Nov 142014
 

Issue #88 — Friday, November 14, 2014

KWPD AND FDLE, PARTNERS IN CRIME?

It’s a hell of a thing when an FDLE Special Agent commits perjury.  A hell of a thing. Kathy Smith, lead FDLE agent in the Eimers death-in-custody investigation and KWPD’s Chief of Operations at the time of the arrest, appear to be partners in a perjurious plot to obtain a strangely advantageous home loan. This Read More...

We Are All One Percenters

Today I am going to relate your brief life as a spermatozoa to what I expect will be the lack of a crowd at the Thanksgiving memorial to Charles Eimers. I have an important insight to the nature of your own personal life which I am sure you never thought of, and which you will Read More...

THE MOVIES REVISITED

Note: Obviously, this essay was written a number of years ago and the cinematic landscape in Key West has changed, but only slightly. In spite of its age, I find it all still relevant as I hope the reader will. The inspiration for this essay was a piece I heard on National Public Radio commemorating the Read More...

It's the Thought That Counts

Most people (and this may be wishful thinking on my part) in the United States are familiar with the acronym SCOTUS. If you aren’t, I will give you a quick hint. It does not refer to a male body part. Rather, it refers to a group that includes male body parts but female ones, too: Read More...

It’s the Thought That Counts

Most people (and this may be wishful thinking on my part) in the United States are familiar with the acronym SCOTUS. If you aren’t, I will give you a quick hint. It does not refer to a male body part. Rather, it refers to a group that includes male body parts but female ones, too: Read More...

November is National Home Care Month

Home health care is highly skilled and professional health care, but it provides so much more than what patients & families normally receive from our traditional health care system. Our professional staff meet patients and their caregivers in their home. There is an intimacy and connection that rarely occurs in other settings. Home health care Read More...

Candlelight Memorial For Charles Eimers Announced

Gweko Phlocker has organized a Candlelight Memorial to honor Charles Eimers and his family on the one year anniversary of his death [Thanksgiving Day].  The event will begin at 6:00 pm at South Beach [at the foot of Duval Street] where Mr. Eimers died.  Here is a link to the facebook event. “I don’t want Read More...

Salt Island Provisions Celebrates Eric Anfinson Paintings 2015 Calendar Release

The new year is looming, and local painter Eric Anfinson knows just how to help people embrace the passing of time. On Saturday, November 15, the artist’s 5th annual calendar of paintings will be released at Salt Island Provisions on 830 Fleming Street from 6pm – 9 pm, with a celebration to include refreshments and Read More...

Walking On Egg Shells…

Dear Editor: This is my response to the feature story (Nov. 7)  “Charles Eimers Update: Police, Death, and Missing Videotapes” by Arnaud and Naja Girard. After a cursory reading I’m rather out of breath – such an astonishing codification of events surrounding Key West’s most sickening incident of police violence, which has received national media Read More...

My Heart Will Be There For All Of You And The Eimers Family

Thanks as always for your great reporting! The Eimers case is still such a sad thing to read about. Such a senseless death at the hands of the KWPD. And to learn the cops deleted a tourist’s video of the murder – no other way to describe it from this layman’s point of view – Read More...

For Everything There Is A Season

Dear Editor: While this is my response to Alex Symington’s Nov. 7 column entitled “Big Picture, Small Pond”, I must say the opening of his first sentence arrested me:  “When I write, my inclination is to focus on national or global big picture issues…”  Well, this so triggered my imagination, that I’m only impelled to 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...

United Way’s ALICE Report: 48% of Keys Households Are Struggling Financially

More than 14,000 Keys households—48% of the total—are struggling to afford basic needs like food, housing and health care, according to a groundbreaking report released yesterday by United Way of the Florida Keys. United Ways in six states commissioned Rutgers University to conduct the research for the ALICE report, which stands for Asset Limited, Income Read More...

Significant Progress Reported on FIRM’s Reduce Insurance Premium Project

Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe (FIRM) is pleased to announce significant progress in its comprehensive analysis of windstorm risk in Monroe County, Florida. The RIPP (Reduce Insurance Premiums Project) study involves the inspection of a target number of 704 homes from Key West to Key Largo. To date, nearly 500 homes have been inspected, and Read More...

Key West Film Festival Gives Back To The Community With Free Film At The Tropic Cinema

“No Impact Man” Is Open To The Public Through Partnership With Green Living & Energy Education’s “Got Your Bags? Florida Keys” Program For a second year, Key West Film Festival (KWFF) partners with Green Living & Energy Education (GLEE), utilizing the nonprofit’s event greening guidelines and inviting the public to enjoy a slice of the Read More...

Survey Shows Younger Americans Not as “Green” as Older Generations

As America Recycles Day approaches, Harris Poll shows young people are less likely to recycle, understand benefits. While conventional wisdom dictates millennials are more environmentally-conscious than older generations, their attitudes toward recycling begs to differ and suggest they may not be as “green” as we thought. According to a recent survey conducted online in November Read More...

Equality Florida to Introduce “Another Business for Equality” Wednesday, November 19 at noon at Aqua in Key West

Equality Florida, the largest organization in Florida dedicated to securing full equality for the state’s LGBT community, will introduce the Key West business community to Another Business for Equality (www.AB4E.org) at a luncheon on Wednesday, November 19 at Aqua, 711 Duval Street. Another Business for Equality spotlights businesses that have taken a stand for policies Read More...

