Sep 182015
Controlled Burns

Dear Editor, Bob Dylan tells us that “It doesn’t take a weatherman to tell which way the wind is blowing.” Were that true for everyone! The staff at the Key Deer Refuge, particularly the controlled burn unit, has had its problems over the years determining which way the wind is blowing. In September, 2011, Key Deer management planned a 18 acre controlled burn just north and west of the Blue Hole. During the burn, the wind shifted and over 100 acres was scorched. At one [continue reading…]

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Sep 182015
DID YOU MISS IT?  You Can Still Watch the Hometown! September 9, 2015 Q and A Event

Hometown is especially appreciative of the hard work of the “Question and Answer Forum” panelists: Kay Harris, Mary Grusin, Rev. Dr. Randy Becker and Mark Songer. They were terrific. For information on registration, early voting, the address of your voting precinct and absentee voting, Please call the Office of Supervisor of Elections 305-292-3416 EARLY VOTING FOR KEY WEST CITY COMMISSION AND UTILITY BOARD Early Voting: September 21 to, and including, October 3 Early Voting site will be open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except [continue reading…]

 September 18, 2015  Posted by at 12:48 am Issue #132, Public Notice No Responses »
Sep 182015

The sunset celebration at Mallory Square is a must-see event for virtually every visitor to the island city. Will Soto helped nurture its development into the internationally recognized “happening” it is today – and his photographed silhouette, standing on the high wire against a blazing sky and the waters of Key West Harbor, became an iconic symbol of the nightly gathering. See more great interviews from Good Morning Florida Keys with Jenna Stauffer on their FACEBOOK and YOUTUBE pages.

 September 18, 2015  Posted by at 12:44 am Island Voices, Issue #132 No Responses »
Sep 182015
Broken Trust Destabilizes Communities & Nations

by John Donnelly……. Madmen and women rushing through a valley of delusion, skirmishing in the froth of ignorance, as they proclaim their wisdom and importance. As each one of them dies, the world goes laughingly on without them. Materialists and ‘world worshippers’ spend their lives battling to ‘get theirs’. Upon their departure, they leave with nothing. Don’t you dare question my conduct; for my money, position and prestige has its perks and privilege. It buys influence, ascendency and admission into a perplexed, bewildered and aggressive [continue reading…]

 September 18, 2015  Posted by at 12:42 am Issue #132, John Donnelly 7 Responses »
Sep 182015
You're Invited to Take a Peak at Reef Perkins' Hilarious Collection, "SCREWED, BLU'D AND TATTOOED (and other stories)"

Alright guys.  Ready to LYAO?  Here’s a sneak peak just for you BP readers:  Reef Perkins’ hilarious collection of short stories… “Screwed, Blu’d and Tattooed.”    Join us!! Screwed, Blu’d and Tattooed by Reef Perkins “Two roads forked in a wood.   I don’t care what roads do in private.   I turned and headed back. It was cold.   And that has made no difference at all.” (Blu Yunger, 8th grade) Forefinger by Blu Yunger Some souls are destined to wander without a clue. I am one, one [continue reading…]

 September 18, 2015  Posted by at 12:40 am ~ Artists ~, Featured Artist, Island Voices, Issue #132, Literature No Responses »
Sep 182015
Oh, The Thane of It!

by Kim Pederson……. Illusions sometimes die in hard, messy, neuron-warping ways. My heritage on my dad’s side is Norwegian. My grandfather was born in Kristiania (Oslo) in the late 1800s. So I have often referred, overly pretentiously always, to my Viking genes and to how the Vikings are the forbearetects of everything in the modern world. The pyramids in Egypt?, I would say, oh, the Vikings did that. As with most things, in such instances I “knew naught of what I spake.” Various “truths” have [continue reading…]

 September 18, 2015  Posted by at 12:38 am Issue #132, Kim Pederson 1 Response »
Sep 182015
The Machine is Not Your Friend!

by Ray Jason……. The sailor within me was concerned. But the poet within me was delighted. This was no ordinary squall that was approaching from the north. It was so gray and dark and menacing that it looked like molten lead as it churned across the bay towards me. So I slipped behind a small mangrove island where I dropped my sails and set the anchor. As I was finishing that task, the deluge descended. A burst of wind tipped AVENTURA over to starboard. It [continue reading…]

 September 18, 2015  Posted by at 12:36 am Island Voices, Issue #132 9 Responses »
Sep 182015
About John Jacob

  by Kirby Congdon……. The interest in American poetry got a boost with the Beat movement after World War II but what has kept that activity alive and well is the rather vast involvement of its publishers, readers, reviewers and writers from every level of society who have volunteered their energy from that time to the present. One individual who can represent this phenomena caught one reader’s eye with his positive style and literary accommodations as a voluntary reviewer for The Small Press Review in [continue reading…]

 September 18, 2015  Posted by at 12:34 am Issue #132, Kirby Congdon 3 Responses »
Sep 182015
Key West - I Came, I Saw, I Was Arrested

by Ronald Sands……. ….In retrospect, I see myself as somewhat noble, hell I was downright gallant. For in Key West, there was a dragon I had to confront. I am one of the shareholders/owner of the Lofton B. Sands Estate. And I wanted to personally confront why after three years under the control of a relative I have only received $100. While this woman has multiple vehicles, dripping in jewelry, etc. Police were called to my property at 322 Truman for an unrelated incident. One [continue reading…]

 September 18, 2015  Posted by at 12:32 am Island Voices, Issue #132 2 Responses »
Sep 182015
AP Scholar Awards for Coral Shores High School

Sixty-four students at Coral Shores High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 20 percent of the 2.1 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn [continue reading…]

 September 18, 2015  Posted by at 12:30 am Issue #132, Public Notice No Responses »