendar project has been overwhelming, and helps to support these important Cedar Key programs.
Richloam, at the Florida Bass Conservation Center is the larger hatchery and produces largemouth bass, black crappie, channel and white catfish, bluegill and redear sunfish. The facility, in Sumter County, has an observation area with informative displays that are open to the public during normal business hours. For directions and to learn more about when and where game fish are stocked, go to MyFWC.com/Fishing and select “Stocking Locations/Info.”
The other FWC production facility is the Blackwater Hatchery in Santa Rosa County. Blackwater produces largemouth bass, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, channel catfish and several other species. Other than hybrid striped bass, most of these fish stay in northwest Florida.
NOVEMBER "OUTTA THE WOODS"
November means the 2014-15 huntin’ season is in full swing. In this month’s column, I cover almost everything you need to know about general gun, fall turkey, quail, snipe and the second phase of mourning and white-winged dove season.
The first thing you need to do is pick up a $17 Florida resident hunting license. Nonresidents pay $46.50 for a 10-day license or $151.50 for 12 months.
If you plan to hunt one of Florida’s many wildlife management areas (WMAs), you’ll also need a $26.50 management area permit, but don’t forget to study the brochure for the specific area you plan to hunt, because dates, bag limits and rules can differ greatly from area to area.
Mark your clendar now and enjoy the day.
Last week, Cedar Key FFA travelled to Louisville, Kentucky, to attend the annual National FFA Convention. Over 60,000 FFA members gathered in Louisville to compete, attend work shops, and the agriculture expo. Cedar Key FFA took six members, Taryn Epperson, Sarah Bartholemy, Emilie Lavoie, MacKenzie Kirkbride, and Amanda Robinson, along with advisor Denny Voyles.
While in Louisville, the chapter also had the opportunity to attend a meeting held by the national USDA representative. During the meeting the members were able to discuss their projects, leadership skills, and the impact that they are making in their community. Junior Chapter Vice President, Amanda Robinson said "It was an incredible experience. It was so cool to be able to reflect on all of our hard work, and hear from other chapters about their experiences."
The Cedar Key Public Library will host four special "Healthy Cedar Key" days this month, beginning this Wednesday, November 5. Representatives of various health and social services agencies will be present to give information, answer questions and help with applications. Anyone with concerns in any of these areas is encouraged to come for information and one-on-one conversation. The following is a brief look at those who will attend, realizing that some schedules may change and others may be present, as well.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 , 2014 10 AM TO NOON:
S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) rep Dick Henson will help Medicare recipients choose their Part D Drug Plans for 2015 and answer questions about Medicare and Part D.
ANOTHER WAY, the domestic violence prevention and intervention program for the region, will have an outreach counselor here to give information about services of the organization and to answer specific questions.
PALMS MEDICAL GROUP will have representatives to give information about the services and programs available through Palms, as well as information about the Affordable Health Care Act for 2015. Although the enrollment period for coverage for next year doesn't begin until Nov. 15, the reps will have information and can answer any questions you may have.
THE CEDAR KEY LIONS CLUB will have representatives available to give out applications for eyeglasses and hearing aids, two programs the club handles each year for Levy County.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014 10 AM TO NOON:
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES rep Pamela Zelinka will be present to help people with applications for food assistance, Medicaid and other programs, as well as answer questions of those who may have specific issues they need addressed.
THE LIONS CLUB will be available to distribute the applications for eyeglasses and hearing aids and services.
TUESDAY, NOV. 18 3 PM TO 5 PM:
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES - Medicaid, food assistance, other DCF concerns.
ANOTHER WAY, domestic violence information and resources.
LIONS CLUB - applications for eyeglasses and hearing aids.
MINDFULNESS - information from Maria Sgambati.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014 10 AM TO NOON:
SHINE rep Dick Henson for Medicare Part D
AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE - Navigator from Palms Medical Group - enrollment period begins Nov. 15 and continues through February 15, 2015. Application information and help will be available at this session.
LIONS CLUB - eyeglasses and hearing aids.
I hope this information is helpful to some of you with concerns or questions about any of these programs. We look forward to your attendance, and light refreshments will be available.
Faraway Inn owners Doreen and Oliver Bauer strongly believe in giving back to the community and want to make Cedar Key a nicer place to visit and to live. Seeing a need for feline population control on the island and strongly opposed to euthanizing healthy animals, the owners became early adopters of the TNR concept to reduce feline overpopulation. In October 2006 they started an all-volunteer feral cat neuter program, which to date has helped 945 Cedar Key cats!
Studies show that TNR improves the health of feral cats, improves their relationship with the people and other animals who live near them, and decreases the size of colonies over time. This type of program is now in place in hundreds of communities throughout the United States.
Their lovely home and yard are anchored by two coastal oaks in the front, and a large Magnolia tree in the back. Ken saved the magnolia when the former owners were getting ready to cut it down when it was about half its current size and transplanted it to their lot.
Congratulations to Vanessa and Ken for their beautiful setting.
The Friends of the A.F. Knotts Public Library are gearing up for our Fall Book Sale. We are looking for book donations of gently handled hardcover books to add to our sale inventory. You may drop your donations at the library at 11 56th Street, Yankeetown, Florida, or call 352-447-4212 for pickup arrangements during regular library hours.
The Friends of the A.F. Knotts Public Library will hold their Fall Book Sale beginning Saturday, November 15, 9am to 1pm at 11 56th Street, Yankeetown. The sale will continue through the following Thursday during library hours – Tuesday 3pm-8pm; Wednesday and Thursday 9am-5pm.
If you cannot make it during the week, look for us at the Yankeetown Seafood Festival on Saturday, November 22 and Sunday Novembe 23 - 9am-5pm on Riverside Drive. Visit our website at http://www.friendsofafknotts.com for more information.
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