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Jennifer Averette is a stand-up student, athlete and cook

April 24, 2018

Everyone knows her. Taco Bell employees know her by name. Cashiers and baggers at Publix and Winn Dixie ask about her latest Special Olympics achievements. Hotel staff — and countless...more

Yoga, wellness fest slated for weekend

April 24, 2018

The organizers of this weekend’s inaugural Key West Yoga and Wellness Fest are quick to reassure the stiff and tentative that yoga is for all ages and skill levels. They don’t want...more

Goliath grouper gets new attention

April 23, 2018

State fishery managers this week will again discuss and could possibly move forward with a proposal to reopen the Goliath grouper fishery, which has been closed since1990. Goliath grouper are...more

School text program reaches more than 3,000 students

April 23, 2018

The locally created school security program that has been implemented in two Monroe County charter schools has made it to the mainland, where 3,000 students in Miami and Homestead are now using...more

Trial begins for man in shooting of officer

April 24, 2018

PLANTATION KEY – Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Luis Garcia swore in an eight-person jury Monday to hear the case of Timothy Eugene Thomas III, charged with attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer and other counts stemming from a shooting incident in October 2015 on Stock Island. Thomas, 28, is also charged with...more

April 24, 2018

“What a shock, the Eddie Money concert was a disaster. Why do we continue to re-elect the people who come up with ideas like the concert venue. At some point the blame is on the voters.” “Visitors are being welcomed with Irma debris still on the breakwater to be seen by all recreational boaters, snorkeling,...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Infant among 6 rescued from overturned boat

April 18, 2018

ISLAMORADA — A recreational boat anchored at Conch Reef off Islamorada April 7 was floating one minute and capsized the next, a volunteer rescuer said. “We saw the other boat about...more

Islamorada museum to host large national maritime exhibit

April 18, 2018

ISLAMORADA — Before scientific advances, early Florida Keys settlers could be cruelly surprised by dangerous storms and hidden reefs. Now Keys residents can rely on accurate weather reports...more

Shop mantra: Be grateful, and paddleboard

April 18, 2018

KEY LARGO — Keeping a running tab of things to be grateful for is the dharma principle of Michael Weppner’s life. It is also the foundation of his business, Gratitude...more

Sidewalk Prophets bring ‘Something Different’ to Keys

April 18, 2018

ISLAMORADA — Sidewalk Prophets are leaving their hometown of Nashville to bring their message of encouragement and Christianity to the Coral Shores High School Performing Arts Center stage...more

Editorials

Praises fire department, captain

April 21, 2018

On Saturday, March 31, I glanced out my living room window to see flames leaping 8 feet high in the Australian pines in my back yard, not 15 feet from my home. I grabbed my dog and...more

Injustice must be confronted by determination

April 14, 2018

No one likes to be scammed. When it involves our livelihood, it is impossible to bear. There is a gravel parking lot, across from the firehouse city lot, posing, it seems, as an extension/annex...more

TDC: Brick-and-mortar money to advertising

April 14, 2018

Mayor Rice, Hoping this correspondence finds you well. I would like to ask for your support on April 19 when you and your colleagues vote on the TDC’s request to move percentages of money...more

Monroe County and FEMA

April 12, 2018

I found the story in Tuesday’s Citizen very interesting. Apparently, various county and city officials are upset about how slow FEMA is in compensating them for the costs they incurred from...more

Sports

Lady ‘Canes stun Conchs finish as runner-ups

April 24, 2018

Defeating a team three times in a season is never an easy feat and the Key West High girls lacrosse team can attest to that, as the Lady Conchs were able to complete the home-and-away series...more

Twenty-plus years of tradition of 5K continues

April 24, 2018

Somewhere around 1995, Marci Rose began the Earth Day 5K to benefit a local organization that did actual physical clean up of our community, Clean Florida Keys, Inc., of which she was the chair....more

Conchs’ season comes to an end

April 23, 2018

The dream run for the Key West High boys tennis doubles team of Greg Trippier and Wilcox Hallahan came to an end during the second day of action at the District 16-2A Finals on Friday at the...more

Monroe County sending 25 athletes to state games

April 23, 2018

The bus to the Florida Special Olympics State Games will once again be full of Monroe County participants as 25 athletes along with a soccer team and five coaches will be headed to the 2018...more