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Holiday Fest plans a glittery celebration

While Key West Holiday Fest 2020 has been scaled down because of COVID- 19, festive events are still taking place throughout the island city that locals and visitors can enjoy while observing the current community health ordinances. Historic Tours of America Holiday Lights & Sights Home Decorating Contest — Through Dec. 23. Spectators can enjoy the spectacle while residents from […]

Commemorative bricks available for walkway at Custom House

Key West Art & Historical Society has announced it will be adding a limited number of personalized commemorative bricks along the southeast walkway adjacent to the Custom House Museum, available for order now. All proceeds benefit the 2020-2021 Dogwood Foundation Challenge Grant that supports the museum’s Phase II mechanical repairs and upgrades, including climate stabilization. After a 9-year, $9 million […]

Key West Holiday GIFT GUIDE

Shopping local is a great way to go this season

For better or for worse, this year’s holiday season is going to look a little different than it has in years past. Gatherings will likely be smaller and closer to home than usual for some of us, but there is no limit to the amount of joy we can all find in the age-old tradition of exchanging gifts with loved […]

Key West Film Festival takes it outside

Few artistic mediums are as powerful as the cinema. There’s something uniquely unifying about taking in a film and having a shared experience with dozens of strangers who are viewing the same subject matter and yet who will almost certainly walk away with dozens of differing opinions on that very same subject. And what better way to take a break […]

Business Guild’s October mixer

Key West Business Guild held its October mixer at Bourbon Street Pub, which was marking its 25th anniversary.


“I love taking photographs of the sky, clouds, sunsets and the like. I have lots of favorites but yesterday I was privileged to have captured this photo while with friends on a Tiki Cruise,” writes Debbie Nazelrod. “I thought you may want to share your beautiful Key West sky!” Ms. Nazelrod is a recent Key West resident. “My husband, Rick, […]

Celebrate November as Manatee Awareness Month

November is Manatee Awareness Month, an annual month-long dedication to imperiled manatees and their conservation in Florida and beyond. Former Florida Gov. Bob Graham first declared November as Manatee Awareness Month in 1979, when the state began designating manatee protection zones in areas where manatees gather during the winter. November is typically when manatees return to Florida’s warmer waters from […]


Bright ideas ¦ Two passengers traveling together on an American Airlines flight from Dallas to Miami on Oct. 30 were removed before taking off after one of the women attempted to sneak from coach into first class and hide in the footwell of her friend’s seat, Fox News reported. The flight had already been delayed because of a catering issue, […]


Photo-book tells the story of COVID Spring in Key West

ALTHOUGH WE’VE ALL LAMENTED THAT each month since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis has felt like a year unto itself (and the sum of those months an eternity), it somehow feels disorienting to think that we’ve already been living in this dystopian, nonfictional universe for upward of six months — half of the year gone, lost to Zoom […]

Three MARC House events celebrate autumn

Key West may not experience the characteristically chilly weather that signals the beginning of fall across the country, but there is one event we can rely on annually to herald the beginning of pumpkin spice season: the Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens ReMARCable Pumpkin Patch. Now in its 12th year, the patch will be open and chock full of gourds […]

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