... one of Key West’s most enduring historic inns

IT IS THE VERY DEFINITION OF THE American Dream: a penniless young immigrant boy, inspired by tales of wealth and wonder, sets off to seek his fortune on American soil, where, after much hard work, he becomes a self-made millionaire, lives in a mansion that looks like a wedding cake, and eventually dies as the richest man in the state. […]

Bite into the Bayview Park Seafood Festival

Wild chickens of Key West can take the weekend off. The weekend of Jan. 14-15 is all about local seafood, as the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen’s Association returns with its 12th annual Seafood Festival at Bayview Park. This is one of Key West’s most popular family-friendly food festivals, with proceeds going to the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen’s Association, or FKCFA. […]

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) […]


Samantha Lowry: Larger than life

After traveling the world — Germany, Rome, Mexico, Scotland, Spain, Greece, St. John — Samantha Lowry is finally settling down. Kind of. Although no date has been set yet, “Last week I got engaged to my childhood best friend, Hakan,” she said, flashing her engagement ring. Congratulations are in order. This means a move to New York City soon, though, […]


Tea dance at LaTeDa is steeped in Key West tradition

The image of Key West as a wild and woolly, all-inclusive, good-time town has been built upon a number of institutions, past and present. Consider the many events and people who have contributed to this image. There’s treasure hunter Mel Fisher, of course; and Monroe County Mayor and Fantasy Fest Queen (when in her ’80s) Wilhelmina Harvey; and so many […]


SPECIAL EVENTS Dave Mason:Alone Together AgainJan. 12, 8 p.m.The Key West Theater512 Eaton St.Tickets available at Pilar Rum Happy HourJan 12, 5-6:30 p.m.Tattoos and Scars512 Greene St. “Throw Me on the Burnpileand Light Me Up”Jan. 13-14, 8 p.m.The Key West Theater512 Eaton St.Tickets available at “Picasso at the Lapin Agile”Jan. 13-14, 8 p.m.The Red Barn Theatre319 Duval St., […]


Folk-rock troubadour Jonathan Edwards comes to Key West for some ‘Sunshine’

Allow me to get some great song lyrics stuck in your head: “Sunshine go away today, I don’t feel much like dancing. / Some man’s come, he’s trying to run my life, don’t know what he’s asking.” Sound familiar? “Sunshine” is a country folk song Jonathan Edwards wrote in 1971, released as the first single from his debut album that […]

‘Burnpile’ stuns audiences at the Key West Theater

Reviews have been flooding in about “Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up,” the season opener at the Key West Theater, and to say they are overwhelmingly positive would be an understatement. “Astounding,” “terrific,” “powerful” and “engaging” are just a few of the adjectives that have described the 90-minute-long wild ride through Florida panhandle watermelon farmland, over an […]


For a comprehensive guide and map to Key West’s finest art galleries, visit connections/gallery_ guide.pdf SPECIAL EVENTSTHIS WEEK Art@830 Gallery 830 Caroline St.¦ Paintings and Pastels byJohn BlenkinsoppOngoing The Studios of Key West 533 Eaton St.¦ Thousand Words by Curt Richter ¦ Photographic Portraits fromthe Key West Literary SeminarOngoing Key West Art and HistoricalSociety Custom House Museum 281 Front […]

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