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TROPICAL DEPRESSION

By Florida Weekly Staff | September 12, 2019

Weather has finally made the “A” list: Climbed out of the pages of the Farmers’ Almanac, forced its way from the rear to the front of local and national television newscasts, demanded front-page billing above the fold in the nation’s most respectable online and print media, and turned a formerly tentative citizenry into a near cavalcade of Chicken Littles. They […]

A food crawl up the Keys

By Florida Weekly Staff | September 12, 2019

Living in paradise full time is a dream come true 364 days out of the year, but sometimes it feels necessary to change up the usual routine in favor of something less … Key West-y. And while it’s practically vulgar to complain about the particular strain of bourgeois malaise that comes from having too much access to the finer things […]

OFF OFF DUVAL

By Florida Weekly Staff | September 12, 2019

The most traveled and visible street in Key West is only the beginning, the surface, of what the town has to offer. Ask locals about their favorite spots or stroll through quiet neighborhoods and 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 […]

Getting around Key West

By Florida Weekly Staff | September 12, 2019

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 continential 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. […]

LOCAL FOCUS

By Florida Weekly Staff | September 12, 2019

Valerie Edgington is the Michigan native who traded in her island timeshare for a full-time shot at making Key West her home. This Sidebar and Aqua Bar and Nightclub bartender is hoping you’ll choose love and support her campaign to be crowned this year’s Fantasy Fest Queen. Valerie talks her early experiences volunteering for past royal campaigns, following her heart […]

Key West Farmers Market rebrands as Truman Waterfront Market

By Florida Weekly Staff | September 12, 2019

The Key West Farmers Market will start calling itself the Truman Waterfront Market to better describe the type of goods and services customers will find every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests can still purchase pesticide-free produce and fruits from Homestead along with artisan cheese, fresh seafood, local honey and pickles alongside international cuisine in the pop-up food […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

By Florida Weekly Staff | September 12, 2019

SPECIAL EVENTS Comedy Key West presents Carl Rimi  Sept. 12-13, doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m. Bottlecap 1128 Simonton St. www.comedykeywest.com Dirty Dozen Brass Band  Sept. 13, doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. www.thekeywesttheater.com Photos for Fido  Sept. 14, 10 a.m. Florida Keys SPCA 5711 College Road, Stock Island […]

FLORIDA WRITERS

By Florida Weekly Staff | September 12, 2019

“A Beautiful Voice” by Robert Lane. Mason Alley Publishing. 404 pages. Trade paperback. $14.95. It’s difficult, and not terribly important, to summarize the plot of Robert Lane’s latest novel, the sixth in his Jake Travis series. The attraction of this crime thriller is less in the plot line than in the high quality of characterization, physical setting and moral ambiance. […]

LOCAL FOCUS

By Florida Weekly Staff | September 12, 2019

Everyone dreams of leaving the real world behind and running off to live on a tropical island and, for Miriam Novotny and Paul Brooks, that dream has become a reality. The dynamic real estate duo turned reality talk show hosts are serving up island life one episode at a time on “Keys Island Life,” a show they created to share […]

CAUGHT IN KEY WEST THIS WEEK

By Florida Weekly Staff | September 12, 2019

Wild Bill Charters: Action packed four-hour trip. Guess what’s for dinner? — Capt. Artie Duplessis 1801 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West 305-744-7957 www.wildbillkeywest.com