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It’s the little things, and the big things

It’s the little things, and the big things

Woman raises thousands for Irma supplies More than 50 bottles of bleach, gloves, masks, and cases of garbage bags, 32 garbage cans, 10 tarps, shovels, extension cords, six fans, five chainsaws and wheelbarrows, four mailboxes, two machetes, one bar of chocolate (yes, this says chocolate), and the list goes on… More than 50 people received […]

Marathon’s Faro Blanco houses the needy

Marathon’s Faro Blanco houses the needy

Ninety percent of guests are displaced locals It’s a good thing 79-year-old Carl Redfern didn’t stay in his Galway Bay trailer in Marathon like he had planned. After Hurricane Irma, he found his home ripped in half and nothing left inside. Redfern didn’t have a pet carrier and couldn’t take his cat, “Smooch,” to a […]

From us at The Weekly…

From us at The Weekly…

Monroe County Firefighters and Sheriff Deputies to enter Keys around noon As Hurricane Irma churns past the lower Florida Keys, Monroe County emergency management is being “thoughtful and deliberate,” in their response to the storm. Firefighters, paramedics and law enforcement officers staged in Ocean Reef are awaiting the command to push into the Florida Keys […]

Monroe County closes KW airport, animal shelters; LKMC closes too

Monroe County closes KW airport, animal shelters; LKMC closes too

According to Monroe County:   The Key West International Airport will close Wednesday night after the last flight due to TSA’s security checkpoint ceasing the screening of airline passengers. The last flight is Delta # 567, departing for Atlanta at 5:50 p.m. All commercial flights at Key West International Airport will be canceled from Thursday […]

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 […]

Déjà vu: Family Fun Fest is Saturday

Déjà vu: Family Fun Fest is Saturday

The City of Marathon’s Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual Family Fun Fest on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marathon Community Park. (Originally scheduled for last month, the event was cancelled due to foul weather.) Many non-profit organizations in the middle and lower Keys participate to provide […]

#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 […]

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