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CEDAR KEY WATER
AND SEWER DISTRICT
BOARD TO MEET 
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FOURTH ANNUAL
YOUTH JOB FAIR
SET FOR JUNE 7
May 30, 2017

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion is set to host its fourth annual Youth Job Fair on Wednesday, June 7 at the College of Central Florida’s Webber Conference Center in Ocala.

The free event is exclusively for 16-to-24-year olds who are seeking full- or part-time employment for permanent, summer or temporary positions. Held in partnership with Eckerd Workforce Development, it takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Webber Center is located on the north side of campus and is easily accessed via Southwest 20th Street.


CEDAR KEY COMMUNITY
CALENDAR 2017
UPDATED  6/1/17

Editor's Note:  The following calendar is an attempt to keep all aware of Cedar Key events   The links will take you to the CKN articles/announcements which contain additional specifics.  Cedar Key News staff welcomes your comments; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

JUNE

6/5  Friends of County Road 347 Cleanup, 9 am, meet at CR 347 Adopt-a-Highway Sign, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/activities/20-conservation/3066-friends-of-cr-347-5-june-2017

6/6 Cedar Key Historical Preservation Board Meeting, City Hall, 3 pm

6/6  City of Cedar Key Commission Meeting, City Hall, 6 pm

6/6 – 7/27 Nature Coast Summer Fishing for Youth Program, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/activities/20-conservation/3095-nature-coast-fishing-for-youth-program


LARGE
MOVING SALE
 
MAY 26 & 27
9:00 – 4:00
 
1081 9TH STREET
(BY WATER TOWER)
 
Furniture, Household Items, Tools,
Antiques, Artwork, and Lots More Stuff
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HAVEN HOSPICE RECOGNIZES CHIEFLAND VOLUNTEERS

Edith and Jerry Walters Recognized as
Chiefland Volunteers of the Year
May 20, 2017

Chiefland, Florida  (May 10, 2017) –  Edith and Jerry Walters were the recipients of the Haven Hospice Dr. Fitzpatrick Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award for the Chiefland service area during the recent volunteer appreciation luncheon and awards event. 

Vol of year 1

 

Edith and Jerry have been volunteering with Haven for eight years. “We like helping people and decided that Haven would be a great opportunity to do that,” said Edith. “There are a lot of wonderful people that work for Haven.”

The couple spend most of their time volunteering with Haven at the Haven Hospice Attic Resale Store in Chiefland.  “It is really rewarding to see the smile on someone’s face after they get a fantastic deal on something from the Attic,” said Edith.  

The couple have donated their time to Haven in other areas as well. “This dynamic duo have shown their versatility by meeting Haven’s volunteer needs in many areas including sitting vigil, patient respite, community events and helping out with Haven’s annual Veteran Luncheon,” said Haven Hospice Chiefland Volunteer Coordinator Vondla Sullivan. “Over eight years, Edith and Jerry have a combined total of almost 4,000 hours volunteering with Haven.”


LEVY COUNTY
PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM
May 18, 2017
MAY 17 LEVY LIBRARIES techzoo
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UNITED METHODIST WOMEN ANNOUNCE THEIR
PICNIC IN THE PARK
May 17, 2017

MAY 17 UMCW Picnic in the Park

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LEVY COUNTY
PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
May 15, 2017

The theme for this year's Levy County Public Library Summer Reading Program is Build a Better World.  This summer children of all ages are invited to these fun educational programs.  We will be learning how to save the world with superheros, to use our manners and volunteer by princesses, support our community helpers, the importance of voting, and much, much more!

Each one of our programs will include special guest presenters, a fun craft, a take home goody bag, and a lunch. Please note that the characters listed are subject to change.


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NEW HAIRDRESSER
IN TOWN
May 13, 2017
 
 
 
 
On Friday, May 5, 2017, Haley Simpson opened a new shop on Second Street. Having heard that a location was available, Simpson grasped the opportunity she says she has wished for, operating her own hair stylist shop in Cedar Key.
 
In a brief interview, Simpson shared that she was eager to make customers look and feel their very best.  She believes that, with her skills, she can facilitate that.
 
Simpson was born and raised in the Cedar Key area.  Upon graduation from Cedar Key School in 2013, she moved to Valdosta, Georgia, to complete her schooling to become a beautician.
 
 
WHO?
 Haley Simpson
2013 Cedar Key School graduate and Valdosta, Georgia’s
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College graduate.
Experience in Chiefland, Florida.
 
WHERE?
525 Second Street, Cedar Key, Florida
 
HOURS?
Hours are 9 am to 6 pm daily except Sunday.
 
