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UPCOMING EVENTS

 
 
 
 
 
GUIDED WALK:
NOVEMBER 4 (10am - 12pm)
Kanapaha offers a guided tour of the Gardens the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am.  Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.
VETERAN'S DAY SPECIAL:
NOVEMBER 11
Any enlisted or retired military, get in free on this day. Thank you for your service to this country!


LEVY SUPVSR ELECTIOMS

FLORIDA LAUNCHES ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION

October 18, 2017

On October 1, 2017, Florida joined 35 other states and the District of Columbia in offering online voter registration to its citizens. Eligible residents who possess a current Florida Driver's License or Florida Identifcation card can submit a voter registration application online.

New applicants and current voters can visit registertovoteflorida.gov to submit a new application or update their existing voter record electronically. The website interacts with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles system and will require a Florida Driver's License or Florida ID along with the last four digits of the social security number. Users will still have the option to input their information, print and sign the application, and deliver to the Supervisor of Elections office.


CEDAR KEY 2017-2018
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
UPDATED    OCTOBER 18, 2017
 

OCTOBER

10/18  Suwannee Community Cleanup, Suwannee Community Center, Suwannee,  8:30 am, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/activities/20-conservation/3297-suwannee-waterways-cleanup-2017

10/20  Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve presents Honey Bees, Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve, 10 am, http://www.cedarkeynews.com/index.php/activities/20-conservation/3329-withlacoochee-gulf-preserve-october-2017

10/21 Seahorse Key Open House, Seahorse Key, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/3169-seahorse-key-open-houses-2017-2018

10/21-22  Kanapaha Plant Sale and Orchid Show, Kanapaha Botanical Garden, Gainesville, 9 am – 5 pm, http://www.cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/15-announcements/3349-kanapaha-botanical-gardens-2017-october

10/21,22  Cedar Key Seafood Festival, Downtown Cedar Key, 10 1m – 5 pm, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/15-announcements/3305-seafood-festival-arts-and-crafts-vendors-set

10/21  Big Bend Shellfish Trail Official Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Cedar Key City Park Pavilion, 1 pm, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/activities/20-conservation/3300-big-bend-shellfish-trail-official-opening

10/26  UF IFAS Lone Cabbage Oyster Reef Restoration Project, Cedar Key Community Center, 7 pm, http://www.cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/3348-lone-cabbage-reef-restoration-2017

10/27   Shoreline Restoration Workshop,  focus on Airport Road Restoration, UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station, location to be announced,   http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/3252-shore-restoration-workshop-2017


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FALL PLANT SALE & ORCHID SHOW:
OCTOBER 21 & 22 (9am-5pm)
October 17, 2017

Each October, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens holds an Open House & Fall Plant Sale, in conjunction with the Gainesville Orchid Society, inviting visitors to see the facility ADMISSION FREE. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens formally opened to the public in October of 1986 and the Open House is a means of celebrating our 'birthday.' In addition to viewing the botanical gardens, approximately 50 booth will be set up selling a wide variety of plants. The American Orchid Society will have their annual American Orchid Society's judged show that will coincide with the Fall Plant Sale and will take place inside Kanapaha's entrance building. Bring cash because most vendors do not accept credit cards. Pets are not allowed at these festivals.

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LEVY COUNTY EMERGENCY:
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
from the Levy County Department of Emergency Management
October6, 2017    5:45 pm

Coastal areas of Levy County should be aware of a potential for some minor coastal flooding over the weekend during high tide cycles. See below information from the National Weather Service.

COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT SUNDAY.

* COASTAL FLOODING...UP TO 4 FEET MEAN SEA LEVEL AT TIMES OF HIGH TIDES.

* COASTAL FLOOD TIMING...FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON. GREATEST CONCERN LOOKS TO OCCUR WITH THE SATURDAY EVENING AND SUNDAY MORNING TIDE CYCLES.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING AND INUNDATION OF LOW LYING COASTAL ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

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FREE DENTAL SERVICES
CHIEFLAND,
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
October 5, 2017

First Baptist of Church in Chifland will have free dental services for community members who don't have any type of insurance and have low income.

The Mobile Dental Unit will be on site at First Baptist Church in Chiefland again during the week of NOVEMBER 6-10, 2017. 

Mandatory screening and appointment scheduling will be held on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21.  Doors open at 8:00 am.  Only this Saturday.

Place:  Florida Baptist Mobile Dental Unit Will Be at First Baptist Church, 511 N Young Blvd, Chiefland, FL 32626

Bring to the screening:
Photo ID
List of current medications you are taking
Know your income for one month

FREE    There is no cost for the screening or any dental procedure

Contact Beverly in the Church Office if you have questions

352-493-1481

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LEVY COUNTY YOUTH TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL 4-H WEEK OCTOBER 1-7
October 5, 2017

 

For the 75th consecutive year, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week during the first full week of October. Levy County 4-H will leverage National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people, and will highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in our community who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them.

 

4-H alumni around the country are always the first to acknowledge the significant positive impact 4-H had on them as young people; the opportunities and experiences that 4-H provides youth empowers them to become true leaders. In fact, research has shown that young people in 4-H are almost four times as likely to contribute to their communities, and are twice as likely to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs in their free time.

