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Scuba, anyone? Dive sites open for business

Scuba, anyone? Dive sites open for business

Diving is one of the Keys’ greatest passions and pastimes, and an integral part of the tourism industry. Losing dive sites could wreak more economic damage after Irma but the reports from the waters are looking good. Most dive boat captains are happy to be back in business and the unique Keys sites fared pretty […]

Tour in hand: Free app puts history at fingertips

Tour in hand: Free app puts history at fingertips

 It all started at the world’s largest cigar sculpture located at 616 Louisa St. “There are tons of historic properties in Key West,” said Historic Markers founder Bruce Neff. “We wanted to find the heritage of each site, and then we added the markers to let people know why it’s important.” The markers, 120 of […]

What’s old is new again

What’s old is new again

Key West’s Oldest House is a hidden charm Stepping through the gate of The Oldest House, it’s always surprising to see the expansive lawn and tropical sanctuary just steps off bustling Duval Street. Amid the busiest part of Key West, the Oldest House has held a commanding presence, enduring hurricanes, fires, and wars, placing it […]

The science of making chocolate

The science of making chocolate

Key Largo Chocolates holds delicious classes Messed up Valentine’s Day? There is still hope for you in the form of locally made chocolates at Key Largo Chocolates. When Kristie and Bob Thomas’ daughter’s nuptials were on the horizon, Kristie jumped on the opportunity to take a cake-making course for the occasion. “The cake was so […]

Meet Bixby

Meet Bixby

Mike and his dog spread the positive message about rescue animals The first time Mike Minnick crossed the Seven Mile Bridge on his bicycle headed east with his dog three years ago, he was caught in a torrential downpour. “One second it was beautiful, and the next second it was raining so hard,” said Mike. […]

Women’s March on Duval

Women’s March on Duval

Peaceful march for human rights Rhetoric was the catchphrase last political season and many politicians relied on negative and insulting speech as a means to an end. There was a noticeable lack of manners among  politicians, the media and the general public. It was a war of words where no one was left unscathed or […]

‘You play football like a girl’ has a whole new meaning

‘You play football like a girl’ has a whole new meaning

Nyad to give keynote at championship Sitting on a hilltop watching a flag football game in 1978 started Diane Beruldsen’s love for the game. Beruldsen is the founder and president of International Women’s Flag Football Association and the 26th annual Kelly McGillis Classic football championship happening Jan. 23 through Jan. 30 in Key West. With […]

Local Runners: Read This.

Local Runners: Read This.

Local runners, mark your calendars!  Marathon Runners Club’s 36th Annual 7 Mile Bridge Run is scheduled for April 1, at 7:20am – this is not a joke! Students interested in running at the reduced fee of $25 may get a registration form at any Monroe County School.  The Student Only registration must be completed and […]

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