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The news is in the mail: Keys daily switches to postal delivery

Wednesday morning was the last time subscribers of the Keys Citizen newspaper found their papers on their front porches, driveways or sidewalks when they got up in the morning. The oldest paper in the Keys has seen a lot of changes in its 116-year history. The most recent is a...
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Border Patrol agents stop 18 Cuban migrants near Key West marina

KEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) - Authorities took 18 Cuban migrants into custody after they arrived in Key West. According to officials, U.S. Border Patrol and local law enforcement captured the group near Conch Harbor Marina, early Saturday morning. Investigators said the migrants made the dangerous journey on a homemade vessel.
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18 Cuban migrants arrive in Key West on homemade boat

KEY WEST, Fla. – 18 Cuban migrants arrived near a Key West marina in a homemade boat early Saturday morning, an official said. Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar, who heads the U.S. Border Patrol’s Miami sector, tweeted that the migrants landed near Conch Harbor Marina. Agents took...
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Woman survives shark bite in Florida Keys, officials say

MONROE COUNTY, Fla. – A woman was taken to a Miami hospital after being bitten in the leg by a shark in the lower Florida Keys, according to Monroe County’s fire rescue division. Emergency crews were called to Summerland Key on Wednesday after a woman jumped off a...
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KEY WEST OFFICIALS EYE TOURIST TAX REVENUE FOR WORKFORCE HOUSING

A discussion at the end of last week’s Key West city commission meeting raised a familiar topic: could a portion of the tourist development tax, collected from hotels and other lodging establishments, be used to address the housing crisis?. The short answer is and always has been no, not...
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Styx, Tesla & Loverboy To Headline Florida’s RokIsland Fest 2023

Styx, Tesla and Loverboy have been announced as headliners for RokIsland Fest 2023, which is set to return to the island of Key West, Florida, January 17-21. The second annual music festival, which is hosted by radio and television personality Eddie Trunk, has added an extra day of festival to its schedule.
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Investigators delve into Key West fire

A State Fire Marshal Office investigator arrived in Key West on Thursday to determine the cause of a home fire on Laird Street that local firefighters battled about eight hours Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. The fire broke out at about 8 p.m. Wednesday at a duplex at 1221 and 1223 Laird St. and firefighters battled the blaze until about 4 a.m., according to Key West Fire Marshal Jason Barroso. As of early Thursday morning, firefighters were still dousing “hot spots,” Barroso said. ...
KEY WEST, FL
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POWERBOATS ARE COMING BACK TO MARATHON IN 2023

For the first time since 2016, powerboat racing is set to return to Marathon in 2023. The announcement comes courtesy of a June 21 press release from Race World Offshore (RWO), the same organization responsible for Key West’s popular powerboat races, announcing the inaugural 7 Mile Offshore Grand Prix on April 28-30, 2023.
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MASSIVE 7-DAY ROTARY PARK BUILD CONCLUDES

More than 400 volunteers donated 1,600 hours over seven days to rebuild Marathon Rotary Park last week. The job site was crawling with men and women, both skilled and unskilled, erecting a complicated playground with sunshades and turrets and slides and swings. “It was truly a group effort by Marathon...
MARATHON, FL
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FIRE DEVASTATES KEY WEST HOMES; ALL PEOPLE & PETS ARE SAFE

Carrie Helliesen spent her birthday morning Thursday waiting for a call back from the American Red Cross while keeping her husband, Doug, and her cellphone close. They were all she had left after a Wednesday night fire devastated their home of 40 years at 1221 Laird St. and severely damaged the neighboring home of Walter and Joanna Schmida on Georgia Street.
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TAKE ME HOME: ADORABLE FACES ARE WAITING AT THE FKSPCA

Dating in the Keys can be a drag, but thankfully there are plenty of animals waiting for their perfect adoption “match” at the Florida Keys SPCA. Keys Weekly is thrilled each week to showcase some “furever” friends that are ready, waiting and available for adoption at the organization’s Marathon campus – complete with their best qualities, preferences and turn-offs to ensure the best fit.
MARATHON, FL
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NEIGHBOR OF THE WEEK: MARIE MARTINEZ

We’ll admit: though Keys Weekly is tasked with reporting the news in the Keys every week, we’ve got a problem. No matter how many individuals appear in the pages of each edition of our papers, there are always so many more of our community members who deserve to be recognized. In an effort to shine a spotlight on more of the incredible individuals who live and work in these islands, Keys Weekly is proud to introduce our Neighbor of the Week feature, dedicated to celebrating a community member with each issue. Our first featured individual is no stranger to the many residents and visitors passing through the doors of Community Health of South Florida’s Marathon Health Center.
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