Grab a breath of fresh air at the OUTDOOR FEST

HERE IN KEY WEST, WE TEND TO ERR ON THE side of hyperbole. Like Key Lime pie? We’ve got an entire festival dedicated to it. Disagree with a road block on your highway? We seceded from the United States and started printing our own passports. Trying to decide what to be for Halloween? We spend 10 full days in costume […]

Ecologically informed guidebook for southern Florida is a landmark success

¦ “An Ecotourist’s Guide to the Everglades & the Florida Keys” by Robert Silk. Foreword by Clyde Butcher. University Press of Florida. 216 pages. Trade paperback, $16.95. Because Robert Silk is both knowledgeable and passionate about his subject, there was a good chance his book would be a success. Add the long years of experience Mr. Silk has had sharpening […]

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) […]


Shaun Griffin will give you the shirt off his back

“I had been working at Danger Charters for about a week, when a friend of mine, Wade, said, ‘If you like craft beer, check out the Porch.’ I went in, saw a big TV and thought it was sports. When I saw that it was ‘The Muppet Show,’ I knew this was going to be my favorite bar,” bartender Shaun […]


Matt Hon champions Key West’s LGBT community

Each year, approximately 250,000 LGBT travelers come to Key West, making the island one of the most gay-friendly destinations in the world. That number would be significantly lower if not for the Key West Business Guild. The Business Guild is the driving force behind Key West’s status as a preeminent travel destination for members of the LGBT community, and the […]


SPECIAL EVENTS Jim BreuerMarch 10, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.The Key West Theater512 Eaton St.Tickets available at “129 Miles from Walmart”New one-act plays by Florida writersMarch 8, 11 and 14, 8 p.m.The Key West Theater512 Eaton St.Tickets available at “I do! I do!”March 9-11 and March 14-15, 8 p.m.The Red Barn Theatre319 Duval St., RearTickets available at […]

Gildea Contemporary Gallery to host ‘Wild Gildea Nights’ March 13

Gildea Contemporary Gallery will host an event featuring live local musicians, new and discounted artwork, free gifts and door prizes. The event, “Wild Gildea Nights,” will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Monday, March 13, at the gallery, located at 522 Southard St. Guests will enjoy performances by singers Mary Spear and Yvan Agbo. “We wanted to do something […]

‘Twice Told Tales’ debuts at the Studios of Key West March 11

The Studios of Key West and TheatreXP have teamed up to bring a special theatrical event to the Studios of Key West’s Helmerich Theatre for one night only. The performance will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 11. “Twice Told Tales” is a new and intriguing theatrical concept in which 10 actors deliver five monologues, with two actors performing […]

Kim Jade Fry: You know, that metal/jazz/funk/blues girl

Every once in a while, you hear a story about someone who could have stayed the comfortable and safe course of mediocrity, but then, for whatever reason, wanted to be better and do more: to improve and keep trying something new and different. This is Kim Jade Fry’s story, her evolution. Born in Miami, Kim moved to the Catskill Mountains […]

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