Upper Keys

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 […]

Craving a hint of fall?

Craving a hint of fall?

 By Leah Maki Fall is my favorite season. I grew up going to apple orchards and pumpkin patches, baking pumpkin and apple pies, sipping cider next to a fireplace, and going for walks to find the most radiant red, orange and yellow leaves. But in the Florida Keys when the temperatures are pushing 90 degrees, […]

Get spooky with Robert the Doll

Get spooky with Robert the Doll

Key West artifact travels to Upper Keys museum In collaboration with the Key West Art and Historical Society, the one and only Robert the Doll will be coming to the Keys History & Discovery Center for a night of ghost stories with Key West author and ghost hunter, David Sloan. The event is on Thursday, […]

BY THE NUMBERS: Lionfish Derby

BY THE NUMBERS: Lionfish Derby

By Theresa Java The annual Upper Keys Lionfish Derby took place Sept. 10 at John Pennekamp Coral Reef Park. It wasn’t the resounding success it usually is — only 323 lionfish were harvested, but that’s still a large number of invasive fish removed from Keys waters. The reason for the poor showing? The weather. Organizers […]

Purple Pumpkins: Art auction and gala raise funds for Rett Syndrome

Purple Pumpkins: Art auction and gala raise funds for Rett Syndrome

By Theresa Java “Last year, we were in a dark place. We had no idea what it was we were up against,” said Michelle Bennett, speaking for her husband, dentist Travis Bennett. They have two children and the youngest, 4-year-old Stella, had just been diagnosed with Rett syndrome. Less than 12 months later, Michelle is […]