Dec 092016
 
SOUTHERNMOST FEUD: City Attorney and Police Chief Sued for Alleged Conspiracy

by Arnaud and Naja Girard……. You know things are bad when an attorney says to you, “I hate lawyers!” “I do!  I truly do!” repeats Michael Halpern who is pacing in his law office above The Lazy Gecko Bar on Key West’s famous Duval Street. What is one of the most feared attorneys in Key West losing sleep over? Being hunted by a billion-dollar corporation that he believes wants his hotel: the iconic Southernmost House. The “corporation” is Remington Lodging & Hospitality. What we wanted to know [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 1:24 am News 16 Responses »
Dec 092016
 
Alabama Man Arrested for Attacking Wife After She Interferes with Plans to Kill Gay Couple in Key West Bar

According to his wife, 42- year-old Michael Ray Etris, a visitor from Alabama, pulled out a knife in a Key West bar and told her he was going to kill a homosexual couple … because they were gay. The wife, Kimberly Lauren Etris, told Key West Police Officer Cynthia Williams that she then took the knife from him to keep him out of trouble. She told the officer her husband was upset about that and the ride back to their hotel was not pleasant. After arriving [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 1:19 am News 1 Response »
Dec 092016
 
Detectives Need Help Identifying Suspects in Lower Keys Burglaries

Sheriff’s detectives are investigating residential break-ins which have taken place in the areas of Sugarloaf Key and Bay Point recently. Two attempted burglaries and four actual burglaries have taken place in that area since November 30th. On the 30th, in the early morning hours, residents of a home on Starfish Lane on Lower Sugarloaf Key called to report an attempted break in. They said they were sleeping when they heard a bang and their alarm went off. Investigations showed pry marks on several doors and [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 1:13 am News No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
Sex in the Pool at Parrot Key Resort Triggers Slap Fight Between Old Friends

The following is a true story taken from a KWPD incident report dated 12/7/2016. The names have been disguised to ensure Ms. X’s spouse doesn’t hear about it here – just in case this sort of thing would upset him…or her…. Ms. “X”, 48, told Key West Police Officer Kristopher Bouvier that she was sitting on the bed in the hotel room eating when her friend, Ms. “Y”, 52, entered the room and intentionally knocked the food out of her hand and called her a whore. Ms. [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 1:12 am Issue #196, News 2 Responses »
Dec 092016
 
Bale of Marijuana Found Floating Off White Street Pier

Officer T. Calvert responded to the White Street Pier on Tuesday at about 5:30 pm, in reference to a report of a package that was floating in the water and was suspected to be a bale of marijuana.  The package was about twelve inches by twelve inches and about 3 inches thick. Key West Fire Department arrived and assisted Calvert  in lifting the bail of suspected marijuana out of the water. The bail, soaked in seawater, reportedly weighed 11.8 pounds. Calvert reported he did not [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 1:11 am News No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
Drug Sweep Nets Arrests

Key West Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit has been conducting undercover drug operations that have resulted in 26 recent arrests, and several more arrest warrants. The unit was assisted by Homeland Security Investigations, the DEA, the Monroe County Sherriff’s Office and Customs and Border Protection. The joint operations combine undercover detectives, special agents and confidential informants making narcotics purchases on the streets of Key West. Most of the resulting charges were for the sale of cocaine, however a few were for the sale of controlled [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 1:08 am Issue #196, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
Sheriff's Crime Report

Key West man faces drug charges A Key West man who was driving erratically is facing drug charges after a traffic stop Friday afternoon. Deputy Matthew Corey stopped the white Chrysler at 1:45 p.m. Friday after he spotted it speeding northbound at 17th Street in Marathon. He had received previous information from a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent who had seen the vehicle passing in a no passing zone at the 15 mile marker of the highway and driving carelessly on the Seven Mile [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 1:06 am Issue #196, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
City Attorney Marks Ten Years of Service

