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MEET ALEX VEGA: RETIRED FIRE CAPTAIN FANS FLAMES OF HISTORY

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By Cricket Desmarais Alex Vega loves history. So much so that in 1992, when the City of Key West wanted to demolish and redevelop the 135-year-old firehouse on...

CONCH BASEBALL COACH FINDS THE SWEET SPOT

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Conch baseball coach Ralph Henriquez knows all about the sweet spot — on a baseball bat.  He and his wife DeeDee Henriquez, who was our elected county tax...

KEY WEST CANDIDATE ARRESTED FOR MISDEMEANOR BATTERY

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A “difficult family situation” escalated this week, when Kim Highsmith, a candidate for the Key West city commission, and her 18-year-old stepson, Thomas, both were arrested Sept....

KEY WEST IS SICK OF SEAWEED

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Key West’s South Beach may once again be swimmable, without piles of seaweed, or sargassum, and the accompanying stench of its decay that poses a health hazard...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: CORAL SHORES’ SWIMMING SENSATION CORLEY SMITH

Corley Smith Coral Shores, seniorSwimming Coral Shores senior Corley Smith is already an outstanding swimmer. But she’s also on a constant quest for improvement. Last year, Corley took fifth...

SPORTS & MORE: ALL IN FOR TUA

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Tua! Tua!! Tua!!! I’m a believer. Put me on the bandwagon. Can you believe it? Down 35-14 at the start of the fourth quarter. No one could recover...

SPORTS WRAP: CONCH FOOTBALL CONQUERS DADE CHRISTIAN

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The Key West Conchs handily defeated the Dade Christian Crusaders at a home game on Sept. 16. The final score was 44-6, bringing the Conchs’ record to 2...

SPORTS WRAP: KEYS RUNNERS FARE WELL AT SPANISH RIVER INVITE IN BOCA RATON

Keys runners representing four schools traveled to Boca Raton for the 40th annual Spanish River Cross Country Invitational on Sept. 16. Monroe County fared well against teams...

SPORTS WRAP: ’CANES & CONCHS FOOTBALL DOMINATE

Key West The outcome of Key West’s Sept. 16 game against the Crusaders of Dade Christian became obvious in the first quarter, during which the Conchs scored a...

SPORTS WRAP: KEYS SPORTS SCOREBOARD & SCHEDULE (SEPT. 22)

Fall sports in the Florida Keys are underway as players take to the gridiron, court, pool, cross country trail and golf course. Get the latest on all...