Duval among nation's 'best'
Fodor's, the world's largest publisher of English language travel guides, named the city's famed Duval Street as among 16 of "America's Best Main Streets" this month.
"Few places compare to Key West and the island's Duval Street provides plenty of local color," Fodor's posted in a website slideshow Jan. 2., along with a picture of Sloppy Joe's bar.
Key West is among Charleston, S.C., Littleton, N.H., Paducah, Ky., Ann Arbor, Mich., and Port Townsend, Wash. as places that have "preserved their central thoroughfares."
Fish fry benefits D.C. trip
The 35th annual Key Largo School Safety Patrol Fish Fry is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at the school's cafeteria, 104801 Overseas Hwy.
Nearly 40 fifth graders are selling tickets to earn money for a trip to Washington, D.C.
Local fisheries and restaurants have donated fish and delicacies. Tickets are $7 and to-go orders are available for pickup. Call the school at 305-453-1255, ext 57427.
More than 1,000 people are expected to take part in the school district-approved fundraiser.
Police department offers reward
The Key West Police Department is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for the recent burglaries in the neighborhood surrounding the Key West Cemetery.
After meeting with the concerned community, Chief Donie Lee followed up on the suggestion that a reward be offered. After thorough exploration of statutes defining the uses of forfeiture funds, Chief Lee found this funding can be used to offer such a reward.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Criminal Investigations Unit at 809-1015. Anyone wishing to place an anonymous tip can also call Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys at 1-800-346-TIPS.