CEDAR KEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
February 3, 2016
Tri-County Area, FL – What difference can a single donation make? One figure frequently cited is that one pint of blood can save up to three lives, since it can provide three lifesaving products: red blood cells, plasma and platelets. But that only scratches the surface of the impact. Those three people may have children, brothers, sisters or parents. There may be friends, classmates or coworkers, who will all be affected because a life was saved because one person made the decision to donate blood. A one-hour investment of time can have a far-reaching influence. Be a life saver and a life changer, donate blood today.
LifeSouth and the communities of Cedar Key and Dixie County invite you to be a part of saving lives when they team up to host blood drives in February.
“Seventeen percent of non-donors say ‘they never thought about it,’ as the main reason for not giving,” said Nicholas Drouillard, Regional Manager for LifeSouth. “We hope everyone will think about saving lives and donate blood at one of the upcoming community drives.”
All who donate will receive a recognition item and a complimentary cholesterol screening. Donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more, and have photo I.D. Sixteen-year-old donors must have signed parental consent. For more information about becoming a donor or about blood drives in your area, call LifeSouth at (888) 795-2707 or visit www.lifesouth.org.
LifeSouth is the sole blood supplier for 39 medical facilities in 17 counties in North Central Florida including Shands at UF, the VA Medical Center, and North Florida Regional Medical Center. LifeSouth is a nonprofit, volunteer blood center supplying 128 medical centers in Florida, Alabama and Georgia.
Bronson, Florida, (January 2016) Levy County Board of County Commission has received a notice of a grant award of $20,000 to implement proposed work on The Shellfish Trail Map. One of fivecollaborative grants awarded across the Big Bend counties—Dixie, Jefferson, Levy, and Taylor—the funding encourages partnerships to strengthen the region's economic vitality while simultaneously ensuring the ongoing health of its natural resources.
“A number of partners will be participating with the creation of Florida’s first Shellfish Trail Map and the largest trail of its kind in the United States. This project will showcase our working waterfront communities and encourage economic growth in Levy County and in the Big Bend Region,” said Levy County Commissioner John Meeks.
Over the next year, Levy County Visitors Bureau will be implementing this project with the intent to develop a map that will include Levy, Dixie, Taylor and Lafayette Counties. The map will educate people about where to buy and eat local shellfish, how to take an active role in protecting water quality and habit for shellfish industries within the Big Bend Region; where recreational scalloping is allowed; where to learn about commercial production of clams and oysters, location of recreational boat ramps; and the locations of working waterfronts in this region.
Cedar Key, a tiny island community in the Gulf of Mexico, is known as a sleepy fishing village surrounded by gorgeous scenery and abundant wildlife. But just under this surface is a thriving art community. For years the island has been a magnet for artists who live there permanently or visit regularly and two decades ago the enclave of 700 permanent residents was endowed with an arts center which sponsors classes, exhibitions, a summer art camp for kids, and a juried arts festival each spring.
Since art infuses and informs much of the daily life of Cedar Key residents, it’s no surprise that so many create it, collect it and decorate their homes with it. For the first time ever, residents will be opening their homes for the Arts Center sponsored Art-Filled Homes Tour, Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 10 am to 4 pm. Ten homes will be open to the public, 5 in the morning and 5 in the afternoon. Refreshments will be offered at several of the homes and maps will be available at the Arts Center the day of the event from 9-1 pm.
Attendees can expect an array of homes on the Tour, from Historic District cottages, a restored grand old home which was recently featured in Coastal Living magazine, and other island residences filled with modern and traditional art as well as eclectic collections. Each home is unique -- some display art found on exotic foreign travels, several have one-of-a-kind handmade art furnishings and still others focus on Florida artists, past and present.
Tickets are $20/person and may be purchased prior to the event at the Cedar Keyhole Artist Co-op located below the Arts Center at 457 2nd St (open daily 10am – 5om) or on the day of the event between 9 am – 1pm at the Cedar Key Arts Center. Proceeds go toward the Arts Center renovation project which will make the Center more accessible and create additional studio and gallery space.
