City Eyes Citizen Building – Special Election April 16

The City of Key West has long had its sights set on the building that currently houses the Key West Citizen newspaper, located at 3420 Northside Drive....

The Good, the Bad, the Funky: The Goombay Story

Every year, Goombay is a local festival favorite: the smell of beef patties and gumbo in the streets, the sweet, strong tang of rum punch. Families can...

Diesel Plant slated for Museum, Brewery in Key West

Just one year ago, a wrecking ball was inches away from Bahama Village’s Keys Energy Services diesel plant. Thanks to public outcry, the call went out to...

Key West Airport Welcomes New Direct Flights

Key West International Airport (EYW) celebrated two new nonstop services through American Airlines from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) on Feb. 16....

Duval Street promenade pilot approved by city commission

On Friday, Feb. 15, Duval Street will be subject to a new trial: the promenade pilot program, closing the 500-700 blocks. The Duval Street Committee that has...

Key Lime tree planting initiative takes root in Key West

When was the last time you plucked a Key lime off your backyard tree for a fresh pie (or a G&T)? Can you remember?  Local tastemaker David Sloan,...

Key West Mayor Teri Johnston and the “state of the city”

At the Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon meeting at the Doubletree on Jan. 23, Mayor Teri Johnston apprised members of the “state of the city.”  The mayor...

From Here to “Heaven”: Rowan Ricardo Phillips visits Key West High School

Rowan Ricardo Phillips isn’t new to islands. The celebrated poet, National Book Award finalist and author of the collection “Heaven” is the child of Antiguan immigrants and...

The Cosmetic Controversy: Anti-Sentimism & Legal Vulnerability in Key West? The Whole Story Behind...

The city’s ongoing attempts to crack down on the practices of Duval Street cosmetic shops have been nearly overshadowed this week. The local media and resident response...

Teri Johnston is Officially Key West’s Newest Mayor

It’s the end—and beginning—of an era. On Nov. 19 at noon, Key Westers gathered at Josephine Parker City Hall on White Street to see two new city...