Aug 082014
 

Issue #74 — Friday, August 8, 2014

The Keys' Dirty Little Secret

According to some irritated homeowners, two lower Florida Keys sewage treatment plant operators are playing dirty tricks in their permit applications to inject over a million gallons a day of sewage into shallow injection wells on Cudjoe Key and Stock Island. They claim that FKAA is using unrealistic old data projections from 2008, advertised it’s Read More...

The Keys’ Dirty Little Secret

According to some irritated homeowners, two lower Florida Keys sewage treatment plant operators are playing dirty tricks in their permit applications to inject over a million gallons a day of sewage into shallow injection wells on Cudjoe Key and Stock Island. They claim that FKAA is using unrealistic old data projections from 2008, advertised it’s Read More...

Did You Miss Hometown PAC's August 4th Candidate Forum?

 

Did You Miss Hometown PAC’s August 4th Candidate Forum?

 

Standing Up For ‘Stand Up For Animals’

Note: The following article, published on December 3, 2010, was the first in a series of articles about Stand Up For Animals [SUFA] [the group that once handled animal control services for the Middle Keys] written by Rick Boettger for the original Key West The Newspaper [The Blue Paper].  As it turns out Rick’s article Read More...

Standing Up For 'Stand Up For Animals'

Note: The following article, published on December 3, 2010, was the first in a series of articles about Stand Up For Animals [SUFA] [the group that once handled animal control services for the Middle Keys] written by Rick Boettger for the original Key West The Newspaper [The Blue Paper].  As it turns out Rick’s article Read More...

THE WAR TO END ALL WARS STARTED 100 YEARS AGO

The fact that various wars, large and small, continue to rage around the world suggests that, sometimes, it’s really easy to start a war. Maybe too easy. Perhaps the classic example of too-easy might be World War I– which started almost exactly 100 years ago. The Great War, the War to End All Wars, started Read More...

Police Investigating Police — Will Not Expose Criminal Cops — Nor — Protect Citizens …

All members of law-enforcement that I’ve spoken with, upon questioning, were willing to address the continuing abuses that are systemic within their agencies, resultant from “cops investigating other cops”. I challenged them on the extent to which “The Blue Wall of Silence” actually applies. Are there any limits on the types of misconduct covered under Read More...

First Novel by William P. Bahlke: Frisbee Ball Rules

William P. Bahlke is pleased to announce the publication of his first novel, Frisbee Ball Rules, a story set in a small college town in the year 1973. The country had just endured the humiliating conclusion of an unpopular war and the scandalous resignation of a once-powerful president. Born through the embarrassment of the lost war, and empowered Read More...

ZOMBIE SWIMMING POOLS…

There is a crisis in Florida right now and it has nothing to do with politics, immigration, fires or sink-holes. It’s “zombie swimming pools.” According to an article in “Florida Today” as quoted in the “Huffington Post” Florida leads the nation in  “naked real estate” from foreclosed homes and those where the owners have ‘walked Read More...

Moving Out of the Comfort Zone

I came across a word recently and stuck it in a draft post to save for a later blog. I’ve just returned to it now. I can’t remember where I saw it but it still seems worthy of a post. The word is “homophily.” It translates to “love of the same” or “the tendency of Read More...

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TUNATOONS: ISLAND OF BONES – PART THREE

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 West Read More...

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Florida Court Orders Immediate Redrawing of Unconstitutional Congressional Districts

A state judge’s order that Florida must redraw its congressional districts and propose a special election schedule for affected districts is good news for state voters, Common Cause said today. “[On August 1st] Judge Terry Lewis again protected the rights of Floridians and rejected the legislature’s attempt to have one more election with congressional districts Read More...

'Sunshine State' Lags Behind Leading Solar States, Ranking 19th in Solar Per Capita

Florida lags behind other leading solar states, according to a new report released today by Environment Florida Research & Policy Center and its national federation.  The report, Lighting the Way: The Top Ten States that Helped Drive America’s Solar Energy Boom in 2013, shows strong solar growth across the nation and ranks the states on Read More...

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Fundraising Sail for Captain Lynda Schuh for Mosquito Control District 2

On Sunday August 10th there will be a fundraising Sail for Captain Lynda Schuh for Mosquito Control Board District 2, aboard the Conch Republic Flagship, the Tops’l Schooner Wolf, Located at Safe Harbor Marina, Stock Island, by Hog Fish Restaurant. Suggested campaign donation $ 25-$ 50 and reservations a must, as seating is limited.  Accepting Read More...

Key Largo to Key West Motorcade This Sunday / Meet Candidate for Re-election Circuit Judge Mark Jones

Circuit Judge Mark Jones is working hard on the bench and on the campaign trail and wants to meet you.  This Sunday, August 10, 2014 Judge Jones will be in Key Largo in the morning walking and working his way down the Keys with stops that include Islamorada, Plantation, Marathon, Big Pine Key, Summerland Key, Read More...

Fantasy Fest Recruiting Parade Ambassadors

Fantasy Fest is accepting applications for Parade Ambassadors for the 2014 3Wishes.com Fantasy Fest Parade. Volunteers will have a front-row view of the fun and chaos during one of the most incredible spectacles in the nation! Parade Ambassadors are a group of nearly 150 anime-zing volunteers who are stationed along the parade route. These very Read More...

Fantasy Fest Meeting for Non-Profits, August 14th

Fantasy Fest will again offer 10 vendor booth spaces to local non-profits for the lucrative sale of alcoholic beverages during the Street Fair and Promenade on October 24 and 25.  Festival organizers will hold a short meeting on Thursday, August 14, to review policy and procedures for obtaining a booth and for required licensing and 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…)

STONE SOUP PARTY AND BIKE PARADE, Sunday August 17th

A Stone Soup party and bike parade to support our friend and neighbor, Mr. Chapman will be held on Sunday, August 17th. The event will begin with a bike parade starting at Eaton Bikes on Simonton St. and ending at Cowboy Bills and Seadog Tavern. The Bike Parade will be open to anyone who wishes Read More...

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