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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.
‘Dirty Reggae’ at Sunset Pier: Long Beach Dub Allstars and The Aggrolites - A group of people posing for a photo - The Echo

‘Dirty Reggae’ at Sunset Pier: Long Beach Dub Allstars and The...

The Southern California music scene of the ’90s and early ’00s has become an iconic moment in time for ska, punk and reggae. Counterculture...
The Cost of Diabetes – Drugs in District 26 some of most expensive - A hand holding a cellphone - Adverse effect

The Cost of Diabetes – Drugs in District 26 some of most...

The House of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight and Reform released a report in late June, detailing the inordinate cost of diabetes drugs for Americans...
Budget Forecast – Looking sunny entering hurricane season - Money

Budget Forecast – Looking sunny entering hurricane season

It’s a busy season for Mark Finigan, finance director for the City of Key West. Finigan is a Conch and has worked for the...
Welcome Home! Key West Families move in via Homebuyer Assistance Program - A close up of a white fence in front of a house - Our Key West Local Concierge, Welcome Lounge & Galleria - OKW

Welcome Home! Key West Families move in via Homebuyer Assistance Program

Living in a community in a constant struggle with affordable housing, it’s worth celebrating our victories. A big one came last week. The City...
Key Lime Festival 2019 - A group of people sitting at a table eating food - Key West

Key Lime Festival 2019

In 1953, the Upper Keys Chamber of Commerce launched The Upper Keys Lime Festival and enlisted our dear citrus to “promote early tourism and...
Monroe County Tax Collector makes bid for commission seat - A group of people posing for the camera - Florida Keys

Monroe County Tax Collector makes bid for commission seat

Danise “Dee Dee” Henriquez announced her bid for the District 1 seat on the Monroe County Board of Commissioners on June 25, making the...
Mallory Square Meltdown: a bureaucracy vs. a restaurant without a kitchen - A pile of dirt in front of a building - Mallory Square

Mallory Square Meltdown: a bureaucracy vs. a restaurant without a kitchen

It’s gotten too hot in the kitchen. Or lack of a kitchen, rather. The June 18 commission meeting took on the tone of Mom —...
Meet Capt. Mark Sohaney, Boca Chica’s new commander - A group of people standing around a plane - Hawaii

Meet Capt. Mark Sohaney, Boca Chica’s new commander

Capt. Mark Sohaney may seem like he lives a charmed life: having just left a post in Hawaii, as executive assistant to the director...
Construction Starts on Southernmost Pocket Park – 1400 block of Duval Street to become pedestrian mall - A view of a city - The Southernmost House Hotel

Construction Starts on Southernmost Pocket Park – 1400 block of Duval...

“We’ve broken ground on the 13-story condominium building that’s going up,” Michael Halpern says.  Construction has started on the 1400 block of Duval, but Halpern’s...
Mucarsel-Powell takes role in disaster recovery - A group of people sitting at a table - Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

Mucarsel-Powell takes role in disaster recovery

Three days out from the start of the 2019 hurricane season, and the Florida Keys are still asking: where’s the 2017 money? In a May...