Florida Keys News

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.

Commission to discuss land-use, floating signs

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

KEY WEST — The Monroe County Commission will delve into several important land-use issues when it meets Wednesday, Feb. 15  The commission will discuss and could vote on rules dealing with lock-out units for transient rentals, floating signs and allowable building height.

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. 

Group wants to honor military at parade

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

KEY LARGO — A local volunteer firefighter and honor guard commander is leading a grassroots effort to honor service men and women and first responders.

CPA to help run wastewater district

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

KEY LARGO — The Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District’s financial consultant will take over management of the utility on a temporary basis after last week’s ouster of General Manager Paul Christian.

Medical issues top county's agenda

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Monroe County Commission will discuss and vote on medical issues when it meets Wednesday in Key West. One deals with a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries and the other deals with hiring 10 new county employees to staff a new air ambulance helicopter.

Boater's body pulled from Tarpon Basin

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, February 14, 2017

State wildlife officers are asking for the public’s help in their investigation of the circumstances surrounding an 81-year-old boater’s death. The man was found floating in Tarpon Basin on Friday. 

June Klausing had a feeling their future was in Key West

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, February 14, 2017

“Why don’t you go check it out?” June Klausing’s innocent-enough suggestion to her husband, Jean, would change their lives forever — twice. 

AIPP board discusses potential locations for City Hall art

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Art in Public Places board discussed possible locations for art at City Hall during its regular meeting Monday. Project Architect Bert Bender proposed the front and rear lobbies, a wall facing...