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Key West museums — have fun and learn something, too

Key West’s subtropical climate means the island is typically blanketed in a viscous humidity that makes a short walk to the mailbox feel like wading through tapioca pudding. Luckily, Key West is chock full of fascinating museums where both kids and adults can attempt to stave off the cognitive slump that begins to take hold when the temperature hits 88 […]


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Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden seeks scarecrows for contest

You don’t expect to see scarecrows in the tropics. But the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden expect them to be out in full force for its third annual “Scarecrows in the Forest.” The tropical forest has issued a call to students, community amateur artists, not-for-profits and business/creative professionals to create their own scarecrows for display in the Garden. […]

Autumn brings new flights, experiences

Fall brings a change in temperatures (eventually) to the Florida Keys. But autumn this year also makes it easier to get to and from Key West and will highlight a few changes for dining and unwinding. Read on: Allegiant flights to Key West — Beginning Nov. 18, Allegiant is to add nonstop twice-weekly service from North Carolina’s Asheville Regional Airport […]

Keys attractions offer free admission for kids

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- to download […]

Paddle Classic set to circle Key West

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

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”

Pandemic forced band to rethink its songwriting and recording processes

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 […]

New coloring book offers scenes of Key West

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 […]


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 […]

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