ALL WELCOME
Men, women, children, all are welcome.
 
SERVICES?
Hair cut, hair styling, hair coloring, waxing, pedicure.
Special events: proms, weddings, etc.
 
APPOINTMENTS?
Appointments preferred; call 352 221 2719.
Walk-ins welcomed.
 
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A DAY AND NIGHT IN
ALASKA’S KING CRAB FISHERY
May 17, 2017
 

A cold day in Cedar Key suddenly seemed warmer as Hannah Healey, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Education Specialist, showed pictures of fishing boats covered in ice.  Her talk for the Cedar Key Historical Society Coffee Series highlighted her time aboard a boat in Alaska’s King Crab Fishery.

About 50 people gathered in the Cedar Key Community Center on Thursday March 16 2017 to hear Hannah’s tales.  Working these boats inspired the Discovery television show titled ‘The Deadliest Catch.”  The title doesn’t refer to the catch itself, but to the fact that about 58 people die per year in the industry, including observer/monitors like Hannah.

The amount of effort involved is staggering: the primary site is the Dutch Harbor fishing grounds located 790 air miles from Anchorage and 2.5 days by boat!  Once at the fishing grounds, boats can stay out on the water for up to 2 weeks or until they catch their limit.  The boats then put in at any one of a number of islands to offload catch.  The fishing season can last for three to four months.

And these seas are not for the faint of heart.  Out on the fishing grounds the smallest waves are eight to 12 feet.  In the heart of the fishing area they can be up to 50 feet.  Hannah, who grew up on Gulf Coast waters, took a little while to adjust and admitted to ‘losing her cookies’ a few times.

“They have a saying on the boats that there are three stages to seasickness,” noted Hannah.  “Afraid you’ll die, afraid you won’t die, and knowing you won’t die”

The waters there were also much cooler than Gulf waters, typically ranging from 30-40F.  “Ice coats the boat like Saran Wrap,” recalled Hannah.  The ice must be kept broken off the boat or buoyancy can be affected.  This year, such an ice covering sank a boat.


SMOKING?  FACTS FOLLOW

May 13, 2017 

FINANCIAL COSTS OF SMOKING

  • In just one year, a pack-a-day smoker in Florida can spend more than $2,000 on cigarettes.[1] That can add up to more than $10,000 in just five years.
  •    Smoking costs the United States more than $300 billion dollars each year, including:[2],[3   Nearly $170 billion in direct medical care for adults.[4]
  • More than $156 billion in lost productivity due to premature death and exposure to secondhand smoke. [5]

HEALTH COSTS OF SMOKING

  • Smoking can cause cancer almost anywhere in your body  and almost1 5 different types of cancer. [6],[7] About 30 percent of cancer deaths in Florida are caused by cigarette smoking.[8]
  • On average, smokers die 10 years earlier than nonsmokers.[9] For every person who, dies, at least 30 people live with a serious smoking-related illness.[10]
  • Smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States and remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in Florida and the United States.[11]


WEBSITE LISTS LOCAL RESOURCES FOR
CANCER PATIENTS AND CAREGIVERS
May 12, 2017

GAINESVILLE  Are you or someone you care about in need of a cancer support group, transportation for medical treatments or financial assistance with prescription drugs?  Locate resources for these needs and more on the website www.CancerResourceGuideNCF.org.  The Cancer Resource Guide of North Central Florida is a public service of  North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (NCFCCC), WellFlorida Council and the Ffloria Department of Health Cancer Control Program.

The Cancer Resource Guide of North Central Florida lists support groups, community and caregiver resources, financial support services and tobacco cessation activities throughout the region.  The online guide includes a wide range of cancer-related resources: summer camps for children with cancer; sources for breast prosthesis and wigs; and medical assistance for individuals who are uninsured or under-insured, including low cost/no cost mammograms.


HCE MEETING MAY 18
May 12, 2017

The Levy County Home and Community Educators (HCE) group meets on Thursday, May 18, in the UF/IFAS Extension office conference room, at 625 North Hathaway Avenue, Bronson at 10 am.

This will be the group’s last meeting before summer break.  The HCE will re-start in the fall.  

If you would like more information about the group, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the office staff will pass on your information to the group.

Thank you.
Sharon Hardison, UF/IFAS Extension
 
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CCE MEET FOR
EMPTY CHAIR TOWN HALL MEETING
MAY 12, 2017

Discussion will open with a report on the Empty Chair Town Hall meetings held in Williston and Dunnellon when Citizens for an Engaged Electorate meets on Thursday, May 18, at 7 pm at Williston Community Center. 