February’s Arts Center exhibit will preview art and furniture from homes on the tour as well as art items from other island residences. The exhibit debuts February 6th, 5-7pm and is open to the public throughout the month of February.
Rodger Nogaki will present “GAMAN” on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 10:30 am at the Cedar Key Public Library, 460 2nd Street, Cedar Key. The presentation is free and open to the public, with refreshments provided by the Cedar Key Friends of the Library.
Rodger Nogaki was born in Seattle, Washington on Jan. 3 1940. He was the first son of Takeo and Florence Nogaki both of whom were born in America and they are part of the Nisei Generation (first American born of Japanese immigrants).
His family was rounded up by US Army troops armed with rifles and bayonets in March 1942 and sent first to a reception center in Puyallup, Washington. They were later sent to Camp Minidoka, a Concentration Camp in Hunt, Idaho where the family was incarcerated until late February, 1944.
His path to adult hood was very difficult. Prejudice, racism, fear, hatred, bulling, and physical attacks were an everyday occurrence.
“GAMAN” is a short story of Rodger’s experience growing up in America. It is just 1 of 120,000 stories that could be told by those of us who were forced into 10 American Concentration Camps, all west of the Mississippi River in 1942. It is his hope that we all learn how a group of Americans of Japanese Ancestry faced racism, prejudice, and hate, with sacrifice, honor and pride while “Enduring the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity”…GAMAN!
CEDAR KEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
February 2, 2016
American Oystercatchers are large shorebirds that can be found year-long along the Nature Coast, including Cedar Key. Oystercatchers feed primarily on marine bivalves and oyster reefs provide crucial foraging and roosting opportunities. The area around Cedar Key is the wintering home for 10% of the total oystercatcher population. We have documented >1,000 individuals around Cedar Key and single flocks can number greater than 300. One of the biggest threats to this wintering population is limited availability of high-tide roosting habitat. This habitat is offshore oyster reefs that stay dry at high tide and are free from vegetation and disturbance. Although foraging is critical for survival, roosting and its associated activities such as rest, digestion, and maintenance are also very important. In addition to the importance of Cedar Key for this large oystercatcher wintering population, the Cedar Key area is home to many pairs of nesting oystercatchers. Nesting habitat within the Nature Coast is limited to a few small offshore islands around Cedar Key, the Horseshoe Beach jetties, and on spoil islands in Citrus County. The population of oystercatchers nesting along the Nature Coast is the fourth largest in the state. The biggest threats to the Cedar Key nesting population are habitat loss, predation and disturbance.
Janell Brush is originally from Nebraska and received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She went on to receive her M.S. in Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida. She currently is an Avian Research Scientist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Her office is located at the Lovett E Williams, Jr. Wildlife Research Lab in Gainesville, FL. She has managed research and monitoring projects for wetland dependent birds in Florida for over 15 years. Most recently she has conducted research and monitoring on shorebirds, seabirds, brown pelicans and bald eagles. She was on the team that developed the Florida Shorebird Alliance, a statewide partnership that monitors shorebirds and seabirds. Her work includes extensive research on American Oystercatchers along the Nature Coast, including Cedar Key.
David F. Mack received a BS from Morgan State, MFA from the MD Institute College of Art, and an advanced Diploma from US Army Command and General Staff College. Known as The ClayMacker, David is a member of the North Tampa Art League, Florida, CraftArt, National Council on Education for The Ceramic Arts (NCECA), and the NFL Players Association (free agent Washington Redskins-71). David is a retired art teacher from three major school districts (Baltimore City, Las Vegas, and Pasco County). A former college adjunct art professor, David taught ceramics at Essex Community College, MD, and St. Petersburg College, Clearwater, FL. He is also a military veteran, and retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, USA.
