Mar 102017
Key West: Legal Restaurant Workers Being Deported

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Mar 102017
Helping a Needy Elderly Man in Key Largo

Officers go all out for elderly man Officers responding to a call Monday found an elderly man in a wheel chair, confused and unable to care for himself. In subsequent days, they made sure he was cared for and spent a day cleaning his house and making sure it was habitable for him when he returns home. The 77 year old man lives in a home on Rock Harbor Drive in Key Largo. On Monday, Sgt. Jason Madnick responded to a call from someone in [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 1:19 am Issue #209, News, Special Event 1 Response »
Mar 102017
Key West Pilot Marks Volunteer Milestone

Sam Samaha to be honored for transporting Angel Flight Southeast patients to far-from-home medical appointments. Patients with rare or complicated medical conditions may have to travel hundreds of miles to reach lifesaving treatment. Fouad “Sam” Samaha of Key West, is one of 650 volunteers who donate planes, fuel and time to make sure those Angel Flight Southeast passengers get the care they need while alleviating travel hardships. On Friday, April 7, Samaha will be honored for surpassing 100 missions, at the Dr. Franklin G. Norris [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 1:18 am Issue #209, News, Special Event 1 Response »
Mar 102017
Firm Appeals Office of Insurance Regulation Denial of Administrative Hearing

Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe (FIRM) is filing an appeal with the First District Court of Appeals to overturn the Office of Insurance Regulation’s (OIR) rejection of FIRM’s petition for an Administrative Hearing on excessive and unaffordable commercial and residential windstorm insurance rates in the Keys. FIRM takes the position that FIRM and the Citizens Property Insurance policy holders that it represents are entitled by state law to an administrative hearing on recent Monroe County windstorm insurance rate increases approved by the OIR. FIRM also [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 1:18 am Issue #209, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Mar 102017
Sheriff's Crime Report

Four arrested on multiple drug warrants Detectives with the Sheriff’s Special Investigations Unit arrested four people on multiple drug related warrants Wednesday afternoon. Detectives using an undercover operative purchased cocaine and ecstasy Tuesday afternoon from three of the wanted suspects; arrested them for the drug sales and then additionally charged them all with the outstanding drug related warrants . The warrants are the result of undercover drug operations in January of this year in Key West and on Stock Island. 30 year old Robert Dunn [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 1:17 am Issue #209, News, Public Notice 3 Responses »
Mar 102017
Vault 7: What it Means for You

by Thomas L. Knapp……. On March 7, the transparency/disclosure activists at Wikileaks began releasing a series of documents titled “Vault 7.” According to the New York Times, Vault 7 consists of “thousands of pages describing sophisticated software tools and techniques used by the [US Central Intelligence Agency] to break into smartphones, computers and even Internet-connected televisions.” If the documents are authentic — and WikiLeaks has a sterling reputation when it comes to document authenticity — every paranoid thriller you’ve ever watched or read was too [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 1:16 am Issue #209, Thomas L. Knapp 1 Response »
Mar 102017
Good Government starts NOW

HOMETOWN! IS YOUR SOURCE FOR LOCAL CANDIDATE AND ELECTION INFORMATION. “Call for Candidates” April 3, 2017 Join us as we celebrate our new 501(c)3 non-profit status with a new logo, revised news bulletin, a fresh Facebook page and kick-off to the 2017 campaign year of Good Government. Election year 2018 is on everyone’s minds and with only 470 days until the books close on running for office, state, county and local campaigns are already underway. Incumbents, candidates, or those just testing the water for a [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 1:15 am Issue #209, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Mar 102017
Buffaloed Beyond Belief

by Kim Pederson……. In a recent blog post, Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty asked me (well, everyone) a question I never expected to be asked: “Have you ever struggled to figure out the ‘buffalo buffalo buffalo’ sentence and given up?” This is one query I can answer unequivocally: no. In fact, I was not aware that a “buffalo buffalo buffalo” dilemma existed. The sentence GG references is (not simply) eight “buffalos” in a row: “Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.” Yes, this is a [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 1:14 am Issue #209, Kim Pederson No Responses »
Mar 102017
Seventh Annual Key West Authors’ Book Fair

by Kirby Congdon……. Stopping by this nationally known festival on the lawn in back of the Oldest House on Duval Street, I noticed Rosalind Brackenbury’s recent novel, The Third Swimmer. On display with it was her humorous treatment with its political subtext of “chicken liberation,” using a satiric approach that suspends reality as in Cervants, Jonathan Swift, possibly Mark Twain, or the Fantocinni of our generation, or even our own Trinidad Joe’s work here in Key West as a comic interpreation of reality. Brackenbury shared a [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 1:10 am Issue #209, Kirby Congdon No Responses »
Mar 102017
Review of Current Gildea Gallery Show

by M.R. Willison……. While in Key West, one must visit the outstanding exhibit of exciting modern art R one of Key West’s most up-to-the-minute art shows, the Gildea Gallery at 522 Southard, just off Duval. Paul Gildea, the founder and director, has a highly-trained eye for the highest quality in contemporary art in the United States and around the world. He brings all this with panache to his enticing little gallery here in Key West for our enjoyment and appreciation. Among the outstanding painters in [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 1:08 am Art, Issue #209, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 102017
Boaters Moored in Restricted Waters Near Fleming Key Must Move