Mayor Craig Cates and the Key West City Commission this week paid tribute to City Attorney Shawn Smith for a decade of dedicated service. “He serves the community with honesty and integrity and is a constant professional,” said Cates. “Though he does sometimes like to crack a joke and tease.” “I appreciate the trust and confidence you have shown me,” said Smith. “It truly is an honor.” Commissioner and former Judge Richard Payne noted that he watched Smith grow up in Key West and that he [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:56 am Issue #196, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
Cruises to Cuba with Stop in Key West – Beginning May 2017

Empress of the Seas Cruises to Cuba Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas has been rebuilt with Cuba in mind with special Boleros Salsa Club and an expanded Cigar Lounge. The new itinerary will include a round trip cruise from Tampa to Cozumel with stops in Key West and Havana. On Thursday the company requested dockage reservation for Mallory Square dock for May 21st, 2017, 12:30 – 19:00.

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:55 am Issue #196, News, Water World No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
Federal Grant to the Education Program at the KW Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden

  The Key West Botanical Garden Society is proud to announce the receipt of $25,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The grant-supported project will revise and improve the “Living Laboratory”, a school partnership program that enriches elementary school science curriculum through interaction with the natural environment at the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden. In previous years, hundreds of children have studied biodiversity with trained environmental educators and explored solutions to issues dealing with energy, ecosystems, migration and sea level [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:48 am Issue #196, News, Special Event No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
Missed the Party? It’s Ok. You Can Still Help Jane Gardner Support the KWPD Mounted Police Unit Horses

Holiday revelers at Jane Gardner Interiors on Simonton Street enjoyed complimentary festive hors d’oeuvres and libations while hobnobbing with KWPD Mounted Police unit horses last Friday evening. The horses, who were sporting soft fleece saddle pads made from a new fabric designed by Jane in collaboration with Wisconsin-based illustrator Allison Beilke, are to be the beneficiaries of a fundraising campaign launched by Jane on their behalf, set to run through the month of December. For more information about Jane Gardner Interiors and Jane’s KWPD Mounted [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:46 am Issue #196, News, Special Event No Responses »
Dec 092016
 

Homeless Myth #6 (of 7) “They don’t have the daily living skills to have an apartment.” Even chronic homeless individuals have the living skills and experiences to quickly resume a regular lifestyle in permanent housing. Some skills, habits and coping mechanisms learned during longer periods of homelessness may take a short time to fall away, but the advantages of permanent housing vastly outweigh the difficulty of life on the street. It is important to remember that nearly all homeless persons were permanently housed in the [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:40 am Issue #196, News No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
Castillo Promoted to Sergeant

Key West Police Chief, during last night’s City Commission meeting, swore in Jason Castillo as the Department’s newest sergeant. Sgt. Castillo started with the Department in 2002 and has most recently served as the accreditation manager. He has served as a road patrol officer, school resource officer and a youth division detective. He was born and raised in Key West and is the son of Housing Authority Executive Director Manual Castillo.

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:39 am Issue #196, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
Key West Harbor Walk of Lights and the 26th Annual Schooner Wharf Bar & Galley Lighted Boat Parade

Change of Date for the 26th Annual Schooner Wharf Bar & Galley Lighted Boat Parade Due to high winds, the date for the 26th annual Schooner Wharf Bar & Galley Lighted Boat Parade has been moved from Saturday, December 10 to Wednesday, December 14. This Saturday December 12, Wednesday December 14, festively illuminated watercraft, including schooners and small yachts, fishing and pleasure craft, row-boats and skiffs will participate in the 26th annual Schooner Wharf Bar & Galley Lighted Boat Parade. The boats begin parading at [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:39 am Issue #196, News, Special Events, Water World No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
Holiday Parade Winners Named

Though every entry into this year’s Holiday Parade was a winner the moment it brought a smile to a child’s face, five entries earned special recognition from the judges. Mayor’s Cup — Lower Keys Friends Vice Mayor’s Cup — Basilica of St. Mary’s School We have a tie for the Commissioner’s Cup — Florida Keys Aqueduct and Key West High School Conchettes Honorable Mention – Fifth Street Baptist Church The City of Key West wants to thank the community for this amazing effort. In addition [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:32 am Issue #196, News, Special Event No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
KWAHS Back In Time Fundraiser Photos/ Scotti Merrill Preservation Award Announced

