Halfway point reached, chambers’ budgets far apart

At the state capital, members in the House and Senate have until March 10 to work out some big budget differences, if they plan to end the...

CSHS Biology Teacher wins County Teacher of the Year

Jacob Poelma is changing the game for students in Monroe County. Through critical mentorship, personalized teaching, and innovative technology, the biology teacher is improving how students learn....

From Tibet to the Keys

In late January, Tibetan monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in South India toured the Keys as part of their annual Sacred Arts Tour, spreading peace and...
Brian Shea of the City of Marathon mans the table at Sombrero Beach to collect ideas for redeveloping the former Quay property, now a city park. More sessions are scheduled. SARA MATTHIS/Keys Weekly

Marathon is soliciting new ideas for city park

The ideas are trickling in: a sensory play park for children, a passive park with a man-made beach and restored lighthouses, an area for food truck concessions...
Schools ask voters to renew tax shift

Schools ask voters to renew tax shift

Voters from all parties — and those with no party affiliation at all — will have one question to answer on the March 17 ballot for Keys...

First-timer wins Paella Cook-Off

Record crowds showed up to sample the merits of six chefs’ version of the storied Spanish rice dish known as paella (pronounced PIE-ay-uh) Tickets for the event included...

Podcasting finds its place in Paradise

Everyone’s doing it.  From Dr. Phil and Bill Burr to Shaquille O’Neal and Alec Baldwin. So what’s all the fuss, and what the hell is a podcast, anyway? The term...

Profile of a helper: Davis takes reins of Parks & Rec

It’s been a few months since Anthony Paul Davis (call him Paul), took over the reins of the City of Marathon’s Parks and Recreation Department. But this...

DeSantis announces millions for Keys projects

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis spent the morning of Jan. 30 in Key West — or technically, on Stock Island — where he announced a $36 million grant...

Congresswoman honors Florida’s oldest black church

U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, whose district includes the Florida Keys, recently honored Key West’s Cornish Memorial AME Zion Church on Whitehead Street with a Congressional Recognition for...