Naval Air Station Key West, with support of Coast Guard Sector Key West and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, is reminding boaters that mooring is illegal in the restricted waters west of Fleming Key. Safety perimeters for weapons/ammunition storage facilities are published in the Federal Register and went into effect on Sept. 10, 2007. In 2009, the City of Key West placed a series of buoys to designate the safety zone made possible through a $150,000 grant from the Governor’s Florida Defense Alliance [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:58 am Issue #209, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Mar 102017
Samuels House Presents Women of Integrity Men of Valor

The Board of Directors of Samuel’s House will present the annual “Women of Integrity and Men of Valor” Honors Dinner on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6pm at the Marriott Beachside Hotel. This year, twelve incredible and men and women will be honored for various philanthropic efforts throughout the Key West community and beyond. Honorees, Family and Friends of the Keys will gather to enjoy a memorable evening, including dinner, an exciting live & silent auction and cash bar. The cost is $70 per person, [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:54 am Issue #209, News, Special Event No Responses »
Mar 102017
Shipwrecks, Tree Rings, and Hurricanes Take Center at Next Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series

On Thursday, March 23 at 6:00pm, Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes Distinguished Speaker Series guest Valerie Trouet to the Helmerich Research & Learning Center at the Custom House Museum for an evening presentation on “Shipwrecks, Tree Rings, and Hurricanes.” Trouet, a tree-ring scientist and paleoclimatologist, will relate how she and her team of scientists at the University of Arizona use tree rings to study past climate, forest ecosystems, and their interactions. While we might not have much forest here in the Florida Keys, [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:52 am Issue #209, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 102017
AUDITIONS Undying Love

AUDITIONS for Undying Love the Musical to be held April 2nd 1-3pm and April 3rd 11:30-1:30pm, in the Heinen Design Lab on the third floor of The Studios of Key West. Undying Love, a musical by Ben Harrison, will be performed at The Studios of Key West in 2018. SUMMARY Undying Love The Musical is the true life and death adventure of Key West’s legend, Count Carl von Cosel, and his romantic obsession with Elena Milagro Hoyos. It takes place in 1930’s-1940’s Key West. CASTING [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:50 am Issue #209, News, Special Event No Responses »
Mar 102017
Mosquito Control to Host Tire Amnesty Day

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (FKMCD), in collaboration with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, is hosting a Tire Amnesty Day. Old tires are an ideal breeding environment for mosquitoes, especially the Aedes aegypti and the Asian tiger mosquito. Disposing of them properly assists FKMCD in the control of these particular mosquitoes, which are both a nuisance and potential carrier of diseases such as Zika, dengue and chikungunya. Bring your tires to Tire Amnesty Day and Mosquito Control will dispose of them for free. [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:48 am Issue #209, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Mar 102017
Free Nature Therapy- Relax and Rejuvenate at the National Key Deer Refuge

Wednesday, March 15: 6:30am-8:30am. Join us for a Sunrise Photography Walk on Long Beach. Bring any camera or cell phone. 9:00am-11:00am. Introduction to Nature Sketchbook Journaling- No artistic talent required, just a desire to discover the joy of expressing yourself through art in nature. 1:00pm-3:00 pm. Keys Kids Outdoors: Butterflies, Dragonflies and other cool insects. An outdoor adventure to seek out and examine the amazing diversity of insects at National Key Deer Refuge. Thursday, March 16: 10:00-11:30am Fun with Wildlife Origami. Discover origami, the Japanese [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:46 am Issue #209, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 102017
Habitat for Humanity Community Meeting on Big Coppitt Key

Habitat for Humanity invites all interested parties to a community meeting at the Big Coppitt Fire Station on Saturday, March 18th at 2:00 pm. The meeting will serve to introduce their proposed project to build 10 new homes with affordable deed restrictions on the vacant site on US Highway 1 between Emerald Drive and Sapphire Drive. Staff members will be available to answer questions about the project and will also provide a short presentation about the Homeownership Program and the application process. For additional information, [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:42 am Issue #209, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Mar 102017
Plein Air Key West Announced for March 11