Locals and visitors celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Custom House Wednesday, November 30, at ‘Back in Time,’ a formal fundraiser with a history twist, presented by the Key West Art & Historical Society, steward of the historic landmark building. The evening of stylish revelry and eclectic festivities featured a cocktail reception on the elegant Custom House veranda with performers and musicians providing entertainment, followed by a red carpet promenade to the Westin Resort for a sit-down dinner with an auction, live music and presentation [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:32 am Issue #196, News, Special Event No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
12/2 FKCC Keys Chorale Holiday Harmonies Concert

The Keys Chorale sang in the season with the 2016 ‘Keys Chorale Holiday Harmonies’ concert at the Florida Keys Community College Friday evening. The festive musical toast to the holidays presented under the stars is just one of many attractions taking place across the island during the annual Key West Holiday Fest, which runs through December 31. Presented in part by the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys and the Monroe Country Tourist Development Council, for more information contact the Lodging Association at 305-296-4959 or [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:24 am Issue #196, News, Special Event No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
Devon Allman Band - CANCELLED

Sad news for the Allman family: due to the sudden passing of Devon Allman’s mother, the December 11th Devon Allman Band show at Key West Theater has been cancelled. Tickets have been refunded. We do hope to bring this show to our venue in the future, so keep an eye on our calendar.

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:18 am Issue #196, News, Special Event No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
Sheriff Announces Next Citizen’s Police Academies

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will be holding its next Citizen’s Police Academies starting in March and we are looking for people who are interested in learning more about law enforcement and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Classes will begin the week of March 6th and will continue through graduation the week of April 12th. There will be three separate academies held during that time – one each in the Lower, Middle and Upper Keys. Attendees will be asked to commit to spending one night [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #196, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
Ambassadors Academy Scheduled

Why is Old Town considered an historic treasure? Where do tax dollars actually go once you’ve paid them? How do police officers know whether there’s a warrant out on the guy on the corner? The answers are just some of the knowledge you’ll gain as a Key West Ambassador. There is no better way to get to know city government than through the Key West Ambassadors Academy. Registration has begun for Class 27 of the Academy. Applications are posted on the City’s web site at [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #196, News, Special Event No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
Give Big! Give a Manatee This Holiday Season

At the top of many holiday wish lists is an adoption of a real living manatee. So those wondering how to get smiles of appreciation this festive season need only give a gift adoption of an endangered manatee from Save the Manatee Club. It costs an affordable $25 to Adopt-A-Manatee® from the Club. Funds help to improve the lives of manatees and to protect aquatic habitat. The package includes an adoption certificate, photo and biography of a real Florida manatee, a membership handbook filled with [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:12 am Issue #196, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Dec 022016
 
Detective Asks for Help Identifying Suspect [Surveillance video]

Sheriff’s Detective Leon Bourcier is asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect who stole a Honda motorcycle from a Marathon residence. The 2013 Honda 250 CRF was taken from a home on Sombrero Boulevard just after midnight on November 28th. The owner told Deputy Matthew Cory he went to bed on the 27th, there were two matching motorcycles parked next to each other in the driveway. When he woke the next morning, one was gone. A neighbor was able to produce surveillance video of [continue reading…]

 December 2, 2016  Posted by at 12:57 am Issue #195, News No Responses »
Dec 022016
 
Man Arrested for Threatening Sheriff's Office Lieutenants Life

A Florida City man with a violent criminal history was arrested Thursday, charged with threatening to shoot a Sheriff’s Office lieutenant in the head. Sheriff’s detectives received information from a source that 47 year old Johnny Nash was planning to shoot Lt. Al Ramirez in the head because he holds the lieutenant responsible for his arrest in October for Sale of Cocaine.  The information was Nash specifically said he planned to “ambush” the lieutenant at Friendship Park in Key Largo, take the lieutenant’s own firearm [continue reading…]

