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Sarah Thomas

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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.
Get the Full Report on the Cuban Ambassador’s Historic Visit to Key West - A group of people walking down a street - La Te Da

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 - A man in a blue shirt - Construction worker

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 - A house with bushes in front of a building - Key West City Hall

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 - A shark in the water - Shark

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 - A cup of coffee on a table - Florida Keys

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 - A group of people standing on a sidewalk - Gun violence

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 - Birthday

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...
Reef Relief camp adds ‘Big Kids’ - A woman standing next to a body of water - Reef Relief

Reef Relief camp adds ‘Big Kids’

For 32 years, Reef Relief has been established in the Keys, first as a fledgling environmental nonprofit, and now as a source of action...
Scholl contract up – New faces at City Hall - A person sitting posing for the camera - Cemetery Supervisor

Scholl contract up – New faces at City Hall

At the City Commission meeting on Tuesday, May 7, City Manager Jim Scholl will announce what is next for him — his contract with...
Rate Hike Likely – Wind insurance rates to rise unless legislation passes - A sign in the rain - Insurance

Rate Hike Likely – Wind insurance rates to rise unless legislation...

Monroe county homeowners’ insurance rates have increased over 220% in the last 10 years. They’re likely to go up another 10% this year. The good...