Get wet AT THE DRY TORTUGAS AND FORT JEFFERSON

AT THE DRY TORTUGAS AND FORT JEFFERSON


PERUSE ANY GUIDEBOOK THAT CHRONICLES the top attractions in the Florida Keys and it’s a guarantee that the Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson will make an appearance near the top of the list of must-see sites. The Dry Tortugas is one of the most spectacular (in my majorly biased opinion) national parks of the 59 that beautify our great nation […]

Relaxation, Key West-style



Key West’s reputation as a hard-partying island town brings in hundreds of thousands of tourists each year who hope to capitalize on the abundance of bars. Party-seekers make their way up and down Duval Street to the cacophonous tune of a seemingly endless number of bars’ bumping bass lines or live musicians’ twangs, each spilling out into the street to […]

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 Street and you’ll begin to dive deeper into the quieter, more diverse and less readily apparent offerings. Here are eight spots that […]

SALT Gallery hosts Garth Holtkamp’s ‘Technicolor Tropic’



Beginning Thursday, Aug. 3, SALT Gallery, 830 Fleming St., will host local artist Garth Holtkamp’s newest offerings for the entire month of August. The show, titled “Technicolor Tropic,” will feature contemporary architecture and stylized landscape paintings that exemplify the vibrant colors and unique architectural styles of Key West. To celebrate Garth’s newest pieces, SALT will be hosting an opening reception […]

2017-08-03 E-Edition

Getting around Key West

1. Southernmost PointThe corner of South Street andWhitehead Streetwww.southernmostpointwebcam.comThe city of Key West erected this nowfamous concrete buoy in 1983 to denotethe southernmost point in the continential United States. 2. Conch Tour Train303 Front St., Key West305-294-5161 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 historic bar has […]

LOCAL FOCUS

What it means to be a local


Sometimes, it’s as if every day in Key West is the same. It’s easy to get caught up in the twilight vortex of Duval Street. It’s always much too tempting to get lost in the labyrinth of worn out bars, kitschy stores and cozy museums. It’s easy to forget that there is so much more to our paradise than just […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS

Made in Havana/Made in
Key West Art Exhibit
Opening Reception
Aug. 3, 6 to 8 p.m.

KEY WEST GALLERY GUIDE

For a comprehensive guide and map to Key West’s finest art galleries, visit www.keysarts.com/artist_ connections/gallery_ guide.pdf. SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK SALT Gallery 830 Fleming St. Garth Holtkamp- Technicolor Tropic Opening Reception Aug. 3, 6 to 8 p.m. Key West Art and Historical Society Custom House Museum 281 Front St. The Navy in Key West Ongoing Tennessee Williams, The Playwright and […]

BARTENDER OF THE WEEK

Jennifer DiPalma and her girls


Smack dab in the middle of Duval Street, on the 800 block, where the intersection at Petronia Street is squared off with rainbow colored crosswalks, sits the colorful and glamorous 801 Bourbon Bar. There is always something entertaining going on inside, upstairs in the cabaret hall or out on the streets, where the “girls” are all dolled up and hawking […]


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