Also on the agenda are: July town hall meetings with Representative Dunn; a roundup of the state legislative session; summertime activities in Williston and surrounding areas; and a report on the voting rights restoration ballot initiative. The meeting will wrap up with information on activities sponsored by national groups that affect us locally.

The Community Center is located at 50 N.W. Main St., on the north side of the Walgreen's parking lot.

As always, the public is invited. For more information, phone 
352-465-8461 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


CUB SCOUTS RECRUIT
IN CEDAR KEY
May 8, 2017
 
The Cub Scouts of America is a program in which parents/grandparents/guardians are involved in the success of their boys. They will be partnering with their sons to help them advance through the requirements.   The motto on their website says a very great deal:
“SOME BOYS AVOID OBSTACLES.
SCOUTS OVERCOME THEM.”
LESSONS TO BE LEARNED
The life lessons learned in Scouting form a foundation to embrace opportunity and overcome obstacles in life:
•         A fun and safe environment to learn and grow while developing interests and skills. 
•         Character building and development centered around good morals and values.
•         The chance to learn life skills that help Scouts be successful adults and contributing members of society.
•         Exciting outdoor experiences boys love like hiking, camping, mountain biking, and more
CEDAR KEY RECRUITING NOW
WHAT
The Cub Scouts of America, Pack 114, is recruiting now
in the Cedar Key area.
 
WHERE
The Pack meets on Wednesday's at the Methodist Church at 6:30
 unless a "Go-See-It" trip IS planned, like the Cedar Key Fire Station visit
 
WHO? 
The group includes young boys in kindergarten through the fifth grade.   
 
HOW MAY I FIND OUT MORE?  WHOM DO I CALL?
Pack leader James Custer at 352-442-1661 will answer all your questions.
 
WANT TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP?
If you wish to volunteer to help with meetings and events, you are needed.  Please, register with the Boys Scouts of America and join us.
 
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CEDAR KEY COMMUNITY
CALENDAR 2017
UPDATED  5/12/17

Editor's Note:  The following calendar is an attempt to keep all aware of Cedar Key events   The links will take you to the CKN articles/announcements which contain additional specifics.  Cedar Key News staff welcomes your comments; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

5/8-16  Cuba - Ecological Riches and Cultural Exploration

with Cedar Key Audubon

5/15 Cedar Keys Audubon Board Meeting,  Library, 3 pm

5/16 Cedar Key Local Planning Agency Meeting, City Hall, 3 pm, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/3086-lpa-meeting-16-may-2017

5/16 City of Cedar Key Commission Meeting, City Hall, 6 pm, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/15-announcements/3087-city-commission-agenda-16-may-2017

5/18 Levy County Visitors Bureau Tourist Development Council Meeting, 6 pm,  http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/15-announcements/3072-levy-county-visitors-bureau-meeting-may-2017-2

5/20 Cedar Key School Graduation, Cedar Key School Gymnasium, 9 am, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/school/3088-cks-class-of-2017

5/24  Cedar Keys Audubon Member Meeting and Presentation,  5 pm, Cedar Key Library

5/25  Cedar Key Hazardous Waste and Hurricane Preparedness Day

5/31  Non Fiction Book Bunch, 1:30 pm, Cedar Key Library


 
CEDAR KEY
WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT
SWEARS IN NEW COMMISSIONERS
May 9, 2017
 
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STEVE ROSENTHAL, JOE HAND, DOTTIE HALDEMAN AND CHRIS REYNOLDS
LESLIE STURMER NOT PICTURED
 
 
At its Monday, May 8, 2017, regular board meeting, the Cedar Key Water and Sewer District Commission swore in its two new members and one returning member.  Returning member Chris Reynolds, joined Joe Hand and Steve Rosenthal in the oath reading.
 
Hand joins the District with experience with water.  He earned his Master’s Degree Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida; he has and thirty-five years’ experience working with the Department of Environmental Protection while based in Wakulla County and in Gainesville. 
 
Steven Rosenthal joins the District with legal expertise.  He hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, his honors degree, and his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree; he has been an active member in the Florida Bar for thirty years. 
 
The complete five-member board includes the three aforementioned men and Chair Dottie Haldeman and Secretary Leslie Sturmer. General Manager John McPherson swore in  the three men.
 
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MAY 10 FARAWAY INN Press Release May 2017

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CEDAR KEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
OFFERS MEMBERSHIP REDUCTION
  May 8, 2017

 

 

 

We at the Cedar Key Historical Society are featuring a half-price membership for the remainder of 2017. The museum membership gets you free admission to the Cedar Key Historical Museum on Second and D Streets in Cedar Key. Summer hours are Sunday through Friday from 1 pm – 5 pm and Saturdays we are open from 11 am until 4 pm.
We have an extensive collection of artifacts, pictures, and genealogical records of Cedar Key going back to the 1800’s.
 
