Florida Keys Weekly

Monroe County


Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Local broadband company competes against telecom giants – Key West Broadband owner Jordan Smith is targeting commercial market

For many business owners, the expectations that accompany reliable internet service are often stranded by a limited number of providers, slower internet speeds and impersonal service.  These hurdles exist because the corporate Goliaths are rarely challenged.  But just as David stood amongst the towering Philistine, one local owner has made a living staring into the

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office – Daily Crime and Information Report

Deputy Aaron Coller took these pictures of a semi tractor trailer truck which caught fire early this morning on Crane Boulevard, Sugarloaf Key. Crane Boulevard was closed to traffic from 1:30 until about 5:30 a.m. as firefighters first fought...

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Croquet, anyone? Period costume party and tournament benefits Womankind.

Inquisitive philanthropists get a chance to check out the elusive Thompson Island Estate of Edward B. Knight later this month. “It is like a tropical paradise of its own attached to Key West,” said executive director of...

Monday, March 10th, 2014

McKenzie’s studens know her as ‘Wonder Woman’

On paper, Karen McKenzie teaches middle school students language arts at Sugarloaf School. In actuality, she’s imparting so much more. “When you have a positive attitude it fuels your energy. When you have a positive attitude, you...

Friday, March 7th, 2014

You Don’t Know Jack! – Jack Smith takes us through the soundproof studio into the life of a radio personality

For many Key West residents, their mornings begin with the same routine. Coffee is brewed, an incredible sunrise paints the sky, and the smooth didactic waves of Jack Smith’s voice greet the thousands of listeners who tune...

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Good Morning America Set for Keys Broadcast Friday

The nation’s top morning television news show, ABC’s Good Morning America, is set to broadcast live segments from the Florida Keys Friday, March 7, and the public is invited to watch and possibly appear on the air....

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

An MCSO Major is a fitness expert that takes participants to boot camp – Physical and mental strength are passed on by Major Tommy Taylor

Sixty-five-year-old Major Tommy Taylor wakes up at 5:30 a.m. every morning and completes a rigorous workout to start his day. “I learned a workout in the FBI Academy called the ‘Magnificent 7’ that I do.  It is...

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Keys delegation visits Tallahassee – State Rep Holly Raschein bringing home the bacon

This week several representatives from Monroe County met with state officials in Tallahassee regarding a number of issues ranging from the Restore Act funding to the Mayfield sewer grant money. Last year the legislature removed the promised...

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