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PAWS IN PARADISE: KEY WEST POLICE MOUNTED PATROL UNIT RELIES ON VOLUNTEERS

The Key West Police Department Mounted Patrol's horses gallop across Smathers Beach. File Photo/CONTRIBUTED
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Miami real estate group announces buying historic Walgreens building on Duval Street for $5.2M

A Miami-based real estate group with historic family ties to Key West announced Tuesday it now owns a Duval Street gem: the Walgreens building that once housed...

‘CATS TALK BACK’ AT RED BARN THEATRE GIVES AUDIENCES WHAT THEY WANT

The Red Barn Theatre opens its 2022 season with a play that, in many ways, perfectly fits the tone of the moment. “Cats Talk Back” is just...

KEY WEST LOSES A POPULAR DIVA; VOGUE DIES AT 68

The name on Facebook is Vogue Vandernikoffe, but anyone familiar with Key West’s nightclub and drag scene from the 1980s through today knew him as Diva Vogue,...

CABEZA FAMILY THANKS KEY WEST ON 100th ANNIVERSARY OF RELATIVE’S MURDER

On Christmas Eve, 1921, a lynch mob of Ku Klux Klan members in Key West broke into the city’s jail,  removed Manuel Cabeza, beat him and then...

KEY WEST’S STATELY CURRY MANSION INN TO CHANGE HANDS

The Curry Mansion Inn is changing hands, from one prominent Key West family to another. The Spottswoods are buying the stately mansion, with its white peaks, wood scrolls,...

THIS WEEKEND: 2ND ANNUAL JEFF LEONIA REEL & STEEL CLASSIC TO OPEN GROUPER/HOGFISH SEASON

The grouper and hogfish seasons both open this Saturday, May 1. Celebrate the day by joining the 2nd Annual Jeff Leonia Reel & Steel Classic, the only...

FISHING COMMUNITY RALLIES BEHIND ARTIST WHO LOST MONTHS OF WORK

Imagine this: You are a fine-arts painter during the pandemic. Quarantined at home, you cast about for something to do, just like the rest of the world....

KEY WEST’S CONCH REPUBLIC CELEBRATES ITS OUTRAGEOUS INDEPENDENCE

Conch Republic Independence events will take place through April 25, featuring sunset sails, bar crawls, pool bar crawls, a Saturday street fair and a host of other...

KKK connection prompts Key West housing board to rename public housing complex

The board of the Key West Housing Authority on April 19 voted unanimously to change the name of JY Porter Place public housing apartments in light of...