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Issue #84 — Friday, October 17, 2014

The Burglar, The Vigilante, and The Axe of Justice

“He saw me. I wasn’t even in the room and he shot me.  He shot me through the open door.”  What Troy Singleton had just experienced was the instant of thunder, blinding flash, and burning flesh of a 9 mm pistol shot right at his face. Troy, you see, was the ‘cemetery burglar’ of twenty-four Read More...

Emergency Helo Fare to Miami: $66,000 or Free…

“First I said I didn’t want to take the helo,” says Ellen Engleson, who had arrived at Lower Keys Medical Center with a broken femur, “I was concerned about the cost.”   She was right.  After being heliported to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Ellen received a bill for $ 59,000 from LifeNet, a for-profit medical Read More...

Subsidizing Religion: The Monroe County School District and Eagles Rest Ministries

If you have been reading my essays the last few weeks in the “Blue Paper”, you know that I have been looking into community use of School District property.  More specifically, I have been examining Facilities Use Agreements (FUA’s) between various schools and community organizations.  It has been an interesting exploration to say the least. Read More...

Apathetic Losers or Leisure Users?

In the published responses to last week’s column on the death of the middle class, the always-ascerbic Keysbum dared to dump on me for “blaming the victims” of our “fascistic” corpora-tocracy. He’s right. I blame them for allowing and even helping create their own miserable job conditions. But I have reflected on Keysbum’s barbs and Read More...

ISIS: THE COMEDY SHOW

I sometimes think back on that glorious night in November of 2008, when Barak Obama gave his victory speech in Chicago’s Grant Park. As the tens of thousands gathered there watched Obama and his beautiful family approach the podium, there was a feeling of ecstasy in the air, almost as if the President-elect need not Read More...

Reflections on Columbus or Happy Genocide Day

Here we are, another celebration of Columbus Day has passed, and every year it gets just a little bit more embarrassing, bordering on surreal. We citizens of the United States are slowly waking up to the reality that the Americas were heavily populated by natives and doing just fine without European “civilization”. The fact that 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...

Love Lane Gang Is Back For More Fun!!

The Love Lane Gang is a locals band that knocks the socks off tourists and locals alike. With an age range among the members of over thirty years, they bring a wide variety of experience and musical tastes to bear and appeal to music lovers of all ages. They’ve brought back skiffle and updated it Read More...

TUNATOONS: ISLAND OF BONES – PART TWELVE: A MISSION OF LOVE

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...

TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN READY TO WELCOME 60 NEW SCHOLARS, BUT NEEDS MENTORS

Additional mentors are needed to match with incoming Take Stock in Children students prior to the contract signing ceremonies scheduled for the week of October 27th. Take Stock in Children, the flagship college scholarship program of the Monroe County Education Foundation, is ready to accept nearly 60 new students into the program during the last Read More...

Fantasy Fest 2014 Posters and T-Shirts Available Now

ZOMBIE BIKE RIDE 2014

Sunday, October 19th, the Zombie Ride.  This year the event will begin at East Martello Tower, 3501 S Roosevelt Blvd.  Gathering will be from 2-4 p.m. at East Martello with face painting, etc. prior to the ride. The ride will depart East Martello Tower at 6:00 p.m. going west on S Roosevelt Blvd to Bertha Street, north on Bertha Street Read More...

New Portrait Painting Class by Janis Stevens

Key West artist Janis Stevens is now teaching portrait painting classes at FKCC every Tuesday at 6PM. The cost is $ 25 per class. Take your oil, acrylic or pastel painting to a higher plane! We will explore the techniques and principles used by masters like Sargent, Zorn, and Fechin as we work from both Read More...

Drone Technology as Tool of Terror at the Heart of Thriller From Florida Author

Drone technology is making its presence known and is the focus of Joel Narlock’s “Drone Games,” which will be released on Oct. 14 and will be available in bookstores and from online retailers. The benefits are evident, but what if drones were used for evil? In “Drone Games,” it’s domestic terrorism as you’ve never seen Read More...

Keys Council of the Arts, Calendar October 16 – 22

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar Key West Happenings Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings & events throughout the Keys. ARTIST RECEPTIONS / EXHIBITIONS Thursday, October 16 Walk on White Gallery Walk, 6 PM Exhibitions & receptions at galleries & shops along White St including Cindy Kulp New Works & Sally Binard Read More...

Monthly SHOW & SHINE This Saturday October 19th

The Florida Keys Southernmost Car Club (FKSCC) holds its monthly SHOW & SHINE- CAR SHOW this Saturday, October, 19th. Noon to 4pm in the evening when its cool. This event is for the lovers of classic, custom, and street rod automobiles of all years and makes. Fords, Chevys, trucks, sports cars, and chrome loaded motorcycles. If it Read More...

Monthly SHOW & SHINE This Saturday October 19th

The Florida Keys Southernmost Car Club (FKSCC) holds its monthly SHOW & SHINE- CAR SHOW this Saturday, October, 19th. Noon to 4pm in the evening when its cool. This event is for the lovers of classic, custom, and street rod automobiles of all years and makes. Fords, Chevys, trucks, sports cars, and chrome loaded motorcycles. If it Read More...

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB EVENT: Celebrate the 15th Annual Lights On Afterschool

Once again, The Southernmost & Big Pine Boys & Girls Clubs will celebrate Lights On Afterschool. On the afternoon of October 23rd from 4-7 PM in Bayview Park, children and their families will join in the carnival-like atmosphere of the 15th annual celebration. Face-painting, a giant bounce house with slides, cookie-decorating, games and prizes, popcorn, Read More...

Monthly Artisan Market Kicks Off New Season

The much anticipated Key West Artisan Market will kick off a new season on Sunday, November 2nd from 10 am to 2 pm at the Restaurant Store parking lot. The event gives residents and visitors alike a chance to shop fresh and local. The parking lot at 1111 Eaton is transformed into a showcase of art, photography 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...

The Beach Boys at The Tennessee Williams Theatre November 7th

As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history.  The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and have become an American icon to fans around the world. The Beach Boys will pull into 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…)

Call to Artists for the 3rd Annual Key West Chalk Festival

The Key West Art in Public Places Board announces a call to artists for the 3rd Annual Key West Chalk Festival.  November 19-23, local and visiting artists—from novices to world-class artists—will use the promenade alongside the seawall at the Truman Waterfront as their canvas for elaborate and colorful chalk art creations, with prizes awarded in Read More...

City of Key West Sightseeing Franchise Input

The Key West City Commission wants to hear your views and ideas regarding the franchise agreements between the city and sightseeing enterprises. These agreements will be reviewed by all commissioners from now until February. The commissioners want to hear from the community. Please click the following link for the online form. Or you can send Read More...

Vending Booths Available for Fantasy Fest Street Fair

Booth Spaces for Food Vendors and Artists & Craftspeople: Fantasy Fest has a few select Food Vendor booth spaces available at the festival’s spectacular Animated Dreams and Adventures Street Fair to be held Friday, October 24th, set-up at 10 am and running to 10 pm and Saturday, October 25th from 10 until Midnight. Several excellent Read More...

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