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JANUARY 20 WOMEN’S MARCH,
CEDAR KEY
January 18, 2018
 
What?
Women’s March, Cedar Key
 
Where?
Meet at 1842 Daily Grind coffee shop
 
When?
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 2 pm
 
Why?
Mark the anniversary of the 2017 National Women’s March
 
More Information?
 

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CEDAR KEY METHODIST CHURCH PRESENTS....
POTLUCK LUNCHEON
January 17, 2018

Sunday, January 28, 2018, come have a meal with some old friends or make some new ones at Cedar Key Methodist Church.  Everyone is welcome for a potluck lunch at noon in the fellowship hall.  You could always come early for the 11:00 service and stay for lunch!  Bring your favorite dish to share or just come to eat with us.  There’s always more than enough food to share.

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ANNUAL EMPTY BOWLS
SOUP SUPPER
January 15, 2018
 
JAN 15 EMPTY BOWLS PICWhat:  Annual Empty Bowls Soup Supper
 
Where:  Cedar Key Community Center
 
When:  Wednesday, February 7, 2018, from 4 pm until 7 pm
 
Every Dollar raised goes to the Cedar Key Community Food Pantry. 
Our local Food Pantry currently serves about 61 families per week.
 
Donations are encouraged. 
 
Please dig deep and be generous with your donation.
 
 
Come enjoy soup, salad and dessert. 
"Special Bowls by Amy will be available for silent auction.
 
Contact name:  Marie Lewis cell # 716-640-4018 
 
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CEDAR KEY 2018
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
UPDATED JANUARY 13, 2018

JANUARY

1/16  City of Cedar Key Land Planning Agency Meeting, City Hall,  3 pm, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/3580-lpa-meeting-agenda-16-january-2018

1/16 City of Cedar Key Community Redevelopment Agency Meeting, City Hall, 6 pm, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/15-announcements/3578-cra-meeting-agenda-16-january-2018

1/16    City of Cedar Key Commission Meeting, City Hall, 6 pm,

http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/15-announcements/3579-city-commission-agenda-02-january-2019

1/17 Cedar Key School Homecoming Parade, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/3580-lpa-meeting-agenda-16-january-2018

1/18 Cedar Key Library Lecture Series presents Davenport/Terborgh, Tropical Bird Ecology, Cedar Key Library, 5 pm, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/activities/20-conservation/3577-friends-of-library-present-terborgh-and-davenport

1/18 Levy County Candidate University, Levy County Supervisor of Elections Office. Bronson, 9 am – 12 pm, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/15-announcements/3472-levy-county-supervisor-of-elections-candidate-university

1/18 Cedar Key Historical Society and Florida Humanities Council present Cynthia Barnett’s Rain and the Florida Hydrologic Cycle, Cedar Key Community Center, 10 am,   

http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/activities/20-conservation/3583-ckhs-coffee-features-barnett-reminder


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CEDAR KEY PUBLIC LIBRARY 2018 LECTURE SERIES
Updated January 10, 2018
 
Thursday programs begin at 5 pm; Saturday programs begin at 10:30 am.
Additional information on each program will be available
as soon as possible.

Thursday, January 18   Dr. John Terborgh  “Why We Need Top Predators” and Dr. Lisa Davenport  “Of Otters and Others in Amazonian Lakes”

Saturday, January 20   Dr. Andy Danylchuk “Chasing Ghosts – The Science and Conservation of Bonefish”

Thursday, January 25   No Program.  Cedar Key Arts Center Children’s Art Program Benefit Dinnere

Saturday, January 27    TBA

Thursday, February 1 Sam Gibbs/Rick Anthony  Florida’s Nature Coast Conservancy

Saturday, February 3    Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge presentation

Thursday, February 8   Mike Allen/Charlie Martin Cedar Key Fisheries – Snook, etc.

