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 was conducting tests on the shallow wells for FKAA. According to the report, “a connection between injection depth and surface waters may exist at the injection site” (more detail below). [continue reading…]

 March 27, 2015  Posted by at 4:00 am * Featured Story *, Issue #107, JD Adler, Water World 6 Responses »
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 niche career casting doubt on overwhelming scientific evidence that is deemed a threat to the corporate status quo. This particular hatchet job is currently being focused on climate change science, [continue reading…]

 March 27, 2015  Posted by at 3:55 am Alex Symington, Issue #107 18 Responses »
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 small armada of cayucos was departing the tiny village as the Indio children paddled home from school. Their joyous chatter and laughter as they propelled themselves effortlessly across the water [continue reading…]

 March 27, 2015  Posted by at 3:50 am Issue #107 No Responses »
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 I write on November 12, 2011, the minimalist quality of this essay’s title is more than enough to convey its subject matter. If you are not aware of the recent [continue reading…]

 March 27, 2015  Posted by at 3:45 am Essays from Post Consumer Man, Issue #107 19 Responses »
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 fire.  

 March 27, 2015  Posted by at 3:40 am Cartoon, Issue #107 No Responses »
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. Our goal was to see firsthand and photograph an authentic Cuban rodeo. Armed with lots of memory cards our good friend Eduardo Garcia an internationally recognized Cuban street photographer led [continue reading…]

 March 27, 2015  Posted by at 3:35 am Issue #107 1 Response »
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 shooting and processing techniques while searching out photographic shooting opportunities. Courses and Workshops abound all over the country, so Perry honed in on what he felt were the best suited [continue reading…]

 March 27, 2015  Posted by at 3:30 am ~ Artists ~, Issue #107 No Responses »
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 islands, Gallery on Greene will celebrate that “Tropical Elevation” and the views it produces, with an exhibit of four artists who celebrate life in these lower latitudes. “Tropical Elevation,” featuring works by [continue reading…]

 March 27, 2015  Posted by at 3:25 am Art, Issue #107 No Responses »
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 has become a culinary epicenter because of the rich melting pot of cultures, an array of local ingredients and fresh seafood,” said Carol Dover, President and CEO of the Florida [continue reading…]

 March 27, 2015  Posted by at 3:20 am Issue #107, Public Notice, Special Event No Responses »
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 Frederick Douglas Gym on Olivia Street. From there, you’ll enjoy an entertaining 2-hour tour of historic sites throughout Bahama Village. In addition to learning about the historic churches, the lighthouse, [continue reading…]

 March 27, 2015  Posted by at 3:15 am Bahama Village, Issue #107, Public Notice, Special Event No Responses »
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 College Rd. 305-809-3501. CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS SATURDAY Women, Money & Power: Design & Finance A Life You Love – Workshop, 1 PM Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, 5210 [continue reading…]

 March 27, 2015  Posted by at 3:10 am Art, Issue #107, Music, Special Events, Theater No Responses »
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 and updated it for the present. It’s impossible to keep from smiling amidst their mirthful musical mayhem! They will be playing regular gigs at McConnell’s Irish Pub Fridays at 8:30 PM, [continue reading…]

 March 27, 2015  Posted by at 3:05 am Issue #107, Music No Responses »
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 not to down list manatees from endangered to threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act.  The agency appears fixated on the fact that there are more manatees now than there [continue reading…]

 March 27, 2015  Posted by at 3:00 am Editorial, Issue #107, Public Notice No Responses »
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 by Sen. Joe Abruzzo (D-Boynton Beach).  The Competitive Workforce Act will update Florida’s anti-discrimination law, which will create uniformity across the state and help attract and retain the best employees. [continue reading…]

 March 27, 2015  Posted by at 2:55 am Issue #107, Public Notice No Responses »
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 sun.  Currently, Florida is one of only five states in the nation that prohibits its citizens from buying electricity from companies that install solar panels on homes and businesses. “This [continue reading…]

 March 27, 2015  Posted by at 2:53 am Issue #107, Public Notice No Responses »
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; wiring young brains for overall success. Classes meet weekly — on Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday — in the rectory behind St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 404 Duval St. Cost is under [continue reading…]

 March 27, 2015  Posted by at 2:50 am Issue #107, Music, Public Notice No Responses »
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 are limited to residents only. No commercial waste can be accepted. This Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day provides a safe and environmentally sound way to get rid of hard-to-dispose-of items. [continue reading…]

 March 27, 2015  Posted by at 2:45 am Issue #107, Public Notice, Special Event No Responses »
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 to facilities maintenance and was promoted to supervisor in 2009. Wright is responsible for the maintenance of 80 various facilities, buildings, and parks across the city. In 2005 he was [continue reading…]

 March 27, 2015  Posted by at 2:40 am Issue #107, Public Notice No Responses »