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RESCUED FREEDIVER TELLS KEYS WEEKLY HARROWING STORY

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“One last dive.”  That was Dylan Gartenmayer’s plan on Jan. 19, when he dove 35 feet to the ocean floor with a deep breath and a loaded speargun. He...

TENNESSEE TITANS’ NEW GM RAN CARTHON TELLS KEYS WEEKLY, ‘KEY WEST IS HOME’

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Why are so many Key West sports fans suddenly rooting for the Tennessee Titans? Because the Titans’ new general manager, Ran Carthon, is — and always will be...

MEET SUSIE PUSKEDRA: ESTATE-SALE MAVEN SEES IT ALL

By Cricket Desmarais Over the past 11 years, Susie Puskedra has given treasure-hunting a whole new meaning for Lower Keys islanders. When a house is sold and the...

GOOD-NEWS STORY: KEY WEST KID WINS BIKE & DONATES IT TO ANOTHER KID

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Stories like these do the heart good. Local kids were asked to design a logo for this year’s Paddle for Paws, an annual kayak and paddleboard excursion off...

FLORIDA KEYS FRUIT BECOMES A PREMIUM VODKA

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What do you get from a breadfruit once it’s been peeled, sliced, chopped and frozen? Just ask Patrick Garvey, the head of Grimal Grove Reserve in Big Pine...

MASS MIGRANT LANDINGS IN THE KEYS TAKE NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT

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A growing migrant crisis in the Florida Keys is garnering attention among federal and state leaders in 2023. More resources to the Keys, per recent action by...

COLLEGE OF THE FLORIDA KEYS UNVEILS NEW CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL ON KEY WEST CAMPUS

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Students in the Florida Keys will have a new option when it comes to high school this coming fall.  The College of the Florida Keys held a ribbon-cutting...

IN PICTURES: KEY WEST WRESTLING GOING STRONG

Following an impressive second-place showing at the 12th annual Somerset Scuffle on Jan. 6 and 7, the Key West boys wrestling team returned home to compete in...

NEDA JACKSON OF KEY WEST HIGH SCHOOL IS NAMED TEACHER OF THE YEAR

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Neda Jackson, lead math teacher at Key West High School, has been named the Monroe County School District Teacher of the Year. She has served the students...

FIRE & FLOOD: DEMOLITION & REBUILD BEGINS AFTER KEY WEST FIRE 

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It’s been more than three months since a fire at Flagler Center, 3201 Flagler Ave., destroyed 14 residential units atop 10 or so ground-floor businesses. But work...

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