Saturday, February 10  Edward Gonzalez-Tennant Rosewood (New book)

Thursday, February 15  David Milsten  he Last Full Measure (Vietnam)

Saturday, February 17  TBA


 

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BOWLEGS TOWN
A Tale about Life among the Seminole
Indians at the start of the First Seminole Indian War
By: Toni C. Collins
January 10, 2018          

JAN 10 CKHS Dust jacket finalIn November of 1817, the First Seminole Indian War was started when General Edmund P. Gaines attacked Fowltown, a Seminole Indian settlement on the Flint River in Georgia, just north of the Florida border.  The following month, General Andrew Jackson, without permission of the U.S. Congress, swept southward into Florida to bring the Seminole Indians under control.          

By April 16, 1818, Jackson and his troops had reached Suwannee Old Town, a large Seminole Indian settlement which was under the leadership of Chief Billy Bowlegs.  However, the town had already been warned of Jackson’s advance and he found the area abandoned.  Frustrated by his findings, Jackson captured two British traders, Alexander Arbuthnot and Robert Ambrister, and took them prisoner.  Jackson ordered Arbuthnot be hanged and Ambrister shot.

          Arbuthnot was hanged from the yardarm of his own ship, the CHANCE and Ambrister was shot by a small firing squad of American soldiers. The British were outraged and the American Congress went into an uproar because Jackson invaded Spanish territory and hung and shot British citizens.  Jackson had to defend his actions for many years to come.          

Several years ago, H. Dale Herring, local Dixie County businessman and rancher, his wife Kim, and their children took up residency on 400 acres of land about a mile from the Suwannee River.  Herring was surprised to discover that 200 years prior his property was the site of Bowlegs Town.  Herring lost no time partnering with the Seminole Indian Nation to preserve history.    


FLORIDA NOVELIST TO SPEAK
January 9, 2019

JAN 9 KNOTTS 2018 Media Release Jan 15 Program

 

 

The Friends of the A. F. Knotts Library is presenting Florida author, Cassie Dandridge Selleck.  Her presentation is The Myths of Writing and the Importance of Libraries to Small Communities.   Her novels are about “small town Florida.” One of which, The Pecan Man, was recently optioned for movie rights.

Ms. Selleck will speak at the A. F. Knotts Public Library, 11 56th Street, Yankeetown, Florida, Monday, January 15, at 2:00 pm. T he presentation is free and open to the public.

 

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CEDAR KEY PUBLIC LIBRARY 2018 LECTURE SERIES
January 7, 2018
 
Note from Molly Jubitz, Cedar Key Library Manager: 
This schedule is preliminary. 
More information will be abolished as each program approaches. 
Thursday programs occur at 5 pm; Saturday programs begin at 10:30 am.

Thursday, January 18   Lisa Davenport/John Terborgh    Tropical Bird Ecology

Saturday, January 20   Andy Danylchuk           Fisheries Best Practices

Thursday, January 25   No  Program  (Cedar Key Arts Center Children’s Art Dinner)

Saturday, January 27    TBA

Thursday, February 1    Sam Gibbs/Rick Anthony Florida’s Nature Coast Conservancy

Saturday, February 3    TBA

Thursday, February 8   Mike Allen/Charlie Martin        Cedar Key Fisheries – Snook, etc.

Saturday, February 10  Edward Gonzalez-Tennant      Rosewood (New Book)

Thursday, February 15  David Milsten      Last Full Measure (Vietnam)

Saturday, February 17  TBA

Thursday, February 22 Kate Helgren       Green Education

Saturday, February 24  WOW Posters and Way Station       

Thursday, March 1  Hannah Healey/Caleb Purtlebaugh         FWCC        

Friday, March 2   Friends Annual Meeting with Patchouli concert 6:30 pm at Cedar Key Community Center

Saturday, March 3         Mackenzie Russell           Marine Mammal Stranding Response Team

Thursday, March 8        Dan Kline  Mosquitoes

Saturday, March 10       Friends of the Library Book Sale/Garden Club Plant Sale  (Refuge Annual Meeting)

