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…]

May 292015
Madok Declares Candidacy for Clerk of Court

Kevin Madok announced today that he has filed as a candidate for the office occupied by Amy Heavilin. “I’m running to restore competence and accountability to the Clerk’s Office,” explained Madok. “It was a model agency before Heavilin took over in 2012.” Currently, Madok serves Monroe County as Senior Director of Strategic Planning. Prior to [more…]

May 292015
Writers Contest and Award to Honor Late Author Jeremiah Healy

The inaugural Jeremiah Healy Mystery Writing Award – “The Jerry” – will be presented at the 2nd Annual Mystery Writers Key West Fest, August 14-16 in Key West, Florida. The winner will claim a book-publishing contract with Absolutely Amazing eBooks, free Mystery Writers Key West Fest registration, hotel accommodations for two nights, and a captivating [more…]

May 292015

Extraordinary Individuals Undertaking 2,000 Miles on a Can-Am Spyder The Road Warrior Foundation is hosting an event that will bring 8 wounded veterans cross country on Can-Am Spyder Roadster RTs, from Valcourt, Canada to Key West, Florida from June 5 -12, 2015. The Road Warriors will be arriving into Key West with a Journey’s Completion [more…]

May 292015
Key West New Fire Station Grand Opening

The Key West Fire Department held its official grand opening of the gorgeous new Station #2 on Simonton Street today, cutting a ceremonial ribbon with close to 100 members of the community and dignitaries from around the state in the audience. Following the ceremony, the public toured the new facility and saw first-hand why it [more…]

May 222015
March Against Monsanto, Marathon, Key West, and Worldwide, Saturday

WORLDWIDE – On May 23, 2015, hundreds of thousands of concerned individuals will gather across 38 countries and 428 cities to join in peaceful protest against the Monsanto Company as a part of the March Against Monsanto grassroots campaign. This movement seeks to raise awareness to the dangers surrounding Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds and cancer-linked [more…]

May 222015
Public Invited to Grand Opening of Simonton St. Fire Station #2

The Key West Fire Department wants to invite the community for the Grand Opening Ceremony of the new Station #2 at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 28th at 616 Simonton Street. Chief David Fraga, city and state officials will be taking this opportunity to thank everyone who made this new station a reality. Following the ceremony, [more…]

May 222015
Call For Vendors, Mel Fisher Day Street Festival and Concert

Call for Vendors: Mel Fisher Days’ Street Festival and Free Concert on Duval Florida Keys, Key West– This year’s Mel Fisher Days Rockin’ Block Party and street festival will take place Saturday, July 11, on the 200 and 300 blocks of Duval Street in Key West. Event organizers are calling for retail Vendors for this event. This [more…]