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Re-plat for Sombrero Approved – Crowd ‘Boo’s’ Decision

Re-plat for Sombrero Approved – Crowd ‘Boo’s’ Decision

Marathon Vice Mayor Mike Senmartin opened the city meeting on Tuesday by telling the assembled crowd that staff and council members had spent hours dissecting the 79-page transcript of the previous meeting regarding the re-plat of four large lots into 32 properties on Sombrero Beach Road. “If there’s anything new and pertinent to this proceeding, […]

New airport director arrives in Marathon

New airport director arrives in Marathon

Thomas “T.J.” Henderson has a bachelors degree in aviation management from Auburn University and a masters in business administration from Pepperdine. Plus, he has 11 years of experience as an airports operations director at two airports — Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport in Texas and John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Florida. Henderson, 34, is […]

‘Bones & Pie’ now showing at Key West Theater

‘Bones & Pie’ now showing at Key West Theater

Four shot plays authored by Key West writers On the Rock Productions presents an engaging evening of original short plays by local writers Landon Bradbary, Mike Marrero, Jon Rhoads, and Eric Weinberger. Called “Bones & Pie,” it takes theater-goers on a journey through Key West (old and new), with some stops in New York City […]

Sweetheart Ball set for Feb. 7

Sweetheart Ball set for Feb. 7

Event honors Ruth M. Counihan The hospital’s 2015 Sweetheart Ball is dedicated to a very special person, Ruth M. Counihan. She is credited with being the driving force behind the creation of Fishermen’s Hospital and was also the first president of the hospital’s auxiliary. The journey that will be completed at the Sweetheart Ball on […]

#News: Firehouse Museum preserves rich history

#News: Firehouse Museum preserves rich history

Key West has preserved its rich history of public safety and museum docents at the Key West Firehouse Museum are happy to tell guests how the first responders put out fires in the old days, even before fire trucks existed. “Big George was the favorite horse of the Key West Fire Department because he was […]

#News: Country club development gets working capital

#News: Country club development gets working capital

Florida Keys Country Club, formerly Sombrero Beach Country Club, has a backer. Index Investment Group has formed a partnership with Peter Rosasco and Bob Leef to enhance the property with $60 million worth of upgrades — including a redesigned golf course, a 110 hotel rooms, 15 villas and a new marina. When the improvements are […]

#News: Affordable housing in Poinciana nixed

The commission voted against directing the city manager to work with the Housing Authority of Key West for the development of affordable and workforce housing at Poinciana Plaza at the city commission meeting on Wednesday. “Upon seeing this item on the agenda my immediate question is why are we not looking at Easter Seals. The […]

#News: Sombrero re-plat stalls

The Marathon Council has found itself in the proverbial catch-22 situation. If it approves the replatting of four large lots into 32 properties, the council risks the ire of residents in the Sombrero Beach neighborhood and possibly a lawsuit. If it turns the landowner’s proposal down, there’s also a potential for costly litigation. All parties […]

#Events: Key West’s fishing history is celebrated

#Events: Key West’s fishing history is celebrated

Seafood lovers can savor dishes made with Florida Keys fish and crustaceans, and salute the commercial fishermen who harvest them, at a flavorful Key West festival scheduled Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 17-18. The 10th annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival is set for 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday […]

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