Celebrate Hemingway Days with lookalike contest and more

OPPRESSIVELY HOT though it may be, there is a certain unique beauty to be found in July in Key West. Palms sway gently in the breeze, frozen drinks render the blazing humidity that much more bearable, chubby grandpas with great white beards flood every inch of our beautiful little island … wait, what? Why are all of these vacation-ready Santa […]

Fishing in the Keys

Though the residents of the Florida Keys have a reputation as being hardy stock, weathering everything from natural disasters like Hurricane Irma to the worst hangovers known to man (Fireball is not your friend), there are three little words that typically strike crippling, ocean-avoidant fear into the hearts of any local worth their Florida Keys sea salt: Lobster mini-season. The […]


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 […]

MAP IT OUT 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 the continental 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 […]

The final shows for Summer Stage 2018: ‘Under the Hunter’s Moon’ and ‘Fresh Ink Shorts’


Just three performances remain for the smash hit “Under the Hunter’s Moon,” the new play by Key West playwright Bob Bowersox on stage at the Red Barn Theatre as part of this year’s Summer Stage 2018 “Festival of Stage Arts.” After a solid three-week run, the show’s final performances are July 19-21. Tickets are savailable at www.redbarntheatre.com/tickets or by calling […]


SPECIAL EVENTS Key West Summer Stage  “Under the Hunter’s Moon”  July 19, 20 and 21, 8 p.m. Red Barn Theatre 319 Duval St. www.redbarntheatre.com Mango Fest  July 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bayview Park 1320 Truman Ave. The Running of the Chihuahuas  July 21, 1:30 to 6 p.m. Rick’s KeyWest 202 Duval St. Summerish Fun Movie  “Footloose”  July 25, […]


    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 Eats and Bar  804 Whitehead St. Every day with live music 4-7 p.m. […]


Gretchen Richmond: Daughter of a sailor

Outside of the military, the term “military brat” is sometimes misunderstood by civilians since the word “brat” itself is often a pejorative term. Research has shown that most current and former military brats like the description and embrace it as a term of endearment and respect, as it connotes a sense of worldliness and pride in the experience of a […]


D.J. Johnny 2 Shots wants to make you dance

If you walk into Bourbon Street Pub at 724 Duval Street on a Monday or Tuesday night long after the sun has gone down, you may find yourself hit with an impulsive urge to dance. Seasoned bartenders are working quickly to sling a frenzy of drinks while shirtless men harmlessly flirt with enamored patrons in the open doorway as the […]


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