Jan 052018
 
Free Legal Help for Low-Income Individuals Denied by FEMA and/or Insurers

The non-profit organization, Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., is reaching out to low-income Florida Keys Hurricane Irma survivors with an offer of free legal services. Eligible Florida Keys residents who were denied benefits from FEMA will be helped with preparing and processing appeals and those not satisfied with how their property insurance company has met its obligations may be helped with those issues. The deadline to appeal a FEMA decision is 60 days from the date of the letter. Therefore, if residents were wholesale [continue reading…]

 January 5, 2018  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #250 1 Response »
Jan 052018
 
Hotel Stays Extended Through Feb. 10 for Eligible Hurricane Irma Survivors  

Over 400 Florida Keys families, who lost their homes due to Hurricane Irma, are still residing in hotels. FEMA announced this week that the deadline has been once again extended for those individuals and families who are eligible to receive Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) and who meet the criteria for the deadline extension.  Residents eligible for the TSA program may receive an extension (from the current January 7th deadline to February 10, 2018) to continue their stay in FEMA paid hotels, while they look for [continue reading…]

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Jan 052018
 
Detective Asks for Help Identifying Burglary Suspect

  Sheriff’s Detective Lance Hernandez is asking for the public’s help identifying a burglary suspect whose image was captured on surveillance cameras at a Key Largo business. The owner of GG Millworks on Atlantic Drive in Key Largo called the Sheriff’s Office on December 26th to report someone broke into his business. He said he came to work the morning of the 26th after a few days off. He found a number of items missing from inside. He also found a window on a work truck broken and one [continue reading…]

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Jan 052018
 
Marathon Man Arrested for Sexual Battery

The victim told detectives from the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit she was sitting in front of K-Mart in Marathon at 2 p.m. on January 3rd when the suspect, 53 year old Julio Melendez, pulled up in his gold colored GMC pickup truck. She said she decided to go for a ride with him and that after they got cigarettes and alcohol they went back to his travel trailer where they had consensual sex. During their encounter, she states, she became unwilling to continue having sex with him and [continue reading…]

 January 5, 2018  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #250, News 1 Response »
Jan 052018
 
Bad Poems and How They Get That Way

by Kirby Congdon…….. Webster’s Dictionary defines a poem as “a style more imaginative than ordinary speech.” This could be anything from street talk dialect to a royal decree or a definition in contracts, politics, news or in the dialogue of conversation. Almost any use of language can be enhanced for here is where the root of poetry takes hold. Its form may take on a graceful and intelligent tone when the speaker is familiar with his medium. A writer may indeed be imaginative with a [continue reading…]

 January 5, 2018  Posted by at 12:04 am ~ Column ~, Art, Issue #250, Kirby Congdon 1 Response »
Jan 052018
 
Author Teju Cole to Headline Friends of the Library Speaker Series

Monday, January 15, the Key West Friends of the Library will welcome author and critic, Teju Cole, to the podium at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. The talk begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. Seating is at 5:30 on a first come first served basis. Admission is free. Teju Cole is a writer, art historian, and photographer. He is the Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College and photography critic of the New York Times Magazine. Born in the US in 1975 to Nigerian parents, [continue reading…]

 January 5, 2018  Posted by at 12:02 am ~ Artists ~, Issue #250, Special Events 1 Response »
Jan 052018
 
Historic Key West Cemetery Stroll, January 27, 2018

The first Cemetery Stroll to be offered at the Historic Key West Cemetery this season will take place on January 27, 2018. During the stroll, small groups of visitors will be escorted to gravesites where interpreters will tell the stories of the deceased in brief monologues. The groups are scheduled for departures at 9:30, 9:50, and 10:10 Reservations are necessary, and can be made by calling 305-304-1453. Among the gravesites to be visited are those of the Los Martires de Cuba, the Figueredo plot, the Benjamin Albury family restoration, the Otto [continue reading…]

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