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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

Organizers lost money on concert

April 23, 2018

The New Year’s Eve Eddie Money concert at the amphitheater at Truman Waterfront Park resulted in an approximate $50,000 loss for organizers and payments for city services for the event have...more

School board talks lawsuits behind closed doors

April 21, 2018

The two hottest topics on the School Board’s Tuesday agenda — the school district’s disputes with former finance director Kathy Reitzel and with Florida Keys Community College...more

Theater group hosts national acts and local performances

April 21, 2018

Kevin Nealon, Howie Mandel, the Kingston Trio, Paula Poundstone and Patty Smyth and Scandal are just a few of the easily recognizable names that appear on the performance calendar for the Key...more

Man arrested for sexual harassment

April 20, 2018

A 25-year-old Marathon man was arrested Tuesday for posting naked pictures of his ex-girlfriend on social media. Alfred Theodore Kluge was charged with sexual cyber-harassment. The victim told Deputy Amanda Coleman on April 16 that Kluge posted the pictures on Facebook and SnapChat. She did not give him permission to do so. The pictures were...more

April 23, 2018

“While FKCC still has the word ‘Community’ in it, wouldn’t it seem appropriate that the survey regarding their 5-year plan went to all of us citizens and not just the in-house ‘key-stakeholders’ and the private business owner members of the chamber of commerce? Having a one night open house meeting was just not enough for...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

Bocce

April 23, 2018

SOUTHERNMOST LEAGUE www.southernmostbocce.org MONDAY W L GB Waterfront Brewery 26 4 0 Esky Rods 24 6 2 Long Hair Don’t Care 18 9 6.5 Keys Armored Express 18 9 6.5 McKendry Builders 19 11 7...more

Conchs have more questions than answers entering practices

April 23, 2018

From a plethora of riches to the unknown. A season after the Key West High football team snapped a 14-year skid from the FHSAA playoffs, the Conchs enter the spring with a lot of questions to be...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