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Art festival may impact Upper Keys traffic

January 18, 2019

The 36th annual Art Under the Oaks Festival will run from approximately 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at San Pedro Catholic Church, 89500 Overseas Highway, Tavernier. The event may...more

Endangered leopard with liver failure dies at Florida zoo

January 18, 2019

JACKSONVILLE — A critically endangered Amur leopard in declining health has died at a Florida zoo. The Florida Times-Union reports the 18-year-old leopard named Makarii was euthanized Tuesday...more

Florida governor wants ban on smokable medical pot ended

January 18, 2019

WINTER PARK — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis criticized the Legislature's implementation of a medical marijuana law and said Thursday that if they don't fix it quickly, he'll take matters...more

Romano is familiar face at mayor’s office

January 18, 2019

Kim Romano always planned to return to Key West.“This island has been my home since I arrived in 1972,” Romano said on Thursday morning from her new desk at City Hall.Perhaps best known around...more

Erratic driving and behavior leads to DUI

January 18, 2019

A Key West man was arrested on Tuesday for DUI after a concerned citizen alerted deputies to his erratic driving.Yasmany Gil Cruz, 29, was charged with DUI and possession of marijuana.Around 8:45 a.m., a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy was at Bernstein Park in Stock Island when a woman approached him. According to the report, the woman advised...more

January 18, 2019

“The Truman Waterfront Master Plan called for the amphitheater to be open green space on non-event days. The plan also stated that the bathrooms behind the amphitheater would be the public restrooms for that area of the Truman Waterfront Park.”“George Neugent would make a great member on the SFWMD board. He has tons of knowledge concerning the Keys. He would fight to see that we here in South...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Board to decide if FPL must factor in canals

January 16, 2019

HOMESTEAD — The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff is recommending that Florida Power & Light’s Turkey Point should consider alternatives to its cooling canal system as a condition of...more

Business district draws mixed response

January 16, 2019

ISLAMORADA — Like creative art itself, the concept for a proposed “Morada Arts Business District” in Islamorada seems to foster a wide range of interpretations.A lengthy and occasionally heated...more

Cozy showcase of creativity

January 16, 2019

ISLAMORADA — Nature provides the shade for the popular Art Under the Oaks show on Plantation Key, returning for its 36th year on Saturday, Jan. 19. More than 100 vendors will offer original...more

Hair business keeps growing

January 16, 2019

TAVERNIER — Lou Ann Buschlen never had a doubt about her career.“I started cutting hair when I was 14 years old. That was a sign,” she laughed.“It erupted in me early. I was asking people to let...more


Wonderful to see Wounded Warriors support

January 16, 2019

Wounded Warrior cyclists were warmly received by an exuberant crowd of well-wishers and grateful students in front of Coral Shores High School during the first rest stop of their trek through the...more

Cheers and Jeers

January 12, 2019

Cheers: to Commissioner Jimmy Weekley, Reef Relief and others for bringing the sunscreen issue to the Key West City Commission for review. The proposed ordinance will prohibit the sale of any...more

Cheers and Jeers

January 5, 2019

Cheers: to the City of Key West for adopting an ordinance to help curtail the unscrupulous business practices of cosmetic shops on Duval Street. By using a state law that prohibits anyone without...more

A look ahead to 2019, and hopes for future

January 1, 2019

As years go, 2018 was the “breather” we so desperately needed after Hurricane Irma leveled us in 2017. To have an entire hurricane season wash past us without any stress was welcome. For that...more


PREP BOYS SOCCER: Hurricanes hungry for final win with districts next week

January 18, 2019

After a 4-1 loss to Westminster Christian on Tuesday night, the Coral Shores High boys soccer team wants to end the regular season on positive note.Today, the Hurricanes travel to Key West to...more

PREP BOYS SOCCER: Victory puts Conchs as No. 2 seed heading into district tourney

January 18, 2019

It’s official.The Key West High School boys soccer team wrapped up the No. 2 seed for the District 16-2A tournament with a 7-0 win against Florida Christian in Miami.Key West will get to host the...more

RUNNING: Changes in plans no big deal for well-weathered organizers of 21st annual Key West Half marathon

January 18, 2019

After a few last-minute changes this week, the 21st annual Key West Half Marathon will take off at 7 a.m. on Sunday morning as scheduled — weather permitting — from the intersection of Carolina...more

Lady Conchs raise level of play with district playoffs next week

January 17, 2019

KEY WEST 8 - MARATHON 0 Sophomore forward Emily Gould reeled off five goals on Tuesday afternoon at Marathon High to lead the Key West High School girls soccer team to an 8-0 victory over the...more