May 232015
Unbelievable! Crash Results In Only Minor Injuries...

Just in from Alyson Crean, spokesperson for City of Key West, KWPD: The intersection of Flagler Avenue and South Roosevelt Blvd was closed for two hours around 1 a.m. Saturday after a high speed collision. A white Kia was traveling south on South Roosevelt Blvd and ran a red light. The car was estimated to be traveling between 85 and 100 mph. A red mustang traveling east made the legal turn onto South Roosevelt and was struck by the speeding car. The impact pushed the [continue reading…]

 May 23, 2015  Posted by at 10:30 am ** BREAKING NEWS **, Issue #115 3 Responses »
May 222015
EVERY LITTLE SECRET... How Did FKAA Really Go About Hiring Randy Acevedo?

by Colby Fisher……. Guest Columnist Colby Fisher dives deep into official records and comes out with a fist full of cronyism. Here’s the real story behind FKAA’s hiring of convicted felon Randy Acevedo… The official story that Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority (FKAA) told the public and press was they hired Randy Acevedo because he was the person who was “best suited” for their Computer Technician job and that FKAA “didn’t see we could turn him away.” The truth, however, is anything but that. He was [continue reading…]

 May 22, 2015  Posted by at 12:39 am * Featured Story *, Issue #115 15 Responses »
May 222015
"THE DRAGON UNDER THE LANDFILL": Sanctuary Experts Say Don’t Use Shallow Wells at Cudjoe Regional

BREAKING NEWS…. The South Florida Conservation Director of The Nature Conservancy and two eminent Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary scientists called on the BOCC to delay using the shallow wells at the Cudjoe Regional Wastewater plant. Describing the current system of septic tanks as the devil we know, The Nature Conservancy’s Chris Bergh told the Board of County Commissioners at its meeting on May 20, 2015, “The devil we know is better than the devil that we don’t know…based on these studies the AWT [effluent] [continue reading…]

 May 22, 2015  Posted by at 12:38 am * Featured Story *, ** BREAKING NEWS **, Issue #115 5 Responses »
May 222015
March Against Monsanto Without Leaving Your House

By Michael Welber… A large number of people all over the country will take to the streets on Saturday to express their displeasure about what the mega-corporation Monsanto is doing to farms, consumers, and, quite literally, the world. Whether Monsanto gives a rat’s rectum about these marches is open to question but they certainly didn’t change their rapacious and damaging ways after last year’s march. If you want to take action but don’t think that walking around in the hot sun, carrying a sign, will [continue reading…]

 May 22, 2015  Posted by at 12:37 am Issue #115, Michael Welber 3 Responses »
May 222015

by Ray Jason………. In a world poisoned with sensationalism and hype, this little masterpiece entered my life quietly and without fanfare. I did not know of it, so I did not seek it. But it found me – and at a dark time when I needed solace. It renewed my wounded belief in the transformative power of art. It reminded me that a thinker/writer can touch people deeply and awaken and comfort them. It is called THE GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES and it is a [continue reading…]

 May 22, 2015  Posted by at 12:36 am ~ Artists ~, Issue #115 No Responses »
May 222015
Kirby Congdon On Poetry: The Death of The Mite

by Kirby Congdon [Key West Poet Laureate Emeritus]………. There’s a song bird in midtown which I’ve noticed a few times up there on an electric wire. It is so ecstatic it flies straight up about a yard and lands back on the same spot again hardly interrupting its extemporaneous bursts of song. How can I indulge my anxieties and frustrations when this creature has so little and does so much with nothing? He doesn’t realize how brief his life is. He doesn’t believe he is going [continue reading…]

 May 22, 2015  Posted by at 12:35 am Issue #115, Kirby Congdon, Literature 1 Response »
May 222015
Dinner Party

By Alex Symington…. I went to a dinner party at an old friend’s house this week held in honor of some other old friends that had left Key West ten years ago and returned for a visit. I would describe those in attendance as a lively liberal minded, educated people from different countries, backgrounds, sexual orientation and racial make up… in other words a Central Casting conservative’s worst nightmare. The food was spectacular and the verbal intercourse stimulating. Naturally, talk of politics, political wishes and [continue reading…]

 May 22, 2015  Posted by at 12:33 am Alex Symington, Issue #115 3 Responses »
May 222015
Local Musician Releases Keys Inspired CD

Composer / arranger/ songwriter and Grammy member Glenn Finnan currently divides his time between the Philadelphia area and Key West, with the hopes of soon calling Key West his permanent home. Glenn first came to Key West in 2012 to play clarinet with the South Florida Symphony. He fell in love with the city at first sight, and within a year had purchased a home here, to get his foot in the door for a move. He spends about 3 or 4 months a year [continue reading…]

May 222015
Guest Column: Key West Photojournalist in Haiti, Part 4

by Jeane LaRance… I ended my last column talking about how I would teach documentary photography to the young people in LaVallée, so they could visually document their culture for future generations. Till then, the only information I had about Haitian culture was what other people told me, or what outsiders wrote. I couldn’t build my hopes and dreams on someone else’s words; I couldn’t teach about preserving a culture until I knew the culture myself. I wanted to learn more about the people and [continue reading…]

 May 22, 2015  Posted by at 12:29 am ~ Artists ~, Issue #115 5 Responses »
May 222015
"Just 4 Kids" Summer Camp 2015!

Just 4 Kids & Bahama Village Art Center is gearing up for it’s 2015 Summer Day Camp, beginning June 8th, 2015, through the final week of summer.  Summer Camp is going to be filled with awesome art, excursions, beach parties, and so many surprises! With various themes, Just4Kids will take your kids on a journey to the far corners of the world with our “International Passport to Color,” we’ll create an old western town during our “Cowboys & Sea Horses in an Old West Town,” [continue reading…]

May 222015
March Against Monsanto, Marathon, Key West, and Worldwide, Saturday

WORLDWIDE – On May 23, 2015, hundreds of thousands of concerned individuals will gather across 38 countries and 428 cities to join in peaceful protest against the Monsanto Company as a part of the March Against Monsanto grassroots campaign. This movement seeks to raise awareness to the dangers surrounding Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds and cancer-linked herbicide Roundup. The campaign comes as the demand for GMO labeling and non-GMO food alternatives continues its exponential climb, with states like Vermont enacting mandatory GM labeling legislation that will [continue reading…]

 May 22, 2015  Posted by at 12:25 am Issue #115, Public Notice, Special Event No Responses »