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IN MEMORIAM: JULIE HANSON WORKED TO MAKE KEY WEST A BETTER PLACE

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Julie (Fielder) Hanson. She was courageous with a great attitude.   Our island has lost a...
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HEAD OF THE CLASS ROAN MILELLI TAKES TOP HONORS AS KWHS VALEDICTORIAN

The Key West High School Class of 2024 earned many achievements in the fields of athletics, academics and community service. Within a competitive class, Roan Milelli emerged...
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ARMY’S 10TH SPECIAL FORCES GROUP WINS COMBAT DIVER CONTEST

The Army’s Special Forces Underwater Operations School at Fleming Key hosted the second annual Best Combat Diver Competition June 10-12. But before the grueling competition among the...
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LOWER KEYS UNDERWATER MUSIC FESTIVAL TO ‘MAKE WAVES’ FOR REEF PROTECTION JULY 13

The Lower Florida Keys ocean realm will become a one-of-a-kind concert venue on Saturday, July 13, when divers and snorkelers immerse themselves in an undersea musical adventure...
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REGGAE JAM BENEFITS KEY WEST POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE ON JUNE 28

Key West resident and reigning Fantasy Fest King Ben Hennington is known for hosting dozens of fundraisers to help Key West animals and people. He is the founder...
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POLLINATORS IN THE FLORIDA KEYS ARE CRITICAL TO THE ENVIRONMENT & ECONOMY

By Brynn Morey Pollinator Week is an annual event celebrated globally to raise awareness about the importance of pollinators and their role in maintaining ecosystems and food security....
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HOMEGROWN — A COUNTRY BAND THAT WAS BORN ON AN ISLAND

By Wyatt Samuelson  When people think of Key West music, names like Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney or the Beach Boys undoubtedly come to mind, along with others in...
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KEY LIME PIE-EATING CHAMPIONSHIP SET FOR JULY 4

Competitors and spectators will converge July 4 on the beach of the Southernmost Beach Café, 1405 Duval St., for the 2024 World Famous Key Lime Pie Eating...
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SUNKISSED READS PERFECT FOR YOUR BEACH BAG

Every Time I Go on Vacation Someone DiesBy Catherine Mack Eleanor Dash is on her Italian book tour. She has just completed a series of bestsellers, and her...
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DID A CRITICAL REPORT PROMPT MOVE TO FIRE TOP CITY OFFICIAL?

As of press time on June 26, the Key West City Commission was holding a special meeting to decide whether to fire City Manager Al Childress, which...

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