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Key Colony Beach to hire city administrator

Key Colony Beach to hire city administrator

Puto and Schraffenberger are early applicants By Sara Mathis & Jason Koler On Wednesday, Sept. 14, the tiny city of City of Key Colony Beach is taking a giant step: hiring their first dedicated city administrator at a special call meeting. Currently, there are only two candidates vying for the job — former Marathon City […]

Blessing of the Key West Fleet

Blessing of the Key West Fleet

Keys Marine Service hosts service at Stock Island Marina Village Since the late ’80s, commercial fisherman Adam Disson has spent July waking up early prepping his traps making sure all the loose ends are ready for Monday, Aug. 1, the first day traps can get wet for the lobster season opener on Saturday, Aug. 6. […]

Teens host town hall meeting

Teens host town hall meeting

Wanted: teen center, transportation About 50 people, students and involved community members, came together to discuss ideas for the future of Key West’s teenagers at Key West High School’s library last Wednesday. Hosted by Keys To Be The Change and Department of Juvenile Justice, a committee of students and involved adults, including State Attorney Catherine […]

A conversation with Dr. Aydin Atilla, ER Director at LKMC

A conversation with Dr. Aydin Atilla, ER Director at LKMC

Key West doctor defends health care at Lower Keys Medical Last month, at a contentious district hospital board meeting, Dr. Aydin Atilla, medical director of the Lower Keys Medical Center Emergency Room, was thrust into the spotlight and challenged on the care being provided in the ER. At the meeting, a handful of individuals asserted […]

Local Grocery is a Key West Institution

Local Grocery is a Key West Institution

Fausto’s Food Palace turns 90 in April The identity of Key West begins and ends with local businesses—even in the wake of retail chains, convenient stores and the mega-corporations that continue to invade the island. Yet for one local outfit, which has survived and flourished in the face of many corporate challengers; Fausto’s Food Palace […]

Creating One Local Family – Military Affairs Committee celebrates 50th Anniversary

Creating One Local Family – Military Affairs Committee celebrates 50th Anniversary

During February of 1966 while the Cold War raged around the world, members of the Key West Chamber of Commerce felt there shouldn’t be one on our island. The Navy was a predominant presence at the time but largely removed from local life. The social chasm between the military and civilians was growing as two […]

EIL program sends Keys students abroad

EIL program sends Keys students abroad

Early applications by Feb. 1, 2016 are encouraged; EIL coordinators expect a large response based on their recent presentations at Keys high schools.  Essay contest winners will receive scholarships By Susan Chiappone Monroe County’s students will have a special opportunity to participate in the Experiment in International Living, (EIL) when 15 scholarships from $500 to […]

Grimal Grove gets a big boost

Grimal Grove gets a big boost

Growing Hope Foundation’s receives $80,845 grant for youth projects “It’s a real community effort,” said Growing Hope Foundation’s Patrick Garvey at the check presentation on Tuesday at Grimal Grove on Big Pine Key. “We couldn’t do a thing without these volunteers.” Growing Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization, received $80,845.96 from the State Farm Youth Advisory […]

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