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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 […]

Future of Fracking in Florida

Future of Fracking in Florida

Rally calls for alternate solutions Fracking is fast becoming a controversial topic in the oil and natural gas industries, and now, the Keys. Hydraulic fracturing is a technique in which a liquid is injected under high pressure into a well in order to create tiny fissures in the rock deep beneath the earth, which then […]

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 […]

Lost & Found

Lost & Found

Local returns lost class ring Trevor Wofsey, a local postal carrier, has a hobby that finally, finally yielded some satisfactory results. He’s a longtime fan of metal detectors. At Christmastime, he invested in a second-hand White Surfmaster PI, good to 100 feet. (“That’s too deep for me.”) And, on Sunday, he found a Marathon High […]

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 […]

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