In Levy County, more than 2,000 4-H youth and nearly 70 volunteers from the community are involved in 4-H. The most popular community club programs in the county involve livestock projects, shooting sports, and outdoor education. The Tropicana Public Speaking school-enrichment program also draws in nearly 1,000 participants each year and the county winners are awarded a full scholarship to attend 4-H camp during the summer. Levy County 4-H also has a robust summer day camp program that provides more than 800 healthy meals to campers and a fun educational learn-by-doing experience that is unequal to any other program in the county. Not only are 4-H youth active within their organization, they are also active within the community through community service projects such as the annual Suwannee River Clean-up. The impacts of the Levy County 4-H program are felt throughout our community and for generations to come.


MEDICARE PART C (HEALTH) AND
PART D (DRUG) PLAN
2017 ANNUAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD
FOR YEAR 2018
SUNDAY, OCT 15TH – THURSDAY, DEC 7TH, 2017
October 4, 2017

SHINE, a volunteer program with the FL Dept of Elder Affairs, will assist you in making the best informed decision for your 2018 Medicare Part D Drug Plan or Medicare Advantage Plan.  Each site will have individual counseling.  SHINE provides free, unbiased, and confidential counseling.

          Low Income Medicare beneficiaries should ask about Extra Help (LIS) to help pay for your 2018 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan costs.  

          Bring your Medicare Card, your 2017 Plan card (if any), and all your Prescription drug bottles or a 6 months listing of your prescriptions from your pharmacy.

Please call 1-800-262-2243 for a site near you or to be referred to a SHINE volunteer.

Come See a SHINE Volunteer At: 

Levy County
 
Bronson
          Wed, October 4th                              1:30pm-3:30pm         Bronson Public Library
          Wed,, November 1st                            1:30pm-4:30pm        Bronson Public Library
          Wed, December 6th                           1:30pm-4:30pm        Bronson Public Library
Chiefland
          Wed, October 18th                               1:30pm-4:30pm       Chiefland Senior Center
          Wed, November 15th                          1:30pm-4:30pm       Chiefland Senior Center
          Tues, December 5th                           1:30pm-4:30pm       Chiefland Senior Center


 
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THE CEDAR KEY CEMETERY
NEEDS YOUR HELP
October 2, 2017
 
WHY?
The Cemetery underwent some destruction during Hurricane Irma.  Some thirty-ish trees were felled and debris strewn about. 
Many hands are needed to clean up the area.
 
WHAT?
CEDAR KEY CEMETERY CLEAN UP OPERATION
 
WHERE?
Cedar Key Cemetery
 
WHEN?
October 14, 2017, Saturday, at 8 am
                                              
WHAT TO BRING?
Bring what you need: gloves, water, bug spray. 
Rakes, trash bags, and loppers  would be helpful.
 
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CEDAR KEY 2017-2018
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
UPDATED    OCTOBER 1, 2017
 

OCTOBER

10/1  Cedar Key Methodist Church Pickin’ and Praise, City Park 6 pm, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/15-announcements/3236-cedar-key-methodist-church-1-october-pickin-and-praise

10/2   Friends of State Road 347 Clean Up, meet at Adopt-a-Highway sign near CR 347 and SW 77th Place, 9 am,  http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/activities/20-conservation/3314-friends-of-cr-347-7-august-2019

10/3     City of Cedar Key Commission Meeting, City Hall, 6 pm, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/15-announcements/3318-city-commission-agenda-19-september-2018

10/5 Levy County Tourist Development Council, 820 Hthaway Avenue, Bronson, 6 pm, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/15-announcements/3320-levy-county-visitors-bureau-meeting-october-2017


 

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GRANDIFLORA NURSERY CLOSING  VERY SOON
September 28, 2017

Grandiflora Nursery has been the Cedar Key Garden Club’s companion in quality gardening and landscaping for many years.  Sadly, after four decades in the business, they are closing.  Grandiflora is located on the west side of Gainesville.  Please, read the note below from Garden Club  President  Roger McDaniels.

“Got a call today from Grandiflora saying they are closing in 8 days. They have lots of plants available at very reduced prices.  Everyone is welcome to go buy them.  Just tell them you're from the Cedar Key Garden Club and they may even give you a better deal (no sales tax).  Cash and check are the best way to buy.  On the 23rd they will be auctioning off everything including equipment items.”

Roger McDaniels 321 698-1688

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OVER 100 ARTISANS SET TO LINE
CEDAR KEY’S DOWNTOWN STREETS
SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

Event Coordinator Susan Rosenthal, announces that 106 vendors have registered for the upcoming Cedar Key Seafood Festival.   She explains, “2017 marks the Lions Club’s 48th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival.  Our Arts & Crafts vendors will provide the widest variety of merchandise we’ve ever seen.  With the theme of Celebrate Island Lifestyle, I can’t wait for Festival weekend to arrive.  It’s going to be a fantastic event.  As in years’ past, admission is FREE and memories are PRICELESS.”

