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Key West: September specials abound

Key West: September specials abound

Local love Locals need to be appreciated and how better to show the love than discounted food and drinks at the most popular restaurants in town? Every September, like summer cicadas, residents emerge from their air conditioning, clutching a Monroe County ID, and ask , what’s the best deal in town? This year, there are […]

SFWMD destroys dam for flow

SFWMD destroys dam for flow

Experts say it will improve water flow to Florida Bay  South Florida Water Management District construction crews completed work on a key component of the plan to deliver more fresh, clean water to the ailing Florida Bay this week. Officials said the plan will double the flow of water into the headwaters of Taylor Slough, which […]

Craig Cates to run again.

Craig Cates to run again.

It’s official. Craig Cates will be on the 2016 ballot for a potential fifth term as Mayor of Key West. After attending the City’s Inaugural Ceremony for the swearing-in of three new City Commission members, Mayor Cates made his way to the Supervisor of Elections Office in Key West to ink his decision. “I’m excited […]

Walk raises awareness about suicide – Monroe County’s rate leads the state

Walk raises awareness about suicide – Monroe County’s rate leads the state

According to the Florida Department of Health, Monroe County leads the state in suicides out of 67 counties since 2003 with a rate of 23.1 per 100,000 people. —– Next Thursday, Marathon City Councilman Bill Kelly will be wearing a single set of orange beads to remember his younger brother Tommy, who committed suicide at […]

Hemeyer out, Saus in – Marathon releases Utility Director and hires new one

Hemeyer out, Saus in – Marathon releases Utility Director and hires new one

On Friday, at 4 p.m., the City of Marathon released Wastewater Utilities Manager Zully Hemeyer as part of a “reorganizational” measure. “We are comfortable with the service she has provided us,” said City Manager Mike Puto, “and she leaves the city in good standing, but we are doing some reorganization.” Hemeyer’s termination includes two weeks […]

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