Welcome back Key West

The Monday after Hurricane Irma violently trampled over the Florida Keys, I stepped outside of my front door and heard nothing but silence. I couldn’t hear the familiar hum of a distant Saab propeller engine as it turned down the runway of the Key West International Airport. No neighbor waved. No birds sat on my window to sing me a […]

Curfew update

While the Florida Keys are open, there is a curfew in place for various neighborhoods as well as additional checkpoint measures as a safety precaution 90 mile marker to the county line: no curfew Islamorada (90mm) through the north end of the 7 Mile Bridge: midnight to 6 a.m. North end of the 7 Mile Bridge to the south end […]

Key West is back and Mary Ellen’s is open.

Appelrouth Lane, once a sleepy little alley off of Duval Street, has exploded over the last five years with the addition of stellar restaurant 2 Cents and its growth into a local favorite, and Leather Master’s increasingly visible presence. Augmenting the lane’s popularity is the addition of new neighborhood bar Mary Ellen’s, a glorious dive that, although only open for […]

Boaters can help find lost bouys

Hurricane Irma’s churning seas damaged and displaced buoys that mark areas with specific regulations, assist with navigation and provide information. Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is asking boaters to report damaged or missing lines, missing buoys and found buoys to 305-852-7717 from Key Largo to Marathon and 305-809-4727 for Marathon through Key West and the Dry Tortugas. Yellow, 30-inch diameter buoys mark zones such […]

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