As noted above, all meetings are open to the public.
October 16, 2014
Each year for the past ten years, the Cedar Key Public Library has collected blankets and outerwear for needy homeless people in North Central Florida. These items are distributed to the homeless population by the North Central Florida Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry.
The library again will be a collection point for items needed by the coalition: blankets, jackets, hats, gloves and socks. Items are limited due to limits in storage space, so PLEASE do not donate items other than those listed.
Patrons of the Cedar Key Public Library always have been generous in their donations for this program, and we welcome your donations again this year. Thank you for thinking of those less fortunate who are in need of these items during the winter.
The festival offers fine food, entertainment, shopping and family fun and is supported by sponsorship from the Florida Deptartment of Agriculture's Fresh From Florida Seafood promotion program.
Now in its 45th year, the Lions Club Cedar Key Seafood Festival celebrates the area’s fishing heritage, offering two days of fantastic food, family fun, and over 200 arts and crafts exhibitors as well as free live music by local singer songwriters in the beach front park on the beautiful old Florida island city of Cedar Key.
As a special treat to honor Cedar Key’s fishing heritage Miss Thelma McCain will reprise home made Mullet dinners on Saturday, as well as her offer her famous crab cakes on both days.
The popular Seafood Festival parade begins at 11 am on Saturday, offering prizes for best floats costumes, as well as a best Historic Cedar Key “The Way We Worked” prize, celebrating the Smithsonian Institution’s The Way We Worked Museums on Main Street exhibition at the Cedar Key Library.
Location: Cedar Key, Levy County, Florida. State Route 24 and Second Street and at the Gulf front City Park. 9-5 Saturday and Sunday, Oct 18 & 19.
DO COME AND ENJOY THE WEEKEND!
Cedar Key School’s kindergarten, first grade, and fourth grade have won a grant for a multi-age project which will study the life cycle of Painted Lady Butterflies.
Teachers C. Tomlin, J. Sloan, L. Campbell, and K McCain wrote the grant proposal titled Buddies and Butterflies. Countywide, proposals are submitted; they are then judged by the New Innovative Creative Education (NICE) selection committee. Cedar Key School teachers and students won their award, while some other Levy County Schools won grants as well.
Stay tuned for more NICE Painted Lady Butterfly classroom progress!
ATTENTION, ALL EAGLES
NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS!!
Due to the Seafood Festival we are changing our meeting from October 16, 2014 to October 23, 2014 at 7PM.
That's it. Simply put, the Redfish are all over the fish friendly habitat of Cedar Key, Florida.
We raised enough to purchase 13 more gas cards, which is a LOT.
Can't say enough about our crew! Ken Young, you COOK! Lynn Renfroe, you just grinned and worked. Mike Fischer, love that garlic bread! Marty and Buzz Healy were invaluable, just jumping in, and DOING. Katie Bancroft-Lady, you are superb, just swinging in, smiling, and working. (and you roll a might mean silverware-wonder where you learned THAT?) Jacquelyn Slaughter, you just kept asking for "another task". Loretta Fettig, you "swung in there" and worked. Eileen Bower, glad you felt well enough to be our cash counting, ticket dispensing cashier. Patti Hopson, is there anything you won't do? Noah Webster, you are a MASTER of conserve, compost, recycle and reuse! Larry Feldman, we really really didn't expect you to wield that broom.
Now, onto MY favorite part, the desserts.... they were fantastic!! Many thanks to Judy Treharne, Chris Black, Sarah Cardona, Tom and Nan Hooker, and the chocolate covered cherry cake queen, Susan Rosenthal.
Virgil-even though I give you a hard time, and the city crew of Brian and Mike, Thank YOU. You went over and beyond.
Miss Brenda and Henry, (my Nana has ice) thank you for the ice AND coolers.
Eagles 4194, thank you "filling the holes," not that I have EVER forgotten anything. The Food Pantry helped us, providing the pasta and other ingredients.
Winn Dixie in Chiefland has a GREAT produce department, they HAND selected the lettuce AND tomatoes.
May thanks to my own dear, Will Winegarden, who does not get upset when our house becomes a staging ground, and cleans up afterwards.
My "other family," Nature Coast Realty, Inc, thank you for giving me the time to do! Without you, I wouldn't have time, energy, or a "real job."
Caryn Stephenson and Anne Young of Pelican Realty, thank you for SELLING tickets.
And last, but far from least, the beautiful, wonderful, wonderous, loving people of Cedar Key, who came with large appetites and open pockets. I enjoyed watching friends and neighbors breaking bread, visiting, and ENJOYING fellowship and good times.
If I have forgotten anyone, please forgive me, I am still "fuzzy" from the love shown by the people of MY town, the ruby red Gem of the Nature Coast, Cedar Key, FL, the town with a HEART.
Pictured here are the scow and its crew about three miles out of Cedar Key. These photos were captured by Christine Ford.
The scow, built from tools of the era by the Crystal River Boat Builders, is a replica of those that sailed our waters in the mid-1800s. In celebration of the Smithsonian’s The Way We Worked exhibit, the scow arrived in Cedar Key on October 3 and returned to Crystal River on October 5, 2014.
Bring your extra arts or crafts supplies and set up a table at the Swap Shop.
You can swap items, or leave things that you want to donate or sell things (if you man your table).
Come and “shop” for things you need to complete your next projects.
Volunteers are needed for set up (from 8-9 am) and take down (2:30-3:30 pm), as well as to man the Swap Shop during the day.
Contact Amy Gernhardt at 1- 352-215-2096 if you want to set up a table or if you will volunteer to help.
CLEAN OUT YOUR ARTS AND CRAFTS CLOSET AND HAVE FUN SHARING AT THE SWAP SHOP OCTOBER 18TH!
PHOTO by GABBY5
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety Internet-completion courses in 12 counties this month. (List follows.)
Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them.
All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times.
Football season is in full swing, and the 2014-15 hunting season is cranking up. Heck, in Zone A, they’re already into general gun season. But for the rest of us, I’d like to cover some things you should know regarding three hunting seasons that are just around the corner: muzzleloading gun, gray squirrel and the first phase of dove.
Immediately following the close of crossbow season in each zone, the muzzleloading gun season begins. Season dates on private lands run Nov. 22 – Dec. 5 in Zone B, Oct. 18-31 in Zone C and Dec. 6-12 in Zone D.
During muzzleloading gun season, bows and crossbows are also legal methods of taking game on private lands, in addition to muzzleloaders. But on wildlife management areas (WMAs), only muzzleloaders may be used.
The most common types of game to take during muzzleloader season are deer and wild hog. Regarding deer, only bucks that are legal to take in your area may be harvested, and the daily bag limit is two. You can hunt wild hogs year-round on private lands, and there are no bag or size limits.