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…]

May 222015
Gay Pride CrossWalk Unveiling June 10-14

Visitors can celebrate equality, applaud the unveiling of a permanent rainbow crosswalk on Key West’s iconic Duval Street  and attend the final rounds of a nationally renowned cocktail competition at Key West Pride 2015. Set for Wednesday through Sunday, June 10-14, the festival salutes diversity on America’s only subtropical island internationally known as a top [more…]

May 152015
Frankenfood Revisted - Anti-GMO March this Saturday

By Alex Symington… On Saturday, May 23, 2015 people in Key West and cities and towns all across the US and many other countries are marching against Monsanto, the maker of such lovely concoctions as DDT, Agent Orange, Round-up and genetically engineered “Frankenfood”. The Key West march will start at Mallory Square at 4:00 PM. [more…]

May 082015
Last Weekend of Soles4Souls Charity Shoe Drive

Kelli Keeter, bartender at Pepe’s Cafe on Caroline St. has been hosting a shoe drive on behlaf of Soles4Souls. This organization collects used shoes, in wearable condition, for people in order to help them pursue the basic paths of life that require shoes; work, shopping, school, walking to market, etc. If you wish to contribute [more…]

May 012015
Key West Student Honored For Outstanding Service

Sydney Hamilton of Key West, a junior at Key West High School, will be presented with an engraved bronze medallion to recognize her selection as a Distinguished Finalist for Florida in the 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Presentation information: Date: Friday, May 1 Time: 1 p.m. Event: Conch Pride Awards Location: Key West High [more…]

May 012015
Regatta Time in Abaco Celebrating its 40th Anniversary with Sailing Competition

Good regattas include fun and fair competition mixed with socializing at pre-race and post-race events. When does a good regatta become great? When it’s in the vacation destination of the Bahamian island chain of the Abacos. Regatta Time in Abaco, or RTIA (July 3 – July 9, 2015) – as its organizers and participants refer [more…]

Apr 242015
GLEE Partners with DEP Overseas Heritage Trail for Cleanups

This year GLEE (Green Living & Energy Education) partnered with the DEP’s Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail (OHT) team led by Ranger Amanda Linfors to host two cleanups around the bridgeheads of Niles Channel Bridge on Summerland Key and Ramrod Key. In January, twenty-two volunteers turned up and made significant progress removing marine debris, discarded [more…]

Apr 102015

The American Friends Service Committee of Miami and Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Miami, Monroe Ministries present informational sessions on the current status and application process for immigration initiatives including DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and TPS (Temporary Protected Status for Haitians).  Under [more…]

Apr 102015
Jerusalem Post Correspondent to Speak at B'nai Zion

Herb Keinon, diplomatic correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, will speak at Congregation B’nai Zion at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, which is also Holocaust Remembrance Day. The program is free and open to the public. There will be a very brief commemorative service prior to the talk, according to Rabbi Shimon Dudai and Dr. [more…]