Upper Keys

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 […]

Artist Spotlight – Debbie Hess

Artist Spotlight – Debbie Hess

Debbie Hess didn’t know she had a dormant ability to create. It wasn’t until she took an art class after graduating South Dade Senior High school that her innate ability began to surprise her. She put off art, however, to continue a more fulfilling career as a recreational therapist, helping children with addiction, psychiatric disorders, […]

Furious Fretting at Bluegrass Festival Jan 13-15

Furious Fretting at Bluegrass Festival Jan 13-15

Grandpa’s Cough Medicine and fiery lineup set The fifth annual Baygrass Bluegrass Festival is set for Jan. 13 – 15. Islamorada Community Entertainment has arranged a stirring lineup, and couldn’t be more eager. “If you’ve never heard bluegrass music live, it’s a great opportunity,” said ICE spokesman Patrick Foley. “We have a variety of national […]

Burlesque comes to the Upper Keys

Burlesque comes to the Upper Keys

Amara Cay Resort to host the dancers On Saturday, Dec. 31st, join Florida’s biggest and brightest burlesque beauties to celebrate the beginning of 2017! From the creator and producer of Key West Burlesque, Tatah DuJour, comes a brand new event in Islamorada. “An Enchanted New Year’s Eve in the Florida Keys” at Amara Cay Resort […]

Fishy Origins

Fishy Origins

The tale of a Keys dining legend Craig’s Restaurant has been open for business for 36 years and counting.  Its large red emblem above the diner, with the words “World Famous Fish Sandwich” just below, is one of Plantation Key’s most recognizable sights. Though if you ask Owner Craig Belcher, an even more recognizable sight […]

Twisted Shrimp

Twisted Shrimp

The eatery is just a little off kilter By Theresa Java Cary Marz’s well-laid plan that started two years ago is finally a reality as his new restaurant, Twisted Shrimp, is set to open next week. The menu is in place and the staff is in line.  The new eatery at MM 87.7 offers “seafood, […]

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 […]

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