Jul 222016
 
Affordable Workforce Housing Regulations: Public Workshop

City of Key West Seeks Public Input on Affordable Housing Regulations as part of the City’s Land Development Regulations Update Workshop to be held July 28, 2016 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Eco-Discovery Center in Truman Waterfront Park. The City of Key West Planning and Zoning Department will host a public workshop on July 28th at the Eco-Discovery Center in Truman Waterfront Park focusing on updates to the City’s Land Development Regulations (LDR). The updates are required by State law in order to be [continue reading…]

 July 22, 2016  Posted by at 12:39 am Issue #175, Issue #176, News, Public Notice 1 Response »
Jul 152016
 
THE BEST ARGUMENT AGAINST DEMOCRACY IS A FIVE-MINUTE CONVERSATION WITH THE AVERAGE VOTER. MAYBE NOT SO TRUE IN KEY WEST-- BECAUSE OF THE HOMETOWN! POLITICAL FORUMS

by Dennis Reeves Cooper……. I typically resist starting anything I write with a quote from somebody famous. But I’m going to break my rule this time. In fact, I’m going to quote Winston Churchill twice, starting with: “Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” Most Americans agree that democracy is a superior form of government. But we have a problem. To make our democratic system work best, an informed electorate is essential. [continue reading…]

Jul 152016
 
Pokemon Go! Key West

Video by Sabrina Walsh and Alexis Girard d’Albissin Special thanks to Alexis Girard d’Albissin and Sabrina Walsh [Key West High grads – home from college for the summer – experimenting with video documentary production.]

 July 15, 2016  Posted by at 12:56 am Issue #175 No Responses »
Jul 152016
 
Crime Report

Two charged with burglary Two Stock Island women were arrested today for a burglary that took place at a Stock Island residence on March 31st. The victim lives on 2nd Terrace. He told deputies he and his wife left the house in the morning and locked the doors. When they returned that evening, they found the house in disarray and many items stolen including a large amount of jewelry, a gun, sunglasses, several purses, an Apple MacBook, an iPad, a PlayStation, an Xbox, a safe [continue reading…]

 July 15, 2016  Posted by at 12:48 am Issue #175, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Jul 152016
 
Unclaimed Bond Money

Sheriff releases list of unclaimed bond funds The Sheriff’s Office would like to return unclaimed bond money. Anyone who is owed such funds has until September 1st to claim them. A list of unclaimed funds is featured on the Sheriff’s Office web site, www.keysso.net. It is also posted on the Sheriff’s blog at floridakeyssheriff.blogspot.com and on their Facebook page at MCSO-Florida Keys. The money is now in the custody of Sheriff Rick Ramsay and unless it is claimed on or before September 1, 2016, the [continue reading…]

 July 15, 2016  Posted by at 12:44 am Issue #175, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Jul 152016
 
Wake Up and Smell the Sugar Browning

by Kim Pederson……. Just a few blogs ago, I wrote about how complexitional coffee is, that is, about the intricacy of its potpourri of elements. I left out the aroma side of the story, however, for which I now make amends with this blog. In having a wee look at this topic, I discovered, with the help of the Serious Eats website, that “once you start to equate flavors in coffee with other things you taste all the time, unlocking the brew’s mysteries becomes a [continue reading…]

 July 15, 2016  Posted by at 12:42 am Issue #175, Kim Pederson No Responses »
Jul 152016
 
On Simplicity

by Kirby Congdon……. The division between the races in this country began in first grade. But even Miss Brode, who taught it, did nothing about it. I told her that the problem was the Great Depression, but she didn’t listen. Well, it took me a couple of decades to verablize my advice. However, my third-grade teacher did speak up. She said that kids who could not come to school because they had no shoes were welcome anyway. I have gone without shoes so often at the [continue reading…]

 July 15, 2016  Posted by at 12:40 am Issue #175, Kirby Congdon 1 Response »
Jul 152016
 
Eight Days in Cuba June 2016 - The Good the Bad and the Future!

  by Dottie Harden, City Ambassador Key West……. We took Havana Air from Key West so much better than driving to Miami and what a great fight it was. Thank you Havana Air. Our trip to Cuba is one we will never forget, it was full of surprises! The enthusiasm and excitement of the Cuban people made us excited. What we were told was nothing of what we would experience. This is only my perspective and our trip was only eight days long but we did try to [continue reading…]

 July 15, 2016  Posted by at 12:38 am Issue #175, Letter to the Editor No Responses »
Jul 152016
 
Blue/Green Algae

Dear Editor: This is in regards to the toxic sludge that’s heading our way. Many on the west coast are determined to send it south but that’s not the answer. The Everglades is choked out due to development and can’t handle it and the way they rerouted the flow of water doesn’t allow it like it did in the past. So what to do? After contacting the Corps of Engineers at each lock thru the water ways that come from Lake O to Ft Myers I learned [continue reading…]

 July 15, 2016  Posted by at 12:36 am Issue #175, Letter to the Editor No Responses »
Jul 152016
 
Campaign Kickoff

Steve K. Smith, running for reelection to the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board invites the public to his campaign event on Friday July 15, from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Bottle Cap on Simonton Street. Meet Steve and learn about mosquito control, Zika, and what Mosquito Control does to protect our health. Hors d’Oeuvres and cash bar provided. You are invited to Bottlecap Lounge Friday, July 15, 5-7:30PM for Steve’s CAMPAIGN KICKOFF PARTY and enjoy Hors d’Oeuvres & Cash Bar

 July 15, 2016  Posted by at 12:35 am Issue #175, News, Public Notice No Responses »