KEY WEST GRADS COLLECT DIPLOMAS ON JET SKIS

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Most high school graduates don’t wear life jackets with their cap and gown. But then, most high school graduates don’t ride jet skis to collect their diplomas.  Somerset Island...

KEY WEST BRIEFS: HOUSING, HURRICANES, ARTS & MORE

Community partnerships help homeowners Habitat for Humanity’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors program partners Habitat’s construction staff with Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies, who volunteer to make repairs to Lower Keys...

COUNTY STILL CONSIDERING PROPERTY SWAPS & SWEARS IN NEW COMMISSIONER

The county commission meeting on May 18 saw more discussions than decisions about potential property swaps between Monroe County and the city of Key West. But commissioners...

CONCH BASEBALL ENDS SEASON AS DISTRICT CHAMPS

By Caroline Smith  The Key West Conchs’ baseball season ended at home on May 14, with a tough loss in the regional semifinals to the Miami Springs Golden...

NEW NAVY COMMANDER INHERITS HOUSING CRISIS

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So much for a learning curve.  Capt. Beth Regoli, the new commander of Naval Air Station Key West, barely had time to unpack before running headlong into Key...

BABY FORMULA SHORTAGE CAUSES STRESS FOR KEYS FAMILIES

Tomoe Ventura's year-old grandson Kairo has a milk protein allergy. Recently, the frustrated Marathon grandmother found herself scrambling to find baby formula.  "We didn't have it in Marathon...

BIZ FEATURE: ITALIAN FOOD COMPANY BRINGS A TASTE OF ITALY TO KEY LARGO &...

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Italian Food Company owners Tony and Isis Wright never dreamed of opening a restaurant. With a love for Italy and good food came an opportunity the two...

STOCK ISLAND TRAILER PARK TO BE DEMOLISHED & REDEVELOPED

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Approximately 108 trailer owners at Roy's Trailer Park on Stock Island received notice Monday that the property at 6500 Maloney Ave. is being redeveloped into 240 workforce...

CORAL FRAGMENTS FROM LAND-BASED NURSERY OUTPLANTED IN BID TO RESTORE ISLAMORADA REEFS

Mote outplanted the first coral fragments from its satellite nursery in Islamorada at Bud N’ Mary's Marina on April 28. These corals were initially fragmented on the...

FWC ANNOUNCES RULE CHANGES FOR 4 KEYS SPECIES

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At its meeting on May 3 and 4 in Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a number of immediate and potential rule changes...