Oct 132017
Key West Artist Rallies Relief Teams for Middle Keys

“I don’t know how long it takes to build a house, but it only took us two days to remove the shattered remains of what appeared to be an entire one that landed in Doug McLean’s front yard,” said Christie Fifer, a Key West artist and former High School teacher who has been leading an assorted team of Key West volunteers in efforts to literally excavate homes and properties from beneath mountains of hurricane debris on Big Pine Key and surrounding areas, following Hurricane Irma. [continue reading…]

 October 13, 2017  Posted by at 12:44 am Issue #237, News, Special Event No Responses »
Oct 062017
Local Girl Commended for Heroic Act

Mayor Craig Cates, Commissioner Richard Payne and Police Chief Donie Lee joined in commending 18-year old Jerika Rudolph for her recent heroic efforts to help victims escape a car that had crashed into the nearshore water. On August 24th, Rudolph was driving on South Roosevelt Blvd when she saw a silver SUV veer toward her. She saw the vehicle continue past her lane, jump up on the sidewalk and fly over the seawall. The vehicle crashed upright in the middle of a channel and began [continue reading…]

 October 6, 2017  Posted by at 5:14 am Issue #237, News, Special Event 3 Responses »
Oct 062017

Monroe County School District officials have activated a Hurricane Relief Fund via the Monroe County Education Foundation. With the help of an $80,000 donation from the Edward B. and Joan T. Knight Foundation, the MCEF initiated the relief fund to help students and teachers replace items lost in the storm that FEMA or insurance agencies will not be able replace, said MCEF Board President, Bryan Green. “Hurricane Irma has adversely impacted both teachers and students.   Many are now struggling in temporary or severely damaged [continue reading…]

 October 6, 2017  Posted by at 12:33 am Issue #237, News, Public Notice No Responses »