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County gives initial OK to $57 million in capital projects
A list of recreational projects long sought by Florida Keys residents -- like repairs to the old Seven Mile Bridge in Marathon, a park at Rowell's Marina in Key Largo, and Higgs Beach improvements in Key West -- won tentative support in an early round of Monroe County budget talks Tuesday.Discussion during a special County Commission meeting in Key ... (more)
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Food, fun, parades and fireworks in the Florida Keys for July 4
Food, fun and fireworks are on tap in the Florida Keys during the July 4 holiday.
Saturday is the anniversary of the death of Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy Melissa "Missy" Powers, who died in the line of duty on June 22, 2010.
Tattoo lawsuit goes federal after city denied permit
A Virginia man who was denied permission to open a new tattoo shop in Old Town is now arguing his case in federal court, saying the local law limiting such businesses is unconstitutional.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Hemingway 5k Sunset Run and Paddleboard Race Set for July 20
Runners and paddleboard enthusiasts can test their skills and celebrate Ernest Hemingway's sporting lifestyle during the Hemingway 5k Sunset Run and Paddleboard Race set for Saturday, July 20. The challenges are part of the annual Hemingway Days festival that commemorates the life and work of the author who lived in Key West throughout the 1930s.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
AOL City Guide
The Grand Guesthouse
This Key West, Florida bed and breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Duval Street and the Atlantic Ocean.
Stars and Stripes
Fla. lawmaker wants to track all non-taxed military housing
U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia wants to start a national discussion about the issue of exempting privately owned military housing in Key West and elsewhere from local property taxes.
Transfer of school ownership to be extended
Despite a May 30 public ceremony in which the Monroe County School District handed over the keys to Glynn Archer Elementary School to the city of Key West for use as a city hall, the two entities want to extend the June 28 official transfer date.City Attorney Shawn Smith will present that to the Key West City Commission when it meets on Tuesday ... (more)
Tennessee tourist reports being kidnapped, robbed
Key West police are investigating an unidentified 17-year-old's claim that he was kidnapped at gunpoint and robbed by three masked men in Old Town on Monday.The teen, described in a police report as a Tennessee native in Key West with his mother on a sailboat bound for the Caribbean, told Officer Marcus Delvale he was walking in the Key West Bight ... (more)
Anti-drug agency changes command
On the western edge of Key West sits the organization on the front line of America's war on drugs.
"From the information given on the construction site, the boondoggle on North Roosevelt, it seems that it's easier to go to Marathon than drive to Key West, and that's only a mile away."
Fri Jun 14, 2013
AOL City Guide
Sheraton Suites Key West
Moments away from the pristine beaches of sunny Key West, Florida, this all-suite hotel features a variety of modern amenities and facilities, in a tropical and relaxing atmosphere.
Caribbean News Now!
Fifty-six Cuban migrants repatriated by US Coast Guard
Following three separate migrant interdictions, the US Coast Guard has repatriated a total of 56 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabaas, Cuba.
Gov. Rick Scott signs 4 bills, vetoes 3 others
Scott vetoed a tax bill that included an amendment he opposed. The amendment dealt with a dispute in Key West between a private landowner and the Monroe County property appraiser.
A fundraiser to help "Diver" Dan Kramer, aka The Tree Guy, will be held 6 to 10 p.m. June 21 at Camille's Restaurant, 1202 Simonton St. Kramer has been in a coma for 10 weeks at Ryder Trauma Center in Miami after a workplace injury.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Swimming World & Jr. Swimmer
"Debilitating" Jellyfish Sting Ends Chloe McCardel's Cuba-to-Florida Swim
This post was updated June 12 at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. PHOENIX, Arizona, June 12. ABOUT 11 hours into her attempt to become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the use of a shark tank, Chloe McCardel has ended her swim after a dangerous jellyfish sting made it impossible for her to continue.
Sweet - Keys Festival To Celebrate Key Lime Pie
It will be all about tartly sweet Key Lime pie over the July 4th holiday weekend in Key West with the kick off of the inaugural Key Lime Festival .
Swimmer Chloe McCardel's attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida is ended by jellyfish sting
Australian endurance swimmer Chloe McCardel ended her attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida after 11 hours in the water when she was stung by a jellyfish.
Yaniz: Bow out now
The nonprofit that has spent almost 10 years planning an assisted living complex on the Truman Waterfront should "bow out" and allow Key West to start over on creating senior housing, City Commissioner Tony Yaniz said Wednesday.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Sunglasses the island style from Kenney Chesney
American country singer and songwriter who puts outs high energy stadium summer concerts extraordinaire, is making summer official for another year.