Authors Book Fair

ANYONE WHO’S PAID $25 FOR A CHEESEburger on Duval Street lately knows that Key West is an expensive town. Quitting your job at the snow shovel factory up north and moving to paradise sounds great until you factor in our tiny island’s exorbitant cost of living and the fact that, other than those ubiquitous jobs in hospitality and food service, […]

New one-act plays by Florida writers premiere at the Key West Theater

Did you know that Key West is about 129 miles away from the nearest Walmart? That is just one of the many reasons life in the Keys is not like anywhere else in the country. “129 Miles from Walmart,” opening at the Key West Theater Feb. 17, is an inspired evening of theater that includes world premieres of original short […]

This week’s entertainment at Schooner Wharf Bar

Here’s a lineup of entertainment coming up at the Schooner Wharf from Thursday, Feb. 23 to Wednesday, March 2. ¦ On Thursday, Feb. 23, Sam Ramos and Chris Case will heat up the Schooner Wharf stage from 6:45-11 p.m. Get down to Motown, Detroit funk, classic rock, reggae and of course, all your island favorites. Be prepared to move, groove […]

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 andWhitehead 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) 294-5717www.sloppyjoes.comThe […]

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 […]


You gotta have Faith

Faith Higgins is a Philly girl. Born in Bristol, Pa., and raised in Bensalem, her first bar gig was at Club Capri in Levittown. Soon after, she began bartending at Cuba Libre in Philadelphia, where she worked for 5½ years before coming south to Key West, much closer to where the real Cuba Libre originated. “I came down because of […]


SPECIAL EVENTS 129 Miles from WalmartNew One-act plays by Florida writersFeb. 24 and 28, 8 p.m.The Key West Theater512 Eaton St.Tickets available Old Island Days Art Festival Feb. 25 and 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Whitehead and Caroline Key West Authors Book Fair Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Oldest House and Gardens322 Duval St. DreamsmithOriginal Music by […]

Old Island Days Art Festival coming up Feb. 25-16

The Old Island Days Art Festival, a juried outdoor fine art festival, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25-26, at Whitehead and Caroline Streets in Old Town. The nationally recognized show brings more than 100 fine artists to historic Key West. Exhibitors will set up along Whitehead Street from Greene Street to Eaton, […]

Mindfulness workshop to be held in Key West Botanical Gardens

Mindfulness experts Devon and Craig Hase will be teaching mindfulness techniques and practices during a two-day workshop set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25-26, at the Key West Botanical Gardens. Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying nonjudgmental attention in the present moment to one’s thoughts, feelings, body sensations and surrounding environment. Mindfulness has been […]

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