Apr 172015
 
"POLICING PARADISE" / FLORIDA KEYS ACLU 2015 ANNUAL MEETING

by Naja and Arnaud Girard… The Florida Keys Chapter of the ACLU held their annual meeting last Monday at the Harvey Government Center.  A panel of criminal justice experts explored the issues involved in “Policing Paradise.”   [IF YOU’RE STILL ON THE HOME PAGE CLICK THE HEADLINE FOR THE VIDEO.]

Apr 172015
 
Good Morning Florida Keys with Jenna Stauffer featuring Karena Kilcoyne

Karena Kilcoyne is the founder of Karousing.com, an online lifestyle magazine reporting on travel, style, wellness, beauty and anti-aging. In this interview Karena talks about the magic of finding your purpose. [IF YOU’RE STILL ON THE HOME PAGE CLICK ON HEADLINE FOR VIDEO.]

Apr 172015
 
Letter: Parking Changes

I awoke this morning eagerly awaiting the scheduled re-striping of our street (800 block of Thomas) to clearly designate the “Residential” spaces.   But as I looked at the markings on the street laying out the new striping, it became apparent that what had been 7 spaces (presently 5 residential, 2 open) in our section of […]

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Apr 172015
 
Electric Car Charging Station Installed at NOAA’s Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary’s latest move to encourage environment-friendly travel is a new electric car charging station at NOAA’s Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center in Key West, Florida. The charging station is part of Tesla Motors’ “destination charging” program to make travelling in an electric car more convenient. Owners can charge their plug-in electric vehicles […]

Apr 172015
 
Studios of Key West, April News and Events

AIR HEART with MARA NEIMANIS THU-SAT APR 23-25, 8pm From April 23-25 at 8pm, aerialist and TSKW artist-in-residence Mara Neimanis presents Air Heart, a sixty minute solo aerial performance about the life, mystery and final flight of Amelia Earhart. Visually remarkable, the performance takes place on a 12 foot tall spinning metal plane sculpture. It’s theater like you’ve never […]

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Apr 172015
 
Love Lane Gang- They're Just Plain Fun!

The Love Lane Gang is a homegrown band that charms and thrills both locals and visitors with their rollicking raucous ruckus. With an age range among the members of over thirty years, they bring a wide variety of experience and musical tastes to bear and appeal to music lovers of all ages. They’ve brought back skiffle […]

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Apr 172015
 
Synagogue Presents Secular Songwriter Debut

For the first time in years, if ever, Congregation B’nai Zion is sponsoring a concert that is not about Jewish klezmer, liturgical, Hebrew or folk music. On Sunday, April 19 at 4 p.m. the original songs of congregant Bernie Kaplan will be performed by professionals Eric Haley on vocals accompanied by Michael Robinson on piano. […]

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Apr 102015
 
Matthew Murphy Files Suit: Catastrophic 2011 Tasing

by Naja and Arnaud Girard… Left in a vegetative state after being tased under questionable circumstances by KWPD in 2011, a suit has now been filed on behalf of Matthew Murphy and his young son. See the documentary video for details of this tragedy.  [CLICK ON HEADLINE FOR VIDEO]  

Apr 102015
 
Letter to the Editor: On the AFC

Editor:        Recent nominations to the School District’s Audit and Finance Committee, along with public comments from the Board members accompanying the nominations demonstrate two things:  To serve on the AFC, one must be a retiree along with a willingness to swear that they have no interest in ever running for the School Board. Larry Murray

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Apr 102015
 
Letter: Fracking in Florida

I’m an environmentally friendly guy. I do my best to recycle, not litter and live a light “footprint” in my world. But I find myself not always supporting every tree hugging cause out there. One of those causes, I thought, was fracking. Fracking is a short hand term for hydraulic fracturing, which is a process used to […]

Apr 102015
 
Brackenbury Named Poet Laureate of Key West

The Key West City Commission last night honored one of the city’s most respected writers by naming Rosalind Brackenbury as Key West Poet Laureate. Brackenbury came to Key West in 1992 after publishing her first poetry collection  — as well as her first novel – in the UK. When she came to the island city, […]

Apr 102015
 
Report: Millennials Experiencing Record Heat and Extreme Precipitation

Released by: Environment Florida Research and Policy Center… Report examines changes in climate over the last 40 years. On the heels of a fresh round of climate-related votes in the US Senate, and findings by scientists determining that the first two months of the year comprised the warmest such period on record, a new Environment America Research […]

Apr 102015
 
INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS ON CURRENT IMMIGRATION INITIATIVES:

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 […]

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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. […]

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Apr 102015
 
Law Enforcement Gets Lobster Killer

On October 18, 2014, Jorge Vargas was arrested by Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Guerra. Deputy Guerra noticed Mr. Vargas was in possession of over 267 wrung lobster tails. He was charged by the State Attorney Office with Harvest or Possession of Spiny Lobster without Spiny Lobster Endorsement, a felony, and eight misdemeanors: Possession of […]

Apr 102015
 
Keys Cultural Arts Calendar April 9-16

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar Thursday, April 9 thru Wednesday, April 15 ARTIST RECEPTIONS / EXHIBITIONS Friday Artist Demonstration by Rick Worth, 4 PM Key West Art Center, 301 Front St. 305-294-1241. keywestartcenter.com Daily Key West Art Garden 6th Annual Exhibit, 10 AM Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, Stock Island. […]

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Apr 102015
 
EQUALITY FLORIDA ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The three winners of the Equality Florida Key West High School essay contest were announced at the 15th Annual Gala on Saturday, March 28 at The Gardens Hotel. The topic for the 2015 essay contest was “Tolerance into Acceptance: Embracing Diversity”. The first place winner Talia Santiago received $250 and a Kindle Fire. Second place […]

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Apr 102015
 
TSKW Accepting Poems for Robert Frost Contest

In honor of National Poetry Month, Monroe county students are encouraged to submit up to three poems each to the Robert Frost Poetry Contest for Children and Teens by April 30, 2015. Children aged 6-12 and teens aged 13-18 can mail or drop off poems at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street. Students […]

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