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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.

Plastic Ban – Commission sends measure to staff

The “sunscreen ban” made waves back in February, which the Key West city commission approved, and Gov. Ron DeSantis ultimately upheld (vetoing HB 771),...

Amphitheater Named for Coffee Butler – Commission votes unanimously for move

Many community luminaries, musicians and artists were in attendance at the Aug. 6 city commission meeting for a particular item: the resolution to name...

Female Entrepreneurs, Part I

The utility of Angela Carnoske’s cheekily-named KINK(Y) Wine Rubber is evidenced in the first two minutes that we meet. We are at Wine-O on...

Ambassadors learn how Key West runs

Where do tax dollars actually go once we’ve paid them? How does such a small island handle its wastewater and storm water? Who paints...

Positive Report Overall of Two-Day Event

The 2019 mini-season was more peaceful and less destructive than some years past, according to Officer Bobby Dube of the Florida Fish and Wildlife...

Transportation facility moves ahead

The Monroe County School Board met on July 23 to discuss a proposed bus facility on 5th Street and 3rd Ave on Stock Island....

Learning to Dive Part III – Look Ma, No Hands

My dive instructor, John Brazau, certainly has a way with words. Presenting my dive certification, he said, “That’s your idiot card.” My understanding is...

Rep. Mucarsel-Powell champions humane standards in detention centers

The hottest topic on the Hill, and in Homestead, in recent weeks has been the conditions at immigrant detention centers. Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell has...

Modern Love

We’ve all been there: struggling in a romantic relationship and hearing a timeworn adage from a well-intentioned friend, or coworker, or maybe mom. “You...

Swimming Against the Current

It’s nice. It’s warm. We’re in a good mood.  Hearing those words from the mouth of a New Yorker and recent transplant to South...