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CRUISE NEWS – Would proposed changes apply to privately owned Pier B?

Key West voters will decide on Nov. 3 whether to change the city’s charter to limit the size of cruise ships that dock at the Southernmost City’s...

Fantasy Fest canceled – Key West cancels its largest gathering

Nadene Grossman-Orr, whose team of We’ve Got the Keys produces Key West’s annual Fantasy Fest, announced at noon Thursday that the annual October celebration is canceled this...
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Cates, Mannix vie for BOCC District 1 seat

Monroe County has lost tourism revenue, tax revenue and residents throughout the coronavirus crisis. Additional changes are ahead, as the island chain deals with sea level rise,...

Key West cancels fireworks

Key West officials voted unanimously on Friday, June 26 to cancel the city’s Fourth of July fireworks and the related events that were scheduled for the Edward...

Children’s Shelter presents ‘Best Keys Eats’ to Key West pasta café

The Florida Keys Children’s Shelter, serving more than 500 youths and families annually throughout the Keys, presented Mangia Pasta Café owners, Mike and Heather Barnes, with the...

Opinion: Safer, cleaner ships for the future of Key West

Seven years ago, Key West was already being visited by some of the largest cruise ships in the world. But that wasn’t enough for the cruise ship...

Trouble ahead? City faces tough decisions and tight budget

The hits kept coming at the Key West city commission meeting on June 16. Large groups of visitors had displayed what Mayor...

The phenomenal fathers raising Keys kids

Dads are more than a go-to for car troubles or opening up that pesky, tight jar top. They’re dedicated and take time to show their loved ones...

Obituary and Memorial Mass: James ‘The Mojito Man’ Magee

James Magee, known locally as “Jimmy, The Mojito Man,” peacefully entered the pearly gates on May 18, 2020.  A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jimmy, 81, had called Key...

Rick Haskins is committed to Key West

Rick Haskins plans to be a full-time mayor.  The real estate broker and Key West native filed his paperwork on Monday, officially entering the Key West mayor’s race. Haskins...