Upper Keys

Morada Bay Cafe

Morada Bay Cafe

Morada Bay’s Beach Café opened its doors in 1996 after the bayside site was given an extensive makeover. The vision for the new eatery was to embody the essence of a peaceful oasis, strewn with gorgeous flora and relaxing bayside views. “It became a place where you could enjoy the view and eat some good […]

Bumby’s Passion

Bumby’s Passion

Lounge pays homage to Hemingway’s words The expressive prose of Ernest Hemingway’s “A Moveable Feast” informed General Manager Megan Hylton’s vision of Bumby’s. With few words, Hemingway builds the image of eating fresh chilled oysters and drinking wine in vivid detail. And with a little more research, the name choice seemed a no-brainer. Islamorada’s Hemingway-inspired […]

Rising star: Sanders focused on expanding horizons

Rising star: Sanders focused on expanding horizons

South Florida’s Jade Sanders is a fresh-faced talent with a high ceiling in the country music world. Her powerful voice and catchy lyrics fetch instant comparisons to some of today’s top stars. Sanders’ father was her first guitar teacher, and for 10th birthday, got her a guitar. After learning her first three chords, she just […]

Sync and swim

Sync and swim

Synchronized Swim Club treads water with the best Synchronized swimmers need to be flexible, strong, coordinated, and completely comfortable in the water. The complexity of the sport requires constant practice and dedication. The Upper Keys’ the Synchro Sirens embody every bit of that dedication – only smaller. Led by former Ohio State University’s national collegiate […]

ISLAMORADA: Anne’s Beach gets facelift

ISLAMORADA: Anne’s Beach gets facelift

Funding for boardwalk Ok’d On Feb. 16, the Village of Islamorada and the Tourist Development Council reached a grant agreement to fund the first phase of the Anne’s Beach Boardwalk Replacement Project. After evaluating the condition of the boardwalk, the village deemed the deteriorated path needed replacing. According to Islamorada Public Works Director, AJ Engelmeyer, […]

The science of making chocolate

The science of making chocolate

Key Largo Chocolates holds delicious classes Messed up Valentine’s Day? There is still hope for you in the form of locally made chocolates at Key Largo Chocolates. When Kristie and Bob Thomas’ daughter’s nuptials were on the horizon, Kristie jumped on the opportunity to take a cake-making course for the occasion. “The cake was so […]

New Kids on the Guac

New Kids on the Guac

Guacamole stand offers healthy option It was an evening in December, as Carson Bennett and Amber Benjamin were cutting up avocados, when an idea sparked. From Amber’s family history of healthy eating, and Carson’s love of snacks, the two decided to open a guacamole stand. Guaca-Go was born. “I’ve always come up with ideas, but […]

Upper Keys Event: Taste Around the World

Upper Keys Event: Taste Around the World

Annual event benefits hospice services  The Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Florida Keys are collaborating yet again to bring Upper Keys residents the annual Taste Around the World. On Feb. 18, local restaurants will create dishes representing various countries and their unique cuisines. Partnering with Friends of the Key Largo Cultural Center, the […]

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