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Issue #70 — Friday, July 11, 2014

"Oh Lord!"

“Oh Lord!”

Not All Festivals Are Created Equal

Last Tuesday, in an apparent disparate treatment of its constituency, the City Commission decided to allot Super Boat International race organizers approximately $ 25,000/year in free services (in addition to nominal rent and    $ 100,000 in Tourist Development Council [TDC] tax funding it receives) but refused to restore the Goombay Festival to a coalition Read More...

Fouling Our Nest Part 1: Mosquito Control and the Ecology of the Keys

 I woke up this afternoon I saw both cars were gone I felt so low down deep inside I threw my drink across the lawn  — Martin Mull, Shaker Heights Blues I read in the Keynoter that the president of the gated and very wealthy Ocean Reef Club in North Key Largo pleaded for an Read More...

Good Morning Florida Keys With Jenna Stauffer / Interview With Key West Author Bud Navero

Click here to get a copy of Key West Confidential by Bud Navero.

GUEST COLUMN: Grinder Pumps For Dummies – Or Why I Don’t Want To Be A Loser

  If you live in the Cudjoe Regional Wastewater System area, you need to read the “Dummies Guide To Grinder Pumps”.  If you are a “loser” as our County Commisioner has called all who are getting grinder pumps, you should read it very slowly. DESCRIPTION OF A GRINDER PUMP Dummy Version – The greatest invention Read More...

Invalid Investigation–Derides & Mocks The Death Of An Innocent Man…

An innocent man was killed while in the custody of the Key West Police Department. This disabled 61 year-old met his fate at the hands of police officers, as he laid down on the ground before them. This defenseless and helpless citizen  appeared compliant to all commands that were directed at him. An onslaught of Read More...

Invalid Investigation–Derides & Mocks The Death Of An Innocent Man…

An innocent man was killed while in the custody of the Key West Police Department. This disabled 61 year-old met his fate at the hands of police officers, as he laid down on the ground before them. This defenseless and helpless citizen  appeared compliant to all commands that were directed at him. An onslaught of Read More...

CLIMATE CHANGE: How Do You Sell Florida Keys Real Estate That May Soon Be Underwater?

Back in the summer of 2009, there was a big meeting up in Marathon about climate change and its implications for the Florida Keys. Officials of the Nature Conservancy and others, quoting reports from international panels of scientists, predicted that by 2100, the Keys will have lost about 59,000 acres of real estate valued at Read More...

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Peter Pan

I have a personal policy of avoiding main stream corporate news outlets like I avoid The Weather Channel. I don’t need to know about hurricane Gertrude from the minute it forms off the coast of Africa. It might be weeks before it crosses the Atlantic and actually becomes a problem. When it gets close, IF 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...

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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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Who Owns Wisteria Island? Hearing Held On Fate Of Last Desert Island In Key West Harbor   MURDER-FOR-HIRE PERPETRATOR GETS MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE SENTENCE   LET ‘EM FRY!    

Malibu Rum Hemingway 5K Sunset Run/Walk & Paddleboard Race / Set for this July 19th

Runners and paddleboard enthusiasts can test their skills and celebrate Ernest Hemingway’s sporting lifestyle during the Malibu Rum Hemingway 5K Sunset Run/Walk and Paddleboard Race set for Saturday evening, July 19. Come and participate in what Competitor Magazine called “One of the Must-Do Races” in their February 2014 issue! This popular 5K Run/Walk & Paddleboard Read More...

Malibu Rum Hemingway 5K Sunset Run/Walk & Paddleboard Race / Set for this July 19th

Runners and paddleboard enthusiasts can test their skills and celebrate Ernest Hemingway’s sporting lifestyle during the Malibu Rum Hemingway 5K Sunset Run/Walk and Paddleboard Race set for Saturday evening, July 19. Come and participate in what Competitor Magazine called “One of the Must-Do Races” in their February 2014 issue! This popular 5K Run/Walk & Paddleboard Read More...

La Concha Key West Presents Wine-O / New Wine Shop, Tasting Room and Lounge Opens on Duval Street

The chic and lively La Concha Key West, situated directly in the heart of bustling Duval Street, announces a bold addition to the Key West market with Wine-O. Ideal for wine enthusiasts, local residents and island visitors, Wine-O offers a unique experience presenting a wine shop, tasting room and lively lounge. A refreshing escape with Read More...

REPRESENTATIVE JOE GARCIA STATEMENT ON HOUSE REPUBLICAN’S REFUSAL TO ACT ON IMMIGRATION REFORM

  Following a new report from USA Today that the House Republican Leadership stated “the last remaining hope for an immigration bill” is over. Representative Joe Garcia issued the following statement in response: “Speaker John Boehner and the leaders of the Republican Congress have delivered a slap in the face to the Hispanic community, to Read More...

Thousands Demand U.S. Keep FL Manatees on Endangered Species List

>64,000 Demand U.S. Government Keep Manatees on Endangered Species List The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is being forced to revisit manatees’ status as endangered. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will review the status of manatees, potentially downgrading their status from “endangered” to “threatened.” A Care2 petition demanding manatees be kept on the endangered Read More...

Ron Demes Named President of Key West Sunrise Rotary Club

Key West Sunrise Rotary Club in the Conch Republic named its new President Ron Demes, left, during a ceremony June 27. 2013-14 Sunrise Rotary President Scott Duszynski and District Governor Ellen Blasi presented the gavel to Demes signifying his year as president. It was also announced that day that the club is the first 100 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…)

Key West Mayoral Candidates Q&A Forum Scheduled for July 29th

The Key West Golf Course Homeowners Association will be hosting a Mayoral Candidates Question and Answer Forum on Tuesday, July 29th at 6:30pm.  This event is open to all citizens of Key West. The Forum will be held at the Key West Golf Course’s clubhouse.  There will be a cash bar available and the event Read More...

Key West Mayoral Candidates Q&A Forum Scheduled for July 29th

The Key West Golf Course Homeowners Association will be hosting a Mayoral Candidates Question and Answer Forum on Tuesday, July 29th at 6:30pm.  This event is open to all citizens of Key West. The Forum will be held at the Key West Golf Course’s clubhouse.  There will be a cash bar available and the event Read More...

Compost Available Saturday

Composted horse manure is available this Saturday, July 12th from 10 a.m. until noon at the PAL gym near the entrance to Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. The horses have been busy filling the City’s manure composting bins, and we have a load that’s garden ready.  Bring a container and a donation and leave with Read More...

LOVE LANE GANG! THEY'RE JUST PLAIN FUN!

The Love Lane Gang will be taking a summer break after this weekend, so come out and see them while you have the chance! In case you didn’t know, they are a locals band that knocks the socks off tourists and locals alike. With an age range among the members of over thirty years, they Read More...

LOVE LANE GANG! THEY’RE JUST PLAIN FUN!

The Love Lane Gang will be taking a summer break after this weekend, so come out and see them while you have the chance! In case you didn’t know, they are a locals band that knocks the socks off tourists and locals alike. With an age range among the members of over thirty years, they Read More...

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