This is an opportunity to while away those summer hours away from the heat; and learn something you never knew about your own back yard. Please, stop by and admire our recently renovated Andrew’s house and garden.
 
Amy Gernhardt
352-543-5549
 
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REPRESENTATIVE
NEAL DUNN
FAILS TO ATTEND TOWN HALL
MAY 7, 2017

On Saturday, May 6, over a dozen of Representative Neal Dunn’s engaged electorate met at the Williston Community Center disappointed that he did not show.

Earlier in the day, another, slightly smaller, equally disappointed group met in Dunnellon for the same purpose.

Moderator Barbara Byram, of Citizens for an Engaged Electorate, explained that she had repeatedly communicated with Dunn’s offices both in Tallahassee and in Panama City to offer the invitation to meet.  Byram was met with no responses to her repeated e mail, US Mail, and telephone efforts until just a short time ago.  Then Dunn’s staff member explained that the time was too short for him to plan to come to the May 6 meeting.   Byram and the staffer set a tentative town hall date in July.

The Neal Dunn Town Hall meeting was productive.  In the absence of Dunn himself, CEE members carefully researched and presented brief biographical data,  his campaign statements, newsletter content, statements to the press, and his voting record. 


CEDAR KEY COMMUNITY
CALENDAR 2017
UPDATED  5/7/17

Editor's Note:  The following calendar is an attempt to keep all aware of Cedar Key events   The links will take you to the CKN articles/announcements which contain additional specifics.  Cedar Key News staff welcomes your comments; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

5/6,7 Cedar Lakes Annual Garden Show and Spring Festival, Bronson, 9:30 am – 5 pm, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/3038-ckgc-suggests-cedar-lakes

5/8 Fiction Book Bunch, 1:30 pm, Cedar Key Library, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/15-announcements/2967-book-bunch-march-2017

5/8 Cedar Key Water Sewer District Board Meeting, CKWSD Office, 5 pm, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/15-announcements/3067-ckwsd-water-board-meeting-8-may-2017

5/8-16  Cuba - Ecological Riches and Cultural Exploration with Cedar Key Audubon


Levy County Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 1324 Bronson, Florida 32621   620 North Hathaway Avenue.
Office: (352) 486-3396  Fax: (352) 486-3401

www.visitnaturecoast.com

The Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet as follows:

         What: Rescheduled Regular Bi-monthly meeting

         When: Thursday, May 18, 2017

         Time: TDC Meeting starts at 6:00pm

         Where: 620 N Hathaway Avenue, Bronson, FL (U.S.Alt. 27)

         (Levy County Road Dept. Office Building)

         Meeting is open to the public.

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REMINDER….

THE   FICTION  BOOK  BUNCH 

WILL MEET MONDAY,  MAY 8 AT  1:30 PM

IN THE CEDAR  KEY LIBRARY UPSTAIRS MEETING  ROOM

ALL ARE WELCOME! 

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VA CELEBRATES
NATIONAL NURSES WEEK MAY 6-12
May 5, 2017

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the nation’s largest single employer of nurses, joins the American Nurses Association (ANA) in honoring America’s nurses dedicated to saving lives and maintaining the health of millions of individuals, including our nation’s heroes, during National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2017.

ANA has designated 2017 as the “Year of the Healthy Nurse”. The theme for this year is “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit”, celebrating nurses who lead the charge for health and wellness. VA health care facilities throughout the country will pay tribute to the more than 98,000 nurses who North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System Director Thomas Wisnieski describes “as the compassionate backbone of VA’s world-class health care system.”

VA nurses are essential partners in every health care team of professionals. Across our entire continuum of care, no health care professional is closer to the Veterans we care for than a VA nurse. Veterans and families rely on them for their compassion and the VA relies on them for setting the highest quality standards.  That reliance is well placed.  VA’s recognition as a leader in health care, patient safety and research is due in large part to nurses.


 
CEDAR KEY WATER
AND SEWER DISTRICT
BOARD TO MEET,  
SWEAR IN NEW MEMBERS
5 May 2017
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MAY 5 LEVY COUNTY ELECTIONS Independence Party of FL Disbands
  
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VOTE! TODAY!

Tuesday, May 2nd

Cedar Key City Commission

Seat #3

POLLS OPEN 7am-7pm

CEDAR KEY CITY HALL

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