GET OUT ON THE WATER



AFTER A DELIGHTFULLY MILD WINTER and temperamental spring marked cold snaps and torrential downpours, summer hass crash landed landit in Key West and it is hot. Ice cream melting all over your hands hot. Fry an egg on the sidewalk hot. How can I get away with wearing a bikini for the next three months? When the sun’s intensity becomes unbearable, […]

Summer children’s activities in Key West



Summer is most definitely a season of nostalgia. No matter how old you are, the advent of summer inspires memories of sprinting through sprinklers in the front yard, scraping your knees during cul-de-sac baseball games and chasing the ice cream truck while a tinny, distorted “Pop Goes the Weasel” emanates from rusty speakers. For many of us, the 9-to-5 grind […]

OFF OFF DUVAL

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

THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN

George Fernandez of the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory


Time seems to move at a different pace in Key West and no place on the island is more indicative of this than the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. At the conservatory entrance is a vibrant sign that could’ve come straight out of a Dr. Seuss book. You’ll see it above your head as you walk through the first […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS Patty Smyth and Scandal  June 1, 8 p.m. The Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. www.thekeywesttheater.com Key West Lions Club Fish Fry  June 2, 6 to 9 p.m. Key West Lions Club 2405 N. Roosevelt Blvd. Key West Pride Follies  June 2, 8 p.m. The Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. www.thekeywesttheater.com Aqua Idol for the SPCA   June […]

KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

  Your guide to where the locals go for happy hour drink and food specials. Alonzo’s  700 Front St. 4-6:30 p.m. Half-price appetizers www.alonzoysterbar.com Aqua  711 Duval St. 2-6 p.m. $5 well drinks, $3.75 domestic beers www.aquakeywest.com Bagatelle  115 Duval St. 4-6 p.m. Half-price drinks $5 appetizers www.Bagatellekeywest.com Blackfin   918 Duval St. 4:30-6:30 p.m. $7 menu www.blackfinbistro.com Blue Macaw Island […]

Pride Follies opens 2018 Pride Week


The Key West Business Guild’s annual Pride celebration opens this year with the Guild’s fundraising presentation of “Pride Follies” at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St., at 8 p.m. on June 2. “Pride Follies” is based on Ed Sullivan’s “Original Toast of the Town” TV show that featured acts from all of the performing arts. Aqua Nightclub Entertainer/bartender Rick […]

The Key West Lions Club hosts annual fish fry


Locals and island visitors alike are in for a real treat when the Key West Lions Club ignites the fryers and rattles the pots and pans in the kitchen of the iconic yellow building on North Roosevelt Boulevard. The club, whose future was once uncertain, has roared back to life through its partnership with Literacy Volunteers of America – Monroe […]

BARTENDER OF THE WEEK

Key West Royalty, His Highness, Tom Luna


Tom Luna. Biker. Bartender. Ballet dancer. Actor. Director. Emcee. Entrepreneur. Activist. Icon. It’s virtually impossible to live in Key West and not know him. Or at least know of him. Because he’s out there, always involved, always engaging, always up to something interesting. With Tom, to know him truly is to love him, because he’s genuine and gregarious from the […]


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