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#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: Firehouse Museum preserves rich history

#News: Firehouse Museum preserves rich history

Key West has preserved its rich history of public safety and museum docents at the Key West Firehouse Museum are happy to tell guests how the first responders put out fires in the old days, even before fire trucks existed. “Big George was the favorite horse of the Key West Fire Department because he was […]

#News: Affordable housing in Poinciana nixed

The commission voted against directing the city manager to work with the Housing Authority of Key West for the development of affordable and workforce housing at Poinciana Plaza at the city commission meeting on Wednesday. “Upon seeing this item on the agenda my immediate question is why are we not looking at Easter Seals. The […]

#Events: Key West’s fishing history is celebrated

#Events: Key West’s fishing history is celebrated

Seafood lovers can savor dishes made with Florida Keys fish and crustaceans, and salute the commercial fishermen who harvest them, at a flavorful Key West festival scheduled Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 17-18. The 10th annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival is set for 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday […]

#News: Sailors breeze into Key West

#News: Sailors breeze into Key West

Sailing fans can watch leading yacht racing teams from around the world compete for titles in Quantum Key West Race Week 2015, one of the most prestigious regattas on the international sailing circuit, Sunday through Friday, Jan. 18-23. Boats ranging in size from 23 to 72 feet are to compete in the waters off America’s […]

#Events: Soldier Ride set for Jan. 9-11

#Events: Soldier Ride set for Jan. 9-11

The 10th annual Wounded Warrior Project Solider Ride visits the Florida Keys this weekend — Jan. 9-11. This year’s ride brings about 50 wounded warriors on bicycles, most of whom served in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Solider Ride aims to raise awareness and funds to support the Wounded Warrior program and services. Friday, Jan. 9 […]

#News: Same sex,same rights

#News: Same sex,same rights

“It has been very difficult. Like eating a bowl spaghetti with a knife, the process has been messy and not satisfying until today,” is how attorney Bernadette Restivo described the case in which she represented Key West’s Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones against the state of Florida to allow same-sex marriage. Local Judge Luis […]

#News: Key West votes ‘no’ on circus

#News: Key West votes ‘no’ on circus

The circus is not making its way to Key West this January after City Commissioner Tony Yaniz brought up 2004 allegations concerning the visiting family circus, Walker International Events. “Walker International Events has been cited by the USDA to have been cruel to animal and spread diseases,” said Yaniz, staring a conversation among the commission. […]

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