Aug 212015
 
Inaugural Jeremiah Healy Mystery Writing Award Winner Announced

Award-winning mystery writer Sandra Balzo and Absolutely Amazing eBooks Publisher Shirrel Rhoades presented J. E. Irvin of Springboro, Ohio, with the inaugural Jeremiah Healy Mystery Writing Award on Saturday, August 15, during the annual Mystery Writers Key West Fest, a three day mystery genre festival set in the tropical paradise of the Florida Keys. Irvin [more…]

Aug 072015
 
Time for United Way's Stuff the Bus

Keys kids need school supplies like paper, pencils, notebooks and highlighters in order to succeed at their studies. But some kids can’t afford even these basic supplies. That’s why United Way of the Florida Keys and its community partners are proud to support their annual “Stuff the Bus,” an effort that will hopefully produce truckloads [more…]

Jul 312015
 
Good Morning Florida Keys with Jenna Stauffer Featuring Ernest "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alikes

More than 125 white-bearded men resembling Ernest Hemingway are in Key West to compete in the 35th annual “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. The competition is a highlight of the island’s annual Hemingway Days festival honoring the writing talent, sporting pursuits and colorful lifestyle of the author who lived in Key West during the 1930s. See [more…]

Jul 102015
 
Officers Sims and Stockton Save a Life

Key West Police Chief Donie Lee this week commended Officers Joe Stockton and Carter Sims with a Life Saving Award for their quick response to a life-threatening incident in February. Officers Stockton and Sims responded to a medical emergency call in which the male subject was not breathing. Both officers immediately began rescue breathing. When [more…]

Jul 102015
 
KWPD Explorers Honored

The Key West Police Department recognized the outstanding accomplishments of the graduating Key West High School students whose participation and dedication to the Explorer program has been exemplary. Explorer Ralph Val was presented with a plaque and a medallion in recognition of his commitment, efforts and dedication to the Key West Police Explorers. Val’s ability [more…]

Jul 032015
 
Veterans Call on Israel to Free International Flotilla, End Siege of Gaza

U.S. State Department Should Demand Immediate Release of all Passengers St. Louis, MO. Veterans For Peace applauds the international Freedom Flotilla 3, including prominent VFP member, Colonel Ann Wright (USAR Retired), and the courage of all who attempted to break the Israeli siege of Gaza this week. We deplore the Israeli government’s illegal seizure, in [more…]

Jul 032015
 
Key West Art & Historical Society’s Custom House Museum Undergoes Phase II of Larger Restoration Effort

While not apparent to those passing by, one of Key West’s most prominent national landmarks is currently undergoing major renovation. The Custom House— the red brick, award-winning museum that towers over Mallory’s historic seaport— is undergoing a complete overhaul to update the fire suppression, electrical and plumbing systems. “This phase of the renovation targets some [more…]

Jun 262015
 
Cistern Ecologies Bike Tour 2015

The Studios of Key West is hosting Artist in Residence Laurencia Strauss as she leads the Cistern Ecologies Bike Tour 2015. Join us to share in the exchange of locally based knowledge. We’ll be visiting people and sites that continue the island’s legacy of creative strategies to harvest fresh water. If you went on the [more…]

Jun 122015
 
30 Years of Research in the Florida Keys Continues by Documenting Effects of Pollution on Shallow and Deep Coral Reefs

Project Baseline scuba and manned submersible diving teams will conduct operations from the 146’ long mobile diving platform, the Baseline Explorer, to advance 30 years of ongoing research by systematically documenting the health of reefs in the Florida Keys, FL. The teams will dive coral reefs between Key Largo and Looe Key to document the [more…]

Jun 122015
 
Local Environmental Group Invited Aboard Baseline Explorer

Local Environmental Group StopShallowSewageWellsintheFloridaKeys Invited Aboard Visiting Research Vessel Baseline Explorer Local environmentalists challenging the shallow sewage wells at Cudjoe Key have been invited aboard the 146’ long mobile diving platform, the Baseline Explorer, on Thursday and Friday June 11 and 12. They will tour the vessel and accompany researchers and divers in the submersibles [more…]

Jun 052015
 
Environmental Groups Send Reps to Washington to Probe FDA About GM Mosquito Release

A representative from the Florida Keys Environmental Coalition traveled to Washington D.C. last week to meet with the FDA to convey local concerns about the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District’s plans to release genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes in the Keys. The mosquitoes are being bred by British company Oxitec. Barry Wray, executive director of FKEC, [more…]