Key West museums

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WE’RE MIDWAY THROUGH June, which means the island is blanketed in a viscous humidity that makes a short walk to the mailbox feel like wading through tapioca. South Florida’s particularly damp brand of summer heat is known for making even the brightest brains feel soggy and slow. Luckily, Key West is chock full of fascinating museums where both kids and […]

Robert the Doll wants respect, or else

David Sloan wrote the book on haunted Key West. Literally. It’s called “Haunted Key West,” and it’s terrifying — as is the follow up Sloan published a few years later, “Ghosts of Key West.” (If you’re sensing a theme, congratulations! You might be blessed with the coveted paranormal phenomenon of ESP.) Sloan has made a business of scaring the pants […]


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 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 The Conch Train has been winding its way through the streets of Key West […]


Sweetheart of the Key West stage - Dora Gholson

Dora was born in Ypsilanti, Mich. After finishing high school in northern Michigan, she moved to Ann Arbor for a few years. She got her first guitar for Christmas 1998, and began her music career by taking guitar and songwriting classes at her community college. “That’s where I met my first guitar guru, Shari Kane (who incidentally has the same […]

Make a plan to protect your boat during a storm

The key to protecting your boat from hurricanes or any severe weather is planning, preparation and timely action. The following precautions and checklists are meant as guidelines only. Each boat owner needs a plan unique to the type of boat, the local boating environment, the severe weather conditions likely to occur and the characteristics of safe havens and/or plans for […]


SPECIAL EVENTS Comedy Key West presents Kelly MacFarland  June 14, 8:30 p.m. Bottlecap Lounge 1128 Simonton St. 42nd annual Swim around Key West  June 16, 9:15 a.m. Start and finish at the west end of Smathers Beach Sunday Music with DJ Mira  June 17, 9 p.m. Sidebar at Aqua 504 Angela St. Chris Weaver and Nick Norman  […]


      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 Aqua  711 Duval St. 2-6 p.m. $5 well drinks, $3.75 domestic beers 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 […]

The Studios of Key West hosts bestselling author Lama Tsultrim Allione

Tibetan Buddhist Sangha Key West Tara Mandala invites the public to attend an empowering evening presentation at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 15, at The Studios of Key West with author Lama Tsultrim Allione. The former Tibetan Buddhist nun and founder of the Tara Mandala Retreat Center in Colorado will guide guests through a short, experiential journey through a 1,000-year-old […]


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