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Labor Day parade, Key West 1948

Key West’s main street

By Laura Albritton More than 180 years ago, Duval Street could not claim to be Old Town’s central avenue. That honor went to another road, located west of...
Florida Keys Coffee

A Sip of Sublime

Bobby Wallace considered himself somewhat a coffee buff because of his daily routine of grinding and brewing. Then he got into the business of great coffee. An engineering...
Southernmost Coconut Castaways

‘Keys Strong’

“Hunker Down,” “Jim Cantore,” “Beer Pressure,” “Cone of Uncertainty,” and “Unemployed” are just some of the names of the 37 songs on the “Keys Strong” CD out...

Turning thumbs green

Need a new garden? Don’t be daunted by the post-Irma landscape; instead, this is an opportunity to re-envision a new, more sustainable backyard. From lost shade trees...

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...

Royal Furniture hosts regal grand opening

Grand opening supports Wesley House The year was 1959. David and Charlotte Elwell had just moved to Marathon from New Jersey and their first order of business was...

NEW LOCATION: Christina’s Consignments

Two weeks ago, Christina’s Boutique made the move from one side of Marathon to the other. The new, bigger location is double the size of the old...

Book Signing: ‘The Skinny Years’

Cuba to South Florida story based on local’s ‘Fat’ life Raul Ramos y Sanchez opens his newest novel, “The Skinny Years,” with a picture of pre-Castro Cuba in...

Obtainable Objects of Desire

Local Luxe is a one of a kind jewelry store Passionate, savvy, creative and visionary — it’s rather easy to describe Barb Grob, owner of Local Luxe jewelry...

‘Tis better to give, than receive

Toys for Tots & Holiday Helpers collecting gifts for kids Every year, thousands of deserving children throughout Monroe County benefit from the charitable work of two leading organizations...