Barrier reef helps make Keys an anglers’ paradise

WITH THE HORDES OF MINI-SEASON BUG hunters having finally begun their crawl back home, it’s time to turn our attention to the millions of other creatures that call our ocean home — or at least, those creatures best enjoyed over angel hair pasta with a side of Key lime béarnaise sauce. It’s summertime here in Key West, which means it’s […]

Fishing duo hook TV audience with ‘Into the Blue’

As far as Florida anglers go, it really doesn’t get much better (or well-known) than Scott Walker and Steve Rodger, the two salt-covered, tournament-winning men behind the nationally famous offshore fishing show “Into the Blue.” A longtime ratings shark, the show now airs on multiple channels and features 100 percent HD camera footage of such dizzying clarity that there are […]

An insider’s look at Key West

The most traveled and visible street in Key West is only the beginning, the surface, of what the town has to offer. Ask the locals about their favorite spots, stroll through quiet neighborhoods or down alleyways off Duval and you’ll begin to dive deeper into the quieter, more diverse and less readily apparent offerings. Here are eight spots that you […]

Getting around Key West

1. Southernmost PointThe corner of South Street and Whitehead Streetsouthernmostpointwebcam.comThe city of Key West erected this now-famous concrete buoy in 1983 to denotethe southernmost point in the continentalUnited States. 2. Conch Tour Train303 Front St., Key West(305) 294-5161 or (888) 916-8687conchtourtrain.comThe Conch Train has been windingits way through the streets of Key Westsince 1958. 3. Sloppy Joe’s201 Duval St.(305) 294-5717sloppyjoes.comThe […]


Richard Heyman: Key West’s hero of gay history

In any eventual encyclopedia of the history of GLBT achievements, Key West’s best bet for inclusion is Richard Heyman, a local businessman, elected mayor of Key West in 1983-85 and again 1987-89. He is widely reported as the first out gay man elected mayor of a city in the United States. And unlike the more famous Harvey Milk — who […]


SPECIAL EVENTS Sister Season Fund11th AnniversaryAug. 5, 5 p.m.BottleCap1128 Simonton St.Bottlecapkeywest.com Larry Blackburn’s BirthdayBash and Photography ExhibitAug. 5, 6 p.m.New York Pasta GardenDuval Square1075 Duval St. Debbie Cenziper —Reading and SigningLove WinsAug. 5, 6 p.m.Books and Books at The Studios533 Eaton St. The Great Gatsby PartyAug. 5, 8 p.m.Vino’s on Duval810 Duval St. Square GrouperDouble Film FeatureAug. 5, 8 p.m.Key […]

Love Wins

On June 26, 2015, in a decision that drew headlines around the world, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the constitutional right of gay couples to marry in all 50 states after decades of incremental rulings. The historic case, Obergefell v Hodges, began with a simple wish: John Arthur, paralyzed by ALS, wanted to die a married man. In “Love Wins: […]

Midsummer’s Night Dream & Spectacle coming to Fort East Martello

Artists and dreamers of all ages take heed. On Saturday, Aug. 6, from 6-10 p.m., Fort East Martello will be aglow with a family-friendly evening steeped in ancient belief, celebration and ritual that surround the magic of fairies and spirits, and the celestial power of dreams. The 10th annual Midsummer Night’s Dream & Spectacle, co-produced by the Key West Art […]

Its namesake never saw it, but Audubon House still worth a look

It’s midway through the tour of Key West’s stunningly pretty Audubon House and Tropical Gardens that the truth comes out: John James Audubon — famed naturalist painter, whose lifelike paintings of bird portraits line the walls of the museum — never actually lived in the Audubon House. But don’t let this spoiler keep you from visiting; indeed, a visit to […]


Everybody loves Josh

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more lovable bartender in Key West than Joshua Curtis. Always smiling, always happy, Josh has been working behind the bar at the Lazy Gecko since he moved to Key West four years ago. In fact, this month is his four-year anniversary there. Josh was born and raised in Baileyville, Maine, attending school at Johnson […]

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