 December 2, 2016  Posted by at 12:57 am Issue #195, News No Responses »
Dec 022016
 
What Will the Interactive Water Feature at Truman Waterfront Park Be Like?

by Ben Volpian……. Last Summer while I was getting up-to-speed with the Truman Waterfront Park, I asked City Commissioner Wardlow, “What the “heck” is this Interactive Water Feature I keep hearing about?” I and others I talked to had visions of a kind of Three-Coins-in-a-Fountain kind of structure, you know, with a sculpture of naked people or whatever in the middle of a shallow pool. But then, Billy or someone in the Engineering Dept. sent me a video [above] of what it was. After seeing [continue reading…]

 December 2, 2016  Posted by at 12:48 am Issue #195, News, Public Notice 1 Response »
Dec 022016
 
Semi-Annual Crime Stats Show Significant Decrease

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement this week released crime statistics for counties and cities, showing an impressive decrease for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office for the first half of 2016. Between January and June of this year, areas of the county patrolled by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office showed a decrease in major crimes of 19.3% over the same time period in 2015. Most of that decrease was in property crimes like theft, grand theft and burglary. And the clearance rate for crimes in [continue reading…]

 December 2, 2016  Posted by at 12:42 am Issue #195, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Dec 022016
 
Sheriff's Crime Report

Man arrested for burglary on Stock Island A Stock Island man was arrested Friday, charged with burglarizing his mother’s apartment. Deputies were dispatched to an apartment building on 3rd Avenue, Stock Island at midnight. A woman who lives there was calling from Miami. She told Sheriff’s dispatchers a neighbor had seen her son breaking into her apartment through a back window. She said her son does not have permission to be in her apartment. She said he has a drug problem and has stolen from [continue reading…]

 December 2, 2016  Posted by at 12:40 am Issue #195, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Dec 022016
 
Monroe County BOCC Special Meeting: Affordable Housing

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, 10 a.m. Marathon Government Center 2798 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL MARATHON, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners is holding a special meeting about affordable housing on Dec. 6 at the Marathon Government Center. Monroe County consultant Clarion Associates will provide an update about the inclusionary housing project, the project schedule and project goals. Clarion Associates also will receive input and feedback. There will be a presentation and discussion of Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) Resolution 01-2016, adopted by [continue reading…]

 December 2, 2016  Posted by at 12:38 am Issue #195, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Dec 022016
 
Lighting of the Menorah

The community is invited to Bayview Park on Thursday, December 22nd at 5:30 p.m. for the lighting of the menorah. Rabbi Shimon Dudai from Congregation B’Nai Zion and Rabbi Jacob Zucker from Chabad of the Florida Keys will say the blessings.

 December 2, 2016  Posted by at 12:20 am Issue #195, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Dec 022016
 
Political Sign Removal

Key West Code Enforcement wants to remind the community that it’s a state law to remove all political signs within 30 days of the election. Members of the community have complained about the number of signs that still remain posted in Key West. Beginning on December 8th, the City will begin enforcing the state law that requires the removal of political signs. Whether you are a candidate or a supporter, regardless of the outcome of the election, the City urges you to remove the clutter [continue reading…]

 December 2, 2016  Posted by at 12:06 am Issue #195, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Dec 022016
 
Free Hazardous Waste Disposal Day

The City of Key West and Waste Management want to remind the community that Saturday is the monthly free hazardous waste and e-waste drop off for Key West residents. Everything from old paint to pesticides can be dropped off free of charge at Indigenous Park on Saturday, December 3rd from 8 a.m. until noon. Drop offs are limited to residents only. No commercial waste can be accepted. This Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day provides a safe and environmentally sound way to get rid of hard-to-dispose-of [continue reading…]

 December 2, 2016  Posted by at 12:04 am Issue #195, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Dec 022016
 
Flu Season is here!

