An Account from the Ground – What is left behind after Dorian - A group of people sitting at a dock - House

An Account from the Ground – What is left behind after Dorian

By Paul Menta As told to Sarah Thomas  Editor’s Note: Paul Menta returned to Key West on Monday, Sept. 16  from his relief trip to the Bahamas with Robert...
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Opening Hearts and Homes

When Alysha Kelly found out her husband Colin had orders to move to Key West, she was already thinking about being a foster parent. Alysha reached out...
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Marathon Council candidates gather for informal meet-and-greet with voters

The Marathon Keys Weekly and the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce hosted a meet-and-greet on Sept. 16 for the six candidates competing for three seats on Marathon...
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Annual barbecue supports advanced life support training

Barbecue smells will fill the air in and around the Islamorada Moose Lodge on Saturday, Sept. 21, as chef and Islamorada Fire Chief Terry Abel gets behind...
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The Rise & Fall of Commercial Key Lime Crops

Say “gracias” and tip your hat to Mexico next time a tart and tangy slice of Key lime pie throws a fiesta in your mouth. The Florida...
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Plastic Straws – Council talks ordinance following action in Key West

Curious to know the impact plastic pollution plays in the environment? Just watch WLRN’s “Troubled Waters: A Turtle’s Tale,” or the 2016 documentary “A Plastic Ocean,” which...
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Servers could be hurt by minimum wage proposal

There’s a little-known and less-understood proposal to increase Florida’s minimum wage from the current $8.46 to $15 by 2026. The initiative, known as the $15 Minimum Wage...
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Foster parents talk about their experience

When one thinks of ways to help others, serving in the Navy and working as a nurse certainly fit the bill. For some, their passions lead them...
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Work underway at college’s new Upper Keys Center

The College of the Florida Keys President Jonathan Gueverra remembers speaking to Rotary clubs and chambers of commerce in the Upper Keys roughly seven years ago. Entering...
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Get to know your candidates!

This coming Monday, Sept. 16, the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce and Keys Weekly Newspapers will present the first of two campaign events for the upcoming Marathon...