Thursday, March 15      No Program  Cedar Key Historical Society Annual Dinner

Saturday, March 17       Ken Sassaman           Archaeology of the Lower Suwannee Region

Thursday, March 22      Katerie Gladdys              Art in Nature

Saturday, March 24      No Program Cedar Key Arts Festival

Thursday, March 29     Cedar Key Poets Annual Reading, with Guests

Saturday, March 31       Jeff Huffman, UF Meteorologist                 Hurricane Preparedness

Thursday, April 5

Saturday, April 7

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CEDAR KEY 2018
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
UPDATED JANUARY 8, 2018

JANUARY

1/8 Book Bunch Fiction, Cedar Key Library, 1:30 pm, http://www.cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/15-announcements/3377-book-bunch-march-2017-2018-book-selections-2

1/8 Cedar Key Water Sewer District Board Meeting, CKWSD Board Office Third Street Cedar Key, 5 pm, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/15-announcements/3545-ckwsd-water-board-meeting-18-january-2018

1/10 Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve Presents Ken Nash, Director of Physical Sciences and Climatology at the Gulf Archaeology Research Institute, WGP Education Center, 10 am, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/activities/20-conservation/3524-withlacoochee-gulf-preserve-presents

1/16    City of Cedar Key Commission Meeting, City Hall, 6 pm


LEVY SUPVSR ELECTIOMS

THREE $1,200 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE FLORIDA STATE
ASSOCIATION OF SUPERVISORS OF ELECTION
January 6, 2018

Tammy Jones, Levy County Supervisor of Elections is pleased to announce the opportunity for local college or university students to apply for a $1,200 scholarship through the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Election (FSASE), a statewide, professional organization of sixty-seven Supervisor of Elections in the State of Florida, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences.

FSASE will award three $1,200 scholarships this year to Political Science, Public or Business Administration or Journalism/Mass Communications majors who have finished TWO YEARS of JUNIOR COLLEGE or UNDERGRADUATE WORK. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted as full-time students in a senior college or university in Florida.

Guidelines and applications for the FSASE scholarships are available at www.votelevy.com or may be picked up at the Levy County Supervisor of Elections office, located at 421 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621.

The completed FSASE scholarship application, resume and two letters of recommendations must be submitted by March 29, 2018 to the Supervisor of Elections of the County in which you are registered to vote. For further information, please contact the Levy County Supervisor of Elections Office at 352-486-5163 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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REMINDER….

THE   FICTION  BOOK  BUNCH 

WILL MEET MONDAY,   JANUARY 8,  AT  1:30 PM

IN THE CEDAR  KEY LIBRARY UPSTAIRS MEETING  ROOM

ALL ARE WELCOME! 

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JOBS OUTLOOK: HEALTHCARE CAPTURES EIGHT OF REGION’S TOP 10 FASTEST-GROWING OCCUPATIONS
January 4, 2018

OCALA, Fla.  Eight of the 10 fastest-growing occupations through 2025 for the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region are in the healthcare industry.

All but one of the Top 10 requires formal postsecondary education or training, ranging from non-degree awards to master’s, doctoral or professional degrees.

According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunities’ annual release of occupation projections, the region’s fastest-growing position is nurse practitioner, with a growth rate of 39 percent and median hourly wage of $45.16.  


 
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KANAPAHA BAMBOO SALE
January 3, 2018

JAN 3 KANAPAHA PIC Every winter, Kanapaha holds an Annual Winter Bamboo Sale and a bamboo workshop. In December, Kanapaha issues a descriptive sales/availability listing of bamboos that are being offered during January and February on a dug-to-order basis.

How to order...

