Monroe County, FLMiami Herald

Four women were killed in a crash in the Keys. Their families deserve $12M, a jury says

A jury has ordered a Florida Keys company to pay $11.8 million to the families of four Spanish tourists who were killed in a crash on the Overseas Highway in 2018. Discount Rock & Sand, a Marathon company that does construction, landscaping and hauling, was negligent in the fatal crash on March 5, 2018, in Islamorada, the jury decided after a trial last week at U.S. District Court in Key West.
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Key West, FLkeysweekly.com

CRUISE SHIPS: IS KEY WEST CRUISIN’ TO A LAWSUIT?

Key West officials on July 12 echoed the desire of the Committee for Safer Cleaner Ships to apply the voter-approved cruise ship reductions at all three cruise ship piers — Mallory Pier, Outer Mole and the privately owned Pier B. “There should be no special carve-outs or exemptions,” Arlo Haskell,...
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Rokisland Fest 2022 hits Key West featuring Brett Michaels, Night Ranger, Skid Row and more

RokIsland Fest 2022 is coming! This festival in paradise will kick off on January 14-17, 2022 in Key West, Florida. Legendary radio host and tv personality Eddie Trunk will host the event which will feature heavy metals greatest bands from the hair metal era. The first of its kind will see iconic acts like Bret Michaels, Dee Snider, Jackyl, Loverboy, Night Ranger, Skid Row, Warrant, Winger, Dokken with George Lynch, Lita Ford and many, many more. What makes this event unique is its proximity to incredible hotels, restaurants and the water. Snorkeling, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, and more can be part of your custom festival package as you experience the best of rock and roll and island life.
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Key West, FLkeysweekly.com

OPINION: CRUISE SHIPS – AN UNCOMPROMISING SITUATION

It is an old political truism that the best, long-lasting solutions to a contentious problem come from a compromise between adversarial parties. But there is no voice for compromise on the Key West City Commission. Striving for compromise requires political courage, open-mindedness and firm leadership by the mayor and commissioners....
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Key Largo, FLcommunitynewspapers.com

Playa Largo welcomes guests with Summer Pineapple Series

Lush tropical oasis, Playa Largo Resort & Spa in Key Largo is honoring its roots with its Summer Pineapple Series — a specially curated food and cocktail menu. The stunning resort sits on 14 pristine beachfront acres, once home to America’s largest pineapple farm. The award-winning Playa Largo — voted one of the best in the Florida Keys by Condé Nast Traveler — is ripe for summer with the introduction of its pineapple-infused cocktail and culinary menu. Both rich in flavor and imbued with nutrients, antioxidants and digestion-easing enzymes, the summer pineapple series taps into travelers’ craving for flavorful foods packed with immune boosting properties.
Key West, FLwmfe.org

The son-in-law also rises, wins Hemingway look-alike contest

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — There’s a new Ernest Hemingway look-alike in Key West. Zach Taylor and his white beard won this year’s contest to celebrate the author during the island’s annual Hemingway Days festival. The 63-year-old business owner from Ambrose, Georgia, beat out 136 other entrants at Sloppy Joe’s...
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Key West, FLhospitalitynet.org

Leisure Demand Boom Came Early For Key West Resort

The summer leisure season, as predicted, has been bountiful for beach and resort destinations, as travel demand pent up by the pandemic is unleashed in the U.S. But for the Ocean’s Edge Resort and Marina in Key West, that “summer demand surge” really started in February. In large part due...
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5 Things to See and Do in Key West, Florida!

Are you making a trip to Key West but aren't sure what to do while you are there? Here is the list of 5 things to see and do while in Key West! 1) Plan a fishing trip- Schedule a trip with a fishing charter to fish in some of Key West's most well-known fishing spots! 2) Dinner at Turtle Kraals- Take your catch of the day from fishing to Turtle Kraals to be cooked as you like for dinner! The fish can be prepared blackened, fried, or grilled. The restaurant is located on the marina and is a great view to have during your meal! 3) The Southernmost Point Landmark- Go visit the U.S's southernmost point and snap a quick photo next to the landmark! 4) Go Snorkeling- Take a deep dive and explore Key West on a whole new level! Enjoy some fun in the sun while seeing the undersea wildlife! 5) Duval St- Visit the mile-long street that has numerous restaurants, shops, and bars to keep you entertained! It may be quiet during the day, but come back in the evening and see the street come to life
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Monroe County, FLthebluepaper.com

ANOTHER ARMED CONFRONTATION BETWEEN FWC AND KEY WEST LIVEABOARDS

According to FWC, the concerted efforts of officers resulted in the apprehension of two dangerous wannabe cop killers living in the Wisteria island anchorage: On June 24 two young transgender women were taken off their sailboat and charged with a combined 48 felonies and 5 misdemeanors including aggravated assault on police officers by a convicted felon in possession of a fully loaded high-powered AR-15 rifle and a hand gun. Aiyana X and Dakota Dalman were allegedly ready for a gunfight and pointing a gun at FWC officers patrolling the anchorage. The women were taken to the jail on Stock Island.
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