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College starts to offer plumbing, HVAC classes

January 19, 2019

STOCK ISLAND — Florida Keys Community College is expanding its construction apprenticeship program to include plumbing and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) this month to build...more

County to tackle fishing, code enforcement at meeting

January 19, 2019

Fishing and code enforcement are both on tap for Wednesday’s Monroe County Commission meeting in Marathon.Upper Keys resident Dottie Moses will address the commission on beefing up the county’s...more

Key West Fine Wines can take its tasting show on the road

January 19, 2019

Michael and Jessica Downer had a vested interest in what was built at the long-vacant lot at the corner of Elizabeth and Eaton streets — because they live right next door on Elizabeth...more

Man charged with underage sex with girl he met on Fortnite

January 19, 2019

FORT LAUDERDALE — Authorities say a Florida man had sex with an underage girl he met through the online video game Fortnite. The Florida Attorney General's Office announced the arrest Thursday of...more

Man sells laptop, then steals it back

January 19, 2019

A Grassy Key man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly selling a laptop to a family and then subsequently stealing the laptop and other electronics from their home.Manuel Antonio Artiles, 34, was charged with unarmed burglary and grand theft.On Dec. 29, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a Marathon apartment after receiving a report...more

January 19, 2019

“Please stop the hating on bicyclists! Most of us travel around 5 to 7 mph. This is just a little faster than walking, so we can look for traffic without coming to a full stop at every stop sign. Please remember we aren’t competing with you for parking spaces, we reduce traffic and have zero carbon emissions. Please look out for us and be forgiving of our mistakes. And please be careful when...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


IWFFA introduces girls to athletics

January 19, 2019

I would like to take a moment of your time to inform the public about the International Women’s Flag Football Association. This organization is helping girls and women all over the world.The...more

Democracy in action

January 16, 2019

In small New England towns in the late 18th century, the first Americans created an experimental form of direct participative democracy. Local residents gathered in village centers to discuss...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


COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Key West’s Klitenick earning time, respect playing softball for Stetson Hatters

January 19, 2019

At 5-foot-11, Stetson University freshman Lauren Klitenick is the tallest person on the Hatters women’s softball team. A Key West High School graduate and The Citizen’s All-Monroe County...more

KW Elite sweeps opener

January 19, 2019

The Key West Elite Cheerleading program swept the mats last weekend in their first competition of the season. The local cheerleaders brought home four trophies from the Florida Cheer and Dance...more

PREP WEIGHTLIFTING: District 16-1A Finals — Mendez top Keys lifters with nine going to district

January 19, 2019

Marathon High School senior weightlifter Oriana Mendez highlights nine Keys athletes who will compete in the District 16-1A Finals today at Archbishop McCarthy. Mendez is No. 1 in the...more

PREP WRESTLING: Conchs ousted in Region 8 Duals finals

January 19, 2019

Perfection was needed by the Key West High wrestling team in order to defeat Somerset Academy and advance past the Region 8 Duals to the final eight in the state. “They are No. 2 in the state...more