In Their Own Words

Letter to the Editor:

Letter to the Editor:

The Key West Chamber of Commerce is requesting that the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority (FKAA) delay decisions regarding the Stock Island RO (Reverse Osmosis) plant expansion and/or replacement for a year, in order to facilitate public discussion and vetting of both the community’s water supply interruption needs, long-range sustainability strategies, and feasibility of the solutions […]

First time for everything

First time for everything

Newbie takes on paddleboarding [Editor’s note: This summer the Keys Weekly team is focusing on what we are loosely billing as “summer adventures.” The stories will publish every week. Some are pretty straightforward, no-experience-needed adventures of a day; others focus on the treasures awaiting locals and visitors “off the beaten path.”] A quick phone call […]

Commercial fishing for beginners

Commercial fishing for beginners

SUMMER ADVENTURE SERIES [Editor’s note: This summer the Keys Weekly team is focusing on what we are loosely billing as “summer adventures.” The stories will publish every week. Some are pretty straight forward, no-experience-needed adventures of a day; others focus on the treasures awaiting locals and visitors “off the beaten path.” And then, there’s this […]

The Weekly Goes to Washington

The Weekly Goes to Washington

A visit with U.S. Congressman Carlos Curbelo Typically I catch up with our U.S. Congressman Carlos Curbelo in warmer conditions, but last Friday I had the opportunity to drop in (literally) on the young U.S. Representative during session at our nation’s capital.    As the temperatures outside a snow-covered D.C. were teetering below freezing, the bowels […]

In memory: Jessica Lynn Irwin

In memory: Jessica Lynn Irwin

August 11, 1984 – March 11, 2017 Yesterday I wrote the hardest 135 words of my life – my best friend’s obituary. Today isn’t any easier. It all began in the front row in Ms. Young’s fourth grade class. She was a tiny blonde, too talkative, free spirit sitting right next to the goodie-goodie-cried-when-she-forgot-her-homework me. […]

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 […]

Celebrating the Holidays in Style

Celebrating the Holidays in Style

By Leah Maki Tis the season for cookie baking, tree decorating, and Christmas caroling. It’s also the season for party planning, menu prepping, and celebrating. There is no better time of year for getting together with friends and family while counting your many blessings. To help you get into the holiday spirit, I’ve prepared a […]

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