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DIVE REPORT: REASONS TO BE THANKFUL

This Week’s Dive Report As we predicted, conditions this past week were “okay.” What I mean by that is that we had a little bit of rain and wind, but still squeezed out some good dives over the weekend. It’s the time of year when the winds, rain and swells can...

‘BUFFETT BACKSTORIES’ BOOK TELLS THE STORIES BEHIND THE SONGS

A half-century has passed since Jimmy Buffett climbed into Jerry Jeff Walker’s Packard for a road trip from Miami to Key West, an excursion that inspired the singer’s tropical troubadour persona and launched a billion-dollar enterprise. Fifty years after Buffett found his new home, native Key Wester Scott Atwell...

WOLTZ: I’M TURNING 50, NOW WHAT? PART 2

A few weeks ago we discussed preventive screenings that all of us should do depending on our age.  This week I will narrow down to the screenings that are recommended based on male or female gender. To review, the recommendations are from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The...

KEY WEST YOUTH BASEBALL RANKED 3RD IN STATE

Key West High School will continue its talented baseball tradition by the time the Class of 2028 and 2029 reach the high school dugout. Now 10 years old, those kids, members of the Key West Island Dogs travel team, won their state championship game on Sunday, Nov. 15, 14-3, against...

KEYS COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER TO FEED KIDS

Keys Energy Services recently donated 2,400 backpacks to the Monroe County School District. The backpacks will be used countywide to help tackle the issue of food insecurity with students and their families. "These are bags we would normally have given out at community events," said Keys Energy spokesperson Julio Torrado....

HIT THE BIG 5-0? HERE’S WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT AT THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE

We all know what happens when we turn 50, at least at your provider’s office … annual labs start, mammograms (if not already at 40), and the one conversation that so many dread, colon cancer screening.   When should these preventive services start? Are there differences by gender, BMI, lifestyle choices? ...

AZTEC AIRWAYS WELCOMES FIRST KEY WEST PASSENGER

Key West business partner Mitch Harding had the plane to himself when he arrived on Aztec Airways’ first flight to Key West from Fort Lauderale Executive Airport. The whole ground and flight crew were there to meet and welcome Harding. Aztec launched its Key West-Fort Lauderdale service on Oct. 29 after...

Cross Country: Rain Banks

What do you enjoy about cross country? I love the feeling of accomplishment after each run. The “Wow, I just did that!" feeling. What I also love about being on the cross country team is getting to be part of the great chemistry we all share. It isn't even...

11-YEAR-OLD SAVES GRANDPARENTS WHO FLOATED AWAY BY CALLING 9-1-1

On the afternoon of Oct. 8, FWC Officers responded to two swimmers in distress near the area of Rodriguez Key, on the oceanside of Key Largo. Jim and Kim Harris of Hollywood, Florida, were quickly drifting away from their vessel. The swimmers’ 11-year-old grandson, Avani Perez, was left on...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Residents of Monroe County We are in an unprecedented time in our country today. We will get through this, but it is going to be difficult on everyone. We all understand that we need to have social separation to stop or slow the spread of the coronavirus. So, with the...

Seven Mile Bridge Run canceled

The 39th Annual Seven Mile Bridge Run, which attracts competitors from all over the world to the Florida Keys, is canceled because of concerns over the coronavirus, organizers announced Friday afternoon.

COVID-19 MCEM Fact Sheet

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