Key West Island News
Key West Island News connects Key West residents and friends of the island, fosters our One Human Family culture and advances understanding of shared goals for our island community
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You could spend all day searching for news about Key West and the Florida Keys. Or you can bookmark Key West Island News. Get the latest news, Facebook posts and information from the sources WE trust.
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Get the latest from Florida’s trusted news organizations. Key West Island News integrates RRS and live Facebook feeds from credible sources like the Miami Herald, South Florida Sun-Sentinel and Florida Politics.
What do you want to do?
There’s always something to do in Key West. But how to know what’s happening today? Key West Island News integrates RRS and live Facebook feeds from the best sources for what-to-do events.
From the editor | LGC Says
Linda Grist Cunningham continues her four decades of reporting and writing in her columns from Key West. She explores local and national news and the political decisions that affect our lives, property investments and future of the Florida Keys. Her collection of Dear Connor columns is written for her grandson, Connor. Oh, and, she’ll take the occasional side trip to Key West wacky.
Cruise ships are the target of Key West ire. And the packed-house audience at Monday's city commission meeting was having none of that accusation. They grumbled -- respectfully it should be noted -- in opposition when a pro-ship speaker accused them of unfairly...
The official start of summer is 11:32 p.m., Sunday, June 20. The unofficial start in Key West was 7:45 a.m., Monday, June 14, when I walked out on the front porch, sniffed and said to Ranger Ed: "The sargassum is back." When I can smell mounds of decaying seagrass,...
In Key West, a town that makes a decent chunk of its living touting historical stuff to visitors, you'd think there's gotta be a reason for that quarter-mile-long highway of concrete at the end of White Street. You know, like there once was a fishing village or a...
I hollered last weekend at two cyclists who were blithely pedaling the wrong way on Fleming near the intersection with Duval. They came ripping out of the entrance to what is one of Key West's loveliest (and likely expensive) vacation rental houses, turned left...
Key West's street grid sets the GPS in my head spinning catawampus. Embarrassing though it is to admit it, I'm one of those geographically challenged people who, yeah, gets lost in a paper bag. Eyes roll and sighs escape when a frustrated Ranger Ed says things like...
Key West Island News
Who we are: We are a Key West-owned digital news and information company that uses a community-support model to sustain our news, information and connections mission. Our funding comes from our local and off-island subscribers, select advertisers and investors. We are governed by an advisory board comprising residents and journalism and community-building professionals. Editor and publisher Linda Grist Cunningham owns KeyWestWatch Media LLC, which publishes Key West Island News
What we do: We do original reporting and aggregate information from trusted news sources in Key West, the Keys and the state of Florida. We choose our trusted sources carefully to ensure accuracy and useful information.
Why we do it: We believe Key West needs a comprehensive, trusted source of news and information — a single place where residents and friends of Key West can find what they need to know each day.
What’s important to us: The topics shape our coverage: The Key West mystique; economic development; environmental protection; not-for-profits, arts and entertainment; small businesses and entrepreneurs.
“Key West is an amazing canvas”
Key West chef and photographer Martha Hubbard walks the island each morning. For years she has shared with her social media friends a photo or two to start the day. Now she shares her photographs exclusively with Key West Island News. From pounding waves off the White Street pier to a Royal Poinciana bursting red, Martha’s photos are a stunning reminder that we live in a canvas made new every day.
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Contemporary artisan ceramics and photographs crafted in Key West | Follow the latest news from our gallery! We love sharing what we’re doing in the White Street gallery — and we welcome you to stop in when you’re in the neighborhood.
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Today's Best of Key West
The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden: The only frost-free botanical garden in the continental United States. The Garden stresses the importance of native plants and species in a natural conservation habitat.
Need more to do?
Many of our favorite Key West places-to-visit post their events and specials on their Facebook pages. So, if you're looking for even more to do, here are our recommendations. (PS: These are our favorites. No one pays us to promote them.)