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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.

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...

“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

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...

Get the Full Report on the Cuban Ambassador’s Historic Visit to...

Jose Marti came to Key West in May of 1883, having established a relationship with the Cuban leaders of the community who were eager...

The World in a Grain of Sand

Marianne van den Broek may have the coolest job on the island — and this is an island full of ship captains, fire dancers,...

The Great City Manager Debate: Part II

The Weekly has reported on the ongoing conversation about who will replace current City Manager Jim Scholl, whose contract was recently extended to Oct....

What recent great white sightings in the Keys mean

April and May have been big months for big sharks in the Keys. In mid-April, a fisherman named Carter Bates posted a video online...

General Horseplay goes the extra 127 miles

Chris Shultz and his cohort of professional merry-makers have been opening, and occasionally closing, bars and restaurants in Key West for a decade now....

How local schools are facing the surge of national violence

On May 7, another surge of school violence splashed across national headlines: one dead, eight wounded in a Colorado charter school shooting. Not just...

How we celebrate reflects who we are

This week offers us two days of remembrance: Yom HaShoah, or Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, on May 2, and Cinco de Mayo, commemorating a...