Monroe County

#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 […]

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

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 Womankind Kim Romano. “Participants are dressed in vintage clothing and it looks like a scene out of the […]

McKenzie’s studens know her as ‘Wonder Woman’

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 can really fly,” she said. “I try to teach my kids this life possibility.” McKenzie was recently selected […]

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

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 into Pirate Radio each morning. Jack Smith is the prodigal son of Key West radio celebrities. He is […]

Good Morning America Set for Keys Broadcast Friday

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. Beginning at 7 a.m. ET, meteorologist Ginger Zee is to broadcast segments from Key West’s Mallory Square featuring […]

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

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 an intense core and cardio workout where your muscles never get to relax. It is both mental and […]

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