The Key West Art Center will kick off it’s 9th Annual Plein Air Key West with a demonstration by Key West’s own Andy Thurber on Friday, March 10th at 4:00 pm. Andy Thurber, a Key West Art Center Artist Member for many years, is a much loved local watercolor artist. Having grown up in Key West his work captures the local character and hidden gems that make Key West wonderful. A meet-the-artist reception follows Andy’s demonstration and artists may pre-register for the Plein Air Key [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:38 am Issue #209, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 102017
Brave a Shave for Kids with Cancer

Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar and Restaurant Be a hero for kids with cancer! Mar 17, 2017 • 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm At: Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar and Restaurant 320 Grinnell Street, Key West, FL US Join this St. Baldrick’s event, and whether you decide to shave your head, volunteer, or donate, we hope you’ll be a part of the excitement! The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. Get [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:36 am Issue #209, News, Special Event No Responses »
Mar 102017
"The Rose Tattoo" is the Focus of Upcoming Birthday Celebration Events

The Tennessee Williams 106th birthday celebration continues with a lecture and tour given by Dennis Beaver, curator of the Tennessee Williams Exhibit, about the 1954 Key West filming of the movie, “The Rose Tattoo.” The two dates for the event are March 10 at 10 a.m. and March 12 at 2 p.m. at the Exhibit at 513 Truman Avenue. The film is a Williams’ adaptation of the play by the same name written by him while living in Key West and for which he won [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:34 am Issue #209, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 102017
Splash Trash Tour Comes to the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center March 16 – 25

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary welcomes an innovative and inspiring art show at its Eco-Discovery Center March 16-25, the Splash Trash Tour. The show highlights an enormous challenge we all face as we enjoy the beautiful Florida Keys ocean and beaches – trash in our oceans. Splash Trash will engage visitors and provide several opportunities to consider the impacts of trash and the devastating effects on our sea and wildlife, our beaches, our local economies and our human health. Environmental communicator, Bette Booth, created the [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:32 am Issue #209, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 102017
Owner of MCO Construction and Services, Ann McNeill, Selected by COMTO as Honoree for March 15 Event

Miami, FL – Ann McNeill, one of the first female general contractors in the state of Florida, who is presently the owner and president of MCO Construction and Services, Inc., MCO Consulting, Inc., and Constructively Speaking, Inc. this past week was selected by The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) as one of their 10 outstanding women from all modes of the transportation industry. Also the founder of two nonprofit organizations, the National Association of Black Women in Construction and the International Mastermind Association, McNeill [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:20 am Issue #209, News, Special Event No Responses »
Mar 102017
Volunteer Board Openings

The City of Key West is seeking residents to serve on two volunteer boards. The position are appointed by the City Commission. The Civil Service Board serves as an appeal and resolution authority for the resolution of grievances brought by City associates. It also conducts testing for competitive promotional positions for police and fire. The board meets quarterly and currently has two openings. The Contractor’s Examining Board oversees complaints, licensing and examinations of professionals in the contracting field. The Commission is seeking two consumer representatives [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:18 am Issue #209, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Mar 102017
Don’t Call Them Trailer Trash

Images Challenging the Stereotype of Mobile Homes Atglen, PA— Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., is pleased to announce the release of Don’t Call Them Trailer Trash: The Illustrated Mobile Home Story by John Brunkowski and Michael Closen featuring postcards, home advertising, emblems, newspaper articles, memorabilia, and other items of interest. Although the phrase “trailer trash” is catchy and kitschy in describing mobile home living, this revealing peek into a stereotype that has dogged the mobile home since its earliest days challenges that label and defends the honor [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #209, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 102017
"An Evening with The Heavy Pets" - Two Nights at The Green Parrot

Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th Ages: 21+ FREE More Info: The Heavy Pets are an American rock band that blends rhythm & blues, jazz, funk, disco and reggae with rock & roll. Called “a living, breathing, force of nature” by Relix Magazine, The Pets are known for their soulful songcraft and powerhouse live performances. Riding high on the success of their most recent studio effort, Two Horses, look out for The Heavy Pets as they continue to hit the road hard. “Nice [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #209, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 102017
Key West Art Center Names New Director

Juniper Behrendt has been named Gallery Director for the Key West Art Center, effective March 10, 2017. She succeeds Anna Symington, who is leaving Key West for St. Petersburg, FL. “In Juniper, we have a talented, enthusiastic and savvy new director who will continue to move the gallery forward as an institution dedicated to exhibiting the work of local artists and to serving the arts community of Key West,” Jane Grannis, board chair, said. “We are confident that, under Juniper’s leadership, the gallery will be [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:12 am Issue #209, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Mar 102017
Marriage Announcement

Renata Dunn and Danny Coll were married on November 19, 2016 at the Hyatt in Key West, FL. Renata is a partner at the local accounting firm Allen & Coll P.A. Firm is formally known as Jeffrey E Allen P.A. Renata has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and auditing in Europe and USA . She has been working with Jeff Allen for the last 6 years. Renata is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. She earned a Master Degree [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #209, News, Special Event No Responses »