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Today's Features

  • If you were in Cedar Key two weeks ago, you may have noticed a few extra people visiting the island community. That’s because the Florida Lighthouse Association held its meeting in the Island Room at Cedar Cove.

    With more than 130 people in attendance, it was the largest member meeting ever for the 14-year-old non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers who are dedicated to the preservation of the 30 remaining lighthouses along Florida’s 1,200 mile coastline.

  • Friday

    SVP production

    On Friday, March 5, the Suwannee Valley Players will be showing their production of “Phantom of the Op’ry”.

    Show dates will be

    Friday, March 5 at 8 p.m.

    Saturday, March 6 at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

    Sunday, March 7 at 2:30 p.m.

    Friday, March 12 and 13 at 8 p.m.

    Saturday, March 14 at 2:30 p.m.

    Friday-Saturday

    Yard sale benefits March of Dimes

  •    The festival will be held this year on April 24 and 25.

       During the next month, the OFCA Committee will be reaching out to local groups and individuals to solicit volunteers. There are a wide variety of ways to help with this event including setup/take down, being a block captain, and/or assisting at the artist’s reception in the CKAC sculpture garden Saturday evening.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or have an in-kind donation to contribute, please contact Mandy Cassiano at cedarkeyarts@bellsouth.net or 543-5400.

  • Marie Meeks said one of the earliest memories of her 100-year life was when her father brought her an old wooden apple crate to stand on so she’d be tall enough to wash dishes.  She was 2.

    “I mostly cooked and washed,” she said.  “My sisters and I we never did work on the farm.”

    Meeks, born in 1910, was one of seven sisters and four brothers to grow up on a small farm in Williston.

    It was a time when people got around by horse and buggies, and Meeks said she walked 3 1/2 miles everyday to get to school.

  • Today

    Improve your driving

    The new, one-day AARP Driver Safety Course takes only six hours and replaces the old two-day course.

    The class starts at 9 a.m..at the Bronson Agriculture Office, 625 North Hathaway, Bronson. For information or to register, call  Linda Cochran at (352) 493-1742

    Mature drivers can earn a discount on auto insurance for completing the course. The course fee is $14 for non members and $12 for AARP members.

  • More than 75 people turned out to the opening Saturday night to see the 47 highly-creative entries, including five from exhibit judge Chick Schwartz.  

    Chick is a sculptor who works in bronze, cement, wood, ceramics and found objects. His work has been featured in more than 25 one person shows in galleries and museums across the U.S. and Canada.  

    Chick and his wife Marsha are the artists who conceived and built the fisherman and fish in the CKAC Sculpture Garden.

  • Rhonda Cook’s eyes welled up with tears when she recounted the story of a woman who called her one day at the small radio station she runs out of Long Pond Baptist Church.

    The woman had recently lost a loved one and was calling Cook to praise her for the work she does.

    “The statement she made to me was, ‘ I couldn’t have got through the last two years had it not been for this station,’ ” Cook said.  “And that’s when you know what you’re doing is making a difference.”

  • Today

    Fanning and Manatee Springs

    Working Group

  • Andrew Davis said he was about 7 years old when his father first took him out hunting in the furrowed and freshly plowed farmlands of Levy County.  

    Davis said what they sought, though well hidden and making no sound, almost seemed to have the desire of wanting to be found, of wanting to tell a story.

    The stories are those of people that inhabited the land long before the days of fences, highways and acres upon acres of plump, juicy watermelons.  

  • Donna Leggett, an exceptional student education aide at Bronson Middle/High School, was selected as the 2009-2010 School-Related Employee of the Year.

    In her fourth year at Bronson, Leggett has devoted her time to tutoring and assisting some the school's neediest students. She also helps teachers with students that require special accommodations.

    Her patience and understanding does not only apply to academics, either. She also helps students with their emotional well being, providing students with the encouragement they need to perform at their best.