Mall on Duval revitalization effort continues despite controversy

This week, the conversation about the Mall on Duval threatened to escalate to a brawl on Duval, as restaurateurs and shopkeepers on both sides of the issue...

Putting the Band Back Together – KWHS Marching Band prepares for the field

Folks who live in the neighborhood surrounding Key West High School have probably gotten used to a horn-blasting, drum-thumping rendition of “Burnin’ Love” accompanying their morning coffee....

Committed to Excellence – Principal Acevedo looks ahead to the Fall

Principal Amber Archer Acevedo has the hang of “back to school”—she’s been doing it nearly every year of her life. After graduating from college, she started in...

Amphitheater Named for Coffee Butler – Commission votes unanimously for move

Many community luminaries, musicians and artists were in attendance at the Aug. 6 city commission meeting for a particular item: the resolution to name the Truman Waterfront...

Mobile Billboard Crackdown

The colorful, captivating, and — police say — distracting LED mobile billboard trucks zooming around Key West have been officially banned by the city. At the July...

2019 Bubbas Marks Six Years of Fierce Rivalries – Some Key West People’s Choice...

When we think of some of the most contentious rivalries on the planet, the likes of the Yankees and Red Sox, Blue Devils and Tar Heels or...

Virginia Panico Announces Retirement – Key West Chamber Head Steps Down in December

Virginia Panico, long-time Executive Vice President/ CEO of the Key West Chamber of Commerce, announced she will retire at the conclusion of her current contract on Dec....

Local Restaurant Owner Wins “Chubbies 2019 Man Model Contest” – Two Friends’ Danny Hughes...

Most modeling careers are launched earlier in life, but for Danny Hughes, the local restaurant owner of Two Friends Patio — 60 seemed like the perfect time...

Budget Forecast – Looking sunny entering hurricane season

It’s a busy season for Mark Finigan, finance director for the City of Key West. Finigan is a Conch and has worked for the city in different...

Tropical Almond Latest Branch in Tree Commission Controversy

By Reda Wigle A century-old tropical almond tree, rooted on Louisa Street in Old Town, has been approved for removal via a 4-2 vote by the City of...