In Their Own Words

Celebrating the Holidays in Style

By Leah Maki Tis the season for cookie baking, tree decorating, and Christmas caroling. It’s also the season for party planning, menu prepping, and celebrating. There is no...

No crown, no problem

$368,330 raised in eight weeks by four candidates This crazy eight-week journey started over a couple of beers at trivia night when Jeremy Wilkerson said a second candidate...

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...

Maki: THE DRESS CODE

  We live in a really awesome place. Not just because of the beautiful weather or the amazing water in our backyard but because of the wonderful people...

Thanks for democracy

This Tuesday Monroe County voters will settle several long-running debates when polling locations close at 7 p.m. These contests will be the culmination of years of preparation for...

Pogo: New game battles Twitter for most down-loaded app

  I cannot tell you how many times people have mentioned Pokemon Go, a game app for smart phones, to me in the last few days. It’s billed...

A love affair with Old Seven

"Mom, why is there a hole in the old bridge?” my brother and I would ask from the backseat while driving south, probably every time we would...

Chasing Cortland: The 100-mile journey

With months of physical training and mental preparation, nothing can make the heat of the Seven Mile Bridge at 4 p.m. on a May afternoon bearable. Nothing....

Dare I say it? Key West needs a community center

I get it. Affordable housing is our top priority in Key West. So what I’m about to do may be considered taboo, or even blasphemous in some...

The future’s too bright (wear shades)

In the Florida Keys, sunglasses are a fashion accessory worn daily. And you can never have too many pairs. All that wear makes them easy to lose,...