When festivals occur in Cedar Key, everyone pitches in to help, making it truly a community enterprise.
Below is a link to photos of Wednesday morning’s raising of the Arts Festival guest tent. The tent a free government surplus tents procured for the city by Fire Chief Robert Robinson.
The tent raisers were Lions Lannie Cardona, Dale Register, and Rory Brennan, City staff Billy Crandley, Brian Hathcock and Norman Hodge, and Arts Festival Coordinator Bev Ringenberg.
Click the link below and watch the tent transform from a packaged crate to a shady spot in which to lunch.
Would you like to ask questions of, or simply express your concerns to, the four individuals running? The News invites you to do precisely that.
Seat Three, currently occupied by Tina Ryan , is being challenged by Diana Topping and Jamie Griffin.
Seat Five, currently occupied by Sue Colson, is challenged by John Blouse III.
OCALA, Fla. (March 23, 2015) – Beginning this week, CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will hold a quartet of area job fairs designed to connect those looking for work with employers with spring hiring plans.
Registration for the job fairs is not necessary but job seekers are urged to register with the Employ Florida Marketplace at www.employflorida.com. Complete details and job fair preparation tips, including how to dress for success, are available at www.careersourceclm.com/calendar.
Every year when Cedar Key hosts its two-day Arts Festival, most charitable and non-profit organizations in the city become food vendors for the thousands of visitors. When the festival begins Saturday morning, these Cedar Key School organizations will be set up in the city park ready to offer you something yummy. The festival begins March 28th (Saturday), and ends March 29th (Sunday).
Come out and enjoy some sunshine, and delicious foods! See you there!
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Work will be received from March 30 to April 1.
You may enter as many pieces as you like. There will be a $5.00 for each entry. Work must be ready to hang or installed, with your name, title and price, securely attached to it. Also include a card for the wall with the same information that is attached to the piece. Fill out a gallery contract and price sheet, which will be available in the gallery, then should be signed by a board member.
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TRI-COUNTY MARINE CORPS LEAGUE
March 25, 2015
MARINES, we are looking for a few good men and women to join our organization. Meetings are the first Monday of the month at 1800. We are located at 1381 N E 82nd Avenue, Old Town. See sign on right on U S 19 as you pass the light in Old Town going north. Bring copy of DD214 or Discharge. Dinner following meeting. 904 669 4524.
Jane Veltkamp is a raptor biologist from north Idaho who winters here in Cedar Key with her husband Don. She has a masters degree from Purdue University and has worked with birds of prey for the last 25 years. For 10 of those years she managed reintroduction efforts in various states to boost the population of endangered raptors. Here at the Cedar Key Library she will discuss the techniques involved in successful efforts to remove ospreys and peregrine falcons from the endangered list.
Veltkamp is the executive director of the nonprofit Birds of Prey Northwest in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. At her facility injured wild birds of prey are provided with medical treatment with the intent to return them to the wild. Trained educational Eagles, Hawks, Owls, Falcons and Ospreys help her spread the message of conservation of these magnificent aerial predators. More can be found at the website-www.birdsofpreynorthwest.org or follow them on Facebook.
We will meet this week at 9 am on Tuesday at the entrance to the Luken Tract, by the entrance that takes off to the right just beyond the old highway, near the Bridge Number Fur.
On Thursday we'll meet at 10 am by the airport.
The Friends of the Bronson Library are having a Book Sale on Saturday, March 28th from 9am-1pm. We have many items to choose from. Pricing is: Hardbacks 50 cents, Paperbacks and children's books are 10 cents, DVDs are $1 and Videos are free.
Ande Lister’s technique begins with applications of thinned acrylics poured, dripped, and brushed onto canvas. Each stroke and calligraphic mark builds layers of uncompromised color that urge you to take a closer look. Ande’s paintings use a visual language to share her thoughts and emotions, because she believes that words and gestures can never be as descriptive or as fluid as the moments that make up our lives.