The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County wants to encourage all Floridians to do their part to prevent getting seasonal flu and spreading it to others by getting the flu vaccine. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for your body to develop protection against the flu so it is important to get your flu shot early. Flu strains change from year to year so it is important to get the flu shot this year even if you got one last year. The flu [continue reading…]

 December 2, 2016  Posted by at 12:02 am Issue #195, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Dec 022016
 
Transit Discounts for Seniors

Beginning December 1st, seniors in Monroe County will enjoy a new, lower rate for public transit. The Lower Keys Shuttle will be just $1 for a one way trip to anyone age 60 or over. In addition, seniors will receive a discount on the second Saturday of every month. On that one day a month, seniors ride free all day — either in town or on the Lower Keys Shuttle. For more information, check out www.kwtransit.com.

 December 2, 2016  Posted by at 12:00 am Issue #195, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Nov 252016
 
Numbers of Key Deer Deaths Stabilizing

The number of Key deer deaths due to New World screwworm infestation has remained stable at 132 for more than a week; however, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) officials are remaining diligent with protection measures to save this endangered species. The screwworm outbreak has increased the normal mortality rate within the small population of this subspecies of white-tailed deer only found in the Florida Keys. As a result, USFWS has been working to determine population estimates to provide guidance for future operations to prevent [continue reading…]

 November 25, 2016  Posted by at 1:01 am Issue #194, News, Public Notice 1 Response »
Nov 252016
 
Sheriff's Crime Report

Man arrested for armed robbery with knife A Stock Island man was arrested early today for robbing a Stock Island convenience store. 26 year old Israel Drago entered the Tom Thumb convenience store at 5:15 a.m. He was wearing a dark colored hooded jacket, a hat with a dark colored bandana over his face. He was armed with a large knife which he used to threaten the clerk in the store. He forced the clerk to hand over the money in the cash register and [continue reading…]

 November 25, 2016  Posted by at 12:59 am Issue #194, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Nov 252016
 
Monroe County BOCC Elects Neugent as Mayor and Rice as Mayor Pro Tem

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution to elect Commissioner George Neugent as Mayor and Commissioner David Rice as Mayor Pro Tem at the Nov. 22, 2016 meeting in Key West. Both are one-year terms. This is the fourth time Neugent has been elected Mayor. He also held the position in 2000-2001, 2008-2009 and 2012-2013. Neugent replaces Heather Carruthers, who remains on the Commission. She was re-elected in August to another four-year term. “Mayor Carruthers, I would just like to applaud you [continue reading…]

 November 25, 2016  Posted by at 12:44 am Issue #194, News, Public Notice 2 Responses »
Nov 252016
 
Firm Awarded Grant from Community Foundation of The Florida Keys

Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe (FIRM) has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys (CFFK) as part of its Vision 20/20 Grant Program. “FIRM Keys: Mitigation and Floodproofing Outreach” will consist of a series of workshops in conjunction with workshops held by the County Sustainability Advisory Board. The workshops, which will be open to the public and include collaboration from government agencies and stakeholders throughout Monroe County, will provide a centralized source of information, resources, tools and expertise on [continue reading…]

 November 25, 2016  Posted by at 12:40 am Issue #194, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Nov 252016
 
Key West Montessori Charter School Gets New Name, Hopeful for Lease Renewal Agreement

On Friday, November 18, Key West Montessori Charter School gathered for a name dedication ceremony, with Superintendent of Schools Mr. Mark Porter and School Board Member, District 1 Mr. Bobby Highsmith in attendance. The public school has legally changed their name to May Sands Montessori, a measure made to honor the Key West educator and Maria Montessori while anticipating their new lease renewal agreement at the old May Sands school location and to distinguish themselves from the small, private Montessori school only two blocks down [continue reading…]

 November 25, 2016  Posted by at 12:38 am Issue #194, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Nov 252016
 
