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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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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...

“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

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,...