Monroe County News

FKAA building dedicated to Mary Rice

FKAA building dedicated to Mary Rice

first female board member served 14 years by Jason Koler photo courtesy: Colleen Tagle/FKAA Florida Governor Layton Chiles made history in 1995 when he appointed Mary Rice to the Florida Keys Aquaduct Authority Board as the first female director. She would be reappointed in 2001 by Jeb Bush and would also serve until 2009 including […]

Murder, Mistletoe & Mayhem

Murder, Mistletoe & Mayhem

Serge is back by Jason Koler Tim Dorsey’s newest novel is a testament to the festive, peppermint-laced fables of any timeless holiday classic – only this tale revolves around two social deviants with a propensity for violence and narcotics. When Elves Attack opens on Thanksgiving with Serge A. Storms and his sidekick Coleman speeding down […]

Water quality improvements continue

Water quality improvements continue

Sanctuary Advisory Council gets behind FWC pilot program Since June, the county’s Marine Resources Director Rich Jones has spoken to countless stakeholders about the nearly quarter million dollars of county funding spent to remove derelict vessels from nearshore waters last year. On Tuesday, during the monthly meeting of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory […]

Calling All Heroes

Calling All Heroes

Cancer Society Honors Volunteers  Surprises, strawberry desserts, and serenades enlivened the American Cancer Society’s Annual Volunteer Dinner this past Saturday evening at La Trattoria Oceanside. Hosted by outgoing American Cancer Society Chair and cancer survivor Charlotte Quinn, the evening honored the cornermen for those battling cancer. “I am not kidding when I say that I […]

Heavily Armed Cruise Ship

Heavily Armed Cruise Ship

USS Spruance docks in Key West Commissioning set for October 1 This Saturday, the Florida Keys be at the epicenter of a military-style party not witnessed since the USS Key West last appeared in her namesake city nearly 20 years ago. USS Spruance (DDG 111) arrived at Naval Air Station Key West Friday, Sept. 23 […]

Bring a Guest and Come to the Fest

Bring a Guest and Come to the Fest

Conchtoberfest this weekend at Hawk’s Cay Florida Keys visitors can celebrate chowder power and fritter flavor during the second annual Conchtoberfest, set for this Friday through Sunday at Hawk’s Cay on Duck Key. A deliciously themed and decorated weekend event, Conchtoberfest includes food, specialty drinks, family activities and games, conch shell blowing contests and live […]

Limited Engagement for Railway Historian

Limited Engagement for Railway Historian

Pigeon Key Foundation to host Seth Bramson Nearly 100 years ago, Henry Flagler’s dream of linking the island of Key West to mainland Florida was realized when the first Florida East Coast Railway passenger train thundered into the southernmost city. To commemorate the historic engineering marvel, the Pigeon Key Foundation will host celebrated historian, professor, […]

The Oldest Schoolhouse

The Oldest Schoolhouse

When zipping around town on our daily errands, taking kids to school or managing careers, it’s easy to overlook the historical significance of countless buildings on the island. One such building – believed to be one of the oldest schoolhouses in Key West – is located at the corner of Duval and Eaton Streets. Currently […]