Ande has painted for most of her life, but began to call herself a painter after completing two years of graduate level painting studio at the University of Illinois, where she earned a Masters Degree in Art Education. Ande worked as an artist in residence for 10 years at the Contemporary Art Center in Peoria, IL, prior to moving to Gainesville, Florida in 2007 with her husband. Ande’s paintings are exhibited in private and corporate collections throughout the country. She is represented regionally by Fairfax Gallery, Jacksonville, FL.
Jean Rigg died peacefully at her home in Cedar Key, Florida, on March 11, 2015, after an energetic and exceptionally varied life. Diagnosed with lung cancer, she had the help in her last months of her sister and friends, both local and from further away, who were with her at the end.
Jean was born in Chicago, on November 17, 1938, the only child of Emily De Beukelaer and Jack Wallen. Her parents divorced, and Jean’s mother married Col. Robert Rigg, who adopted Jean. His military assignments at the close of World War II took the family abroad, and Jean spent part of her early childhood in China. She grew up in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C, then attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.
After graduation, she moved to New York City, where she taught school on Staten Island. In the 1960s, she joined the orbit of the Cunningham Dance Company, eventually becoming its administrator, a role that called upon her delight in responding to new challenges and unanticipated problems. Jean made many long-lasting friendships in the company and with the large circle of artists, musicians, and others who collaborated on Cunningham’s projects.
She left her position with Cunningham to attend Cardozo Law School, graduating in 1979. As she looked for the legal job she wanted, for a time she drove a taxicab in New York City. Jean went on to work in the television industry, but continued to be involved with the Cunningham circle. Jean’s lifelong interest in artistic experimentation also drew her into the work of the Judson Memorial Church. She was a founder of the annual marathon readings of Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans. After Cunningham’s death in 2009, she helped see to completion a multivolume CD collection of music composed to accompany many of his dances.
In 2000 she bought her house in Cedar Key, and threw herself into activities there. Joined in her later years by her beloved partner, Amber Harris, Jean never ceased seeking out unusual opportunities. All who knew her will remember her infectious laugh and her eager interest in others, old and young. Jean did not want a funeral or a memorial service; she preferred a celebration. She is survived by her brother, Bill Rigg, of Melbourne, Florida, her sisters, Ginny McLaren, of Columbia, SC, and Jackie Wallen of Takoma Park, Maryland, and by numerous cousins.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 16, 2015)– Consumers who had to pay a penalty for not having health coverage in 2014 and still haven’t signed up this year have one more opportunity to enroll in healthcare coverage for 2015. Consumers can visit Healthcare.gov from March 15 to April 30 to sign up for health insurance and explore their financial assistance options.
Larry was a member of the “Breakfast Club” in Don Fansler’s Captain’s Table bar and restaurant on Dock Street. The restaurant opened at eleven o’clock daily. The “Breakfast Club” hung out before hours in the bar. The bar didn’t open till eleven, and the club members were on an honor system, serving themselves.
The Friends of the A.F. Knotts Public Library are gearing up for our Spring 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.
The Friends of the A.F. Knotts Public Library will hold their Spring Book Sale beginning Saturday, April 11, 9am to 1pm at 11 56th Street, Yankeetown. The sale will continue through the following Saturday during library hours – Tuesday 3pm-8pm; Wednesday and Thursay 9am-5pm, and Saturday 9am-1pm.
Visit our website at http://www.friendsofafknotts.com for more information.
Kathleen Altman Odmann, age 59, passed away March 6, 2015 in Cedar Key, Florida. She lived most of her life in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she worked as a Registered Nurse. She was preceded in death by her parents Dr. James Lloyd Altman and Elsie Jean Altman, and brothers Grayson Lloyd Altman and James Lloyd Altman Jr. Kathy is survived by her two daughters, Rebecca and Jennifer Odmann, and her beloved grandchildren Alicia, Whitney, Christopher, Trevor, and Olivia. She was a magical lady who found beauty in everything.