New Kids on the Guac

New Kids on the Guac

Guacamole stand offers healthy option It was an evening in December, as Carson Bennett and Amber Benjamin were cutting up avocados, when an idea sparked. From Amber’s family history of healthy eating, and Carson’s love of snacks, the two decided to open a guacamole stand. Guaca-Go was born. “I’ve always come up with ideas, but […]

Upper Keys Event: Taste Around the World

Upper Keys Event: Taste Around the World

Annual event benefits hospice services  The Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Florida Keys are collaborating yet again to bring Upper Keys residents the annual Taste Around the World. On Feb. 18, local restaurants will create dishes representing various countries and their unique cuisines. Partnering with Friends of the Key Largo Cultural Center, the […]

Artist Spotlight – Debbie Hess

Artist Spotlight – Debbie Hess

Debbie Hess didn’t know she had a dormant ability to create. It wasn’t until she took an art class after graduating South Dade Senior High school that her innate ability began to surprise her. She put off art, however, to continue a more fulfilling career as a recreational therapist, helping children with addiction, psychiatric disorders, […]

Furious Fretting at Bluegrass Festival Jan 13-15

Furious Fretting at Bluegrass Festival Jan 13-15

Grandpa’s Cough Medicine and fiery lineup set The fifth annual Baygrass Bluegrass Festival is set for Jan. 13 – 15. Islamorada Community Entertainment has arranged a stirring lineup, and couldn’t be more eager. “If you’ve never heard bluegrass music live, it’s a great opportunity,” said ICE spokesman Patrick Foley. “We have a variety of national […]

2017 Economic Outlook

2017 Economic Outlook

Money, Real Estate, and Preservation A surging stock market, positive Dec. jobs reports, and anticipation surrounding the incoming President have sparked optimism throughout various sectors in the financial world. Florida’s November employments figures revealed that the unemployment rate remains just under 5 percent (4.9). The sunshine state gained 29,600 jobs over the month, and throughout […]

Fishy Origins

Fishy Origins

The tale of a Keys dining legend Craig’s Restaurant has been open for business for 36 years and counting.  Its large red emblem above the diner, with the words “World Famous Fish Sandwich” just below, is one of Plantation Key’s most recognizable sights. Though if you ask Owner Craig Belcher, an even more recognizable sight […]

Medical Marijuana Presciptions

Medical Marijuana Presciptions

Three Keys doctors qualify to prescribe medical marijuana – legal in one month With the passing of Amendment 2 on Nov. 8, Florida residents suffering from debilitating medical disease may seek out medicinal marijuana as a form of treatment. Beginning on Jan. 3, physicians who have completed training with the Florida Medical Association, and are […]

The Tiki Seekers

The Tiki Seekers

Songwriting and zest defines musicians Named after their trusty dingy, the Tiki Seekers have found retirement as the perfect excuse to make a little noise. Ten years removed from sailing down from Jacksonville, they’ve decided to toss conventional wisdom aside for island life. “A wise man told us, ‘Don’t work a day more than you […]