The ongoing ad advances in technology are amazing. New devices, increased in speed and the decreased in size, seem to come to market at an ever increasing rate. One of the results of these advancements is that you can end up with a pile of obsolete electronic devices. A pile of stuff that you no longer need or use but that you hate to put into a landfill. Well, you now have a chance to properly recycle these electronic items.
The Cedar Key Senior Beta Club is going to have an electronics recycle event on Saturday November 5th, at the Cedar Key School, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.
All of these devices will be taken to a licensed and certified electronics recycler. Being a certified recycler means that any information left on your electronic devises will be handled in a secure way. Below is a list of electronic items that can be recycled at no cost, items that cannot be recycled in this program, and items that there is a charge to recycle.
Hats off to the Senior Beta Club for organizing and implementing this electronic recycle program and for fulfilling their mission statement promoting service, leadership, academic achievement, and character.
Dear Friends of the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts,
You may remember that in 2015 the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts was named one of the top five Small Juried Arts Festivals in America (and one of the top in the South).
ArtFairCalendar.com is repeating the survey this year and votes are due by October 25, 2016. The survey only takes a few minutes and we would greatly appreciate you support. Copy and paste this link in your search bar to cast your vote.
DETAILS: After the loss of a loved one, coping with daily living can be hard. Knowing you are not alone in your difficult journey can make all the difference. Join Haven Hospice and others in your community on November 10, 6 p.m. at the Haven Hospice Community Building at the Tri-Counties Care Center in Chiefland for its Love and Remembrance Memorial Service.
Haven provides this service at no charge and anyone in the community who has lost someone is invited. Attendees are encouraged to bring pictures and mementos of loved ones that can be placed on our Table of Memories. Receptions will follow. For more information, call the Haven Hospice Healing Hearts program at 1.844.LIGHTEN or visit www.havenhospice.org.
Cedar Key Fire Chief Robert Robinson is thrilled to announce the acceptance of the Firehouse Sub Public Safety Foundation’s award of Hurst extrication equipment to Cedar Key Fire & Rescue. The new equipment is valued at $30,037.00 and consists of a Hurst cutter, spreader, ram, and the necessary batteries and chargers required for use. In addition, the award also includes a Hurst eDraulic bank charger, power supply, and three mounting brackets. This new rescue equipment will be welcomed with open arms as it will be replacing the department’s 30+ year old equipment.
Chief Robinson explains that this award will allow for faster and safer rescues involving vehicle entrapment. Due to the fact that today’s vehicles are built to withstand more than ever before, the newer extrication equipment has become a necessity to be able to power through the tougher construction in the event of a rescue.
The Cedar Key Fire Department will hold a dedication event once the grant fulfillment process is complete. Further details will be announced in the near future.
“Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was founded in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Firehouse Subs co-founders, Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen, traveled to Mississippi where they fed first responders and survivors. As they traveled back to Florida exhausted and exhilarated, they knew they could do more and the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was born with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment, and educational opportunities to first responders and public safety organizations. Since inception, the non-profit organization has given more than $23 million to hometown heroes in 46 states and Puerto Rico.”
October 19, 2016
The theme this year is YOLO (You Only Live Once) Be Drug Free! Every student from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Twelve will be given a YOLO red ribbon to wear each day of the week and we will have themed dress up days.
The SWAT club is also helping to promote this cause. SWAT stands for Students Working against Tobacco. Students will receive a small reward each day for dressing up and be entered into a drawing at the end of the week for a Red Ribbon Prize Pack. We will also be entering a photo contest to earn the school a $1,000 reward.
The link below superbly captures the spirit of the 2016Cedar Key Seafood Festival. Photographs were taken by resident Rory Brannan for your enjoyment.
SHINE volunteers will not be able to provide in-person help to Cedar Key seniors who wish to review their Medicare Part D drug program this year due to storm damage to the library building.
Instead, there are two alternatives seniors may choose.
SHINE is a volunteer program with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. The SHINE volunteers will help you make the best informed decision with your Medicare Part D Drug Program.
The new Cedar Key chapter of the Audubon Society met at interim president Bill Rucker’s house on Tuesday afternoon to plan for the coming year. The National Audubon Society, whose 1905 founders included famed naturalist and Cedar Key visitor John Muir, is one of the country’s most vigorous and influential environmental groups, working to protect bird habitats, public lands and water, and to promote a profound appreciation of our natural world. The Cedar Key chapter, which met last April for the first time, has seen its membership grow from 0 to above 40 and has already accomplished a number of its initial goals.
The first goal was to address the need for a more active and organized bird rescue system. Birds, most often brown pelicans, are occasionally hooked accidentally by those fishing off docks and bridges here. The solution was to provide both vital information as well as to teach more citizens the skills necessary to respond to these situations. Signs instructing people who to contact and what to do should they encounter such an entanglement have been placed at 6 locations around town: the Number Four Bridge, the airport bridge, Cemetery Point Park, the corner of G and First streets, the City Marina, and the fishing pier on Dock Street. In addition, Savanna Barry, Regional Specialized Sea Grant Agent of the Nature Coast Biological Station, organized and conducted a workshop in July on the proper procedures involved in saving injured birds. This workshop trained over twenty residents who could now lend a knowledgeable hand in such an operation. Dr. Barry also visited the Cedar Key Youth Summer Program; our town now boasts a number of children who will know what to do if they encounter a hooked or injured pelican.
The children who attended the Youth Program this summer were also treated to a presentation on the birds of Cedar Key by Doug Maple, local bird authority and fitness guru. From Doug’s visual and informative workshop, the camp attendees voted on their five favorite birds and produced drawings which have been turned into a colorful poster. This poster will be on display at the Cedar Key Audubon Society’s booth at the upcoming Seafood Festival.
FEMA ASSISTANCE IN CEDAR KEY