Opinion: The People’s Amphitheater

Opinion: The People’s Amphitheater

The idea of an amphitheater as a component of the Truman Waterfront Park has been in place since the original Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRACC) Plan approved in 1998. On May 1, 1999 (Resolution 99-151) the city voted to apply to the U.S. Department of Interior for a public benefit conveyance, which included backup […]

Rock and Roast combines favorites

Rock and Roast combines favorites

Local Music and Cuban Cookout highlight event There’s something about a perfectly seasoned pig that’s been roasting all day in the La Caja box. There’s also something to be said for 15 boxes of them cooking on the back property of St. Mary’s Basilica school grounds. (And, 10 donated kegs of cold Islamorada Beer Company […]

Third annual ‘Bubbas’ are back!

Third annual ‘Bubbas’ are back!

Presented by The Keys Weekly Newspapers and Florida Keys Media After months of speculation, the Key West People’s Choice Awards, officially coined the Bubbas, are finally back. And on July 16, the people of Key West will know which restaurant serves the best fish sandwich, who has the best customer service and which elected official […]

Keys pass annual review with flying colors

Keys pass annual review with flying colors

Various Monroe County representatives traveled to Tallahassee recently to present the Keys annual report to the Department of Economic Opportunity, the Governor and the Cabinet. “The Cabinet meeting was a tremendous success our report was extremely favorable and shows the local communities are doing their part; sending a very positive message to the state,” said […]

Hundreds join cancer walk

Hundreds join cancer walk

More than 500 walkers joined forces to raise $43,815.05 at last weekend’s Strides Against Cancer walk in Marathon. The event draws men and women from all walks of life (pun intended) to dress up and involve their children and four-legged friends. Marathon High School junior Hannah Gracy sang the national anthem, and Marathon High School’s […]

Aqua’s Beatrix Dixie crowned Queen Mother

Aqua’s Beatrix Dixie crowned Queen Mother

Annual pageant raises money for One Human Family and VNA/Hospice VNA/Hospice’s Event Coordinator Kellee Bartley, sweat-soaked and exhausted, was putting the final touches on last week’s 32nd Annual Queen Mother Pageant that closed down the 1100 block of Duval Street. “Over the years, Queen Mother has raised in excess of $220,000 for Visiting Nurses Association […]

‘Talk Derby to Me’

‘Talk Derby to Me’

Race enthusiasts make derby hats The Art Studio in Marathon hosted a derby hat and headband workshop in preparation of the upcoming 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. Faro Blanco’s Lighthouse Grill will be having live coverage of the event on Saturday, May 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person, benefiting […]

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