Feb 272015
 
KWPD Snatch Purse Snatcher

Lights, Camera, Snatch! Press Release from KWPD: A missing front light on a bike resulted in the arrest of a man suspected of several purse snatchings. Michael Joseph Soraghan, Jr., 45, was apprehended during a traffic stop when an officer saw him riding with no light. The officer immediately recognized the suspect from a surveillance […]

Feb 272015
 
ec-Key-nomics

by JD Adler Spend 5 minutes in Key West and you will learn that there are significant economic issues plaguing the community. A handful of people own most of the businesses and/or property while the workforce struggles to find housing they can afford. This is an issue continuously debated, with little progress made. In fact […]

Feb 272015
 
Corporations Pleasuring Themselves

by Rick Boettger… What are America’s corporations doing with their record profits, and why are their stock prices rising? The same answer to both: they are using their money to buy themselves. That is, they use their record profits and cash reserves to buy back shares of their own stock on the open market. Instead […]

Feb 272015
 
The True Left

 by Jerome Grapel        This is part of a series of essays that were written in Spain last summer, when a totally unknown political entity called “Podemos” (we can) broke onto the political landscape, catching all the “literati” by surprise in the wake of the 2014 European Parliamentary elections. In less than a year, […]

Feb 272015
 
Featured Artist: Nastasia Ogorodnyaya

Nastasia Ogorodnyaya is a senior at Key West High School. She moved to Key West from Ukraine this year. An extremely talented artist; she loves to paint using oils and watercolors. Influenced by her imagination and feelings, Nastasia’s works are expressionistic, utilizing color to show mood. Nastasia’s goal is to eventually become a self-sufficient artist. […]

Feb 272015
 
Rasputin Returns... As a Dog

by Michael Alan It has long been rumored that Rasputin, who was notoriously difficult to kill, never died. Just when we hadn’t heard from him for a while, Rasputin appeared in Key West. The story is confusing and complicated so I will try to break it down for you.The first thing you need to know […]

Feb 272015
 
Big Money Lobbies to Pollute Environment

Florida’s Biggest Polluters Spending 13.8 Million to Pollute Politics St. Petersburg, FL – The owner of Buckeye Florida LP spent $13,800,000 on lobbying in a single year, according to a new report by Environment Florida. The enormous spending came after Buckeye Florida LP dumped 264,460 pounds of toxic chemicals into Florida’s waterways in 2012. Environment […]

Feb 272015
 
Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar

Thursday, February 19 thru Wednesday, February 25 Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys.   Key West Happenings ARTISTS RECEPTIONS / EXHIBITIONS Thursday Walk on White Gallery Walk, 6 PM Exhibitions & receptions at galleries & shops along White Street.   Artists @ the Armory Second Floor Gallery: Valentines, 6 […]

Feb 272015
 
FIRM Annual Meeting on March 3

Surviving Wind and Flood (Insurance in Monroe County) – FIRM Annual Meeting on March 3 On March 3, learn what you can do to hold down insurance rates for windstorm and flood insurance coverage in Monroe County. Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe (FIRM) concludes its series of annual meetings across the county in Key West […]

Feb 272015
 
TENNESSEE’S ROSE PRESENTED AT THE STUDIOS OF KEY WEST

Love. Loss. Inspiration. Isolation. Awakenings. Tennessee Williams’ relationship with his delicate and troubled sister inspired many of the characters in his award-winning plays. Tennessee’s Rose, a staged reading is presented for one night only at The Studios of Key West, 8pm, Sunday, March 15. Tennessee’s Rose draws from the plays, poetry, short stories, and interviews […]

Feb 272015
 
KW Art and Historical Society Lighthouse Celebration March 8th

February 24, 2015. Key West, FL. Key West Art & Historical Society puts members in “lighthouse” spotlight with celebration and membership drive The Key West Art & Historical Society pays tribute to its members on Sunday, March 8 from 5:30-7:30 pm with a “March Madness n’ Merrymaking” membership drive and celebration. Raffle packages, discounted membership […]

Feb 272015
 
KWPD Adds 2 New Officers to Ranks

Chief Donie Lee swore in two new Key West Police officers this week. Chris Rhinhart (left) has over 10 years of experience as a law enforcement officer, including time with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Daniel Blanco (right) is new to police work, but not to helping out in the community. He has a Bachelor’s […]

Feb 272015
 
Cartoonist Kevin Kallaugher Presents Free Talk, March 1

In 1999, The World Encyclopedia of Cartoons said, “Commanding a masterful style, (Kevin) Kallaugher stands among the premier caricaturists of the (twentieth) century.” On Sunday, March 1 at 6pm, Kallaugher presents a free talk about his life and work at the Historic Armory, 600 White Street. Doors open at 5:30pm, seating is limited. Kallaugher, editorial cartoonist for The Economist  and The […]

Feb 272015
 
Library Friends Lecture: Writer Edward Howard

Library Friends Lecture at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church   Writer Edward Hower is next speaker in this season’s Friends of the Key West Library lecture series—Monday, March 2, 6:00 p.m., at the series’ temporary location, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.   Hower will discuss and read from his […]

Feb 272015
 
Key West Fest Friends Invites Public to City Commission Meeting

Key West, FL – The Key West Fest Friends who have been meeting regularly since October 30th in reference to the evolution of Fantasy Fest announce that the Tourist Development Association (TDA) will be presenting to the City Commissioners on March 3, 2015 and would like to invite the community to attend. Many in the […]

Feb 272015
 
Music Events Feb 27- March 6

Love Lane Gang: 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 […]

Feb 272015
 
Southernmost Magnolia!

Southernmost Magnolia, the Key West version of the renowned New England band Magnolia, plays a unique blend of Cajun, country, and bluegrass music. Led by singer and guitarist Maggie Moniz, with local fixtures Steve Gibson on mandolin and Cindy Jefferson on bass,and world-famous Chuck Sherman on pedal steel, they play good time music sure to […]

Feb 272015
 
New Ambulances for KWFD

Three shiny new red Horton ambulances were delivered to the Key West Fire Department on Friday, keeping the Department right on schedule in its move toward providing in-house emergency medical services beginning April 1. Their arrival is part of an historic transition in the 140 year history of the Department. Much of the nation has […]

Feb 272015
 
“Conch Honk” at the Oldest House in Key West!

Travel back to the days when news was announced with a “honk”, not a “tweet”.    Enjoy the sounds at the 53th Annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest, sponsored by the Old Island Restoration Foundation, at NOON on Saturday, March 7 in the garden of the Oldest House Museum, 322 Duval St. in Key West.  The event […]

Feb 192015
 
The FBI Will Record Charles Eimers’ Killing as “Justifiable” Because….

by Martha K. Huggins, Ph.D.* Tulane University Emerita…………. In just the first six weeks of 2015 US law enforcement has killed on average one civilian every eight hours, resulting in at least three deaths every day. These figures do not come from a US government data base because there is none, nor has there ever […]

Feb 192015
 
“It Ain’t Never Going To Happen”  / The Auditor General’s Annual Report and the School District’s Response

by Dr. Larry Murray… The annual Auditor General’s audit of the School District is now available for review on the District’s website. Specifically, it is attached to the agenda for the School Board’s workshop held on February 10, 2015. I urge everyone to read it. It is not particularly long, but it is very informative. For the last […]