The Lady Sharks won their home opener in convincing fashion. After a sluggish first half, the Sharks outscored their opponents 25-6 in the second half. Rylee Smith opened the second half with a tip-in and the Sharks played suffocating defense followed by unselfish offense to put the game away.
The Sharks were led in scoring and rebounding by Emilie Lavoie who scored 11 points while gathering nine rebounds. The girls were buoyed by a boisterous home crowd; thanks for coming out!
The Sharks return to the court for a home game on Thursday against district rival Chiefland. The girls play at 5:30 pm followed by the boys at 7:00 pm.
Come out and support your SHARKS!
Come join us for roadside cleanup at the Adopt-a-Highway sign near CR 347 and SW 77th Place on the first Monday of December...December 5th from 9-10 am.
It is always a good idea to wear high boots and long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Gloves, bags, and orange vests will be provided. It's good exercise and you just might find a roadside treasure! Surprises await.
Initially, one needs to know nothing about peppers to join the group, become active, or just tag along and enjoy the good company and the purposefulness of the activity.
Do come and investigate what goes on in the training and see if you would like to take part. No expectations or obligations are involved.,,,just a meaningful morning experience for you.
On December 16, at 9 am until about noon, the trained group will meet at the Cedar Key Marina boat launch ramp and go out to and work the islands removing Category 1 Brazilian Pepper Tree plants.
This is an annual program that runs through end of February.
Roger McDaniels, 321-698-1688, can answer specific questions.
Dear friend and member of our music community, folksinger Bob Hamlet passed away October 19, 2016, at his home in Crystal Beach, Maryland. Elaine Hamlet, his dear wife and close companion for 54 years, cared for him while he suffered from heart failure.
Bob was a singer and guitar player in the folk and bluegrass communities, including Philadelphia, Penn State, and later Chestertown, Maryland, and he and Elaine have been great friends of the Grillbillies at the Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival. He was known for his rousing renditions of “Sinner Man,” “The Water Is Wide,” and “My Bucket’s Got a Hole in It.”
After graduating from Penn State, Bob spent his entire career as a beloved kindergarten teacher in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He would say that he “would sing songs for the kids all day!” It was a job he loved.
During his long and active retirement, he and Elaine travelled, lived in Cedar Key, Florida, for winters, performed music, read, gardened, and did all the things he loved, always, always, singing a song with a guitar in his hands. We love you, Bob, and will miss you forever.
Jacob Solano: Gone, but Never Forgotten
In less than 30 years, 3,000-year-old oyster reefs off Florida’s Big Bend coastline have declined by 88 percent, according to University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers.
For residents who depend on the fishing grounds and other coastal resources protected by these reefs, it is a worrying trend.
Now, thanks to an award of up to $8.3 million from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund, a UF/IFAS research team will work to restore these shrinking oyster reefs and help coastal ecosystems — and economies — become more resilient in the face of climate change and rising tides.
“This grant is one more way UF/IFAS can help foster sustainable communities and ecosystems on the Nature Coast,” said Jack Payne, senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources. “This work also dovetails with efforts by our state and local partners to conserve land and water resources in our coastal areas,” he said.
“This project, which is more than 10 years in the making, includes listening to local concerns about disappearing reefs, our initial field research, a three-year pilot project and finally a full-scale project,” said Peter Frederick, who is one of the primary investigators for the grant along with Bill Pine and Leslie Sturmer. Frederick and Pine are research and associate professors in the UF/IFAS Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, respectively, while Sturmer is a regional UF/IFAS Extension agent specializing in molluscan shellfish aquaculture.
The United Methodist Women announce their annual Christmas Bazaar at the Cedar Key United Methodist Church (corner of Hwy 24 and 4th Street). The event is Saturday, December 10th from 9 to noon.
A Cookie Walk (many home-made varieties of cookies available), White Elephant Table, Crafts and Lunch consisting of chili, beef stew, cornbread, dessert, and drinks will be available.
Please come and join us!
RECRUITING EVENT PLANNED FOR FDOC PAID OFFICER TRAINEE PROGRAM
November 27, 2016
The Florida Department of Corrections is recruiting officer trainees interested in a career of courage.
A recruiting event, held by CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion, will take place Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 9 am to noon at the College of Central Floridas Klein Conference Center, 3001 SW College Road, in Ocala.
Hour-long informational sessions will detail what it takes to secure certified and non-certified correctional officer positions at the Lowell Correctional Institution – the largest women’s correctional facility in the nation and the sixth largest prison in Florida.
Eligible candidates must be at least 19 at graduation, a United States citizen and have earned a high school diploma or GED. Candidates must also pass the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Correctional Officer Basic Abilities Test, hold a valid Florida driver license, be fingerprinted and pass a medical examination and drug.
Those selected will be paid while they train and the cost of training will also be covered. In addition, the position offers:
Grow bigger tomatoes, enhance your landscape and enjoy greater success with gardening. “I have become more savvy in my gardening practices, as a result of information I have learned from this valuable program,” stated Carol D., Nature Coast Master Gardener since 2012.
Join us! Meet new people! Wednesdays, January 25 – April 5, 2017. 9:30 – 3:30. Levy Extension office, 625 North Hathaway Avenue, Alternate 27, Bronson. $25 materials fee due first day of class. Fee includes text (student provides 2-2” three ring binders), soil sample report and UF Master Gardener name badge. Learn and assist in non-commercial horticulture outreach.
The Cedar Key Woman's Club honored its 2017 Calendar contributors at a reception held November 22 at The Island Hotel. Pictured left to right are Vicki Crumpley, the Calendar Coordinator, Jan Hendrix, Wanda Davis, Bob Wooley, Joan Selby, Teresa Stevens, John MacMillan, Joe Hand, Eileen Senecal, Rory Brennan, Ann Kamzelski, and President Jane Moore. Also honored but unable to attend were contributors Heath Davis, Melinda Allen Christiansen, Rita Baker, Katherine Dunlop, Lisa Wilson, Steven Deam, Patt Taylor, Bev Ringenberg, and Steve Bailey.
"This year we have more community contributors than ever before," said President Moore. "The Calendar is an important fund-raiser for the CKWC Community Support, but it also has become part of our role as Ambassadors for Cedar Key. We truly appreciate the participation and support of our community and its visitors."
Commissioner Sue Colson, attending on behalf of the City of Cedar Key, said that visitors to the Chamber have already been looking for the Calendar, which has become an annual production.
The Calendar is available from a number of area businesses, including The Market, Dilly Dally Gally, Island Thyme Antiques, Steamers, the Historical Society, and the Chamber.
During this meeting, we will sign up for subcommittees, which include those designated to deal with the following subjects: Bird Rescue, Projects and Goals, Education and Outreach, and festival Presence.
We will also have a presentation by Dr. Jay Bushnell on how our nascent organization can better move forward with missions and goals. Current members are encouraged to attend, as is anyone interested in joining the chapter. We will have membership forms at this meeting.
…a note from Dr. Savanna Barry
Please, be sure to register at the Keyhole or with the instructor. This is important so that the instructor is prepared with enough supplies for all attendees, and so we do not cancel workshops prematurely.