Monroe County

New airport director arrives in Marathon

New airport director arrives in Marathon

Thomas “T.J.” Henderson has a bachelors degree in aviation management from Auburn University and a masters in business administration from Pepperdine. Plus, he has 11 years of experience as an airports operations director at two airports — Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport in Texas and John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Florida. Henderson, 34, is […]

#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 […]

#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 […]

#See: Key West is center stage for neo-burlesque movement

#See: Key West is center stage for neo-burlesque movement

Neo-burlesque movement front woman Christa Hunt started Key West Burlesque eight years ago after moving to the Southernmost City from New York City, where she developed a passion for the art form. In the beginning, she and her team had trouble finding a place to perform burlesque. Now, Key West Burlesque is one of three […]

#Seen Around Town: Circuit Judge Timothy J. Koenig is sworn in

#Seen Around Town: Circuit Judge Timothy J. Koenig is sworn in

The investiture of Timothy J. Koenig as Circuit Judge took place Dec. 12 and more than 100 people made their way across town to fill the county courthouse. So many, in fact, that some were ushered into another room to view the swearing in on closed-circuit television. Movers and shakers in town made remarks about […]

#VOTE: Election Results Are In!

#VOTE: Election Results Are In!

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS Carlos Curbelo (REP)     51.5% Joe Garcia (DEM)           48.5% GOVERNOR  Rick Scott (REP) 49% Charlie Crist (DEM) 47% ATTORNEY GENERAL Pam Bondi (REP)             52.23% George Sheldon (DEM)  44.63% Bill Wohlsifer (LPF)       3.13% CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Jeff Atwater (REP)       […]

#Events: Special Olympics changes lives

#Events: Special Olympics changes lives

Linnea Edwards, 32, has special needs. While her life has always been full and she’s been surrounded by love, Linnea has found special inspiration with her involvement in the Special Olympics. In fact, it’s inspired her to live independently. “Her new love for stand up paddleboarding (SUP) encouraged her to start watching her weight and […]

The power of three words – Almost 2 million ‘One Human Family’ stickers distributed

The power of three words – Almost 2 million ‘One Human Family’ stickers distributed

JT Thompson coined the philosophy “One Human Family” in 2000 after spending four years trying to come up with the perfect phrase to unite all people. “The first time I got the idea was in 1976 at an anti-Anita Bryant demonstration in Hollywood, CA. (Anita Bryant was an outspoken opponent of equality for homosexuals) when […]

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

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 […]

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

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 the blaze and then the Fire Marshal’s office took a first look at it. The Fire Marshal will be investigating […]

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