Upper Keys

Alexa Wheeler: Doyenne of vacations

At 21 years old, Alexa Wheeler was already working the real estate scene in Gainesville after graduating from the University of Florida. After some time in north...

First time for everything

Newbie takes on paddleboarding A quick phone call from Paddle the Florida Keys’ owner Scott Baste, and the plans for my first stand-up paddleboard trip are finally set....

Fly the coop, visit the Roost

It was the fresh citrus and elevated fertile lands of North Key Largo that earned Garden Cove its name. The waterfront bay was a destination for pirates...

Ken Meeks makes donation to local museum

BELOVED BANKER What would you do with one million dollars? Ken Meeks has decided to pledge $1 million to the Florida Keys History and Discovery Center – a...

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...

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...

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...

Upper Keys: Gala to raise the reef

Foundation’s biggest event set for April 1 Coral reefs will get their due for two days at the start of April. The Coral Restoration Foundation will host its fifth...

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...

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...