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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.

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...

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

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...

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...

Nashville Songwriters Back at Key West Theater

Quick! Who wrote “Love Me Tender?” What about “Girls Just Want to Have Fun?” It’s a safe guess that the names Ken Darby and Robert...

Key West’s Benihana getting a makeover

Bill and Amy Lay, the husband-wife team behind both outposts of the beloved Italian restaurant La Trattoria, as well as Catered Affairs, have big...

Key West goes (weed) green with first dispensary

Legalization of medical marijuana was voted into Florida law on Nov. 8, 2016, and the changes have happened fast. Since then, 116 dispensaries have...