Bamboo order can be phone into 352-372-4981 starting January 1st. Buyers will be advised of the date orders will be ready for pickup and payment will be needed when orders are placed. There are no refunds issued after the bamboo has been dug. Bamboo Sale is in January and February only. Orders are prioritized by the date the customer is willing to come pickup the bamboo since some orders may exceed availability. Last day for placing orders is February 19th and the last day for picking up bamboo is February 25th.

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LOGO FL HUM CNCLCYNTHIA BARNETT TO SPEAK
 AT CKHS COFFEE
January 1, 2018

The following is an excerpt from Cynthia Barnett on her topic for the first in a series of lectures which will be hosted by the Cedar Key Historical Society in conjunction with the Florida Humanities Council. The date is Thursday,  January 18th and the location is the Cedar Key Community Center, 809 6th Street in Cedar Key at 10 a.m.   Cedar Key Historical Society

RAIN: A History for Stormy Times: A natural and cultural tour of RAIN, from the torrents that filled the oceans four billion years ago to the modern story of climate change. A wellspring of life, rain also has a place in our souls. In an ancient perfume region in northern India, villagers bottle the scent of rain from the monsoon-drenched earth, while in Manchester, England, and America’s Seattle, leaden skies helped inspire Morrissey and Kurt Cobain’s grunge. The scents and songs capture rain in small ways. Humans have long been convinced we could control the atmosphere with ideas much bigger, from the Roman rain god Jupiter Pluvius to the 2,203 miles of levees that attempt to straightjacket the Mississippi River.


CEDAR KEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
TO HOST
FLORIDA HUMANITIES SPEAKER SERIES
January 1, 2018

Don’t miss our 2018 Florida Humanities Speaker Series, featuring fascinating programs about Florida’s historic lighthouses, culture, people, and ecology.

Presented by the Florida Humanities Council in partnership with the Cedar Key Historical Society, this series will showcase four engaging talks and performances, starting in January and ending in April.  Admission to each is free.  All programs will be hosted at the Cedar Key Community Center, 6th and F Street, Cedar Key, Florida.

Our series will touch on a wide range of topics, including our hydrologic cycle, lighthouses in Florida, the legend of Osceola, and history of cattle ranching in Florida. Here are the details:         

January 18, 2018, 10 am
Cynthia Barnett, Rain and the Florida hydrologic cycle
 
February 15, 2018, 10 am
Florida Lighthouses by Brendan Burke
 
March 15, 2018, 10 am
Andrew Frank Osceola, the Myth
 
April 19, 2018, 10 am
Bob Stone, the History of Cattle Ranching in Florida

The Florida Humanities Council partners with community organizations around the state. Support for the Speaker Series is provided by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.  The Cedar Key Historical Society is grateful for their donors.

The Cedar Key Museum and the Cedar Key Community are handicap accessible.  Parking is available at Sixth Street.  For more information, contact the Cedar Key Museum at 352-543-5549 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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BRIDGE, ANYONE?
December 28, 2017
 
Snowbird from Maine is looking for a Bridge group in
 Cedar Key for January through March.
 
I have been playing for two years,
and my skill level is between beginner and intermediate. 
 
Please, call Barbara,   207-242-8167.
 
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CEDAR KEY
HISTORICAL SOCIETY
COMMEMORATIVE QUILT RAFFLE
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Please, remember to purchase your raffle tickets for the Commemorattive Quilt that celebrates the Fortieth Anniversary of the Cedar Key Historical Society.

 

 

The drawing will be March 15, 2018, at the Annual Membership Meeting at 6 pm at the Cedar Key Community Center. 

 

 

Tickets may be purchased at the Historical Museum.  Tickets are $10 each or three for $25.  

 

 
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MARION COUNTY FIRE RESCUE PAID TRAINING ACADEMY IGNITES CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
December 21, 2017
Recruiting event set for January 10 in Ocala,
classes begin in March

LOGO CAREERSOOURCE unnamed 1OCALA, Fla. (December 21, 2017) – Marion County Fire Rescue and the Marion County Board of County Commissioners are reigniting the Non-Certified Fire Academy, to fill 45 Firefighter, Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician positions.