Crafters from as far away as Maine and Michigan will join fellow creatives from the across Southeast. The group gathers in Cedar Key on Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd. Festival hours are 9:00 am to 5:00pm both days. Featured items include:

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Wood Carvings

Funky Coconut Fish

Original Artwork

Cast and Thrown Pottery

Succulent Sauces

Hand Sewn Quilts

Soaps & Lotions

Fine Art Photography

Decorative Wreaths

Embroidered Gifts

One of a Kind Collectibles

Hand Crafted Furniture

And Much, Much More….

 

 

Ms. Rosenthal encourages visitors to spend the day in Cedar Key.   “Shop the crafters on downtown streets, savor fresh seafood in City Park, watch Saturday’s parade and enjoy live entertainment on our very own Clam Boat Stage.”  She continues, “We promise a day of food, fun, arts, crafts, music & more.  Come and experience our island community.” 

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
 
CONSTRUCTION JOB FAIR,
PREPARATION WORKSHOP ON TAP
IN CITRUS COUNTY
September 25, 2017

 Career seekers interested in the construction industry have two upcoming opportunities to start building a future.

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion has partnered with the Citrus County Builders Association and Withlacoochee Technical College to present a construction job fair on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  at Withlacoochee Technical College, 1201 W. Main St., in Inverness. This event will allow career seekers interested in the construction industry to meet with members of the CCBA about job openings, career paths and more.


 
CEDAR KEY WATER
AND SEWER DISTRICT 
 HEARING:
 
RATE RESOLUTION 
 September 24, 2017
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CUB SCOUTS THANKS
 SUPPORTERS 
September 23, 2017

Cedar Key Cub Scouts, Pack 114, would like to thank the Cedar Key community for your support of our first fundraiser. 

Our fried mullet dinner was a success and we appreciate everyone who helped, donated food, bought tickets, cooked and gave donations. Community involvement is a large part of Scouting and we are excited to see what our Scouts will do here in Cedar Key!

Thank you all! - Pack 114 

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GRANDIFLORA NURSERY CLOSING IN EIGHT DAYS
September 15, 2017

Grandiflora Nursery has been the Cedar Key Garden Club’s companion in quality gardening and landscaping for many years.  Sadly, after four decades in the business, they are closing.  Grandiflora is located on the west side of Gainesville.  Please, read the note below from Garden Club  President  Roger McDaniels.

“Got a call today from Grandiflora saying they are closing in 8 days. They have lots of plants available at very reduced prices.  Everyone is welcome to go buy them.  Just tell them you're from the Cedar Key Garden Club and they may even give you a better deal (no sales tax).  Cash and check are the best way to buy.  On the 23rd they will be auctioning off everything including equipment items.”

Roger McDaniels 321 698-1688

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LEVY COUNTY EMERGENCY:
REPORT DAMAGE
September 15, 2017

Levy County Emergency Management is requesting residents that sustained damage to their home as a direct result of Hurricane Irma to please call us at 352-486-5155 or 352-486-5576 with a brief description of the damage information will be used to submit to FEMA for the possibility of assistance to homeowners.  There is no guarantee that assistance will be available.  Damages must be directly to their home.  Outside buildings, fences, and non-living areas will not qualify.  Damages must be a direct result of hurricane Irma.  Damages already present before the storm will not qualify.  Only primary homes are eligible.  Vacation homes and rental units are not eligible.   

 
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CEDAR KEY 2017-2018
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
 
SEPTEMBER

9/16 Coastal Clean Up, Cedar Key Marina, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/activities/20-conservation/3261-2017-coastal-cleanup-reminderhttp://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/activities/20-conservation/3260-2017-coastal-cleanup

9/16-17 Pirates in Cedar Key postponed, date to be announced

9/17 Folk in the Springs 2017, High Springs, Fl, noon – 8 pm,  http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/arts-ents/3174-fold-in-the-springs-2017

9/22  UF IFAS A Geological Perspective of Climate Change, Levy Extension Office,  Bronson, FL, 10 – noon, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/activities/20-conservation/3244-uf-ifas-a-geological-perspective-of-climate-change

9/18 Cedar Key Water Sewer District Final Budget Hearing, CKWSD Office, 5 pm, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/15-announcements/3281-ckwsd-water-board-meeting-18-september-2017

9/19    City of Cedar Key Commission Meeting, City Hall, 6 pm. http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/15-announcements/3286-city-commission-agenda-19-september-2017

9/19 City of Cedar Key Final Budget Hearing, City Hall, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/3182-2017-city-of-cedar-key-budget-schedule


 
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FINAL BUDGET HEARING
 September 13, 2017
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MESSAGE FROM THE
CEDAR KEY WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT
September 13, 2017
at 2:52 pm
 
THE SEPTEMBER 11, 2017, "PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE" IS HEREBY LIFTED FOLLOWING THE PRESSURIZATION OF THE WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND THE SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF THE BACTERIOLOGICAL SURVEY SHOWING THAT THE WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL JOHN MCPHERSON, GENERAL MANAGER, AT 352-317-7431. 

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LEVY COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:
CURFEW BLIFTED
BEGINNING AT 2PM MONDAY,
SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
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