For more than 50 years, David Mack has worked in clay, and made the wheel his tool of choice. Retiring from teaching in 2004 and relocating to Florida, David has been an active exhibition clay artist in FL, and has conduct ceramic workshops for Baltimore City and Pinellas County art teachers, Morgan State and Bethune Cookman University. David Mack received national recognition as a co-presenter and contributor at two NCECA conferences in Tampa, FL-2010 ( Lecture: Ceramic Art as Able Art", International Collaboration with Art Center at Hana, Nara City, Japan): and Milwaukee, WI- 2014 Conference ("David Drake, Potter, Poet, Slave"), presented by author Leonard Todd.
David's recent clay creations represent wheel thrown hollow donut forms sculptured to create "Animal Teapots- Lions, Tigers, and Bears...Oh My"! These animal teapots is a testament to David's legacy to always keep evolving as a clay artist. However, David's signature trademark remains his Heritage Vessel Collection consisting of wheel thrown vessels transformed into distinguish "People of Color". Such as, Dr. Charles Drew, Bessie Coleman, Augusta Savage, Harriet Tubman, Elijah McCoy, and more than 35 others (see: www.fineartamerica.com). David Mack considers himself a folk artist with an academic background. He questions those academic critics who believes a "Folk Artist" cannot be school trained. David believes that his diverse ethnic background, cultural experiences, and changing environment are factors to qualify a folk artist. According to David, "the people, animals, places, and things that I interact with all play a major role in the creation and production of my artworks".
In conclusion, David's success would not be possible without the support, guidance, and inspiration from his wife, partner, and inspirational collaborator, Linda Mack.
César Estrada Chávez (March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993) - An American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW). A Mexican American, Chávez became the best known Latino American civil rights activist, and was strongly promoted by the American labor movement, which was eager to enroll Hispanic members. His public-relations approach to unionism and aggressive but nonviolent tactics made the farm workers' struggle a moral cause with nationwide support. By the late 1970s, his tactics had forced growers to recognize the UFW as the bargaining agent for 50,000 field workers in California and Florida. However, by the mid-1980s membership in the UFW had dwindled to around 15,000. After his death he became a major historical icon for the Latino community, and for liberals generally, symbolizing support for workers and for Hispanic power based on grass roots organizing and his slogan "Sí, se puede" (Spanish for "Yes, it is possible" or, roughly, "Yes, it can be done").
Stoneware clay wheel thrown human form, sculptured head detach, electric fired to cone 6, size 13”x 8.5”x 12.5 Created 2012
Josephine Baker (The Banana Queen, (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri she became a citizen of France in 1937. Fluent in both English and French, Baker became an international musical and political icon. She was given such nicknames as the "Bronze Venus", the "Black Pearl", and the "Créole Goddess". Baker was the first African American female to star in a major motion picture, Zouzou, to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer.
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James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music
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BENEFITS OF A COMMUNITY GARDEN
The first Community Garden was established in Winston Salem N. C. in 1759, so that folks could have a green space in the middle of town. The benefits that those folks realized are the same today.
The most important of aspect of a Community Garden is building community, the sense of community that Cedar Key has. As the Community Garden Project Leader, I experience this about every time I go to town. People coming up to me, folks from as far away as Canada, and offering help in the form of donations or labor or both. It is inspiring, humbling, and gratifying all at the same time. The Community Garden is already doing what all the studies show, furthering our sense of community. No matter what differences folks may have, when given the opportunity, we come together and do what needs to be done. Thank y'all for that.
Because of that support, the Cedar Key Community Garden will be up and growing by February 1st, one month ahead of schedule. The first harvest has already taken place and was given to the Food Pantry. There will be 20 table- top beds, along with beds on the ground, ready to plant; we will continue to add beds as funding allows Bed rentals are on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you would like to rent a bed , please call the below phone number to get your name on the list. Yearly rental cost, for compost filled beds, is $50 for a 4'x10' for a table top bed, $25 for a 4'x5' table top bed, $40 for a 4'x10' ground level bed, and $20 for a 4'x5' ground level bed. Irrigation will be provided.
