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Features

  • 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

  •    Levy County has a multitude of beautiful, young ladies and now is the time to prove it.  

       The Levy County Fair Association is calling for contestants for the Miss Levy County Fair Queen and Little Miss Levy County Fair Queen pageants to be held April 11 at 6 p.m.

       The Fair Queen pageant is open to all girls 15-18 years of age who reside in and/or attend high school in Levy County.  

       Little Miss pageant is open to all girls ages four to six who reside in and/or attend school in Levy County.   

  •    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Fanning and Manatee Springs

    Working Group

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • The Springtime Levy County Fair will take place between April 8 and 11 this year at the Williston Airport Industrial Park, located across from the Williston Horseman’s Park.

    Upcoming country music star Kenyon Lockry, presented by Mel Tillis Enterprises, will be performing on the main stage Friday, April 9.  McKinley and Beggs Band will be performing on the main stage the following night.  A battle-of-the-bands contest will take place throughout the dates of the fair, as well as the featuring of Miss Levy County Fair and Little Miss Levy County Fair.

  • Today

    Vet museum

    All World War II veterans are welcome to join the celebration at 11:30 a.m. at the U. S. Victory Museum in Archer. O’s So Sweet of Williston will cater the event.

    The museum is located within the historic 1890 Archer City Hall, dedicated to the sailors, soldiers and airmen who served and defended our great country.

    If you have any questions or need directions, please call Billie Cooper 352-493-9368 or Dot Halvorsen 352-542-7697.

    Through Saturday

  • “The Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail: Make it work for you” workshop will be held at the Steinhatchee Community Center on Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Join Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Office of Recreation Services to explore how your business can be attractive to visitors seeking adventure on the Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail and exploring the beauty of the area’s natural features.

    Lunch will be provided – please call Pam Wessels at (352) 498-7770 and reserve your place today.

     

  • Years of dedication to students have paid off for Sherry Beauchamp, a fourth grade teacher at Chiefland Elementary School.

    Beauchamp was was honored by school and district officials on Feb. 5 as she was selected as the Levy County Teacher of the Year.

    She was surprised in Principal Patrice McCully’s office by Levy County Superintendent Robert Hastings, School Board Member Paige Brookins of Chiefland, and selection committee members.

  • n Comedian-evangelist at Lighthouse

  • All month

    Gallery show

    The Cedar Keyhole Gallery is proud to announce Artist of the month for February 2010 is Sheila Thomas.

  • The School Board of Levy County Wellness Committee will join with the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) for a joint meeting on today February 4 at 2:50 p.m.

  • By all accounts, Beverly and Richard Felmey of Bell should be having the time of their life cruising around the Caribbean on a tour ship sending postcards home to their son, Levy County Deputy Brian Capps, of Fanning Springs, and their daughter, Healther Class, of Bell.

    They made it to the Caribbean, but not as tourists. The Felmeys operate the Feed My Sheep Mission in Montrouis, Haiti. It's a mission, school and clinic that the couple has operated since 1998.

  • A basic pistol class, hosted By Levy County Sheriffs Office, that can qualify an individual for Florida Concealed weapons permit will be held Feb. 6 at 8 a.m. at the Levy County Sheriffs Office Classroom, 9150 N.E. 80th Ave., Bronson.

    The cost is $65 with proceeds benefitting the family of slain Dixie County Sheriff's Capt. Chad Reed. Reed was killed in the line of duty last week leaving behind a wife and two children.

    Sign up by calling (352) 486-5111 or email sfinnen@levyso.com. Lunch will be provided and additional donations will be accepted