Mar 112018
Sheriff’s Office Seeks Help in Tire Slashing Case [Surveillance Video]

Sheriff’s Office deputies are hoping someone can help identify the man seen in this video and still frame photograph vandalizing a Jeep. The incident occurred at 2:50 a.m. on March 2 on 20th Street on Lot 15 in Marathon. The suspect may be driving a white Ford F-350–type truck with dually rims. Anyone with information about this crime should contact the Sheriff’s Office at 305-289-2430. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys. If a Crimestoppers tip leads to an arrest, the caller [continue reading…]

 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:53 am Issue #259, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Mar 112018
Sheriff’s Office to Hold Vehicle Auction

The Sheriff’s Office will be auctioning off a number of surplus vehicles, including a Mull10K Forklift, Hydraulic Platform Stand and a Semi-Tractor, via sealed bids this month. Anyone interested in participating in the auction can find a list of the items to be auctioned on the Sheriff’s Office website, Bidding instructions and forms are also available on the website, or can be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters building at 5525 College Road on Stock Island. Anyone with questions can contact Fleet Manager Johnnie Young at 305-293-7477 or [continue reading…]

 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:50 am Issue #259, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Mar 112018
Time for a Change? Womankind Offers Free Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Presentation and Open House

Women impacted by menopausal symptoms can discover means to potential relief on Wednesday, March 28 at 5:30pm – 6:30pm at Womankind, with a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Program presentation. The open house and meet-and-greet with Medical Director Dr. David Forest and Medical Assistant Annie Caridad will feature a brief presentation with time for questions and answers following, along with supplemental holistic measures women can implement to support themselves during these difficult times. The symptoms of menopause are not for the faint of heart; hot flashes, [continue reading…]

 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:42 am Issue #259, News, Special Event No Responses »
Mar 112018
Connie Gilbert Memorial Scholarship

APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR  $2,000 CONNIE GILBERT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP  The Key West Chapter of the National Organization for Women will award the first annual Connie Gilbert Memorial Scholarship on May 15, 2018.  The $2,000 scholarship will go to a Monroe County applicant who identifies as a woman, and who wishes to complete her education, including professional certifications, training classes, or classes and required materials for higher educational degrees. Deadline for application, which may be found at, is April 15, 2018.  One can also request a scholarship application [continue reading…]

 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:32 am Issue #259, News, Special Event No Responses »
Mar 112018
Disastrous 2018 Brings Record Manatee Deaths

In Less Than 2 Months, 154 Florida Manatees Perish, One-Third from Cold Stress     Washington, DC — The first two months of 2018 have been especially deadly for Florida manatees, according to figures posted today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).  With more than 150 lost in just this year’s first seven weeks, Florida is on a path to set a new annual record for manatee mortality. The latest reports from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) covering the period from January 1st [continue reading…]

 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:28 am Issue #259, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Mar 112018
KWPD To Sponsor Recruits

The Key West Police Department is looking for motivated candidates who want to become police officers. The police department is looking to sponsor several academy recruits in the upcoming session of the Law Enforcement Academy at the Florida Keys Community College Institute of Criminal Justice. These sponsorships are a rare opportunity to be hired by the Key West Police Department and earn a salary while working toward becoming a sworn officer. In addition, these academy recruits will not have to worry about tuition, uniforms, fees, [continue reading…]

 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:18 am Issue #259, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Mar 112018
Transit Driver of the Quarter

Key West Transit Department Director Rod Delostrinos has named Adrianna Gomez Driver of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2018. Gomez has been a City bus driver for almost 13 years, and says she continues to look forward to coming to work every day. “She takes great pride in delivering her passengers to their destinations and is appreciated by everyone,” said Delostrinos, “for her hard work and dedication.”

 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #259, News, Special Event No Responses »
Mar 112018
EPA Public Comment Period Open for Oxitec Friendly™ Mosquito

EPA OPENS PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR OXITEC’S EXPERIMENTAL USE PERMIT APPLICATION FOR THE FRIENDLY ™ MOSQUITO This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register a notice of receipt of an application for an Experimental Use Permit (EUP) for the release of Oxitec’s Aedes aegypti Friendly™ mosquitoes in Monroe County, Florida. This marks the opening of the 30-day public comment period, after which the EPA will review the comments as part of their evaluation of Oxitec’s Friendly™ Mosquito EUP project. The following is [continue reading…]

 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:12 am Issue #259, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Mar 112018
Coral Shores High School and the School District Remember Mrs. Jackie Moates

TAVERNIER, Fla. – It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Mrs. Jackie “Momma” Moates. Mrs. Moates managed the front office at Coral Shores High School for more than 40 years, changing the lives of generations of students walking the halls of CSHS. She was affectionately known for the tough love she gave to the students, encouraging them every day to be the best version of themselves. Former Principal of CSHS and School Board Member Ron Martin said she dedicated her life to the [continue reading…]

 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #259, News, Special Event No Responses »