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Memorial service an Islamorada tradition

May 23, 2018

ISLAMORADA — The Florida Keys on Memorial Day do not forget those who died while defending the nation, nor those veterans who perished while working to link the islands. At 9 a.m. Monday,...more

Publix likely to be discussion topic at Thursday meeting

May 23, 2018

ISLAMORADA — By the time Village Council members meet Thursday, they may have an idea how the newly opened Publix market will affect U.S. 1 traffic. That also could be a source of...more

Sante won’t seek another term on council

May 23, 2018

ISLAMORADA — Ten years on the Village Council is long enough, Chris Sante says. “I’m done and done,” Sante said of his intent to stay off the Islamorada ballot in...more

Sewer plant to get $1.2 million in upgrades

May 23, 2018

KEY LARGO — Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District commissioners last week approved $1.2 million in capital improvement projects for the main plant, discussed debt reduction and employee...more

Coke, church don’t mix for Homestead man

May 22, 2018

Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Homestead man after he sold cocaine to an informant twice through a proxy dealer.  On March 27 and April 3, Harold Glenn Reece, 31, set up a deal between Kenneth Lucious White, 27, and an MCSO confidential informant. In both instances, the informant purchased $100 worth of cocaine through...more

May 22, 2018

“I’m so sick of people blaming a hurricane that happened nine months ago for tourism being down. Take a hard look in the mirror. This island looks shabby, Duval Street hasn’t been improved in 10 years, code enforcement doesn’t exist. Big resorts here are charging a fortune, yet haven’t remodeled rooms in years. The city...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Hardwood hammock home to nature preserve

May 23, 2018

ISLAMORADA — Sunlight filters through the leaves of a towering gumbo limbo tree on a walk down the path through Green Turtle Hammock Nature Preserve, a route that winds past a classic...more

Megaplex is linchpin of South Dade revitalization

May 23, 2018

HOMESTEAD — Construction began last week on a new 70,000-square-foot Homestead Station, a complex that will feature movie theaters and a bowling alley, shopping and dining, and a transit...more

Memorial service an Islamorada tradition

May 23, 2018

ISLAMORADA — The Florida Keys on Memorial Day do not forget those who died while defending the nation, nor those veterans who perished while working to link the islands. At 9 a.m. Monday,...more

Publix likely to be discussion topic at Thursday meeting

May 23, 2018

ISLAMORADA — By the time Village Council members meet Thursday, they may have an idea how the newly opened Publix market will affect U.S. 1 traffic. That also could be a source of...more

Editorials

Key West’s tree issue continues to grow

May 17, 2018

An epiphany? Conversion? Divine guidance? Whatever it is, Mayor Cates, we will take it with gratitude on behalf of the tree canopy of Key West.  The Citizen has chronicled with dismay the...more

Key West, City of Arts

May 12, 2018

Some years ago the people voted their will and established that Key West,”City of Arts,” would provide its residents and visitors alike with a welcoming city full of culture and art....more

Remembering a man and a time …

May 12, 2018

I attended a memorial recently and was sublimely struck by the history in the room. Many in attendance were from the post-hippie wave of the mid-1970’s so fictional facts and factual...more

Supports Ponciana as official tree

May 12, 2018

There was a meeting of the Tree Commission this week. It was suggested to make the Royal Poinciana the official tree of Key West. I want to set the record straight to this commission. There was...more

Sports

Tropical Movers fail to deliver; T&W Chevron zooms into first

May 22, 2018

After a tie with Booker Advertising, Tropical Movers dropped out of first place with a 7-2-1 record eclipsed by T&W Chevron Auto Repair with an 8-2 mark. Gary the Carpenter and Jolly’s Liquor...more

Cooler weather assists Bataillein quest to break 50-mile mark

May 22, 2018

When Cole Bataille crossed the Higgs Beach finish line on Saturday afternoon, few knew of his goal of breaking the record for the 50-mile run as part of the Keys 100 Ultramarathon. With a Florida...more

Poinciana wraps up first place with strong tug-of-war finish

May 21, 2018

Six Keys schools competed in the exciting 45th annual 5th Grade Track and Field Meet on Saturday morning at the Key West High Back Yard. Poinciana School took first overall with 57 points,...more

Ladies Tarpon Fly Tournament in Islamorada

May 19, 2018

ISLAMORADA — Women who love the sport of saltwater fly-fishing in the shallow waters of Islamorada and Florida Bay are naturally attracted to the rich history of the Ladies Tarpon Fly...more