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Drink the Sky

Drink the Sky

Everdew water made in the Keys Catching water vapor straight from Florida Keys’ skies, Everdew water can’t get any more pure, or any more homegrown. Founders Maria Ershova and Duane Orridge, Big Pine Key residents for the past four years, came up with the idea brainstorming with business and engineering backgrounds. “There isn’t a lot […]

Medical Marijuana Presciptions

Medical Marijuana Presciptions

Three Keys doctors qualify to prescribe medical marijuana – legal in one month With the passing of Amendment 2 on Nov. 8, Florida residents suffering from debilitating medical disease may seek out medicinal marijuana as a form of treatment. Beginning on Jan. 3, physicians who have completed training with the Florida Medical Association, and are […]

The Tiki Seekers

The Tiki Seekers

Songwriting and zest defines musicians Named after their trusty dingy, the Tiki Seekers have found retirement as the perfect excuse to make a little noise. Ten years removed from sailing down from Jacksonville, they’ve decided to toss conventional wisdom aside for island life. “A wise man told us, ‘Don’t work a day more than you […]

DRONE PRO: Upper Keys photographer’s business is flying

DRONE PRO: Upper Keys photographer’s business is flying

By Theresa Java Nada Khalaf-Jones has a lot of energy, and she’s spontaneous. She’s a mom to four children who she dotes endlessly upon, runs her own non-profit organization, Florida Keys Down Syndrome Educational Trust, is a scuba instructor and a freelance journalist. She’s on the Key Largo Rotary communications committee, and recently was elected […]

Politics and The Sun – Amendment 1

Politics and The Sun – Amendment 1

Solar Energy in The Keys-Making it Affordable August 30, Floridians voted and passed Amendment 4 that would support providing tax exemptions for solar power and renewable energy equipment. These incentives help the private citizen “go green” with energy equipment without tax repercussions. In conjunction, Florida already has a 30 percent tax credit for photovoltaic (solar […]