Blue Paper Editor

Mar 062015
Make 7-Mile Bridge Safety A Priority

Dear Blue Paper – It’s time to make some serious changes regarding the 7 Mile bridge. I never cross the bridge that I don’t worry about making it safely to the other side. I have seen too many absolutely crazy, insane drivers on the bridge over 30 or more years. As a law abiding driver, […]

Feb 272015
An Open Letter to Kathy Reitzel

Kathy: Congratulations! I understand that Thursday, February 26, 2015 will be the 5th anniversary of your suit against the Monroe County School District for wrongful termination. For many, it is a timely reminder of what you did and the importance thereof. For others, it is an opportunity to inform the new and uninitiated about the […]

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Feb 272015
An All-Star NY and KW Cast Sings for Woman’s Hope

The ninth annual Woman’s Hope Concert on March 13 at 8 PM at the Tennessee Williams Cabaret Theatre stars a who’s who of New York and Key West performers, and 100% of the proceeds benefit the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys. Special guest Susan Speidel and soprano Marie Putko will join an all-star Key […]

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Feb 272015
Southernmost Magnolia!

Southernmost Magnolia, the Key West version of the renowned New England band Magnolia, plays a unique blend of Cajun, country, and bluegrass music. Led by singer and guitarist Maggie Moniz, with local fixtures Steve Gibson on mandolin and Cindy Jefferson on bass,and world-famous Chuck Sherman on pedal steel, they play good time music sure to […]

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Feb 192015
Anonymous Tip Leads Police To Stash of Stolen Goods on Wisteria Island

Key West Police were back and forth all day Tuesday to Wisteria Island, retrieving tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of stolen goods. With the help of an anonymous tip, Key West Police Detectives recovered stolen fishing gear, electronics, sails, coolers, grills, dive gear and more from the offshore island. The recovered property has been […]

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Feb 192015
City  Hall Groundbreaking Ceremony

Mayor Craig Cates wants to invite the community to a groundbreaking ceremony at noon on Tuesday, February 24th at the new City Hall at the historic Glynn Archer School, 1302 White Street. The historic Glynn Archer School was transferred to the City in 2013. Over the past few months, the interior was removed while the […]

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Feb 192015
A Special Tribute to the Memory of Jay and Robin Gogin

MUD PI DINNER Key West Light House 938 Whitehead Street FEBRUARY 28, 2015 6 to 10 PM Pig Roast, Rice and Beans and many vegetarian sides Includes your choice of a beautiful take home Mud Pi ceramic bowl Live music with the Marty Stonely Band Piper road spring band DJ: Spyder Wright Dancing by Janis Stevens […]

Feb 192015
SAVE THE DATE: Key West Art & Historical Society Hosts Membership Drive and Celebration, March 8th

Sunday, March 8 marks the annual Key West Art & Historical Society’s membership drive & member celebration from 5:30- 7:30 pm. at the Lighthouse and Keeper’s Quarters—one of three historic sites The Society is steward to. The “Howl at the Moon & Stars” party at the Lighthouse shines light on its current and incoming members […]

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Feb 192015
Program Focuses On Keys Women In Transition

Lower Keys Professionals Roxanne Fleszar and Dolly Garlo Present Their “Women Money and Power” Workshop For Women Ready To Strengthen Their Financial Mastery And Personal Satisfaction In A New Phase Of Life. Registration has opened for the program entitled “Women Money and Power: Design & Finance A Life You Love” to be held Saturday, March […]

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Feb 132015
Stop Wastewater Injection Before It's Too Late

We cannot risk the final deathblow to our fragile coastal reef system and fishery with the decision to inject inadequately treated sewage waste into the highly fractured regional karst aquifer system below us. The Florida barrier Reef is the third largest coral barrier reef system in the world expanding 4 miles wide and 170 miles […]

 February 13, 2015  Posted by on February 13, 2015 Issue #101, Letter to the Editor Tagged with: , ,  1 Response »
Feb 132015
Public is Invited for Coffee and Peek into “After Life” this Tuesday at the Key West Public Library

The Key West Public Library, 700 Fleming Street, welcomes Carol Tedesco, Roberta DePiero and Jane Newhagen, authors of “After Life – Images from the Key West Cemetery,” 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 17, for their Café con Libros program. Enjoy coffee and social time leading up to an author discussion at 10 a.m. Betty Darst will […]

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Feb 132015
Key West Art & Historical Society Highlights “Collections Management” in Next Curator Series Session

Key West Art & Historical Society offers the second of their monthly Curator Series on Wednesday, February 18 from 12:30-1:30 pm at the Custom House Museum on 281 Front Street. The session, led by The Society’s curator Cori Convertito, will focus on “Collections Management,” which will delve into “the complex nature of having a permanent […]

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Jan 302015

by Jerome Grapel….. (With the trauma of Super Bowl weekend now upon us, I dug back in the ar-chives and found this essay pertaining to the infamous Janet Jackson “wardrobe malfunction”, which relegated the game itself to the smaller type of after thought in its aftermath.) I feel somewhat ambivalent about the now historical halftime […]