Jul 312015
 

whistle blow

by Bud Meaker and Arnaud Girard…….

A whistleblower claims the Department of Health (DOH) has turned a blind eye for years on thousands of gallons of sewage that has been seeping into Florida Keys waters.

“It’s their duty, their legal obligation under Florida Statutes to monitor the performance of all on-site sewer systems in the Keys, but they don’t do it,” said the insider to The Blue Paper, “It makes me sick.” Continue reading »

Jul 312015
 
Good Morning Florida Keys with Jenna Stauffer Featuring Ernest "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alikes

More than 125 white-bearded men resembling Ernest Hemingway are in Key West to compete in the 35th annual “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. The competition is a highlight of the island’s annual Hemingway Days festival honoring the writing talent, sporting pursuits and colorful lifestyle of the author who lived in Key West during the 1930s. See [more…]

Jul 312015
 
Broken Trust

by John Donnelly……. The United States of America was attacked again last week, on its homeland. It was not a sneak attack, concealed and unannounced, without the knowledge of our government. Those who’ve openly declared war on us, have been gathering intelligence, recruiting soldiers and training said recruits, while formulating precise battle plans that have [more…]

Jul 312015
 
Subjects for Poetry

by Kirby Congdon……. Our propensity for poetry in this country is almost self-evident. The beat movement did not come out of our schools. A whole generation gravitated toward poetry on its own in a spontaneous way on many levels of our society. This includes voices that had no immediate connection with any literary source. What [more…]

Jul 312015
 
Secondhand Smoke Citizens Advisory Board

by Dorothy Harden……. How does secondhand smoke affect your children’s health? Well! We all know that secondhand smoke is not good for our children! So! What should we know? We should know that: Chemicals and poisons in tobacco smoke are; Ammonia, Benzene, Butane, Cadmium, Hydrogen cyanide; just to name a few.  For a full list of chemicals and carcinogens [more…]

Jul 312015
 
Members of Congress Dining on Food Contaminated with Bird and Bee Killing Insecticides

A new study by American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has found bird- and bee-killing insecticides in nearly every food eaten by the nation’s Senators, Representatives, and others who dine in the cafeterias of the United States Congress. These pesticides, called neonicotinoids, are the nation’s most widely used [more…]

Jul 312015
 
Community Cleanup

The City of Key West is teaming up with Reef Relief to clean up the mangroves behind the Overseas Market Shopping Center. The cleanup, being organized by District IV City Commissioner Tony Yaniz, begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 1st. Volunteers are encouraged to join us just behind Kmart. Come help us clean up the community!

Jul 312015
 
Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar

Thursday, July 30 thru Wednesday, August 5 Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys. Key West Happenings ARTISTS RECEPTIONS / EXHIBITIONS Thru July 31 Key West Art Garden 2015 Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, 5210 College Rd. kwbgs.org 25 pieces of sculptures created for outdoors using recycled and [more…]

Jul 312015
 
Mystery Writers Key West Fest to Reveal True Crime Secrets

Mystery Writers Key West Fest to reveal true crime secrets during workshops and panel discussions. International number-one bestselling author Jeffery Deaver—who will be the Keynote Speaker for the upcoming Mystery Writers Key West Fest next month— knows full well how to put into practice the reality of a crime in his writing. Deaver’s suspenseful writing [more…]

Jul 312015
 
Music At Martello’s Donavon Frankenreiter Concert: A Call for Food and Artist Vendors, Volunteers, and Sponsors

Key West Art & Historical Society and Key West Concerts are seeking food and artist vendors, volunteers, and sponsors to support a “festival-like atmosphere” during the Donavon Frankenreiter concert at historic Fort East Martello’s parade grounds at 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. on Sunday, August 30. The family-friendly concert, which is part of the KWAHS Music [more…]

Jul 312015
 
Mason-Dixon Poll Shows Floridians Widely Favor “Smart Solar Amendment”

“Shady Solar Amendment” only gets support from 30% of Florida Voters Orlando, Fla. – Consumers for Smart Solar – a diverse, bipartisan coalition of business, civic and faith leaders – today received affirmation that its campaign to place its Smart Solar Amendment on the 2016 General Election ballot is widely favored by Floridians in a [more…]

Jul 312015
 
Shark Week Comes to Islamorada

Keys History & Discovery Center Hosts Week-long Events Shark Week Comes to Islamorada, a weeklong series of events, is being held Aug. 11-16, at the 35-seat state-of-the-art theater at Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada. On Tuesday, Aug. 11, Deep White, the U.S. premiere of a Discovery Channel production, focuses on the myths and [more…]

Jul 312015
 
FIRM Endorses 2015 Flood Insurance Acts

The Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe (FIRM) Board of Directors supports and urges all FIRM members and the general public to support H.R. 141 Flood Insurance Premium Parity Act 2015 and the recently submitted H.R. 2918 Flood Insurance Fairness Act of 2015, introduced by Florida U.S. Congressmen Curbelo and Murphy, on June 25th, 2015 – [more…]

Jul 312015
 
Paramedic and EMT of the Quarter

Key West Fire and Rescue has named its first two Employees of the Quarter for their professional performance in the first months of operation. Carlos Barba has been honored as Paramedic of the Quarter. Frank Abreu has been honored as EMT of the Quarter. The Key West Fire Department brought emergency medical services in-house beginning [more…]

Jul 312015
 
Transit Going Really Green!

No, it’s not your imagination: the new Key West Transit bus is green! The City’s new hybrid hits the road on Thursday, another step toward reducing our carbon footprint. The hybrid’s diesel/electric power train promises to not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions but save money on fuel and on maintenance. The system takes advantage of [more…]

Jul 312015
 
C.W. Colt Launches Concert Series at The Reach, Starting Aug. 5

Island-inspired music and cuisine come together as Key West’s famed local singer and songwriter C.W. Colt launches a new weekly Concert Series at The Reach Resort, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, on Wednesday nights starting August 5th. Set on the resort’s scenic pier over the Atlantic Ocean, the intimate evening is complete with a three-course dinner [more…]

Jul 312015
 
Instrumental Workshop Wednesday August 5

and Performance St Paul’s announce The Third Annual Musicians in Residence Program “9 to 5″ A chamber music ensemble of highly talented students from the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY and the Guildhall School of Music Performers and Clinicians this year include: Sho Kato, flute Audrey Yu & Noah Kay, oboes Dominic Giardino, clarinet [more…]

Jul 312015
 
Fantasy Fest Parade Application Available

Wizarding warlocks, bearded babes, and lots of little green men will take over Duval Street for the world-renowned 3Wishes.com Fantasy Fest Parade on October 31 at 7pm. Creative teams, walking groups, marching bands, floats, and revelers are invited to join the decadent celebration to show off their most imaginative. The theme for 2015 is “All [more…]