Oct 102014
 

Issue #83 — Friday, October 10, 2014

David Wolkowsky: "God Wasn't On Duty One Day."

Last Tuesday the County Commission found itself once again debating development of offshore islands.  Local attorney Barton Smith read into the record, a letter from his client David Wolkowsky, who argued that his island, “Ballast Key,” was a man made island and should escape the restrictions imposed on natural islands [for example they are limited Read More...

David Wolkowsky: “God Wasn’t On Duty One Day.”

Last Tuesday the County Commission found itself once again debating development of offshore islands.  Local attorney Barton Smith read into the record, a letter from his client David Wolkowsky, who argued that his island, “Ballast Key,” was a man made island and should escape the restrictions imposed on natural islands [for example they are limited Read More...

KEY WEST'S HEIGHT REFERENDUM: What's It All About?

– Youtube video above by Marc Averette, actual footage during Hurricane Wilma, October 24, 2005 On November 4th we will be voting on a referendum to allow homeowners to voluntarily raise the elevation of their homes above flood level in order to protect themselves and their property. We saw thousands of our homes flooded during Hurricane Wilma. Read More...

KEY WEST’S HEIGHT REFERENDUM: What’s It All About?

– Youtube video above by Marc Averette, actual footage during Hurricane Wilma, October 24, 2005 On November 4th we will be voting on a referendum to allow homeowners to voluntarily raise the elevation of their homes above flood level in order to protect themselves and their property. We saw thousands of our homes flooded during Hurricane Wilma. Read More...

Document Validity: A School District Quandary

Question:  When Is A Valid Document Not A Valid Document? Answer:  When It Originates In The School District Last spring, I got involved with community use of School District facilities.  I asked for a copy of all rules and regulations concerning public usage and received the following on April 18, 2014: SB Bylaws & Policies Read More...

Grunt—Gunner—Sage—Brother—Friend…..

“There are 8 million stories in the ‘Naked City'”.  Illuminating aspects of a man’s life, whose selflessness knew no trepidation or constraint, is chronicled in the accompanying story. Approximately 45 years ago, I had the honor and privilege to meet an extraordinary human being. (more…)

Work Two Years and Die

Yes, the middle class is dying. We in the Keys are helping to kill it. Even those in the middle class themselves. How? Herr Dr. International Business Professor Boettger is going to teach you what “outsourcing” and “globalization” mean to us in Paradise. The death of the middle class began with the gutting of labor Read More...

JUMPING OVER THE FENCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE AND OTHER POTPOURRI

Of all the federal buildings in this country, you might think that the White House would be the most secure. If you’ve ever been to the White House, or even if you’ve only seen it through the fence on Pennsylvania Avenue, or even if you’ve just seen it on TV, you may have noticed the Read More...

The Eyes Have It

Remember the Rubik’s Cube? I have a theory that one of the reasons for the world’s ills today was the appearance of this nightmarish puzzle game in 1980. By 2009, over 350 million of these mental torture devices had been sold worldwide, which means that at least five percent of the global population has suffered Read More...

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MOSQUITO CONTROL IS OUT OF CONTROL

How do you know if you are getting value from a public utility or taxing district that is not regulated by a Public Service Commission?  Over the last few years that question has been asked by many regarding the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (FKMCD).  The answer has always been that the FKMCD is the Read More...

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  NOWHERE TO RUN:  NEW VIDEO DEVASTATING TO KWPD CREDIBILITY [CHIEF LEE DEPOSITION VIDEO] EIMERS IN-CUSTODY-DEATH UPDATE: MISSING VIDEO SURFACES KATHY SMITH, LEAD FDLE INVESTIGATOR IN CHARLES EIMERS CASE PUT ON ADMINITRATIVE LEAVE KWPD & FDLE, PARTNERS IN CRIME? CHARLES EIMERS UPDATE: Police, Death, and Missing Videotapes   THE BURGLAR, THE VIGILANTE, AND THE AXE OF Read More...

