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Dinner, music and silent auction on tap at Unity of the Keys

A fundraising dinner and silent auction with music by Gabriel Wright, Skipper Kripitz, Larry Smith and Christine Cordoned is slated for Friday, July 12, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Unity of the Keys Spiritual Center (1011 Virginia St.). Chef Dan Hatch (of Salute and Blue Heaven Restaurants) is preparing the entrée, including vegan and vegetarian options. Church members are bringing homemade […]


The Key Lime Festival 2019

ERE IN KEY WEST, OUR PASSIONS ARE MYRIAD. TUTUS, parades, Sunday funday, glitter and… Key lime pie. There are as many varieties of Key lime pie on the island as there are colors of tutus sold at Fairvilla. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised to know that feuds have led to fisticuffs over just whose pie is the creamiest of […]

A local’s Key West bucket list

By the time this article is published, I will have already left the place that I’ve called home for the past 11 years in search for the continued pursuit of happiness in Miami. Despite its controversial likability, I happen to be on the spectrum of people who find Miami exciting. Yet no matter how much I might grow to love […]


Thuy Watler’s new groove at Isla Nails

No one nails it quite like Thuy Watler. The Vietnam-born nail tech has been doing nails since the ripe young age of 13. Having grown up in her family’s Key West nail salon, she started early on by doing polish changes and learned the fundamentals of running a business. She would grow to manage the business for her immigrant parents, […]

Embrace your inner mermaid with Kristiann Mills at Key West’s inaugural Mermaid Festival

Local entrepreneur and mermaid enthusiast Kristiann Mills founded The Captain Mermaid’s Boutique at 608 Front St. on Oct. 24, 2013, and after nearly six years of sourcing naiad-themed merchandise to delight her mermaid-loving customers, she is throwing her prosthetic tails into the summer event gauntlet with her inaugural Key West Mermaid Festival this July. After making a splash with some […]


Wild Bill Charters: Good day of fun family fishing. — Capt. Artie Duplessis 1801 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West 305-744-7957

Mystery Fest KEY WEST

Three-day weekend of total mystery immersion includes a “killer” hit-list of authors

Key West is no stranger to mystery and suspense. Consider the nickname “Bone Island,” bestowed upon Key West by Spanish settlers in reference to the Calusa Indian tradition of leaving the remains of their enemies on the beaches of the island. Creepy, right? How about the legend of Count von Cosel, the radiology tech whose obsession with tuberculosis patient Elena […]

Medicinal marijuana and the workplace

For the growing number of medical marijuana ID card holders in Florida, using the medicine their doctor recommended could keep them from getting work or put their job at risk. The Sunshine State has broadly legalized marijuana as a medicine for almost any condition a doctor believes would help a patient, and recently passed legislation allowing patients to smoke it. […]

Mangoes take center stage at Mango Fest 2019

We all know a Key West summer brings with it heat and sweat, but one sweet thing summer brings with it is the mango — that delicious reddish, yellowish fruit that you can’t help but dive into, even though the fibers get stuck in your teeth and the juice runs through your fingers and down your arms. Mango season runs […]


Wild Bill Charters: No luck offshore today, but inshore was very good for us. — Capt. Artie Duplessis 1801 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West 305-744-7957

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