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Are these the funniest things OVERHEARD in KEY WEST?

Our correspondent checks in with the locals

IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG into Key West adventuring to realize the second most valuable commodity on the island. Somewhere beneath real estate is the cache of ingloriously funny catechisms and remarks overheard and more often told straight to your face. I tried to keep track with digital notes that can be lost all too easily and paper scrawls that are […]

Tom Greenwood makes history look good enough to buy

Thomas “Tom” Greenwood is the historical consultant and curator presenting bits of our past in aesthetically pleasing and conscience ways for collectors and admirers alike. His involvement with both Key West’s Oldest House and Audubon House has allowed him to apply his early days as a stylist to performers and stars in a way that affords visitors and locals glimpses […]

Waterfront Playhouse season to open with “Margaritaville”

The Waterfront Playhouse has announced its 84th season. Opening the season will be “Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville,” playing Oct. 20-Nov. 19 with a preview on Oct. 19 and Saturday matinee on Oct. 29. The musical features some of the most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Margaritaville,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “Fins” and “Volcano,” among others. The Waterfront […]

Key West Business Guild’s April luncheon, Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel



KEY WEST CELEBRATES ITS 200th anniversary after what must feel like quite the past few interesting years. Tropical storms, literary luminaries, Caribbean infusions, and LGBTQ+ milestones all dominated the well-worn pages of the city’s history. Meanwhile, economic and demographic shifts, new media, and an imagination of what it means to be an artist have gained prominence in the latter parts […]

Getting outside with islanders’ inside tracks

In this series, we tap into the comings and goings of eclectic locals to discover what they’re, eating, reading, watching, and maybe even purging from their daily jaunts in “paradise.” Put together your own itinerary with the help from these islanders inside tracks. This edition features post-quarantine theater offerings, happy hours with emphasis on the food (because, really), and even […]

Conch Republic gets set to mark 40th anniversary

It was a tongue-in-cheek secession. And now the Conch Republic is marking its 40th anniversary with aplomb. In the spring of 1982, U.S. Border Patrol set up checkpoints and roadblocks in an effort to catch marijuana smugglers. The roadblocks were to no avail — once word got out, smugglers made alternative plans, leaving travelers to and from the Keys with […]

Seafood festival celebrates the bounty of local waters

Get set to feast the first weekend of April. Seafood lovers can savor fresh local lobster, finfish, shrimp, stone crab claws and more — and salute the hardy fishermen who spend their careers harvesting it — during the 16th annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival set for Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3. While the festival is traditionally held each January, the […]

Lilly Pulitzer event to benefit A Positive Step of Monroe County

Buying a little Lilly can help A Positive Step of Monroe County. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 19, the Lilly Pulitzer shop at 600 Front Street in Key West will donate 10% of all sales to A Positive Step of Monroe County to help fund the organization’s 2022 Idle Hands Summer Youth Employment program. A Positive Step […]

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