Mar 272015
 
FKAA Reverses Position on Deep Injection Well

by JD Adler… In a press release dated March 25th, the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority (FKAA) announced their decision to request funding from the Monroe County Commission to build a deep injection well at the Cudjoe regional wastewater treatment plant. Their decision was based on a preliminary report from Dr. Briceno of Florida International University who […]

Mar 272015
 
Ground Zero

by Alexander Symington… I went to the movies the other night and saw a preview for a documentary called, “Merchants of Doubt”. I was curious about it, so I did a little interweb sleuthing and discovered that the documentary exposes professional science deniers as a group; well funded by special interests that have found a […]

Mar 272015
 
Leave Them Alone

By Ray Jason, The Gypsy Philospher… It was a lovely sight in a glorious setting. In one direction the primal jungle spilled down the hillsides to the sea. And in the opposite direction it swept up the mountainsides until it was replaced by evergreen forest as it neared the slumbering volcano. In the foreground a […]

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Mar 272015
 
Penn State

by Jerome Grapel… With the NCAA basketball tournament — “March Madness” — in full swing, this essay becomes timely. Using the abuse of young boys by an iconic football coach at Penn State University, Jerry Sandusky, as a vehicle, it gives voice to my outrage at the “Big Lie” the collegiate sports industry is. As […]

Mar 272015
 
Tunatoons

By Richard (Tuna) Rohe… Rear End The Chrysler Jeep has a huge risk of (REAR IMPACT) on all the gas tanks near  the rear bumper  A collision hitting the rear gas tank could cause suffering ,physical injury disability or Death. Recently a pregnant woman was killed in her Jeep when a rear impact collision was set on […]

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Mar 272015
 
A Gringo's Peek Into a Cubano Rodeo

by Bill Klipp… After paying 10 Cuban pesos (about 35 cents USD) no one seemed to notice us 3 Gringos as we passed under the arched entryway to Havana’s Rancho Boyeros fairgrounds. It’s was a blazing hot sunny day in mid-March and time for the week long FIAGROP 2015 18th International Agricultural Fair and Rodeo. […]

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Mar 272015
 
Portraits of Cigar Workers in Havana Cuba

by Perry Frantzman… Forty years ago, Perry was drawn into photography using his 35 mm SLR. He started out with black and white processing his own photos in his parents basement dark room. What started out as a hobby has developed into a passion for learning more and more about the art of photography, digital […]

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Mar 272015
 
Good Morning Florida Keys with Jenna Stauffer featuring Gallery on Greene

Good Morning Florida Keys host Jenna Stauffer interviews the artists currently displaying work at the Gallery on Greene. Gallery on Greene celebrates life at sea level:  ‘Tropical Elevation’     When you live – and paint — at sea level, the view is always changing. From hazy skies, heavy with afternoon humidity, to soothing seascapes surrounding the […]

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Mar 272015
 
Cooking Channel's Chef Emeril Comes to Islamorada

(Tallahassee, Fla.) – The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) is proud to present this week’s episode of Emeril’s Florida airing Sunday, March 29, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. EST on the Cooking Channel. In Sunday’s episode, celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse travels throughout South Florida visiting a few of his favorite restaurants in the region. “South Florida […]

Mar 272015
 
Bahama Village History Tour Saturday

Celebrate our biking community this weekend with a Bahama Village History Tour, led by City Commissioner Clayton Lopez with Monroe County Historian Tom Hambright and Bruce Neff, whose efforts are bringing a series of historical markers to Key West. Just meet the group Saturday, March 28th at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of the […]

Mar 272015
 
This Week in Key West Arts

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar Thursday, March 26th thru Wednesday, April 1st  Key West Happenings ARTISTS RECEPTIONS / EXHIBITIONS FRIDAY Christine Black, Featured Artist Show and Reception, 5 PM Key West Art Center, 301 Front St. 305-294-1241. keywestartcenter.com WEDNESDAY Tell it to My Face Closing Reception, 6 PM FKCC Library Gallery, 5901 […]

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Mar 272015
 
TSKW Artist Studio Tours Comes to Stock Island

The Studios of Key West ventures off the rock to Stock Island, “the Brooklyn of Key West,” for their annual Artist Studio Tours on Saturday March 28 from 12-4pm . Sculptor Cindy Wynn’s phantasmagorical metal shop anchors the Tour, with optional transportation to and from the Tour stops made easy by Old Town Trolley. Tickets are $20 […]

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Mar 272015
 
Love Lane Gang- Live Music in Key West

The Love Lane Gang is a homegrown band that charms and thrills both locals and visitors with their rollicking raucous ruckus. With an age range among the members of over thirty years, they bring a wide variety of experience and musical tastes to bear and appeal to music lovers of all ages. They’ve brought back skiffle […]

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Mar 272015
 
Higher Manatee Count Simply Means We Have More to Protect

by Katie Tripp, Ph.D. Director of Science & Conservation Save the Manatee Club   Florida’s manatees are at a crossroads.  Well, actually, the agencies that protect manatees are at a crossroads, and manatees themselves are in the cross hairs.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is busy working behind closed doors deciding whether or […]

Mar 272015
 
FCWA: Equality for Florida's Anti-discrimination Laws

(MIAMI) – The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and local business communities such as Little Havana are voicing local support for passage of the Florida Competitive Workforce Act. The measure is currently before the Florida Legislature as House Bill 33 by Rep. Holly Raschein (R-Key Largo) and Senate Bill […]

Mar 272015
 
Solar Choice 2016 Florida Ballot Initiative

Calling it vitally important to the development of clean energy resources in Florida, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has announced its “strong support” in endorsing the Floridians for Solar Choice 2016 ballot initiative.  This is a grassroots citizens’ effort to allow more homes and businesses to generate electricity by harnessing the power of the […]

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Mar 272015
 
Music Together in the Keys, New Term Starts 4/7/15

Expand your baby’s brain Music Together in the Keys’ new 10-week term starts April 7. The fun music education classes, for newborns through 4-year-olds and the adults who love them, are part of an international program based on cutting-edge child development research. Registered Music Together educators teach sophisticated musical concepts under the guise of fun; […]

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Mar 272015
 
Free Hazardous Waste Drop-Off, Saturday

The City of Key West and Waste Management want to remind the community that Saturday is the monthly free hazardous waste and e-waste drop off for Key West residents. Everything from old paint to pesticides can be dropped off free of charge at Indigenous Park on Saturday, April 4th from 8 a.m. until noon. Drop offs […]

Mar 272015
 
Wright Commended on 20 years Service

City Manager Jim Scholl this month presented a gold watch to Facility Maintenance Supervisor Brett Wright in recognition of his 20 years of dedicated service to the City of Key West. Wright was hired in 1994 as an instrumentation and control technician at the former waste-to-energy plant on Stock Island. When it closed, he transferred […]

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