Jane’s Season Opening Cocktail Party to Benefit Key West Mounted Police Unit

Thursday, December 1, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Jane Gardner of Jane Gardner Interiors at 328 Simonton Street invites the public to a Season Opening Cocktail Party with plenty to celebrate: the upcoming holidays; the debut of her latest design project – a Key West inspired, whimsical new fabric called ‘Paradise’; a name change for her retail showroom from Jane Gardner Interiors to ‘jane’ and a new fundraising campaign that she has launched for the benefit of the KWPD Mounted Police unit horses. Cocktail party guests are [continue reading…]

 November 25, 2016  Posted by at 12:32 am Issue #194, News, Special Event No Responses »
Nov 252016
 
Headstone Blessing Ceremony

On Wednesday, December 7th at 3 p.m. the public is invited to a gravestone blessing at the historic Key West Cemetery. St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Basilica’s priest will bless the gravestones of Ellen Welters Sanchez and Nelson English. Miss Sanchez, who died in 2007, taught music to generations of Key West children and played the organ for St. Mary’s and numerous other churches. She organized the Island City Choral Singers and wrote the song “The Beautiful Isle of Key West” that was recorded [continue reading…]

 November 25, 2016  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #194, News, Special Event No Responses »
Nov 252016
 
Custom House 125th Anniversary Photo Contest Announces Winners

Key West Art & Historical Society announce the winning photographers from the Custom House 125th Anniversary Photo Contest, a free-entry competition that ran virtually on Facebook from August til November 9th. The Society awarded three separate categories—Color, Black & White, and Nighttime—with winners based on the amount of “likes” their post upload received. David Bingham took the winning night image with “Moonlight Dancing Custom House,” Shawn Verne claimed the color category with “Morning Glow,” and Sid Graves stole the Black & White category with “Dancing [continue reading…]

 November 25, 2016  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #194, News, Special Event No Responses »
Nov 252016
 
Bayshore Manor Residents Decorate Meal Bags for Food Pantry

Residents at Monroe County’s Bayshore Manor assisted living facility on College Road in Key West got into the Thanksgiving spirit and created cheerful meal bags for Star of the Sea (SoS) Outreach Mission. Now, when needy Monroe County citizens visit the mission’s food pantry for the holiday, they can put the goods into the decorated and festive bags that have been lovingly made by our residents. This annual project brings joy to the visitors of the food pantry — people of low income, disabled, elderly [continue reading…]

 November 25, 2016  Posted by at 12:12 am Issue #194, News, Special Event No Responses »
Nov 252016
 
Sheriff’s Office Remembers Fallen Officer

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is remembering this week an officer who died in the line of duty November 26th, 2008. Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Pham was killed in the line of duty in a traffic accident. Deputy Pham was working traffic patrol for the Sheriff’s Traffic Enforcement Unit when his patrol car collided with a semi-tractor trailer truck at the 62 mile marker of highway U.S. One at 12:20 p.m.

 November 25, 2016  Posted by at 12:06 am Issue #194, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Nov 252016
 
Animal Farm Open Sunday

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Animal Farm is open to the public this Sunday, November 27th from 1 – 3 p.m. Please join us and visit with the animals. The farm is free of charge; donations are welcome. Also, don’t forget to mark your calendars for the annual Christmas on the Farm event, coming up on Sunday, December 11th from 1 – 3 p.m. Bring the family and visit with Santa, listen to live Christmas music, do crafts with Home Depot and visit with the [continue reading…]

 November 25, 2016  Posted by at 12:04 am Issue #194, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Nov 252016
 
Westin Donates Smoke Alarms

The Westin Resort has donated 100 smoke alarms to the Key West Fire Department for the Department’s free smoke alarm program with the goal of ensuring every household has a working alarm. “We want to be sure every member of our community is safe,” said Westin General Manager Diane Schmidt. “In a fire, seconds count,” said Fire Marshal Alan Averette. “Half of home fire deaths result from fires at night when most people are asleep. Home smoke alarms can alert people to a fire before [continue reading…]

 November 25, 2016  Posted by at 12:00 am Issue #194, News, Public Notice No Responses »