The Biking Dead

The Biking Dead

Upper Keys Zombie Pub Crawl is Saturday If Key West seems like a bit too far of a drive for some zombie fun, Islamorada will be holding its third annual Zombie Pub Crawl bike ride on Saturday, Oct. 21. “The Islamorada Zombie Pub Crawl started with three friends three years ago. While enjoying a pint […]

Emergency Loans: Bridge the Gap

Emergency Loans: Bridge the Gap

Emergency loans an option for businesses Small businesses in the Keys trying to overcome the economic consequences of Irma have another tool to get back up and running. Florida Keys Community College’s Small Business Development Center program is offering no-cost consulting for business owners to see if they qualify for the state’s emergency “bridge” loans. […]

Robert the Doll Returns to Upper Keys

Robert the Doll Returns to Upper Keys

‘Possessed’ doll to haunt Keys History & Discovery Center He’s back. Robert the Doll will return to the Keys History & Discovery Center on Thursday, Oct. 26. In collaboration with the Key West Art and Historical Society and Key West author and ghost hunter David Sloan, the center welcomes back the Keys’ most haunted artifact. […]

What’s next for fishing guides post-Irma

What’s next for fishing guides post-Irma

Zinke caps permit fees for Everglades Everglades National Park and local fishing guides seemed to be making progress on proposed fees to the park’s commercial use authorization permit program and entrance fee structure pre-Irma. Commercial use permits allow private businesses, like fishing guides, to operate within federal lands and waters. “The last meeting we had […]

Reefs resilient post-Irma

Reefs resilient post-Irma

Following Hurricane Irma, the biggest question some divers had was, “How’d the reefs do?” The answer: “The reefs were in better shape than we anticipated,” said Jack Fishman, Rainbow Reef Dive Center marine conservation coordinator. The dive center’s fleet fared well during Irma, and five days after, was back on the water. On Sept 16, […]

Brewing up honors

Brewing up honors

Brewers Craig McBay, left, Kevin Vance, and Brad Mullis hold up their award-winning Florida Keys Brewing Co. craft beers. The brewery’s Iguana Bait Honey Hibiscus Kolsch recently received the gold medal in the World Beer Awards, while the Spearfish Amber Ale took the silver medal for American amber ales. GABRIEL SANCHEZ/ Keys Weekly

Habitat’s Builder’s Club boosting construction

Habitat’s Builder’s Club boosting construction

Join the Club The first rule of Habitat for Humanity’s Builder’s Club is you tell everyone about the Builder’s Club. The homebuilding organization’s Upper Keys affiliate created the club/program as a way to recognize its most dedicated supporters. It’s not all that difficult a club to join. There are three levels of commitment. First is […]

Wish for big fish

Wish for big fish

Indiana boy dreams of hooking first deep sea ‘monster’ Thanks to the efforts of national children’s charity Kids Wish Network, Greg Stepro got to experience the ultimate Keys trip. Greg, who has Wilson’s Disease (an inherited disorder that involves copper not properly being eliminated from the body), is first and foremost a dedicated angler. One […]

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