Local News

  • CKAA offers reward to catch Anchor Hole vandals

    The Cedar Key Aquaculture Association is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person, or persons, that vandalized the newly dedicated parking lot at the anchor hole at the corner of Gulf Boulevard and Hodges Avenue.

    In addition, an additional $500 will be given when the person, or persons, is convicted.

    According to Police Chief Bubba Castell, the person providing information to the Cedar Key Police Department; 352-543-5180 will not be identified.

  • Historical Society to hold benefit fish fry

    On Saturday, Nov. 10 at noon, the Cedar Key Historical Society will host a fish fry at the Community Center.

    This event is just one of a series of fundraisers that will benefit the restoration of the Lutterloh Building that houses the society's museum.

    Admission is $10 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the museum Sunday through Friday from 1- 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 and 5 p.m.Telephone 352-543-5549 or at Pelican Realty. Telephone 352-543-5581.

  • Record crowds reported at 38th Annual Seafood Festival

    Unbelievable crowds took Cedar Key by surprise last weekend for the 38th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival. Well over 25,000 people joined the island city in celebration of the bounties harvested from Gulf waters. Vendors, business owners and officials reported a better-than-ever year.

  • Festival has grown, but keeps tradition

    The taste of seafood, the sound of music and the sight of a large crowd puts the quiet fishing village of Cedar Key in a Hollywood spotlight every year. This past weekend, the 38th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival provided entertainment for thousands from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, according to Judy Johnson, the office manager at the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce. The Cedar Key Lions Club has organized the event every year since it began in 1969, according to Judy Duvall, the immediate, past president of the club.