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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.
ICE in the Tropics: The Story Behind the Peter Brown Case - A man holding a sign - Vehicle License Plates

ICE in the Tropics: The Story Behind the Peter Brown Case

This week, the ACLU—along with the ACLU of Florida, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP—filed a lawsuit against the...
Teri Johnston is Officially Key West’s Newest Mayor - A group of people holding wine glasses - Teri Johnston

Teri Johnston is Officially Key West’s Newest Mayor

It’s the end—and beginning—of an era. On Nov. 19 at noon, Key Westers gathered at Josephine Parker City Hall on White Street to see...
Together Again – Nick Norman Band kicks off First Flight’s music season - A group of people sitting at a table - Caffeine Carl Wagoner

Together Again – Nick Norman Band kicks off First Flight’s music season

The collaboration of Nick Norman, “Caffeine” Carl Wagoner, and Joey Marchiano isn’t new. They’ve been playing together for years. “We started becoming a collaborative,...
Teri Johnston Elected First Openly Gay Female Mayor of Key West - A woman wearing glasses and smiling at the camera - Teri Johnston

Teri Johnston Elected First Openly Gay Female Mayor of Key West

Key West mayoral hopeful Teri Johnston overcame opponent Margaret Romero with 66.11 percent of the vote on Tuesday. 10,038 Key West citizens cast their...
Key West is Isolated, but Exemplary - A group of people standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera - Teri Johnston

Key West is Isolated, but Exemplary

On the evening of Nov. 6 in Key West, there were toasts and embraces, as well as tears shed and gnashing of teeth. Democratic...
Florida Governor Hopeful Andrew Gillum Makes Final Push in Key West - Andrew Gillum talking on a cell phone - Public Relations

Florida Governor Hopeful Andrew Gillum Makes Final Push in Key West

Mayor of Tallahassee and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum visited Key West on Thursday, Nov. 1, drawing hundreds to Higgs Beach to hear him...
Keys Weekly Exclusive With Jimmy Buffett-Streets you know by heart - A man standing in front of a store - Jimmy Buffett

Keys Weekly Exclusive With Jimmy Buffett-Streets you know by heart

On the south end of Duval Street, just before you hit the water, there used to be a restaurant flanked by red fringed umbrellas...
James Coleman opens annual Fantasy Fest exhibit - A colorful map of the world - Art

James Coleman opens annual Fantasy Fest exhibit

Amid the body painting and glitter is an enclave of fine art: The James Coleman Gallery on Duval Street. Coleman comes in annually for...
Berlin’s: A Key West Classic Bar With a Twist of Something New - A person standing in front of a restaurant - Martini

Berlin’s: A Key West Classic Bar With a Twist of Something...

If the A&B Lobster House property is a family, Berlin’s is the dashing bachelor uncle. Berlin’s stands as a longtime local favorite, and its...
The Brilliant Life of David Wolkowsky - Jimmy Buffett et al. posing for the camera - David Wolkowsky

The Brilliant Life of David Wolkowsky

1919  August 25 David Wolkowsky is born in Key West. 1919  September 2The Florida Keys Hurricane hits, killing 772 people. 1923  The Great Depression hits Key...