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Mayor, city commission proclaim this week as Red Ribbon Week

Mayor Teri Johnston and the Key West City Commission have proclaimed this week as Red Ribbon Week. Established in 1988, Red Ribbon Week is focused on encouraging a drug-free lifestyle. “Communities across America have been plagued by the numerous problems associated with illicit drug use,” read the proclamation. The red[…]

Florida Keys airport names its new manager

Michael Legere has been selected as the new manager of the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport. Legere comes from Manchester, New Hampshire, where he was the Manager of Airport Operations and Facilities. With an airport operations background starting in 1996, Legere said his main goal for Marathon airport is to[…]

Big Pine man sentenced to two years in prison

A Big Pine Key man found with illegal narcotics during a traffic stop was sentenced to two years in state prison after pleading no contest to sale of cocaine. Bradley Long, 34, will also serve three years of probation. A Key West police officer pulled Long over for running a[…]

KWAHS seeks objects for upcoming community treasures exhibit

The Key West Art & Historical Society is looking for interesting and unusual objects. Such unique treasures could be part of the upcoming “Key West Collects: Our Community Treasures” exhibit, one of Key West Art & Historical Society’s popular returning exhibits, slated for the Custom House Museum from Nov. 22[…]

Health department encourages screenings for breast cancer

In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the Florida Department of Health in Monroe encourages all women to receive regular screenings to promote early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Important advances have been made through increased awareness, breast cancer screenings and better treatments. According to the[…]

Building Department will temporarily close

The Key West Building Department will be temporarily closed on Tuesday morning. The closure is to allow staff to participate in customer service training. The office will reopen at 1 p.m. Inspections will only be performed in the afternoon on Tuesday, city spokeswoman Alyson Crean said. The city apologized for[…]

Unsung Heroes nominations sought

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys is accepting nominations for its annual Unsung Heroes Celebration, recognizing the tremendous efforts of our community’s volunteers who donate their time and service to Keys nonprofits. All Monroe County charitable nonprofits are invited to nominate their Volunteer of the Year to be honored[…]

Library celebrates 60th anniversay

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Key West Library on Fleming Street on Wednesday Nov. 13, historian Tom Hambright will give the full history of the Key West Library. The history of the library dates back to the 1890s. A question and answer session will follow the talk.[…]

Extension Services Master Gardener volunteers to hold free plant clinics

The Monroe County Extension Services Master Gardener volunteers will hold plant clinics to address residents’ plant, insect and gardening questions every month in Key West, Marathon, Islamorada and Key Largo. The plant clinics run from 9 a.m. to noon. The clinics in Key West will be at the Gato Building[…]

Southernmost Car club kicks off new season

The Florida Keys Southernmost Car Club will kick off its new season of events from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Sugarloaf Lodge at Mile Marker 17. This event is for the lovers of classic, custom, and street rod automobiles of all years and makes. If it’s[…]