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The Key West Citizen

August 18, 2018

Age: 34Education: B.A., Communications, Elon UniversityPrior elected offices: None. What do you see as the single biggest threat to Key West’s economic future, and what corrective action(s) is...more

The Key West Citizen

August 18, 2018

Age: 67Education: B.S., Mathematics; Post Grad Studies, Strategy, Organizational Change ManagementPrior elected offices: City Commissioner, District 5Are you currently an incumbent?: NoWhat do...more

The Key West Citizen

August 18, 2018

Age: 65Education: Studied Hotel and Restaurant Management, St. Louis Community College; studied Business Administration, St. Louis Community College; studied Business Administration, Indiana...more

Walter Drabinski

August 18, 2018

Age: 68Education: B.S., Electrical Engineering; M.A., Business Education, Wharton School, University of PennsylvaniaPrior elected offices: NoneDo you think Keys Energy Services customers are...more

Man charged for stealing from former employer

August 20, 2018

The Key West Police Department arrested a Key West man on Thursday for theft after he stole from his former employer.Fernando Agustin Segobia, 18, was charged with grand theft under $5,000.On Aug. 10, officers responded to the Winn Dixie in Key West, which reported that two former employees stole from them prior to quitting their jobs. A Winn Dixie...more

August 20, 2018

“It’s not too late to correct a big mistake with the proposed Duval Pocket Park. Leave it like it is except: Get rid of the big seaweed dumpsters; eliminate the parking; attempt to fix the drainage; keep the Southernmost Beach wall and you’re done. Then it will be like a nice area from the past for locals and our guests.”“Yes, Key West is working too hard to chase the cheap tourists who don’t...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Council trashes plastic straw ban

August 15, 2018

ISLAMORADA — The straw that broke a pending village ordinance turned out to be the straw.An environmentally minded law to ban the distribution of plastic straws that could wind up in Florida Keys...more

Court demand has village in a pickle

August 15, 2018

ISLAMORADA — The village’s one pickleball court may not be enough, a park adviser told Village Council members Aug. 9.“It’s an extremely rising sport for fitness groups of all ages,” said Carolyn...more

Neighbors irked by canal debris coming to park

August 15, 2018

KEY LARGO — After reopening to the public almost 10 months after Hurricane Irma struck, Rowell’s Waterfront Park is to be used as a temporary staging site for canal debris starting this month.The...more

New studio offers creativity through motion

August 15, 2018

MARATHON — Keys Dance Academy is now enrolling future ballerinas and tap dancers at its new studio in Marathon.With three full-time instructors, Keys Dance Academy will offer ballet, tap, jazz,...more

Editorials

Canadian newsprint tariffs will hurt local newspapers

August 17, 2018

It’s no secret that America’s newspapers have struggled the past decade. Social media and myriad forms of digital news serving options have caused the industry to ‘self-correct’ in many ways,...more

Cheers and Jeers

August 11, 2018

Cheers: to all of the candidates interviewed this week by members of the Citizen editorial board. We appreciate everyone’s time and willingness to be questioned to ensure that voters are informed...more

Homeless shelter situation continues to bewilder us

August 11, 2018

Monroe County has been faced with many tough decisions in the past year as we all strive to move beyond the impacts of Hurricane Irma. We’ve seen it evident across a variety of subjects, from the...more

Why people eat when they’re not hungry

August 9, 2018

“Eating healthy is easy.” That’s what a client that weighed more than 350 pounds told me. “My problem isn’t what I’m supposed to eat. My problem is the food I eat when I’m NOT hungry.”That...more

Sports

Teams prepare for new season with playoffs in their plans

August 20, 2018

Put little or no credence in the outcome of the preseason volleyball tournament at Marathon High School on Thursday.Key West High swept their best-of-three matches against Marathon High and Coral...more

TRIAL & ERROR : Early event provides coaches with key to successful season

August 18, 2018

A lot was learned on Thursday at the preseason volleyball tournament, and a lot more needs to be realized by Marathon, Coral Shores and Key West with the high school volleyball season set to...more

Hurricanes get first look at rebuilding challenge ahead

August 17, 2018

Of the 44 players on the Coral Shores High football roster last season, 28 were seniors, leaving a huge void to fill for head coach Alphonso Bryant and the Hurricanes’ coaching staff, who will...more

Walkoffs by Milliken, Kurkowski deliver late-inning heroics

August 17, 2018

Both of the Men’s Over-39 Softball League games on Friday night came down to the final at-bat as walkoff hits provided the winning margin of victory. Playing tonight at DeWitt Roberts Field,...more