Entertainment

#StaffPicks: Favorite Films for the Fourth

#StaffPicks: Favorite Films for the Fourth

Weekly Staff Whether you are spending this July 4 on the water, devouring a juicy burger with friends or lounging by the pool; odds are you will take in at least one patriotic themed movie over the weekend.  The elements of independence, freedom and war have been the inspiration for hundreds of Hollywood films that […]

#Feature: Paradise Found Sailing

#Feature: Paradise Found Sailing

Paradise Found Sailing LLC Sailing Charters Est. 2008 From relaxing half-day to week-long charters, Paradise Found’s sailing catamaran Kit will get guests out onto those blue Keys waters in comfort. “Most folks coming aboard have never been on a sailing catamaran before,” said Capt. Steve Krug. “Most come a bit nervous not knowing what to […]

#SummerReading: The Boys in the Boat

#SummerReading: The Boys in the Boat

(Editor’s Note: Summer Reading is a new Weekly column featuring what local notables are reading this season. What are you reading? Email [email protected]) Monroe County School District Superintendent Mark Porter has plenty of summer reading material. Most of it is topical — books about leadership and motivation by such authors as Daniel Pink and Bill […]

#Entertainment: James Chapman elevates character to art form

#Entertainment: James Chapman elevates character to art form

There used to be a guy we called the headless horsemen that tucked his head in his jacket and went down Petronia Street. Somebody threw a rock at him and that was the end of that,” said James Chapman from a lawn chair outside the home his father built on Chapman Lane. When the visitors […]

#Festival: Got Key Lime?

#Festival: Got Key Lime?

The inaugural Key Lime Festival kicks off on Thursday, July 3 and there are plenty of ways to participate in this Key West event. Registration is open for bakers coveting the best pie title, judges are needed for the Key Lime martini and margarita contest, speed eaters must reserve a spot for the pie eatin’ […]

#PeoplesChoiceAwards: The Bubba’s 2014 (who’s your pick?)

#PeoplesChoiceAwards: The Bubba’s 2014 (who’s your pick?)

As the Key West People’s Choice Awards, The Bubba’s 2014, has reached its deadline for submissions, community members have had a few favorite categories. Of course The Best Key Lime Pie and Best in Drag are tight competitions and many people in town have different opinions on the location of the Best Sunset. But from […]

#Destination: Snipes Key & Boca Grande are popular with locals

#Destination: Snipes Key & Boca Grande are popular with locals

By Alex Press Snipes Key offers nature and scenery and has been a hotspot for locals to go for decades. Alec James, “AJ,” is a guide with Off the Beaten Path and Kayak Kings Key West out of Cow Key Marina. He said it is a great place because it is one of only natural […]

#Toe2Toe: How to prepare your feet for a Florida Keys summer

#Toe2Toe: How to prepare your feet for a Florida Keys summer

The Florida Keys can be an unforgiving place for our phalanges and friends. Between the heat, pea rock, hot sand, and gravel – comfort is primal, and fashion is futile (if you’re not a local). Here’s how to survive the summer months while maintaining your stride: Have proper hiking/ walking/ runner shoes This one seems […]

#FloridaKeys: Top 9 waterfront restaurants (because 10 seemed too ambitious)

#FloridaKeys: Top 9 waterfront restaurants (because 10 seemed too ambitious)

Upper Keys  Marker 88 – Bayside: Home to one of the few natural beaches in the Keys, Marker 88 (located at you guess it! MM …) has been satisfying their guests, including President Bush Sr., since 1967. No matter what season, the clientele is on average 50/50 locals and tourists, and 88 has a very […]

#Summertime: Time for the locals to rejoice!

#Summertime: Time for the locals to rejoice!

By Alex Press Locals love the months during the summertime because beaches and streets are not crowded with tourists looking at maps, the water is clear and warm and restaurants and bars cater to the people who live here. Numerous bars and places to eat in town participate in providing specials. The Weekly staff named […]