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Reopening Key West

Cautious optimism, mixed feelings as tourists are welcomed back


ON MAY 17, THE MONROE COUNTY Board of County Commissioners announced that the Florida Keys will officially be open to visitors beginning June 1, after being (sort of) closed to outsiders since March 22. Per the announcement, the checkpoints on U.S. 1 and Card Sound Road will be suspended, airport screenings and bus restrictions will be lifted, and the island […]

Binge watching has become a cultural touchstone in the season of the virus



During the first months of the pandemic lockdown, for someone lucky enough to have a great job and comfortable East Fort Myers studio, whose main obligation to society seemed to be to simply exist, life could sometimes feel like an endless snow day during high school in Kansas. Buffeted yet protected by the chaos outside, the noise on everything was […]

TOP PICKS FOR ONLINE EVENTS

Bored, anxious or got the blues during the global pandemic? The online community is sharing performances, events and activities designed to entertain, stimulate the mind and soothe the psyche. Florida Weekly offers these top picks to keep you occupied during COVID-19. To submit items for possible future publication, email plain text or Word documents by noon Thursday to events@floridaweekly.com. ¦ […]

Send in your write stuff for Round 3 of our fiction challenge



Round 2 of the 10th annual Florida Weekly Writing Challenge wrapped up with more than 30 submissions sent in by writers from Port Charlotte to Singer Island and even Erie, Pa. Inviting you to craft short stories based on photo prompts selected by our editors, the challenge began back in 2010 as a way to provide some distraction during the […]

Ready to rise

In the working world, dedicated role players must be prepared when called upon.

PORTS HISTORY IS FILLED WITH the players bench and playing a big role in a victory. Likewise, in the working being a dedicated and consistent player can prepare someone for a promotion that entails bigger responsibilities. The key, as in sports, is being ready when called upon. “Understanding and fulfilling your role as you await your opportunity is a critical […]

CAUGHT IN KEY WEST THIS WEEK

BIKE BOOM

As the humble bicycle makes a comeback, bike shops struggle to keep up with demand


AT A TIME WHEN MANY SMALL BUSINESS owners are struggling to keep their doors open, Dane Iseman arrived to work on the first Monday morning in May to the opposite problem. The co-owner of Island Bicycles in Key West saw 15 bicycles already lined up for him to repair, and a second wave hit the moment the shop opened. “Whereas […]

It ain’t easy being green: the challenge of gardening in Florida



Gardening in Florida is not as easy as you would think. Sure, being situated in the subtropics means our climate encourages lush plant growth, but that also can make it tough for familiar favorites. Whether you’ve never tried gardening before, or you’re a seasoned pro with a green thumb — but you’ve only done it up North — you’ll find […]

TOP PICKS FOR ONLINE EVENTS

Bored, anxious or got the blues during the global pandemic? The online community is sharing performances, events and activities designed to stimulate the mind, soothe the psyche and keep the body active. Florida Weekly offers these top picks to keep you occupied during COVID-19. To submit items for possible future publication, email plain text or Word documents to events@floridaweekly.com. 1. […]

Florida Weekly Writing Challenge enters Round 2



Welcome to the second week in Round 2 of the 2020 Florida Weekly Writing Challenge, which invites you to craft short stories based on photo prompts selected by our editors. Round 1 ended on May 10, with several entrants expressing appreciation for the exercise. “Thank you for providing this contest in this perilous year,” Ed White of North Port wrote […]


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