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Sarah Thomas is the Editor of Key West Weekly and moved down from her second-favorite island, Manhattan. She has worn many hats: publicist, tour guide, bartender, teacher, and cat wrangler, but this one seems to fit the best.
City Plans Duval Revitalization – Long Term Plan Rolls Out - Fête

City Plans Duval Revitalization – Long Term Plan Rolls Out

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Duval Street is one of the most iconic strips in the U.S. and has cleverly been nicknamed “The Longest Street in the World,” referencing...
An Account from the Ground – What is left behind after Dorian - A group of people sitting at a dock - House

An Account from the Ground – What is left behind after...

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By Paul Menta As told to Sarah Thomas  Editor’s Note: Paul Menta returned to Key West on Monday, Sept. 16  from his relief trip to the...
Opening Hearts and Homes - A group of people standing on top of a grass covered field - Photograph

Opening Hearts and Homes

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When Alysha Kelly found out her husband Colin had orders to move to Key West, she was already thinking about being a foster parent....
Amy Grant on Finding the Extraordinary Every Day - Amy Grant standing in front of a car - Amy Grant

Amy Grant on Finding the Extraordinary Every Day

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To children of the ’80s and ’90s, the name “Amy Grant” evokes an immediate reaction, potentially even a few lines of the Grammy-nominated, quintuple-platinum...
What FEMA flood maps mean for residents, real estate - A group of people walking down a street next to water - Sloppy Joe's Bar

What FEMA flood maps mean for residents, real estate

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The much-anticipated day has finally arrived: the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released its draft floodplain maps, which will affect how insurance rates...
Preparing And Protecting Kids During Hurricane Season - A group of people on a beach - Florida Keys

Communication Workers of America Challenge AT&T

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20,000 AT&T workers in the Southeast who are members of the Communication Workers of America (CWA) union are striking because of what they say...
Mall on Duval revitalization effort continues despite controversy - A group of people sitting at a table - Weekly Newspapers

Mall on Duval revitalization effort continues despite controversy

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This week, the conversation about the Mall on Duval threatened to escalate to a brawl on Duval, as restaurateurs and shopkeepers on both sides...
Putting the Band Back Together – KWHS Marching Band prepares for the field - A group of people playing frisbee in a park - Florida Keys

Putting the Band Back Together – KWHS Marching Band prepares for...

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Folks who live in the neighborhood surrounding Key West High School have probably gotten used to a horn-blasting, drum-thumping rendition of “Burnin’ Love” accompanying...
90 miles closer – Havana Nights Heats up the Stage at Key West Theater - A man and a woman sitting on a stage - Florida Keys

90 miles closer – Havana Nights Heats up the Stage at...

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“In Havana, they are doing what we do — they just do it without the same equipment,” says Rolando Rojas, pulling out his phone,...
Heads in Beds – DAC1 approves TDC funding - A person standing in front of a crowd - Florida Keys

Heads in Beds – DAC1 approves TDC funding

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The Tourist Development Council’s district advisory council for District 1 (DAC1) has made its decision on funding approval for events in Key West. Ultimately,...