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FUNDAMENTALLY STRONG

By Florida Weekly Staff | June 25, 2020

MANY SOUTH FLORIDA Realtors and homebuilders were on track for a banner year before the pandemic lockdown that began in mid-March brought sales activity to a crawl. At the same time, fears that COVID-19 might trigger a major slide in home values didn’t happen. As real estate professionals and their clients adapted with social distancing measures, a tentative return to […]

Key West artists unite ‘Under One Roof’

By Florida Weekly Staff | June 25, 2020

Back in early March, before the news cycle was overtaken by pandemics and protests, local artist Emma Starr was biking down Olivia Street when she spotted a Key West treasure chest: a dumpster parked outside a residential construction site. Starr, whose unofficial motto is “I brake for dumpsters,” couldn’t help herself. “Whenever I see a dumpster, I stop and look […]

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO

By Florida Weekly Staff | June 25, 2020

— Submit calendar listings and high-resolution photos to laura. richardson@floridaweekly.com. Email text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of fliers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Saturday. THURSDAY6.25 Farmers Market – The Truman Waterfront Farmers Market is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursdays at Truman Waterfront. The market features fresh produce, baked goods, honey, […]

Key West – Back to (Ab)normal

By Florida Weekly Staff | June 25, 2020

As more and more visitors make their way to our tropical paradise, Key West is starting to feel a little more “normal” every day. Last week, the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to require masks anywhere with a roof overhead — a rule that Key West had adopted as soon as the checkpoints at the entrance to […]

Theaters prepare for premieres; streaming serves fresh offerings

By Florida Weekly Staff | June 25, 2020

There have been a few silver screen holdout films that have not been given the green light to go to streaming and it looks like they will soon get their chance — albeit postponed — to finally come to a theater near you. With theaters starting to open their doors there will be some movies coming out that you can’t […]

CAUGHT IN KEY WEST THIS WEEK

By Florida Weekly Staff | June 25, 2020

Renovated tropical oasis

By Florida Weekly Staff | June 25, 2020

Awarded the prestigious ceramic star for historic preservation, on one of the best streets in Old Town sits this wonderfully renovated 3 bedroom/ 3 bathroom residence. Leaving nothing to desire, everything from a charming front porch, a perfect back yard, a pool with waterfall and lounging deck, all in a tropical setting. Enjoy your options with a master suite on […]

FLORIDA’S KILLER TOADS

By Florida Weekly Staff | June 18, 2020

THOSE WHO REGULARLY HEAR JOHN Davis, host of NPR’s “Morning Edition” and WGCU’s “Gulf Coast Live” public radio broadcasts from Marco Island north to Sarasota, may have noticed a darkening in the typically warm timbre of his voice early in May. For good reason. Mr. Davis had been relaxing at home — he lives in a condominium complex on a crowded […]

How a community approach makes wellness everyone’s responsibility

By Florida Weekly Staff | June 18, 2020

When it comes to wellness, you are not alone — although you used to be. While public health officials in Florida wrangle with the new coronavirus alongside the old chronic diseases, there’s some work going on behind the scenes to move beyond public health to a new model to help people become more resilient. This new model is called community […]

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO

By Florida Weekly Staff | June 18, 2020

— Submit calendar listings and high-resolution photos to laura. richardson@floridaweekly.com. Email text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of fliers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Saturday. THURSDAY6.18 Farmers Market – The Truman Waterfront Farmers Market is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursdays at Truman Waterfront. The market features fresh produce, baked goods, honey, […]