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#Music: Mason Jennings plays benefit concert on Stock Island

#Music: Mason Jennings plays benefit concert on Stock Island

On Friday, Nov. 21, singer-songwriter and internationally recognized touring artist Mason Jennings will play an intimate concert at Stock Island’s COAST with ticket sales supporting Reef Relief.  The event is being brought to the community with the help of local sponsors, including the title sponsor, the soon-to-open Marker Waterfront Resort. Jennings, who has toured extensively […]

#News: Cornhole league introduces fundraiser tournaments

#News: Cornhole league introduces fundraiser tournaments

Every Tuesday night you can hear the light thump of weighted sacks hitting wooden platforms, often followed by a loud, “Nice bag!” Wendy Bonilla started the Florida Keys Cornhole league in summer of 2013. When Bonilla was unable to organize the league this year, players Jessica Pritt and Billy Alch stepped up and took the […]

#Music: An acoustic performer with traditional roots

#Music: An acoustic performer with traditional roots

“I’m a folk musician in reality, it’s people music, it’s about making people happy,” said musician Aaron Austin. And making people happy, he is. While Austin’s musical journey represents an impressive list of accomplishments, he’s relatively new to the Keys music scene. An old-school acoustic musician hailing from the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New […]

#Music: Jeff Clark soothes crowd with smoky, harmonic voice

#Music: Jeff Clark soothes crowd with smoky, harmonic voice

Anyone that has had the pleasure of catching one of Jeff Clark’s performances knows that his electrifying stage presence and killer tone will keep you captivated. Jeff grew up in Pennsylvania, in a home where music was appreciated and supported. He began playing piano at age 7 and around the same time, he started singing […]

#News: HGTV films in Marathon

#News: HGTV films in Marathon

First Animal Planet, now HGTV. The producers of “Vacation House for Free” were in Marathon’s Little Venice neighborhood on Monday to film a house renovation featuring the work of local contractor Royal Crest Builders. (Animal Planet’s feature about Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters aired in late October.) “They’re inside right now, doing demolition,” said Royal Crest’s […]

#Music: Jonathan Williams is getting noticed for talent

#Music: Jonathan Williams is getting noticed for talent

By Karri Daley Jonathan is a musician of many colors. He has a very wide repertoire of musical styles and plays many different instruments. Jonathan was influenced by his father’s guitar playing at a young age. When he was seven, his father bought him a four-string toy guitar. Jonathan played and played until he broke […]

#See: The roots of the boat races

#See: The roots of the boat races

Pat Labrada has been in Key West his whole life and vividly remembers the powerboat races as a young Conch. “I remember in elementary school, my dad taking me out of class early to watch the race from Miami to Key West. The boats did not go as fast back then, but it was something […]

#Events: Halloween means subtropical tricks and treats

#Events: Halloween means subtropical tricks and treats

Halloween 2014 brings mischief to the Florida Keys with eerie events scheduled from the continental United States’ southernmost destination, Key West, to the island chain’s northernmost spot in Key Largo. On Saturday, Oct. 25, the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden will host the sixth annual ‘Screaming Green Halloween’, a safe trick or treat Halloween for […]