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County, trust unite for housing

April 21, 2018

The Monroe County Commission agreed Thursday to partner with the Florida Keys Community Trust to build four new rental homes for workers on Big Pine Key and discussed converting some of its...more

Irma-related burglar gets 31/2-year sentence

April 21, 2018

A man convicted of burglarizing a home while Key West was under a state of emergency for Hurricane Irma will spend three and a half years in state prison, according to the State Attorney’s...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 21, 2018

“People parading their adorable doggies through the grocery stores, just another sign that the apocalypse is close at hand.” “Mr. Hackley indicated about a year ago that he was none too happy with Key West and that he was moving out west, never to return.” “Canopy shade trees are vital to our environment & quality...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


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


Next up: Non-native unicornfish removed from Keys waters

April 21, 2018

A non-native Orangespine Unicornfish was documented, tracked and removed this week by divers in Key Largo in a collaborative effort among government agencies, a university, a non-profit...more

No. 2 doubles last hope for Conchs this season

April 21, 2018

During the regular season, the No. 2 doubles team of Wilcox Hallahan and Greg Trippier was the deciding factor in several match wins for the Key West High boys tennis team, and their successful...more

Sports – Local

April 21, 2018

With the playoff picture now coming into focus, the final two weeks of the Key West Girls Recreational Softball League season are about deciding which teams will have home-field advantage in the...more

With Bonee at helm, Lady ‘Canes right ship

April 21, 2018

In just two years under the tutelage of coach Lisa Bonee, the Coral Shores High softball team has made a major turnaround as the program barley existed before the coach took the reins and now it...more