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Expect traffic delays around island today

April 19, 2018

Motorists can expect major traffic disruptions today, particularly on U.S. 1 between the Naval Air Station on Boca Chica and Key West, as President Donald Trump visits a strategic military...more

Four Keys Winn Dixie stores to stay open

April 19, 2018

The four Winn Dixie locations in the Florida Keys are safe from the latest round of national chain store closures. Southeastern Grocers, which owns Winn Dixie, last month announced the closure of...more

Protesters likely during President’s visit

April 19, 2018

Several Key West groups plan to line President Donald Trump’s motorcade route on Thursday in a demonstration against the administration’s policies. Representatives from Florida Keys Democrats,...more

Village backs more tourism advertising

April 18, 2018

ISLAMORADA — Vacationers need to know that Islamorada is open for business, a unanimous Village Council says. “We need this advertising to get back to normal,” Vice Mayor Deb...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 20, 2018

“Be informed before writing…The proposed Bight archway has not been submitted for HARC review. HARC is approving wood impact windows as long as they replace non historic windows.” “Thank you Keys Energy for the ‘Shade Tree Giveaway.’ The (correct) date of the event is April 28. Shade trees for all!” “You brought your ball of...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

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

Let’s not leave cemetery in God’s hands

April 12, 2018

  Dear Editor, When was the last time city officials, overseers and tour guides in the one-quarter of our historic cemetery paid a visit to the other three-quarters of the property, which...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

Justice for Shannon

April 11, 2018

Parents should not have to endure the murder of their daughter. Shannon Melendi was South Florida’s daughter in many ways. Will you sign the petition to help keep her convicted killer...more

Sports

Lady ‘Fins run to second mercy-rule win

April 18, 2018

For a second straight game and the third time in its last four, the Marathon High softball team needed only three innings to implement the mercy-rule with a 15-0 victory against Monsignor Pace on...more

Bucs to join conference next season

April 17, 2018

After struggling to put together six games for its inaugural season on the gridiron and then losing a majority of those to Hurricane Irma, Horace O’Bryant athletic director John Grimesey...more

Lady ‘Fins complete season sweep by run rule heading into busy final week

April 17, 2018

Despite once again having a makeshift lineup, with team ace Grace Kirwan moving behind the plate in the absence of both starting backstops, the Marathon High softball team was still able to...more

Roney’s walkoff, Knowles’ pitching lead to sweep to sweep

April 16, 2018

There was a lot to celebrate for the Key West High baseball team during the final homestand of the regular season. On Friday night, with the 1958 and 1998 state champions on the field for the...more