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Some students showing more interest in vocational scholarships

April 25, 2018

UPPER KEYS — Since the height of the Great Recession 10 years ago, there has been a soaring need for skilled laborers in the workforce, according to the National Center for Education...more

Tavernier Dairy Queen plans May reopening

April 25, 2018

TAVERNIER — The Blizzard will return in time to beat the Florida Keys summer heat. The Dairy Queen restaurant at mile marker 92.6 expects to reopen in mid-May after being acquired by the...more

Three have filed for Islamorada council race

April 25, 2018

ISLAMORADA — More than six months remain before Islamorada’s voters go to the polls, but signs of the coming municipal campaign are growing. Three candidates so far have filed their...more

Voters view candidate fields

April 25, 2018

Keys’ voters got their first look at candidates running for office this fall at Monday’s Hometown! Call for Candidates in Key West. Candidates for offices in Key West, Monroe County,...more

Man faces charge of illegal boat dumping

April 25, 2018

A 49-year-old man was arrested Monday for dumping an 18-foot boat on the side of 20th Street in Marathon.  Harry Elmer Lebo of Marathon was charged with illegal dumping and resisting arrest without violence. Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Edward Swogger responded to 20th Street where he found two witnesses. The man and woman told...more

April 25, 2018

“Hate to break it to you tree canopy hater but we (Key West) have no intention of going back to being a ROCK! Unless the Tree Commission has its way, of course.” “I like the seating at Key West Theater. Buy tickets early and sit up front. And for God’s sake, nothing in Key West[...]

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

District reclassifies property due to water use

April 25, 2018

KEY LARGO — The Key Largo Wastewater District commissioners unanimously approved a motion last week to reclassify a single-family residential property to mixed use since the home is being...more

Emoji creator inspired by the Keys

April 25, 2018

KEY LARGO — Graphic and industrial designer Angela Guzman attributes growing up in Key Largo to fostering her creativity, which has led her to a successful high-tech career in Silicon...more

FWC considering safety measures for channels

April 25, 2018

ISLAMORADA — State marine-patrol officers plan to take a hard look at how boaters travel through narrow “wheel-ditch” channels near Islamorada’s Whale Harbor. ...more

Pitch in during 2nd Litter Fish

April 25, 2018

ISLAMORADA — The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 18-8 measured its inaugural Litter Fish Tournament’s success by the cubic foot last year at 3,800. In its second year, organizers are...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

Finale to 33rd edition of four-race series on Sunday

April 25, 2018

The final race of the 33rd annual Schooner Wharf Bar Wrecker’s Cup Race Series is this weekend, when captains, crews and passengers race the seven miles to Sand Key, and back, during an...more

HOB athletics hosting biggest fund raiser on Saturday

April 25, 2018

The Horace O’Bryant School’s athletic booster club will hold its biggest fundraiser of the year, BucBash 2018, on Saturday at the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon.  The Tuna will...more

Keys athletes compete for berths at state meet today

April 25, 2018

A smaller than usual, but well-versed group of Keys athletes will compete today in the 2018 FHSAA Track and Field Region 4-1A and 4-2A Championships at Calvary Christian High School in Fort...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