There are several other benefits that are realized by having a Community Garden. At the Second Street entrance, there is a quiet spot, a gathering place, with benches provided, in a shady place, under the Cedar trees, amongst the flowering plants, to enjoy that space and time. It provides another park in the City at no expense to tax payers and will have changed a vacant lot into a real asset to our island community. After February 1st, the sign at the Second Street entrance will be changed from Future Community Garden to Welcome To Our Community Garden, with everyone welcome to come in and enjoy the Garden.
Since most beds will be at table top height, folks with flexibility and other issues can still have a garden. These Gardens provide people with the opportunity to get some physical exercise, reduce stress, and be in a place that brings folks together.
Folks that grow crops in Community Garden eat fresher and healthier food and save money. These Gardens are very productive producing 3 to 5 times more food per square foot than a large scale farming. On average, the food on your fork has traveled 1,300 miles to get there, it has changed hands six times, and almost 50% was lost due to spoilage. These Gardens also give folks the opportunity to garden when they do not have a space to grow things. Community Gardens provide places for adults and children to learn about gardening and food production.
If you have any questions or would like to rent a bed, please call me at 540-392-5969.
COMMUNITY GARDEN WORK DAYS!
BRING YOUR TOOLS IF YOU CAN.
WE’LL GET IT DONE!
January 25, 2016
This is a reminder of the work parties on Tuesday the 26th and Wednesday the 27th. If possible, please come on Tuesday so that we can get the Cedar Key Community Garden established and growing on the February 1st opening.
Please bring your hammers, framing squares, tape measurers, shovels, work gloves, and smiles.
Gumbo and rice will be served for lunch.
See you at the Community Garden.
All friends are welcome.
(The program schedule still is underway, and there may be changes to the current draft. Programs described as TBA are tentatively booked, but will not be listed until confirmed. Stay tuned.)
Thursday, January 14 – 5 p.m. – Cedar Key State Parks Updates with new Park Manager Tommy Pavao and Parks Specialist Christopher Camargo, including news from Cedar Key Scrub State Park, Cedar Key Museum State Park and the Wacassassa Bay Preserve.
Saturday, January 16- 10:30 a.m. –The new Nature Coast Biological Station Dr. Mike Allen, Director, and his team, with introduction of programs designed to improve conservation and management of natural resources in the region.
Thursday, January 21 – 5 p.m. – Same Latitude, Different Attitude a visit to Vietnam, with Libby Cagle and Roger McDaniels. Libby’s quest to visit her sixth continent and Roger’s desire to re-visit the place where he lived in 1967, brought surprises and interesting experiences, as well as reflections on the changes over the past half century.
Saturday, January 23 – 10:30 a.m. – TBA
Thursday, January 28 – We will have no program here at the library. North Florida Marine Science Symposium and Big Bend Science Symposium will be taking place at Community Center. On Thursday, the Evening Poster Presentation, a catered event, is open to the public (with registration) and the Friday Keynote Presentation at 9 a.m. is open to the public. Those planning to attend the Thursday event are asked to register at http://sfrc.ufl.edu/nfmss.
Saturday, January 30 – 10:30 a.m. – Jacqui Sulek, Audubon Society Chapter Conservation Manager, will talk about the organization and its conservation and advocacy programs.
Wednesday, February 3 – 11 a.m. – Community Gardening – Cedar Key Garden Club.
Thursday, February 4 – 5 p.m. Nesting and Roosting Oystercatchers – Janell Brush .
Saturday, February 6 – 10:30 a.m. – Growing up in a Japanese Internment Camp – Rodger Nogaki.
Wednesday, February 10 – 7 p.m. – Silent Film Festival with Jesse Beller on keyboard.
Thursday, February 11 – 5 p.m. – Katie Glodzik – Hydrology of the Big Bend.
Saturday, February 13 – Valentine’s Flower Sale with CK Garden Club
Thursday, February 18 – 5 p.m. – Lola Haskins reading from her work.
