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A trip to Key West means a day on the water.

AFTER A DELIGHTFULLY MILD WINTER and temperamental spring marked cold snaps and torrential downpours, summer has crash-landed in Key West and it is hot. Ice cream melting all over your hands hot. Fry an egg on the sidewalk hot. How can I get away with wearing a bikini for the next three months? When the sun’s intensity becomes unbearable, do as […]

Key West gets set for Pride

If it’s June, then it must be Pride month somewhere. You know about gay pride, right? The month commemorates the riots that took place in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn, a New York gay bar that had been raided by police. That confrontation led to the modern gay rights movement, and gay communities around the world celebrate. Of course, you […]

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 […]

Community Foundation turns 25, launches match

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys hit a major milestone May 1, commemorating 25 years of connecting people, resources and needs through philanthropy throughout the Keys. As part of its silver celebration this year, all donors who support the Community Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Fund will have an opportunity to double the impact of their contributions to help the Keys’ […]

Idle Hands work program on track to continue

Leadership of A Positive Step of Monroe County has announced that thanks to the city of Key West and an anonymous donor, the 2021 Idle Hands Summer Youth Employment Program, which had been in jeopardy because of COVID- 19-caused funding challenges, will take place this year, is close to reaching its full-funding goal of $70,000, and is set to launch […]

Garden offers free entry to military

The Key West Botanical Garden Society will honor active-duty military personnel and their families this summer with free admission. For 11 years the garden has participated in the Blue Star Museums program, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and museums. The garden will continue to offer the […]


Gladys Clarks, front desk receptionist and tourism information phone operator for the Key West Chamber of Commerce, recently celebrated her 35th anniversary at the chamber. “Everyone knows Gladys’s enthusiasm is contagious,” the chamber recently shared on its Facebook page. “Whether she’s on the phone with a potential visitor, or helping a hopeful tourist find a hotel room, Gladys has a […]

Key West Business Guild holds May Mixer at Capitana Hotel

Protecting THE KEYS

The Florida Keys are an environmental marvel. This 120-mile-long archipelago of coral cays that stretches from Key Largo to Key West divides the Atlantic Ocean to the east from the Gulf of Mexico to the west and even extends to the Marquesas and Dry Tortugas, uninhabited islands separated from the rest of the Florida Keys by the Boca Grande Channel. […]

Key West a hub for music fests

Say what you will about the Southernmost City — it’s a party town, it’s an arts town, it’s a hub for foodies. Key West also is home to some of the state’s top musical festivals, three of which are starting in the next few weeks. The pandemic looms large over virtually any gathering, so some of these events may be […]

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