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New barbecue, brew restaurant opens at Perry Hotel

The Barrel House, a new restaurant and bar, opened late last month at the Perry Hotel on Stock Island, with its own distillery set to launch in a few months. The Perry is collaborating with Jeff Louchheim of Key West Distilling. The plan is to make their own light and[…]

What to do when a negotiation fails

We’ve all been there. Frustrated, out of ideas, ready to give in or give up. Stalemates are common in professional and personal negotiations. But the problem isn’t the wall we hit; it’s our perception of it. The wall may be more permeable than you think. Let’s say you’re stuck in[…]

Final album for slain rapper XXXTentacion drops in Miami

MIAMI — Celebrities including Diplo, Playboi Carti and PnB Rock paid tribute to slain Florida rapper XXXTentacion during the week of parties surrounding Art Basel Miami. Hundreds of fans gathered at a posthumous album release party Thursday night to be the first to hear XXXTentacion’s Bad Vibes Forever. Lil Wayne,[…]

Slain UPS driver’s family questions police response to chase

MIAMI — Relatives of a UPS driver killed after robbery suspects took him hostage on a wild police chase across South Florida questioned Friday why officers had to unleash a torrent of gunfire when the truck got stuck in rush-hour traffic. Both suspects, 41-year-old cousins Lamar Alexander and Ronnie Jerome[…]

Saudi student opens fire at Florida Naval base, killing 3

PENSACOLA — An aviation student from Saudi Arabia opened fire in a classroom at the Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday morning, killing three people in an attack the Saudi government quickly condemned and that U.S. officials were investigating for possible links to terrorism. The assault, which ended when a[…]

BIG SHOES TO FILL: Cassidy stepped up as leader, No. 1 runner for Lady Conchs

With the departure of elite runner Nicole Matysik to graduation, the Key West High School girls cross country team was blessed to have up-and-comer Catarina Dubyk-Cassidy, who registered the second-fastest time ever as a freshman in 2018. This year, Cassidy led the Lady Conchs to the Region 4-2A Finals, where[…]

State welcomed 31.6M visitors in third quarter

Visit Florida recently estimated 31.6 million visitors traveled to Florida in the third quarter of 2019. Of these visitors, preliminary estimates show 28.6 million were domestic, 2.6 million were overseas visitors and 499,000 came from Canada. Totals at Florida’s 19 major airports grew by 2.5 percent compared to the third[…]

KEYS’ Robinson marks 5 years

Keys Energy Services Jimmy Robinson celebrated his fifth anniversary with the utility on Dec. 1. Robinson serves as an Engineering Field Representative within the Engineering and Control Department. He is responsible for planning, designing, drawing, inspecting and initiating new construction. Additionally, he oversees continuing maintenance to ensure the safety of[…]

KW Business Guild elects board

The Key West Business recently held elections of its Board of Directors. Chuck Licis received 82.5% of the total votes, while Dan Skahen received 75.5% of all total votes. Also, Misha McRae earned 69.7%, while Paul Murphy garnered 59.3%, Tonya Colston 54.6% and Kevin Wood 43%. The mission of the[…]

Jonathan Howard Diamond

JONATHAN HOWARD DIAMOND On Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, Jonathan Howard Diamond, of Key West, Florida, passed away at the age of 59. He was the loving son of Dolores Diamond and the late Marty Diamond, beloved brother to Claudia Diamond and Caroline Diamond (Chris Dunne), and loving uncle to Madden[…]