The best and worst Irma rumors

The best and worst Irma rumors

Even before Hurricane Irma was 200 miles offshore, it started. Sharknado was going to hit the Florida Keys. What? Wait, WHAT? Yes supposedly Irma’s spinning metropolis was filled with sharks that were somehow going to pistol whip us to death. Not only would we deal with wind and rain but sharks swirling above our tin […]

Donavon Frankenreiter returns to Key West

Donavon Frankenreiter returns to Key West

Looking for life, love and laughter Like an old friend coming to visit again, musician Donavon Frankenreiter can’t get enough of Key West. Coming back for his third concert and third interview with the Keys Weekly, it’s clear the surfer songster fits in with the Key West musical vibe. At The Key West Theater on […]

Pressure builds over Hawk Missile site

Pressure builds over Hawk Missile site

Advocates hope for recreational fields Contrary to previous reports, the idea of renovating the Hawk Missile Site into recreational fields is not dead in the water. Although Commissioner Billy Wardlow called the potential $4.9 million project “too far out of reach” at the last city commission meeting, parents and advocates for more recreational fields are […]

Key West: September specials abound

Key West: September specials abound

Local love Locals need to be appreciated and how better to show the love than discounted food and drinks at the most popular restaurants in town? Every September, like summer cicadas, residents emerge from their air conditioning, clutching a Monroe County ID, and ask , what’s the best deal in town? This year, there are […]

Summer Smackdown at The Key West Theater

Summer Smackdown at The Key West Theater

Get ready to rumble In the corner, weighing in at a delicate 11 stone plus brain matter, it’s local actor extraordinaire Pony Charvet metamorphosing Aesop Fables. And in the other corner is Lazy Dog High Priestess Kathy Gilmour performing un-purified comedy. Get ready to ruuuuuuuumble. Welcome to the ultimate creative smackdown. Whichever artist can awe […]

LoveGrub opens in Key West

LoveGrub opens in Key West

Health food evolution Remember when “eating healthy” meant rice cakes, cottage cheese and grapefruit? Chef Laura Massey obliterates the bland from nutritious with organic, healthy food so good, it is actually hard to stop eating. Massey is all about health but even more so about flavor. So chuck the dry white fish and steamed veggies […]

Liz Young: Work of art

Liz Young: Work of art

Young’s accomplishments are everywhere There are certain people who make the world brighter, prettier and rarely share in the spotlight. That’s Elizabeth (or just Liz) Young’s role in Key West as executive director of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts since 2008. Placing beautiful art in public places, bringing artists into the community and […]