THE WOUNDED PROJect will return to Key West Saturday, Jan. 7, for its annual Soldier Ride, a rehabilitative event in which combat-wounded veterans cycle from the Harry S. Truman Little White House to the Veteran’s Memorial at Bayview Park with supportive friends, family members and caregivers. A $20 registration fee earns participants a T-shirt and the chance to aid the […]

Easing into a fitness resolution Key West style

The countdown on New Year’s Eve finally reaches “one,” and along with the popping of champagne corks and the jubilant cheering, we resolve to do things differently in the New Year. One goal tops every news poll of New Year’s resolutions: Lose weight, get fit and adopt a healthier lifestyle. With recent data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control […]

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 Streetwww.southernmostpointwebcam.comThe city of Key West erected this now-famous concrete buoy in 1983 to denotethe southernmost point in the continental United States. 2. Conch Tour Train303 Front St., Key West(305) 294-5161 or (888) 916-8687www.conchtourtrain.comThe Conch Train has been windingits way through the streets of Key Westsince 1958. 3. Sloppy Joe’s201 Duval St.(305) […]


Weathers curates a spectacular Waterfront Playhouse season

Most people who work with and at the Waterfront Playhouse would say that Managing Artistic Director Danny Weathers is the driving force of the theater. Since he joined the Waterfront Playhouse in 2003, Mr. Weathers has held just about every role possible in a theater. He has directed 31 productions in his 13 years at the Waterfront Playhouse, and produced […]


SPECIAL EVENTS “Throw Me on the Burnpile andLight Me Up”Jan. 5-6 and Jan. 9-11, 8 p.m.The Key West Theater512 Eaton St.www.thekeywesttheater.comTickets available at “Picasso at the Lapin Agile”Jan. 5-7, 8 p.m.The Red Barn Theatre319 Duval St., RearTickets available “It’s Only a Play”Jan. 5-7, 8 p.m.Waterfront Playhouse310 Wall St.Tickets available at Pilar Rum Happy HourJan. 5, 5-6:30 p.m.The […]

An entertaining lineup scheduled at Schooner Wharf

Friday through Sunday from noon till 5 p.m. Key West troubadour Michael McCloud kicks off the afternoon with humorous repartee and original songs that exemplify life at this tropical latitude. Michael is backed by seasoned instrumentalists Captain Carl Peachey on guitar and Professor Pete at the piano. You can also catch Michael solo Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 5 […]


Tim Hollohan – musician, father, husband

“I never thought I could make a living playing music,” said Tim Hollohan, who didn’t start playing until 2005. Now he plays nine-10 gigs a week around town. Last March, he was asked to open for country music legend Kenny Chesney when he did a surprise concert at Sloppy Joe’s Bar. Tim was born in Washington, D.C., but grew up […]


For a comprehensive guide and map to Key West’s finest art galleries, visit connections/ gallery_ guide.pdf SPECIAL EVENTSTHIS WEEK Art@830 Gallery830 Caroline St.Paintings and Pastelsby John BlenkinsoppJan. 5, 6-8 p.m. The Studios of Key West533 Eaton St.Artists for Artists RetrospectiveJan. 5, 6-8 p.m. Key West Art and HistoricalSociety Custom House Museum281 Front St.¦ The Navy in Key WestOpening ReceptionJan […]


Christopher Peterson: The one and only EYECON

Sometime in the early 2000s I was visiting a Canadian cousin and was invited to attend a poetry conference in Ottawa, the capital. The conference was held in a convention hall attached to a grand theatre (British spelling), and some workshops were reached via the lobby. There, I was stunned to discover, was a bigger-than-life-sized poster of a gorgeous, formally […]

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