Josie Koler

Pill Robbery Suspect Arrested

Key West Police officers arrested a homeless man shortly after he robbed a local pharmacy of 300 pain pills. Just after 6 pm Wednesday, Daniel Ryan Springer, 22, handed a note to a pharmacist at Walgreen’s on North Roosevelt Blvd. The note said the suspect had a gun, and demanded...

Street Closures for Poker Run

As the islands prepare for the annual Phil Peterson Harley Davidson Poker Run that brings an estimated 10,000 motorcycles to the city, the Key West Police Department is gearing up to ensure that this year’s Poker Run is a safe, fun event for the riders and the community. Officers...

Bottle o’Rum and a Band o’Pirates

Toast this Adventure with a Post-Dive Glass of Cruzan, Kraaken or Kon-Tiki! Following the Florida Keys Wreck Trek with Josie Koler “It’s a wreck…of a wreck,” Dive Key West dive master Jeremy Hansberger told the group of underwater explorers as we headed towards the old shrimp boat. “She’s been torn apart...

Stanley Switlik Elementary welcomes new principal

Dr. Lesley Salinero returns after previous post A native of Tampa, Dr. Lesley Salinero has been with the Monroe County school district for 22 years. She has 11 years of administrative experience and 11 years of classroom teaching experience to bring to the position of principal at Stanley Switlik Elementary. She’s...

Diana Nyad

  Endurance swimmer determined to Live, Not Exist  Wearing a white tee shirt bearing the mantra, Live Not Exist, a pair of shorts and Converse tennis shoes without laces, Diana Nyad sat in front of the microphone and a room full of supporters in the Sailfish Club at Oceanside Marina...

Project Idle Hands

Dombroski and Davis Setting the Tone for Our Teens “When I was a little boy my grandmother would say, ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’ What we try to do is provide a work setting for these kids,” Billy Davis, executive director for A Positive Step for Monroe County...

King of Middle Keys Diving

Savor the spirit of Adolphus Busch Sr. This past week, 17 Lionfish were spotted on the Adolphus Busch Sr. wreck off Big Pine. “My goal is to get as many of the Lionfish that I can,” said Adolphus Busch IV, whose support led to the sinking of the ship in 1998. “We...

CHRISTOPHILES to Perform at Key West High

11-piece Local Group to Join On Stage Famous Gospel Singers “Alabanza D’Haiti” by Mike Mongo and Josie Koler Local Haitian Gospel Orchestra CHRISTOFILES are set to perform at 9 pm Saturday,  August 13  at Key West High School with internationally known Haitian Gospel Singing Group “Alanbanza D’Haiti”. According to band spokesman,...

Two Missing Divers Found

The bodies of two divers who went missing Saturday offshore of Plantation Key have been located today. The two were part of a dive group on board a 25 foot Bayliner called “Bob”, captained by Dennis Leith of Tavernier. The five divers were in the Keys together celebrating a birthday....

How Did You Get So Involved?

The questions I field, or opt not to (since I was taught in my ripe 20s to ignore stalkers), from the messages sent via my Facebook account every week cover an ocean of topics. Can my daughter interview you? What’s your address? I’d like to send you my salsa recipe and...

The Hunt: UnderH20

The Keys where Spearfishing is King  By Josie Koler “Grab the line and follow me. Make sure you keep up,” Adolphus Busch V demanded of me as we prepped on the surface for a drift dive off the Middle Keys. He was armed with an A.B. Biller 36 Special and a UK...

Christmas in July for the Kids

Wesley House Family Services will be hosting “Christmas in July”, this Friday, July 29 from 5pm-9pm at Conch Town Bar, 3340 North Roosevelt Boulevard. This event is the kickoff to a collaborative effort between all Monroe County agencies who support children and families during the holiday season. It is the goal...