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February is “Know Your Fisherman” month

February is “Know Your Fisherman” month

Who caught it?   Fresh yellowtail or frozen tilapia? Key West Pink or farm raised shrimp from China? It can be easier, and cheaper, for restaurants to bait and switch (forgive the pun) a seafood dinner. Menus up and down the Keys tout local cuisine with marketing words such as “local” or “fresh” next to […]

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 […]

#News: Sanctuary fight comes to chambers, city commissions

#News: Sanctuary fight comes to chambers, city commissions

Key West Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Virginia Panico brought marine sanctuary recommendations to the attention of the Key West city commission last week after the Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary’s Advisory Committee suggested stopping commercial fishing in certain areas of the Keys to help the marine ecosystem. “Think about not getting fresh fish at […]

#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 […]

#SeenAroundTown: Key West Association of Realtors

#SeenAroundTown: Key West Association of Realtors

The Key West Association of Realtors held their 2014 installation gala this past Wednesday at the Tennessee Williams Theater. The room was filled with KWAR’s team, realtors, affiliates and other supporters—as laughs, tears and standing ovations were shared throughout the evening. Scott Forman, last year’s Key West Realtor of the Year, captured the audience with […]

#Elections: Referendum explanations

#Elections: Referendum explanations

CONSTITUTIONAL (STATE-LEVEL) AMENDMENT No. 1 Water and Land Conservation Funds the Land Acquisition Trust Fund to acquire, restore, improve, and manage conservation lands including wetlands and forests; fish and wildlife habitat; lands protecting water resources and drinking water sources, including the Everglades, and the water quality of rivers, lakes, and streams; beaches and shores; outdoor […]

#Events: What to do … What to do …

#Events: What to do … What to do …

Friday, Oct. 31 Parrothead “Meeting of the Minds” from 5 to 8 p.m. at The BottleCap Lounge, Key West (benefits VNA/Hospice). Saturday, Nov. 1 Tickets go on sale for Master Chefs Classic on keystix.com. Saturday, Nov. 1 Craft fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fishermen’s Community Hospital. Saturday, Nov. 1 Young Eagles free […]

#News: Airlines Add Flights to Key West

#News: Airlines Add Flights to Key West

Two airlines are adding flights to Key West International Airport from Florida cities, Atlanta and New York. Silver Airways is enhancing its flight schedule from five Florida cities. Beginning Nov. 6, Silver is adding a weekday flight from Fort Lauderdale for a total of four daily flights. Other additions include a second flight from Fort […]

#News: Netflix announces name and teaser for Islamorada based TV show

It was one year ago when Hollywood’s “go-to” trade website, Deadline, announced that Netflix had ordered a 13 episode run from  Damages creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler. Since that time, upper Keys residents have been excited (and honestly sometimes frustrated) with filming at some of their favorite locations. Islamorada, Tavernier, and Key Largo have […]

#News: Miami man bond set at $1.4 million for lobster violations

#News: Miami man bond set at $1.4 million for lobster violations

By Becky Herrinwith Jason Koler Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy Wilfredo “Willie” Guerra plays defense. His job is to protect the natural resources of the Florida Keys and this past weekend he arrested a Miami man possessing of nearly 250 undersized lobster tails.“It feels awesome,” Guerra told the Weekly. “If you think about all the commercial […]

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