Beauty on display

At the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden

THERE ARE CERTAIN ODD BITS OF HISTORICAL KNOWLEDGE THAT any collector of random or obscure trivia must know. Which U.S. president installed a mechanical horse inside his bedroom closet during his tenure at the White House? Easy: Calvin Coolidge. Which is the only state whose name can be typed on one single row of keys? Duh! It’s Alaska. Stevie Wonder’s […]

Decades of progress

Breast cancer diagnosis and treatment options have grown over time

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time of reflection. It also is a time of hope, and a time to look back and see how far medicine has come in diagnosing and treating this disease that claims the lives of 40,450 women each year. Florida Weekly sat down with fellowship trained breast surgeon Lucy M. De La Cruz, the newest […]

Breast cancer fundraising walks to take place Oct. 8, 15

The American Cancer Society 2016 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer season in Key West and Marathon is in full swing. Participants from throughout the county are painting the Keys pink in September and October, raising money for the fight against breast cancer. Dollars raised by Making Strides supporters help the American Cancer Society ensure no one faces breast cancer alone […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hemingway’s Key West legacy and six-toed cats

The crown jewel of Key West’s rich literary legacy, which has attracted writers such as Tennessee Williams, Ralph Ellison, Robert Frost and Carson McCullers, is Ernest Hemingway’s old home at 907 Whitehead Street. The sprawling two-story property is a National Historic Landmark where Mr. Hemingway lived and wrote during most of the 1930s. It is also famously home to about […]


SPECIAL EVENTS The Pier HouseGoes PinkA Benefit for the CancerFoundation of theFlorida KeysOct. 6, 5:30-8 p.m.The Pier House Resortand Spa1 Duval St. The Fury Tea on the Sea — AllCandidate SailA Benefit for AIDS HelpOct. 6, 6-8 p.m.The Fury Sunset Sail by Catamaran631 Greene St.Tickets available at Key West Outdoor Movies“Zootopia”Oct. 7, 5:30-9 p.m.Bayview ParkTruman Avenue at Jose Marti […]

This week at the Parrot

Robert Albury does Friday sound check at Green Parrot Key West’s King of Soul, Robert Albury, appears at The Green Parrot Bar on Friday, Oct. 7, at 5:30 p.m. The Green Parrot Bar is located at the corner of Whitehead and Southard streets. Raven Cooper Band returns to Green Parrot stage Raven Cooper and The Raven Cooper Band will appear […]


For a comprehensive guide and map to Key West’s finest art galleries, go to connections/gallery_ guide.pdf SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK Key West Art andHistorical Society281 Front Street“The Sketches of Mario Sanchez” ONGOING “Custom Made — A History ofthe Custom House Exhibition” Key West Contemporary Art516 White St., entrance on Curry LaneOngoing“Person/Anima”Photographs by A.E. FournetKey West Contemporary Arton Facebook The […]


Fine time for the surprising Ms. Lucille

The property was large, even for New Town, and enclosed by a tall concrete wall. Opening the gate, which revealed a huge patio and a large, free-form pool, was a very attractive and welcoming young man. It took a long split-minute to realize this was Kylie Jean Lucille. Kevin Odon, pronounced just like the Norse god Odin, (also known as […]

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