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DEATH IN PARADISE:  A YEAR LATER [CHARLES EIMERS MEMORIAL] NOWHERE TO RUN:  NEW VIDEO DEVASTATING TO KWPD CREDIBILITY [CHIEF LEE DEPOSITION VIDEO] EIMERS IN-CUSTODY-DEATH UPDATE: MISSING VIDEO SURFACES KATHY SMITH, LEAD FDLE INVESTIGATOR IN CHARLES EIMERS CASE PUT ON ADMINITRATIVE LEAVE KWPD & FDLE, PARTNERS IN CRIME? CHARLES EIMERS UPDATE: Police, Death, and Missing Videotapes   Read More...

Incredulous! Is This The Same Pablo Rodriguez?

Editor: I was incredulous when I saw the photo of Key West Police Chief Donnie Lee smiling and shaking hands with Sgt. Pablo Rodriguez, honoring Rodriguez for his fifteen years of service. Is this the same Pablo Rodriguez involved in the Charles Eimers case? Is this the same Pablo Rodriguez video recorded enthusiastically assisting fellow Read More...

TUNATOONS: ISLAND OF BONES – PART ELEVEN: THE RESCUE

Back in 1521 , Juan Ponce de Leon discovered the Island of Key West.  The island had been used as a communal graveyard by the Calusa Indians so he named the island Cayo Hueso (Island of Bones). Since that time this tiny island has produced so many interesting and crazy stories. This story is about Key Read More...

MARRIED: FLORIDA RECOGNIZES FIRST SAME-SEX COUPLE

Arlene Goldberg officially listed as wife of Carol Goldwasser on death certificate. On the heels of a groundbreaking decision by the Supreme Court Monday that brought the freedom to marry to a majority of Americans, Florida also made history today as Arlene Goldberg and her late wife, Carol Goldwasser, officially became the first same-sex couple Read More...

SOUTH FLORIDA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS MOONLIGHT TREASURES

The South Florida Symphony Orchestra opens its season with the Tropical Beats Series Moonlight Treasures on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 6:30 pm. The show will feature members of the Blue Door String Quartet and music by Dohnányi and Beethoven. Guests will be serenaded at the stunning La Te Da Restaurant located at 1125 Duval Read More...

Ceramics Classes at FKCC with Janis Jo Stevens

Thursdays 3-6 PM, Starting October 9th through November 20 Figurative Sculpture in Clay This five-week workshop will consist of demonstrations and individual instruction in modeling with water-based clay. During the course of this workshop students will make a figure from life, photo and/or imagination. A final piece can be fired and glazed. We will explore Read More...

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar

Thursday, October 9 thru Wednesday, October 15 Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings & events throughout the Keys. Key West Happenings ARTIST RECEPTIONS / EXHIBITIONS Friday, October 10 Ronny Bailey, Visions of Key West Opening Reception, 6 PM. The Custom House Museum, 281 Front St. 295-6616. kwahs.org Bailey recreates city landmarks from locally salvaged materials to Read More...

FANTASY FEST 2014 KING AND QUEEN CANDIDATE EVENT SCHEDULE

TROPICAL ESCAPADES AND TRANCES WWW.AIDSHELP.CC Ongoing Events: Aqua Idol every Tuesday beginning August 26 – October 14, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – come support the candidates’ singers at Aqua Nightclub, 711 Duval Street.  75% of the monies collected will be split among the candidates and 25% would go to the campaign for which the Read More...

FLOW TRIBE In Key West at The Green Parrot! October 17th and 19th

“Back cracking music.” That’s how the New Orleans natives in Flow Tribe describe their sound. It’s a groove-based gumbo, a mixture of classic Louisiana traditions (funk, jazz, electric blues) and modern-day influences (rock, hip-hop). It’s music that moves. Music that hits you in the heart and the feet. Music that sounds as celebratory as the Big Easy itself. More than anything, though, it’s Read More...

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar Thursday, November 6 thru Wednesday, November 12

Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys. Key West Happenings ARTISTS RECEPTIONS / EXHIBITIONS Thursday Polar Opposites Opening Reception, 6 PM Lucky Street Gallery, 540 Greene St. 294-3973. Luckystreetgallery.com James Barr-Nobles, B. Lucy Stevens. (more…)

Help Support the CoffeeMill Dance Studio! / Third Annual Benefit Sunday October 12th

Walk on White "hIPSO facto" October 16th

Walk on White “hIPSO facto” October 16th

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