Dec 152017
Review of Arlo Haskell's New book, "The Jews of Key West (1823-1969)"

Review by Malcolm Robert Willison ……. Arlo Haskell, the annual Key West Literary Seminar’s executive director, has just published a fascinating work of historical reconstruction. His interestingly-organized book, well-designed and -illustrated by David Janik, covers much of the previously by-passed, almost-lost history of Key West’s Jewish population, from the town’s founding through its post-war boom. Haskell is not a professional historian but an accomplished writer, poet, and administrator. His straightforward prose is highly readable without sacrificing careful and wide-ranging research and 14 pages of careful citation [continue reading…]

 December 15, 2017  Posted by at 1:00 am Issue #247, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 152017
FKSPCA Tax Returns...

by Margaret Blank……. The Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (FKSPCA) just received a humongous windfall from the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) courtesy of the taxpayers.  Since these folks are so eager to dig around in our pockets, I think it’s only fair to dig around in theirs, too. Courtesy of, here are FKSPCA’s tax returns for 2013, 2014 and 2015.  A while back, I took a look at their 2013 tax return as compared to SHARK and HACC, the two other animal shelter operators in the Keys [continue reading…]

 December 15, 2017  Posted by at 12:59 am Issue #247 3 Responses »
Dec 152017
Detective Asks for Help Identifying Burglary Suspect [surv. video]

Sheriff’s Detective Rosary Ponce is asking for the public’s assistance identifying the suspect in a vehicle burglary which took place in Marathon Tuesday night. Deputies working night shift spotted a man riding his bike with no lights near 47th Street at 1:30 a.m. They attempted to stop him, but he dropped the bike and fled on foot. He left behind a sweatshirt. In the pockets of the sweatshirt deputies found a camera, company gas card, keys and a vehicle registration which came back to a Ford truck belonging to Keys [continue reading…]

 December 15, 2017  Posted by at 12:58 am Issue #247, News, Public Notice 1 Response »