New Year’s Resolution: GET FIT in Key West

JAN. 1: THE CALENDRIC HARBINger of rebirth and resolution. How many January magazine issues are headlined with “New Year, New You!” — that old cliché intended to propel us toward holistic self-improvement? We resolve to live with intention, start saving up for that dream vacation, and call mom more. But for most, New Year’s resolutions consist of a complete physical […]

New Year, New Ride: Wounded Warriors return for annual Soldier Ride

Key West will give our nation’s finest a helpful lift on the first weekend of 2018. The nonprofit veterans’ service organization Wounded Warrior Project will return to Key West for its annual Soldier Ride on Saturday, Jan. 6. The ride is a rehabilitative event in which combat-wounded veterans bicycle from the Boca Chica Naval Air Station to the Veterans Memorial […]

Exhibition openings launch the new year at The Studios of Key West

On Thursday, Jan. 4, from 6-8 p.m. The Studios of Key West launches the new year with the First Thursday Gallery Walk. The Studios’ historic building at 533 Eaton St. will be filled with work by Cuban sculptor and printmaker Abel Barroso, assemblages by local artist Marta White and photographs by Maggie Evans Silverstein, a former editor of the Miami […]

Getting around Key West

1. Southernmost Point The corner of South Street and Whitehead Street The city of Key West erected this now-famous concrete buoy in 1983 to denote the southernmost point in the continental United States. 2. Conch Tour Train 303 Front St., Key West 305-294-5161 or 888-916-8687 The Conch Train has been winding its way through the streets of Key […]

Terri Cranney: The bartender they call ‘Mom’

“Well, I’ve been living here for 30 years,” Terri Cranney says when asked to describe what it is that has kept her happy in Key West. “But I love the people, of course, the diversity and that no one judges. I certainly don’t judge. And believe it or not, it’s a good place to raise kids. Both of my girls […]


SPECIAL EVENTS Inspecting Carol  Jan. 4, 5 and 6, 8 p.m. Waterfront Playhouse 407 Wall St. Tickets at Hedwig and the Angry Inch  Jan. 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10, 8 p.m. The Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. Tickets at Dancing Lessons  Jan. 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10 8 p.m. (7 p.m. on Tuesdays) Red Barn […]


Brought to you by Crazy Lady

Your guided to whereh the locals go for happy hour drink and food specials. Alonzo’s  700 Front St. 4-6:30 p.m. Half-price appetizers Bagatelle  115 Duval St. 4-6 p.m. Half-price drinks $5 appetizers Blackfin  918 Duval St. 4:30-6:30 p.m. $7 menu Blue Macaw Island Eats and Bar  804 Whitehead St. Every day with live music 4-7 p.m. $3 well […]

‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ continues at the Key West Theater through Jan. 13

Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking and wickedly funny, the Tony Award-winning “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask, continues for one more week at the Key West Theater. This genrebending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of rockn roll lead singer Hedwig, one of the most unique characters to ever […]


Sanaris Peacock: DJ in demand

“DJs are incredible competition, musically. And they are the most musically creative and sensitive people in all the music charts. I am amazed.” ~ Yoko Ono The moment I sat down with Sanaris Peacock, I was immediately consumed by his happy, go-lucky energy and charismatic personality. Sanaris laughs a lot when he talks. It helped set the easygoing tone. He […]

SALT Gallery opens 2018 with Jill Caldwell exhibit

For the month of January, SALT Gallery (830 Fleming St., will feature a new collection of colorful mixed media paintings by local artist Jill Caldwell. To celebrate Jill’s new works, SALT will be hosting an opening reception at the gallery from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5. Jill Caldwell was born in Quincy, Mass. She received her BFA […]

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