Most of you have heard about the Cedar Keys Audubon Chapter’s work with University of Florida/Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences to create the Cedar Key Bird Rescue. The chapter will have its first training workshop in late July to learn how to respond to birds in need and how to give them immediate aid and transport them to rescue centers.
To set up the training workshop, Cedar Keys Audubon is asking that the community donate several items for “kits” to help save the birds. You may purchase these items either at Walmart, Marina Hardware, or wherever you find them. Cash donations are also welcome. Checks may be made out to Cedar Keys Audubon Society.
The Cedar Key Bird Rescue effort will need the following:
Members of the Levy County chapter of Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) attended the 10th annual Levy SWAT Advocacy Summit on May 18th at Camp Kulaqua in High Springs, FL. There were a total of 95 youth in attendance at the event for an entire day of learning and teambuilding. This summit marks ten years of SWAT advocacy in Levy County and the SWAT chapter has accomplished numerous policy changes and developed many public speakers and advocates during this time, consistently maintaining an annual county chapter membership of 150-200 members.
The Levy County SWAT Representative and recent addition to the Statewide SWAT Youth Advocacy Board, Dakota Phillips, helped plan and facilitate the summit this year along with the Community Health Advocate for Levy County, Kristina Zachry. Dakota welcomed her peers to the summit and helped facilitate the presentations and agenda items, setting a great example of leadership!
LEVY COUNTY LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM
June 27, 2016
On Your Mark, Get Set.....READ!
CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will help FedEx hit the ground running when it opens its new distribution hub by hosting two hiring events next month.
The hiring events are set for July 6 from 9 am to 12 pm and July 7 from 5-8 pm at the College of Central Florida Klein Conference Center, 3001 SW College Road, in Ocala.
FedEx Ground is hiring 500 packers and package handlers, full- and part-time, for its 400,000 square-foot facility located in the Ocala/Marion County Commerce Park just east of I-75 and north of US 27. Starting pay is $11 - $12 an hour, with incremental increases within the first six months of employment.
The company provides flexible schedules, with differential pay based on early/late shifts, as well as paid time off, health/dental insurance and tuition reimbursement for employees after 1,000 hours on the job.
The strength of a community depends on its health, and its health partially depends on an adequate blood supply. LifeSouth Community Blood Centers would like to thank the residents of Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties for coming together to show their support by giving blood in the wake of the recent tragedy in Orlando.
LifeSouth declared an emergency need for blood donors, and you answered the call. Donations at the Chiefland Donor Center, 2202 N. Young Boulevard, in the Winn-Dixie shopping center more than doubled last week. When you consider that one blood donation can save up to three lives, it’s easy to see how giving blood can make a significant difference in our community. Every life that is saved is someone’s family member, friend or coworker.
After winning their first summer league game convincingly, the CKS Lady Sharks left on Friday morning for team camp at University of South Florida. The Lady Sharks played a tough pool schedule on Friday and Saturday. The Sharks faced two AAU teams, an independent school from Puerto Rico, and 8A schools Lake Minnesota and North Port. The girls played tough both days and entered Sunday's camp tournament ready to advance. They won their opener against 6A Tavares by double digits. Playing 5A Bishop Verot in the tournament semifinal, the Sharks jumped out to an early lead, but were undone by Verot's three point shooting. Had the Sharks won they would have faced local opponent Trenton for the camp championship bronze division. The 11 girls who went played hard, had fun, and represented Cedar Key well.
The Furth of July is just around the corner and the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce needs your help. We plan to have the best firework display this year, set off over the water between Dock Street and Atsena Otie. Everyone will be able to enjoy the show from anywhere along the beach/park, Dock Street, the pier, and best of all, your own boat or kayak!
We are looking for donations to help cover the costs of this year’s display. If anyone would like to donate, please, drop a check off to the Welcome Center on Second Street. We are also set up to take donations through our website at cedarkey.org; just click on the Fireworks! tab.
With all the recent rain, mosquitoes are going to be hatching out and we all need to remember a few tips to avoid being bitten.
The Five D’s are:
Dusk & Dawn are when mosquitoes are most active so you should avoid being outside at those times. And if you must be outdoors then--
Dress so your skin is covered with clothing. Wear shoes, socks, long pants, and a long sleeved shirt.
Drain any empty containers and stagnant water so mosquito wrigglers can’t grow up to become biters.
Deet mosquito repellant is best to protect bare skin and clothing. It is important to remember that DEET in not recommended for children younger than two months old. Instead, avoid exposing your baby to mosquitoes.
Levy County is the home for 40 known species of mosquitoes. They are as different in their feeding and breeding habits as humans are different in their lifestyles.
All mosquitoes must have water to develop. Most prefer slow-moving or stagnant water in which to lay their eggs. One tablespoon of water will breed over 200 mosquitoes. During warm weather, mosquitoes can complete their life cycle in four days.
The June Artist of the Month at the Cedar Keyhole is Susan Coffin. Susan is a sculptor who creates figures in alabaster and soap stone, both of the human form and of animals, birds or fish. Additionally, Susan incises rustic pieces of slate with images of fish, turtles, birds, manatees, to name but a few. The slate is vari-colored and the designs resemble the paintings in the Lascaux caves in France. Most of the sculptures are attached to pieces of driftwood and may either hang on the wall or are free-standing so they can be displayed on a flat surface.
The Cedar Key Historical Society Museum has been approved to participate in Schwan’s Home Food Delivery Fundraiser to raise money for building repairs. Our fundraising campaign ID is 27519 and beginsJune 1, 2016 and ends July 16, 2016. For more details and to place an order go to https://www.schwans-cares.com/campaigns/27519-cedar-key-historical-society-museum-building-repairs
Contact: Doreen Bauer