Student down to the wire on graduation requirements

Student down to the wire on graduation requirements

Savannah Ackles is an aspiring photographer preparing to graduate Coral Shores High School in June. Her shaggy red hair is in no way indicative of her temperament. “I just like being different,” she said quietly over her meal on the deck of Lorelei. Ackles moved to the Keys three years ago with her parents, Craig […]

Patterson joins Weekly Newspapers team

Patterson joins Weekly Newspapers team

The Weekly Newspapers are proud to welcome former hotel and resort sales manager Anneke Patterson as the newest account executive to their sales and marketing team. A native of Richmond, Indiana who immigrated from the Netherlands with her immediate family at only a year old, Patterson graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts […]

Chairs for rent at Sombrero Beach?

Nearly a year after Marathon-based realtor Josh Mothner began floating the idea of establishing a chair and umbrella rental service at Coco Plum and Sombrero Beach, the client he’s representing still has no concrete answers. Vice Mayor Dick Ramsay put the item on the agenda for discussion Tuesday evening during their regularly scheduled meeting at […]

Key Largo man charged for sex with a minor

Key Largo man charged for sex with a minor

Nine months after he first received complaints from a Key Largo father concerned for his 14-year-old daughter’s well being, Det. Daniel Mehler arrested Jorge Bravo-Machuca, 19, Monday charging him with lewd and lascivious acts on a minor and using a computer to solicit a minor. Patience, said Det. Mark Coleman, is a key word and […]

Vinos on Duval expanding

Vinos on Duval expanding

Clayton and Valerie Chelley weren’t necessarily hunting for a wine bar when they kept strolling past the building at 810 Duval Street. The pair of bartenders, married for nine years, sought to carve out their own niche in the Key West bar scene. “We walked past this space many times, and there was something about […]

Conch shell blowing contest in 50th year

Conch shell blowing contest in 50th year

When ships ran aground on the reefs around Key West in the 1800s, there was no Facebook or Twitter to send out alerts. The conch horn became a local tool of communication to signal a salvage opportunity for the island’s earliest and most beloved families. This weekend, the Old Island Restoration Foundation and the Oldest […]

“Transition Bus” makes stop in Florida Keys

“Transition Bus” makes stop in Florida Keys

Most would probably call them idealistic, but the Daum-Astier family of four is part of a growing movement to localize and reinvent stronger and healthier communities. “We’re out to change the world!” Charlotte beamed this week from inside her family’s converted school bus. For two days, the vehicle’s been parked in front of Marathon Bio-Diesel […]

“Lighthouse Larry” to erect his structures in Marathon

“Lighthouse Larry” to erect his structures in Marathon

When Larry Herlth’s 15-year-old daughter, Kaya, asked for a paddleboard for her birthday, the former homebuilder countered with another offer. At the center of his “ultimate man cave” behind his home on Plantation Key is a handcrafted boat he describes as “part Miccosukee dugout, part racing and part turn-of-the-century alligator hunting canoe.” “She’s really going […]