Beauty on display

A gorgeous look at the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden


THERE ARE CERTAIN ODD BITS of historical knowledge that any collector of random or obscure trivia must know. Which U.S. president installed a mechanical horse inside his bedroom closet during his tenure at the White House? Easy: Calvin Coolidge. Which is the only state in the U.S. whose name can be typed on one single row of keys? Duh! It’s […]

Tropic Cinema: Key West’s cinematic superstar



Once upon a time in Key West, we had two movie theaters; two dark, cavernous establishments in which to seek respite from the blazing summer sun and indulge in a supersize popcorn (extra butter, please, and thank you) and either a box office blockbuster or an art house film about people who are cooler than you will ever be. Then, […]

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 you might […]

MAP IT OUT

Getting around Key West

1. Southernmost Point  The corner of South and Whitehead streets www.southernmostpointwebcam.com The city of Key West erected this concrete buoy in 1983 to denote the southernmost point in the continental United States. 2. Conch Tour Train  303 Front St. 305-294-5161 or 888-916-8687 www.conchtourtrain.com The iconic train has been winding its way through the streets of Key West since 1958. 3. […]

MUSIC SCENE

Sanaris Peacock: D.J. in demand


The moment I sit down with Sanaris Peacock, I am immediately consumed by his happy, go-lucky energy and charismatic personality. Sanaris laughs a lot when he talks. It helps to set the tone, easy-going. He also likes to dance when he disc jockeys. It helps to set the mood, carefree and fun. So, it comes as no surprise to me […]

Jennifer Hughes is here to help



Jennifer Hughes is happy to be in a position where she can help other people — and I don’t just mean with her customer service. Judging by her friendly voice, she’s very good at what she does. “Hi, sweetie, how are you?” she calls out to a gentleman who was just seated at a nearby table. “Will you be having […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS 10th annual Remarcable Pumpkin Patch  Oct. 4, 9 a.m. MARC House 1401 Seminary St. www.marchouse.org College Game Day and Beer Pong Tourney  Oct. 6, noon Sidebar at Aqua 504 Angela St. www.sidebarkeywest.com Jack E. Davis-The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea  Oct. 5, 6 p.m. Books and Books at the Studios 533 Eaton St. www.booksandbookskeywest.com Songwriters Speakeasy: […]

KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

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. $3 well […]

Portraits, quilts in the spotlight at The Studios of Key West


The Studios of Key West’s new season kicks off with two shows everyone’s talking about: “Heads Up Key West, Then and Now” by Key West photographer Tom Flip, opening in the Sanger Gallery, and “Color is the Muse” by Key West quilter Marge Holtz in the XOJ Gallery. The public is invited to the opening reception for both at The […]

CAUGHT IN KEY WEST THIS WEEK


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