The Tops

Send lizards packing

Send lizards packing

Iguana Gone a new & natural repellant Winter might provide a tiny respite, a kind of “not as many as usual” situation, then bam! The weather warms and it’s iguana here, iguana there, iguana everywhere. They are the house quests that were never invited to the party. What to do? Developer and builder Frank Abdo’s […]

La Te Da by the Sea

La Te Da by the Sea

Grassy Key motels have new owners Christopher Rounds and Patrick Hegarty are no strangers to remodels. The duo completely flipped the $2.5 million investment of Key West’s La Te Da three years ago, which went from an abused historic business, to one of Key West’s most sophisticated small resorts, complete with restaurant, piano bar, and […]

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 […]

Trips to Cuba leaving from Marathon

Trips to Cuba leaving from Marathon

Duck Key Charters is making the first foray into the Florida Keys-Cuba connection that many business leaders have wanted for decades. With a proper charter service, and the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport (complete with Customs), it’s now a reality. Melanie Slaga co-owns Duck Key Charters with her husband, Brian. She emphasizes the convenience of […]

NEW LOCATION: Christina’s Consignments

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 location, with room enough to add men, children, and home décor inventory to her previous women-only offerings. “I like this side of town,” owner Christina Alo said. “It’s […]

2017 Economic Outlook

2017 Economic Outlook

Money, Real Estate, and Preservation A surging stock market, positive Dec. jobs reports, and anticipation surrounding the incoming President have sparked optimism throughout various sectors in the financial world. Florida’s November employments figures revealed that the unemployment rate remains just under 5 percent (4.9). The sunshine state gained 29,600 jobs over the month, and throughout […]

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