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Keys attractions offer free admission for kids

By Florida Weekly Staff | September 16, 2021

Parents, kids, grandparents, and extended families can explore Florida Keys attractions, tours, watersports and other offerings while participating in a value-added program that provides free admission and opportunities for children age 12 or younger. Continuing through Friday, Oct. 15, the Kids Free Florida Keys program is spearheaded by the Key West Attractions Association. Families can visit www.Kids- FreeFloridaKeys.com to download […]

Paddle Classic set to circle Key West

By Florida Weekly Staff | September 16, 2021

The 12-mile distance around the island of Key West is to become a saltwater racecourse for competitors on paddleboards and self-propelled watercraft Saturday, Oct. 2, during the 24th annual Key West Paddle Classic. Presented by the Florida Keys’ adventure tour company Lazy Dog, the challenge is open to watersports enthusiasts on all self-powered watercraft, including stand-up paddleboards, prone boards, outrigger […]

Key West Film Festival to mark 10th anniversary

By Florida Weekly Staff | September 16, 2021

Cue the spotlights! The 10th annual Key West Film Festival is set to open Nov. 17-21. Organizers say they have received a record number of film submissions for the 2021 festival — twice as many this year than any in the festival’s decadelong history. With more and more talented filmmakers and submissions, the festival is adding new awards, including the […]

Rebelution gets “In the Moment”

By Florida Weekly Staff | September 16, 2021

Bassist Marley D. Williams feels Rebelution has always been first and foremost a live band. That notion had always transferred somewhat to the making of Rebelution’s albums, where the band did a good bit of live tracking together in the studio and worked together in person in writing the group’s songs. With the pandemic, that all changed. Not only was […]

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO

By Florida Weekly Staff | September 16, 2021

Please send calendar listings to Janis Fontaine at pbnews@floridaweekly.com. Keys For Serenity — Sept. 17-19, Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel, 3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West. A sobriety conference celebrating recovery featuring speakers plus music and dancing. www.keysforserenity.com. History of Key West Musicians Festival — 2-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18-19, Smokin’ Tuna Saloon, 4 Charles Street and the […]

Getting around Key West

By Florida Weekly Staff | September 16, 2021

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. […]

New coloring book offers scenes of Key West

By Florida Weekly Staff | September 16, 2021

Color your way to paradise through the eyes of Jennifer Potter, an occasional Florida Weekly contributor who’s known for being a creative powerhouse and fifth generation Key West Conch. Potter just finished her latest project, “Color Me Key West,” a coloring book. The book, which started as an idea when Potter was overseas writing her memoir in London, took two […]

THE KEY WEST GALLERY GUIDE

By Florida Weekly Staff | September 16, 2021

Key West is an artist’s utopia. Vibrant colors, stunning landscapes, dynamic wildlife, and a culture that embraces art in all its incarnations are just a few of the infinite reasons why creators of all types flock to the island seeking inspiration. And while you hardly can walk a block down Duval Street without stumbling over an artisan peddling his crafts […]

Turnkey vacation retreat

By Florida Weekly Staff | September 16, 2021

Enjoy the open view and breezes from this second-story end unit overlooking the beautiful newly developed Truman Waterfront. It has a renovated kitchen and bath, Mexican tile floors throughout and two balconies off both the front and rear. It is professionally managed with established vacation rental history achieving more than $78,000 annually in 2021. There are over $50,000 of future […]

GILDING THE LILLY

By Florida Weekly Staff | August 19, 2021

IT’S 5 O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE IN the jungle, and monkeys are languidly sipping martinis while lazing on the backs of zebras. Field mice offer them bouquets of daisies while nearby, tigers wave palm fronds, and seals balance balls on the tips of their noses while standing on top of lions. At least, that’s what Suzie Zuzek’s playful 1974 textile pattern, “Zek’s […]