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City to consider another $1-a-year lease

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

If approved by the Key West City Commission, a proposed non-profit community kitchen will become the 10th $1-per-year lease on the city’s rent-roll. In addition to its market rate leases, the...

Margo Ellis still teaching - and learning - lessons​

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Like most teachers, Margo Ellis knows — better than most students, even — how many school days remain until the blessed release of summertime. “Seventy — work days, that is. But who’s counting?” Ellis said with a wry smile Monday, enjoying the Presidents’ Day holiday from her New Town home.

FWC dive team finds sunken boat

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's new dive team scored a win last week when members found a rental boat that sank in January, while training with side-scan radar in the Upper...
Crime Report

ISLAMORADA — A 55-year-old man accused of stabbing his estranged wife’s new boyfriend was arrested early Saturday, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  Fredrick...
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“After spending a weekend in New Orleans, I can plainly see the difference between a community that honestly celebrates and preserves its unique history. The French Quarter has a real HARC with...
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Fate of water storage bills uncertain

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

SOUTH FLORIDA — The Florida House of Representatives followed the Senate’s lead last week with the filing of a bill calling on the state to purchase 60,000 acres of land south of Lake Okeechobee to store more freshwater for the Everglades and forestall harmful discharges from the lake to the east and west coasts.

Octogenarian Oliveros is lord of the rings

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

KEY LARGO — He fixed cars, served in the Korean War, came back and fixed cars again. He later opened the Yellow Bait House, sold it and then bummed around for a while before becoming a successful Florida Keys property speculator. 

Pink Plaza tenants not mellow over yellow

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

KEY LARGO — Key Largo is home to the Yellow Bait House, the Pink Junktique and the Pink Plaza, each of which is painted to be color coordinated with its name. So when tenants last week noticed two different yellow swatches on the side of the Pink Plaza building at mile marker 103.4, bayside, they started to worry that their businesses might no longer be in the pink.
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