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The famous author and the felines who bear his name

WARM AND FUZZY ARE NOT adjectives typically used to describe the emphatically macho Ernest Hemingway. His sentences are short, devoid of flowery and descriptive language. His pastimes included such red-blooded hobbies as boxing, hunting and fishing for marlin. How is it, then, that a man known as a tough guy has come to be known by so many as the […]

It’s a great time for fishing in the Keys

Though the residents of the Florida Keys have a reputation as being hardy stock, weathering everything from natural disasters like Hurricane Irma to the worst hangovers known to man — Fireball is not your friend — there are two little words that typically strike crippling, ocean-avoidant fear into the hearts of any local worth their Florida Keys sea salt: Lobster […]

THE DISH: Highlights from local menus


The Dish: Zuppa di Pesce The Place: Antonia’s Restaurant, 615 Duval St., Key West; 305-294-6565 or The Price: $31 The Details: Antonia’s has been a mainstay of Duval Street for decades, serving refined, beautifully prepared seafood, pasta and other Italian fare. We started with an appetizer of plump, seared scallops before digging into entrees that included this seafood stew […]

Independence Day in Key West

1. Heather Cunningham found this happy Fourth sand sculpture at The Reach Resort. 2. Nicole Michele Noyes smiles through her patriotic mask at Hard Rock Café. 3. Raquel Bonilla and family take advantage of a photo opportunity at the Southernmost Point Buoy.

Key West Business Guild

The Key West Business Guild recently held its member luncheon at the Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel. The guild supports LGBT-owned, managed and friendly businesses in and associated with Key West. 1. Raven Cooper and Robert Bursley2. Cheryl Hollon Cates3. Raquel Crummitt and Alan Beaubien4. George Fernandez5. Marcia Weaver and Charles Licis

Be careful you don’t get zapped


Lightning! Just the mention of the word stirs up images of dark clouds, high winds and waves, and flashes of light with resounding booms of thunder. Summer storms can be dangerous for those people who enjoy the outdoors. In reality, there are very few instances of people and boats being hit by lightning. The media do report when some beachgoer […]

Kino Sandals sells quality kicks since ’66

Tucked into the nooks and crannies of Key West, there are myriad wonders to behold. If you get distracted by the neon lights of Duval Street (or the overwhelming number of drink specials in the bars that line our hotly touristed main thoroughfare in normal times), it’s easy to overlook a number of hidden gems just a block or two […]


Real Estate professionals across South Florida report a relatively steady market during the first five months of the year despite fears that Covid-19 could set off a decline in sales and prices.

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’

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 […]

Key West – Back to (Ab)normal

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 […]

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