Upper Keys

#Festival: Got Key Lime?

#Festival: Got Key Lime?

The inaugural Key Lime Festival kicks off on Thursday, July 3 and there are plenty of ways to participate in this Key West event. Registration is open for bakers coveting the best pie title, judges are needed for the Key Lime martini and margarita contest, speed eaters must reserve a spot for the pie eatin’ […]

#Fitness: Activity trackers make it easy to count the steps to good health

#Fitness: Activity trackers make it easy  to count the steps to good health

By Bill Saunders Walking is an activity that burns calories and, if you do it enough, just putting one foot in front of the other can help you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. If you are new to walking for fitness, consider starting with small, attainable goals such as walking briskly 5 to […]

#News: The ‘Chicken Whisperer’ captures fowls to give them a new home

#News: The ‘Chicken Whisperer’ captures fowls to give them a new home

People hire me at motels and residences that have an over abundance of chickens. I set up traps and charge $10 a chicken to take them to the wildlife center, where they get treated and relocated,” said licensed chicken catcher, Belinda Coyner, also known as the ‘Chicken Whisperer.’ Coyner is a passionate animal lover and […]

#News: Student of the Week (Angela Martin, Senior)

#News: Student of the Week (Angela Martin, Senior)

Faculty and students at Key West High School chose a Weekly Student by selecting candidates with good character, achievements and involvement. These students stand out amongst their peers and are recognized by the Key West Weekly. Angela Martin, Senior Q: What clubs and/or sports are you in and what do you like about them? A: […]

#RealEstate: The real deal on buying in Key West

#RealEstate: The real deal on buying in Key West

Brian Trible has a few things going for him. First, he has great hair and a cool motorcycle; two things that pair as nicely as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. But don’t let Brian’s cool mystique and chiseled good looks fool you. Brian has a heart of gold and a reputation for honesty and […]

#Destination: Sandbar, party of … however many will fit in this boat …

#Destination: Sandbar, party of … however many will fit in this boat …

Holiday Isle Holiday Isle sandbar (aka, per the locals “Islamorada Beach,”) is located oceanside just outside of Whale Harbor Bridge (MM 84). Most visible at low tide, this sandy mecca is a magnet for boaters, swimmers, and anyone looking for a good time. Popular during the summer weekends, and holidays, this is the place to […]

#EditorsPick: Sunscreens we swear by

#EditorsPick: Sunscreens we swear by

If you’re laying out with your girlfriends and want to get a good tan, but don’t want to burn I recommend Australian Gold 30 SPF Spray Gel Sunscreen with instant bronzer. It has a wonderful fragrant smell to it, and being a gel I find it is concentrated enough that I find a single bottle […]

#Protection: Skin Cancer Survivor Story

Contributed When 43-year-old Capital Bank Vice President Michele White first noticed an unusual growth on her upper lip, she thought it was just acne or a minor irritation from being out in the sun. A few weeks passed and it didn’t go away, so she visited her dermatologist to get it checked. After an initial […]

#Toe2Toe: How to prepare your feet for a Florida Keys summer

#Toe2Toe: How to prepare your feet for a Florida Keys summer

The Florida Keys can be an unforgiving place for our phalanges and friends. Between the heat, pea rock, hot sand, and gravel – comfort is primal, and fashion is futile (if you’re not a local). Here’s how to survive the summer months while maintaining your stride: Have proper hiking/ walking/ runner shoes This one seems […]

#FloridaKeys: Top 9 waterfront restaurants (because 10 seemed too ambitious)

#FloridaKeys: Top 9 waterfront restaurants (because 10 seemed too ambitious)

Upper Keys  Marker 88 – Bayside: Home to one of the few natural beaches in the Keys, Marker 88 (located at you guess it! MM …) has been satisfying their guests, including President Bush Sr., since 1967. No matter what season, the clientele is on average 50/50 locals and tourists, and 88 has a very […]