Local News

  • Vets, first responders retreat coming to Levy County

      A $50 million project, the Veterans Retreat at Clearwater Lakes, a place for disabled veterans, first responders and their families to heal and enjoy outdoor recreation was announced on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at a press conference in Citrus Springs.

  • Pirates do reverse raid on food pantry

       Pirates are known for their raids where they plunder and pillage, but in Cedar Key they do something else when they takes the town: They raise money for the Cedar Key Food Pantry.

    So, today (Thursday, Oct. 22) at 1:30 p.m. Joe Catalano, of Bard Productions, producer of the Cedar Key Pirate Invasion, will present a check to the Cedar Key Food Pantry representing the total funds collected during this year's Cedar Key Pirate Invasion.

  • 46th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival

    Unofficial reports say over 40,000 people visited the festival on Saturday alone.

  • Scenes from Cedar Key's Invitational track meet
  • Stone crab season opens

    Florida’s recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season opens today (Thursday, Oct. 15) in state and federal waters.

    To ensure this valuable resource is available for generations to come, take care when removing crab claws, and follow all protective management guidelines for stone crab harvest.

    To be harvested, stone crab claws must be at least 2¾ inches in length when measured from the elbow to the tip of the lower immovable portion of the claw.

  • Woman's Club debuts 2016 calendar at festival

       The Cedar Key Calendar, which has become a tradition in three years, will arrive in Cedar Key at the Seafood Festival this weekend.

    “This year we have been offered pictures from over 25 photographers, and the results are better than ever!” says Calendar Coordinator Vicki Crumpley, of the Cedar Key Woman’s Club.

    Visitors love the calendar, but it is Cedar Key residents who send the calendars away as gifts that have become an important part of the calendar’s success.

  • Welcome to the 46th Seafood Festival

       Cedar Key’s annual seafood festival does more than just offer tasty food – it highlights the town’s fishing heritage, along with an array of arts and crafts.

       This year’s event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17 and Sunday, Oct. 18.

       Local organizations, such as the Cedar Key School’s FFA chapter, benefit by selling seafood. Dishes such as mullet, clam baskets, crab cakes and more will be available for purchase from food vendors.

  • Wild Florida

    Wildlife spotted in Cedar Key earlier in the month.

  • Seahorse Key Artist in Residence announced

    The Cedar Key Arts Center (CKAC), Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory (SKML), and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) are pleased to announce that Carroll Swayze, of Englewood, Florida, has been selected as the 2016 Seahorse Key Artist-in-Residence.

  • Cedar Key recycling program saves money

    A recent Conservation Corner column was about the successful results of the curbside recycling program in Cedar Key. It stated that the City of Cedar Key had saved about $70,000 over the past five years due to the recycle program. Besides the benefits of diverting 1,100 tons of recycle material from a landfill and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by more than 2,000 tons, the City of Cedar Key saved money.