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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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Key West housing market shows no sign of cooling down.


It’s difficult to quantify. But the new and different stresses imposed by the last year have upended our lives, changing our priorities and forcing us to reevaluate the most fundamental aspects of our day-to-day. For many, this has meant a renewed focus on home and family, particularly as a result of the near-universal pivot to remote working arrangements. Home as […]

Seven times Key West life was stranger than fiction



Key West isn’t nicknamed “Key Weird” for nothing. Here are seven times life in Key West was stranger than fiction: ¦ Symbolic Secession — Here at the end of the road, we believe that everyone should be free to let their freak flag fly. And we’ve taken that ethos quite literally, creating our own brand of banner that blows amongst […]

GardenFest

Amos Joe, planner for the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County, poses at the department’s Free Helmets Booth at the GardenFest. The event took place at the Tropical Botanical Garden in Key West on Feb. 20. Eleven free helmets were fitted at the event. Anyone in Key West wishing to receive a free helmet, while supplies last, can make […]

Anne McKee Artists Fund grant applications now open

Area artists who wish to apply for a 2021 Anne McKee Artists Fund grant have until 5 p.m. March 31 to apply at www.mckeefund.org. Each year the McKee Fund awards individual grants of up to $2,000 to assist both established and emerging Florida Keys-based visual, performance and literary artists with creative projects. Founded by longtime Key West resident and art […]

Viva Argentinian Steakhouse plans evenings of tango music

The tango is some of the most romantic of Latin music. And Viva Argentinian Steakhouse plans to combine it with an evening of food and dance. Viva will host three nights of an Argentine Immersion dinner and tango show under the stars with the Latin Grammy Award-winning Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet, April 2-4. Cost is $160 a couple, which includes […]

Pulitzer shopping event to benefit A Positive Step

Colorful shopping will benefit a good cause in Key West. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 27, the Lilly Pulitzer shop at 600 Front St. in Key West will donate 10% of all sales to A Positive Step of Monroe County to help fund the organization’s 2021 Idle Hands Summer Youth Employment program. The Southernmost island and the […]

Farmers market changes hours

Daylight Savings Time means later hours for shopping the Truman Waterfront Farmers Market. As of March 18, the market’s hours are 3 p.m. to sunset (about 8 p.m.). Organizers say the change helps vendors and customers beat the heat and allows residents an opportunity to shop after work. Masks are required, spaced line management enforced, social distance signage posted and […]


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