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#Shop: Marathon pet store caters to animal lovers

#Shop: Marathon pet store caters to animal lovers

“The most exotic saltwater fish in the store, is also probably one of the smallest. It’s the spotted jawfish,” said Mike Knight, pointing to a small fish with a two-toned boxy (yellow and purple) with electric blue spots. Knight said the fish hails from the Baja region of California, and as a protected species, only […]

#DayTripping: Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory & Key West Pub

#DayTripping: Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory & Key West Pub

On Upper Duval Street is a fairylike world of flowering plants, vibrant butterflies and cascading waterfalls at the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. Day-trippers can experience magical winged creatures at the facility that boasts more butterflies per square foot than any other in the country. “We have butterflies from every continent except Antarctica and […]

#DayTripping: Robbie’s Marina & Hungry Tarpon

#DayTripping: Robbie’s Marina & Hungry Tarpon

Robbie’s Marina is one of the premier tourist spots in The Florida Keys offering fishing, snorkeling, boat rentals (motorized and non), and stand up paddle boarding – however, what they are truly famous for is the tarpon feeding. Visitors pay a couple of bucks to walk out on the dock and few extra for a […]

#News: Artist appreciates the creative journey between art forms

#News: Artist appreciates the creative journey between art forms

Robert “Sparrow” Jones has an in depth knowledge of paint, color and contrast. Before he was a painter he thought he might be a writer (his father was an English teacher and he was interested in storytelling). But his career path veered from one art form to another. “I was first interested in books and […]

#Property: According to local expert Patti Nickless

#Property: According to local expert Patti Nickless

Patti Nickless is one of the most recognized names in real estate throughout the Florida Keys. Patti’s credentials include a term as the 2008 President of the Marathon and Lower Keys Association of Realtors, the 2005 MLKAR Realtor of the Year and she was the recipient of Coldwell Banker’s International President’s Elite status in 2013, […]

#News: The future is now. Meet DRONE MASTERS

#News: The future is now. Meet DRONE MASTERS

Apparently they will not risk their personnel for inanimate objects – even if the object happens to be a custom-built drone aircraft outfitted with a Panasonic GS2 camera that costs about $6,000.The Key West Fire Department has a strict policy regarding tree limb rescues. “I should’ve told them it was a cat,” joked Michael Cates, […]

#Fitness: Activity trackers make it easy to count the steps to good health

#Fitness: Activity trackers make it easy  to count the steps to good health

By Bill Saunders Walking is an activity that burns calories and, if you do it enough, just putting one foot in front of the other can help you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. If you are new to walking for fitness, consider starting with small, attainable goals such as walking briskly 5 to […]