Saturday, February 20 – TBA
Thursday, February 25 – 5 p.m. Whitney Lab Group with updates.
Saturday, February 27 – 10:30 a.m. Nest Abandonment on Seahorse Key – Coleman Sheehy, Peter Frederick, Vic Doig
Thursday, March 3 – 5 p.m. – TBA
Saturday, March 5 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Friends of the Library Book Sale and Garden Club Plant Sale.
Thursday, March 10 – 5 p.m.- Annual Cedar Key Poets Reading
Saturday, March 12 – 2 p.m. – Dr. Ken Sassaman with updates from Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge Archaeology Project
Wednesday, March 16 – 11 .m. – Garden Design by Eileen and Lamar Greene – Cedar Key Garden Club.
Thursday, March 17 – NO PROGRAM DUE TO CK HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL DINNER.
Friday, March 18 – 6:30 p.m. – PATCHOULI at CK Community Center – Annual Meeting of CK Friends of the Library – FREE to all, refreshments, entertainment.
Saturday, March 19 – 10:30 a.m. – What’s New on the Lyme Disease Front – Brenda Boleyn.
Thursday, March 24 – 5 p.m. – Mary Opall, Director of Nature World Wild Life Rescue on Triage, First Aid and Transport of Injured Wild Life.
Saturday, March 26 – 10:30 a.m. TBA
Thursday, March 31 – 5 p.m. – Janie Veltkamp, Birds of Prey Northwest – Raptors and Social Media
The 52nd Annual Arts Festival will be held April 9 and 10, 2016.
Our website is Cedar KeyArtsFestival.com.
The Lions Club is in charge of the park vendors and music in the park.
Suwannee Valley Players announces open auditions for The Rednecks Bite Back, a farce by R. Eugene Jackson, to be held on Friday, February 26, at 7 pm and Saturday, February 27, at 2 pm at the Chief Theater.
Join the side-splitting laughs with Bubba and his family as they take on the snooty Throttlebottoms and a whole passel of Blubbers!
Show dates will be on May 6-8 and 13-15, 2016. Cast needed includes 3 Male, 5 Female, 9 Flexible...Ages range from 6-70.
For more information, contact Diana Child at (352) 210-8792. This play is presented by special arrangements with Big Dog Plays.
Gainesville, Fla. (January 21, 2016) -- Health Insurance Marketplace Navigators from WellFlorida Council will be providing free enrollment assistance to help individuals and families enroll or re-enroll in health insurance prior to the Jan. 31 deadline. The public is invited to attend an Open Enrollment event on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Luther Callaway Public Library, 104 NE 3rd St. in Chiefland.
Attendees should either bring or know the Social Security numbers for everyone who will be on their health insurance plan and supporting documentation of household income, such as tax returns and pay stubs.
Walk-ins and RSVPs are both welcome. To RSVP, call 352-441-0769. For more information visit NCFNavigators.org
Navigators are trained and certified to provide free, unbiased help to explain insurance options and guide consumers through the enrollment process.
Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace will come to an end on Jan. 31. Consumers must pick a health plan before the end of the month or face financial penalties. The fee for not having health insurance in 2016 is $695 per adult ($347.50 per child) or 2.5% of household income, whichever is greater.
WellFlorida Council, the local health council and consultant for health causes for the region, oversees the health Insurance Marketplace Navigator program for 15 counties in North Central Florida.
THE NON - FICTION BOOK BUNCH
WILL MEET WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27 AT 1:30 PM IN THE UPSTAIRS MEETING ROOM IN THE LIBRARY.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Tickets: $12 donation.
DINE IN or TAKE OUT!
GET YOURS TODAY!
NEW 2016 Extension Master Gardener Intern Training class - applications available at Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy County. Deadline to return applications to Bronson office is Friday, February 5. This video may help the resident decide which would be more suitable, the Extension Master Gardener Intern training or a standalone workshop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g24a0pH5XgI