Not Your Average Book Report

Not Your Average Book Report

Art Contest at Book and Books It’s not necessarily a requirement to be an artist to win an art contest maybe just an avid reader. Start with a book, a favorite book and from there create a masterpiece. There’s a whopping $500 shopping spree for art supplies at stake. Books and Books at The Studios […]

Meet the one-and-only Cupcake Sushi

Meet the one-and-only Cupcake Sushi

Patented! Chef Lori Shubert filed for a patent for her remarkable Cupcake Sushi in 2013 and now, four years later, she has it. It is an understatement to say Shubert is thrilled. “How often can you make something completely original and brand new?” said Shubert. Honestly, not that often. “The second I thought of doing […]

Ed Russo: Passion trumps politics

Ed Russo: Passion trumps politics

Russo speaks on environment, president   For 17 years, Edward Russo has lived in the Florida Keys, “the most unpretentious place I know.” This from a man who wrote the 2016 book “Donald Trump: An Environmental Hero.” Russo was not afraid to tackle the most polarizing American political figure in recent years. Why? Russo has […]

Crocodiles not uncommon in the Florida Keys

Crocodiles not uncommon in the Florida Keys

After awhile crocodile… Well, hello, my 1,000-pound, four-footed, reptile friend, been here long? Actually, yes. Last week, a rather pot-bellied 7-foot American saltwater crocodile found itself newsworthy on Stock Island, but is this unusual? Not really. Residents of the Keys have been living with crocodiles, whether knowingly or not, since the ’70s. “Florida Keys Crocodiles” […]

6 BIG WINS in state legislature

6 BIG WINS in state legislature

Rep. Holly Raschein breaks it down State representative Holly Raschein said she is happy the legislative season is over and be back home in the Keys. She can hang her hat on some great successes that will be affecting Monroe County soon in a positive way. Raschein has one more year as a junior Representative […]