Climate Change From a Mountain Community Perspective…

Here in the Keys we are pretty focused on climate change… mostly from a rising sea-level perspective.  Here is a peek into the same issue as seen from the mountaintop… “This historic joint climate agreement by China and the US, the world’s two largest polluters, is good news for the future of mountains and snow. Read More...

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar Friday, November 14 thru Wednesday, November 19

Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys. ARTS COUNCIL Key West Happenings ARTISTS RECEPTIONS / EXHIBITIONS Friday Key West Art Center Membership Meeting and Artist’s Critique, 3:30 PM 301 Front St. 294-1241. keywestartcenter.com Artists’ critique with Maggie Ruley and Andy Thurber. All artists welcome.   CALL TO ARTISTS (more…)

Love Lane Gang! They're Just Plain Fun!

The Love Lane Gang is a homegrown band that charms and thrills both locals and visitors with their rollicking raucous ruckus. 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 Read More...

Love Lane Gang! They’re Just Plain Fun!

The Love Lane Gang is a homegrown band that charms and thrills both locals and visitors with their rollicking raucous ruckus. 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 Read More...

Study Abroad Opportunities for Monroe County Students

The Monroe County Education Foundation and The Experiment in International Living invite parents and students to attend a one-hour information session this Monday, November 17th at 10:15 AM in the Key West High School auditorium. The Experiment offers unique 3-, 4-, and 5- week theme-based educational summer travel opportunities for high school students in Europe, Read More...

Key West Art & Historical Society Offers Special, Discounted Trip to Dry Tortugas National Park

This Saturday, November 15, Key West Art & Historical Society will partner with high-speed catamaran Yankee Freedom to offer a trip that every nature enthusiast ought to have on their bucket list.   Dry Tortugas National Park, a 100-square mile park 70 miles west of Key West, is mostly open water with seven small islands accessible Read More...

Key West Art & Historical Society Offers Special, Discounted Trip to Dry Tortugas National Park

This Saturday, November 15, Key West Art & Historical Society will partner with high-speed catamaran Yankee Freedom to offer a trip that every nature enthusiast ought to have on their bucket list.   Dry Tortugas National Park, a 100-square mile park 70 miles west of Key West, is mostly open water with seven small islands accessible Read More...

OIRF Supports Preserving An Historic Church

Kelly Friend, President of Old Island Restoration Foundation, delivered a check for $ 3,750 to a grateful Fr. Thomas J. Sterner, Pastor of the First Congregational Church.  The brick church located at 527 William Street was built c.1893 and survived major hurricanes in the early 20th Century that destroyed another nearby church and other structures 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...

Paul Cotton's Official CD Release Ceremony Saturday November 15th at Schooner Wharf Bar!

Local music legend Paul Cotton of Poco announces the release of his latest   Solo CD – 100% PAUL COTTON The Paul Cotton Band will be performing at Schooner Wharf , Friday Nov. 14 and Saturday Nov. 15th from 7:30pm until 11:30pm. * On Saturday November 15 * – at 8:00pm he invites the whole island Read More...

Paul Cotton’s Official CD Release Ceremony Saturday November 15th at Schooner Wharf Bar!

Local music legend Paul Cotton of Poco announces the release of his latest   Solo CD – 100% PAUL COTTON The Paul Cotton Band will be performing at Schooner Wharf , Friday Nov. 14 and Saturday Nov. 15th from 7:30pm until 11:30pm. * On Saturday November 15 * – at 8:00pm he invites the whole island Read More...

Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition Holds Annual Tot Swap: An “Everything Kids” Consignment Sale and Fundraiser

The Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition invites all Keys families to shop for their children at the annual Tot Swap: An ‘Everything Kids’ Consignment Sale and Fundraiser from November 12-16, 2014. This is a great chance to buy quality children’s items at a discounted price while supporting a good cause.  Sale dates are: ·       Early Read More...

Southernmost Car Club Holds Its Monthly SHOW & SHINE CAR SHOW

The Florida Keys Southernmost Car Club (FKSCC) holds its monthly SHOW & SHINE- CAR SHOW this Sunday, November 16th, 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 cool Read More...

Southernmost Car Club Holds Its Monthly SHOW & SHINE CAR SHOW

The Florida Keys Southernmost Car Club (FKSCC) holds its monthly SHOW & SHINE- CAR SHOW this Sunday, November 16th, 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 cool Read More...

5K to Benefit For Montessori Children’s School, Supports Family Fun

The 5K season is upon us, with The Montessori Children’s School of Key West’s annual 5K set for Sunday, November 16 at 8am. The scenic, measured course begins and finishes at Higgs Beach and trails fast and flat along the Atlantic Ocean on Atlantic and South Roosevelt Boulevards. The fundraiser event, organized by Amy Bradshaw Read More...

Key West Chalk Festival Amps up for 3rd Annual Event

Registration is now open for Chalk artists and artisan vendors for the 3rd Annual Key West Chalk Festival, presented by the Key West Art in Public Places Board and set for November 19-23 along the Truman Waterfront promenade, adjacent to the USCGC Ingham Museum. Chalk artists may download a registration form from the AIPP website Read More...

MASON JENNINGS TO PLAY BENEFIT CONCERT AT COAST ON STOCK ISLAND

Concert to Support Reef Relief is Nearly Sold Out On Friday, November 21, singersongwriter and internationally recognized touring artist Mason Jennings will play an intimate concert at Stock Island’s COAST with ticket sales supporting Reef Relief. The event is being brought to the community with the help of local sponsors, including the title sponsor, the soon to open Marker Waterfront Resort. Read More...

Check Out The Artisan Market – November 30, 2014

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