Jul 242015
 
More Housing Crisis Fallout: The Chapman Family Community Farewell - Bike Auction & Fundraiser

The Chapman Family Community Farewell  Bike Auction & Fundraiser Sunday July 26, 2015 4:00 TO 9:00 pm HOG’S BREATH SALOON 400 Front Street (Duval and Front Street)   Live Auction of Mr. Chapman’s Bike and Ongoing Raffle of other Donations throughout the Event. Table will be set up outside the Bar on the Duval Street [more…]

Jul 242015
 
The American Nightmare

  by Jerome Grapel…….. [5/15, Spain.  This essay was the offspring  of a previous essay called “News From America,” where I discussed the Spanish reaction to the racial unrest in Baltimore, Md.] As mentioned in the essay “News From America”, other than giving me an idea as to what the Spaniards are paying attention to, [more…]

Jul 242015
 
The Code of the Sea Gypsy Tribe

by Ray Jason……. This is the conclusion of my short trilogy dealing with the Sea Gypsy Tribe in a post-Apocalyptic scenario. In order to understand it, I would encourage you to take a few minutes and read my two prior installments entitled The Stranger Arrives and The Shattering. ******* Hello again, Stranger. Our medical volunteers [more…]

Jul 242015
 
The Faint Breeze of Enthusiasm

by Kim Pederson……. We hear it (and say it) all the time. We should do this. We should do that. Everyone should act differently. Everyone should follow the Golden Rule. We must save the planet. We must wipe out ISIS. We have to balance the budget (national and personal). So many things that should be [more…]

Jul 242015
 
Rhyme and Verse

by Kirby Congdon……. The term, “poem,” resonates. Robert Frost said, appropriately enough, that “poet” is also a praise word. It’s presumptuous to assign it to oneself. In the world of literature the term “verse” also has baggage with it that suggests another kind of self-congratulation. One gets a lot of verse and rhymes in the poetry [more…]

Jul 242015
 
Another View on Uber

Dear Editor, In addition to your good story on Uber economics and regulation, the thing that I miss in Key West is Uber’s convenience. When you arrive at your destination, you just get out. No fumbling for cash or 3 minutes in some ancient ink-based credit card ritual. The drivers are very incented to earn [more…]

Jul 242015
 
Bernie Sanders for President; Key West Organizing Meeting

Wednesday July 29, 6:30 pm; The Gardens Hotel Bernie-for-President supporters take note!! Join other Democrats, progressives, independents and even some normally apolitical folks this Wednesday, as we begin organizing the Lower Keys for Bernie Sander’s presidential campaign. The meeting will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, July 29th at The Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela [more…]

Jul 242015
 
<Monroe /> COMPUTE$ to Expand!

  The Monroe County School District received word from benefactors John Padget and Jacob Dekker that they are supporting an extension and an expansion of the COMPUTE$ program. COMPUTE$ is a student incentive program that rewards students for their achievement of industry recognized Microsoft certifications. “ COMPUTE$ has proven to be an outstanding program and [more…]

Jul 242015
 
Property Appraiser Joins Key West Sunrise Rotary

Key West Sunrise Rotary installed Monroe County Property Appraiser Scott Russell as its newest member. The July 17 ceremony included Russell’s sponsor Hal Barrett, Sunrise Rotary President Jim Scholl and Membership Chair Sue Fowler. The Key West Sunrise Rotary Club in the Conch Republic, established in 1988, provides community service, supports charities and funds college [more…]

Jul 242015
 
Heather Carruthers Moves to FIRM Advisory Council

Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe (FIRM) announces that effective July 2015, Vice President and long-time member, Heather Carruthers, will be moving from her position on the FIRM Board of Directors into a leading role on FIRM’s Advisory Council, focusing on FIRM’s legislative efforts and, from time to time, on other special projects. Throughout her tenure [more…]

Jul 242015
 
Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar

Thursday, July 23 thru Wednesday, July 29 Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys. Key West Happenings ARTISTS RECEPTIONS / EXHIBITIONS Friday July 24 Richard Matson, 8×11: Views of Key West Opening Reception, 5 PM The Key West Art Center, 301 Front St. 305-294-1241. keywestartcenter.com Small paintings of Old Town [more…]

Jul 242015
 
Key West Zonta Club Seeks Applicants for Martina Thurmond Scholarship

Scholarship Program Awards Women Advancing Their Careers The Zonta Club of Key West has opened the application period for the Martina Thurmond Ongoing Education Scholarship. The $1,500 award will be provided to a woman at least 30 years of age enrolled as a new or existing student at Florida Keys Community College, for use to [more…]

Jul 242015
 
Family-Friendly Donavon Frankenreiter Concert at Fort East Martello

Tickets are now available for the Donavon Frankenreiter show to take place on Sunday, August 30 at historic Fort East Martello. The pro surfer-turned musician will send out his breezy, laid-back acoustic vibes and upbeat lyrics in an early evening concert on the fort’s parade grounds at 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. The family-friendly event is [more…]