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A season of art

The Studios of Key West provide a Southernmost cultural hub.

Nearly 20 years ago, The Studios of Key West was born out of a simple but vital necessity: to preserve affordable artist housing so that creative brains of all media could continue to make art on an ever-increasingly expensive island. Over the last few decades, The Studios has dedicated itself to bringing together artists from near and far and to […]

Food and wine fest raises a glass to Keys cuisine

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” — James Beard Attendees from all over will hopefully be finding some culinary common ground this winter at the 12th annual Key West Food & Wine Festival, where food will be plentiful, wine glasses overflowing and friendly, satisfied faces abundant. And Mark Certonio, event director of the festival, will be on hand […]

Key West says, “So long!” to 2020

Illuminate Key West was among the final events of Key West Holiday Fest. It was a virtual and stay-at-home lightshow and radio broadcast because of the city’s 10 p.m. curfew, which was designed to curtail the spread of COVID-19.


Botanical garden marks donation of rare Lollipop palms

As part of the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden’s Tribute Tree Program, Executive Director Misha McRAE has presented Garden member Vincent Zito with a plaque for his donation of two rare Lollipop palms (Hemithrinax ekmaniana). Dedicated as a tribute to the lives of Paul and Rose Zito, these palms, native to Cuba, were planted one year ago and […]

Crew overboard (COB)

Falling overboard can happen on any size boat

Preventing an overboard situation is relatively easy when you use a little common sense. Sadly, one of the most common causes of COB and subsequently drowning is a crew member relieving himself over the side of the boat in a standing position. Avoid this disaster; go below and use the head. Three points of contact — good advice for all […]



For many, the end of one calendar year and beginning of the next is a time of deep reflection. Was the past year a success? What did we accomplish in those fleeting 12 months that we can be proud of? Did we stick to last year’s resolutions even a little bit? Are we happier, fitter, more fulfilled than we were […]

Key West’s theaters stage a comeback

Across industries, the challenges this year has presented have required flexibility, adaptability and creative thinking. After months of cancellations, postponements and complete shutdowns, Key West’s theaters and other cultural venues have been forced to pivot and are using every strategy they have cultivated over the course of the pandemic to keep the arts alive this season. And many of them […]


Key West Museums

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 […]

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