In collaboration with CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion, Marion Technical College and the Florida State Fire College, the program includes 22-weeks of paid training and guaranteed employment with MCFR upon certification. It is geared primarily for those with roots in Marion County but is open to candidates from Citrus and Levy counties as well.


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The Cedar Key Historical Society Museum anticipates being closed Sunday December 24, and Monday, December 25, so our volunteers can spend the Christmas holiday with family and friends.
 
HOLIDAY GIFTS AVAILABLE
If you haven't stopped by to shop our museum store, remember we have a large selection of books, maps, and T Shirts which are on sale now.
 
Cedar Key Hisotrical Society staff wish you a Merry Christmas
and a happy holiday season!
 
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THE IMPORTANCE OF CREATING COMPREHENSIVE TOBACCO-FREE WORKSITE POLICIES
TRACY DECUBELLIS, M.S.
December 17, 2017
 
The QuitDoc Foundation was founded in 2006 by two physicians, a pulmonologist and a pediatrician, with a mission to improve overall community health and wellness by reducing the number of deaths in the United States from tobacco addiction and curtailing tobacco use within youth and adult populations through research, education, and prevention.  http://www.quitdoc.com/

It is no secret that tobacco use is harmful. Despite our knowledge of the multitude of carcinogens and toxins in tobacco, people still use it during work hours. According to the Centers for Disease Control, tobacco use in the workplace accounts for the most lost worker productivity compared to other causes such as family emergencies or alcohol abuse.1

Tobacco use and recreational nicotine use via e-cigarettes at work can cost employers money. The loss of productivity for a business with smokers is estimated to cost $4,056 in productivity and $2,056 in medical costs per year.2 Additionally, unless an employer creates a tobacco-free policy for the workplace that includes e-cigarettes and vapor products, employees may be able to use their recreational nicotine devices at work. Some counties and municipalities have laws regulating these products, but Florida does not restrict their use indoors. 


CEDAR KEY 2017-2018
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
UPDATED    DECEMBER 10, 2017

DECEMBER

12/11 Cedar key Water and Swwer Board Meets, CKWSB Office, 5 pm, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/15-announcements/3480-ckwsd-water-board-meeting-11-december-2017

12/1, 12, 14 Mosaic Stepping Stones Workshop, Cedar Key Arts Center, hours vary, http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/arts-ents/10-arts/3463-ckac-december-workshops-2018

12/11 Book Bunch Fiction, Cedar Key Library, 1:30 pm, http://www.cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/15-announcements/3377-book-bunch-march-2017-2018-book-selections-2

12/13 Cedar Key Garden Club Christmas Party, Christ Episcopal Church, 12 Noon,  http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/clubs-church-groups/25-garden-club-news/3393-garden-club-2017-2018-season


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LEVY SUPVSR ELECTIOMS

CANDIDATE UNIVERSITY

Levy County Supervisor of Elections will hold Candidate University on January 18, 2018. The class is for anyone interested in running for public office or just wanting to learn about the candidate process. Details regarding the class are listed below.

9 am to 12 pm
Supervisor of Elections Office
421 South Court Street
Bronson, FL
32621

Candidate University consists of a three-hour curriculum focused on the fundamentals of becoming and being a candidate. Participants will be introduced to each step involved in the process including pre-filling, collecting petitions and qualifying. Campaign pitfalls will also be discussed as well as audits, recounts and contest of elections.

All participants will receive certificate upon completion of the program and there is no cost to attend. For more information, please contact Jordan Lindsey at (352)486-5163, ext. 7 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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REMINDER….

THE   FICTION  BOOK  BUNCH 

WILL MEET MONDAY,  FDECEMBER 11,  AT  1:30 PM

IN THE CEDAR  KEY LIBRARY UPSTAIRS MEETING  ROOM

ALL ARE WELCOME! 

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