In Their Own Words

The Colorful Commish in pain no more

Tom Oosterhoudt passed away on April 1 A year and a half ago, I sat in Tom Oosterhoudt’s home office, surrounded by 200 framed pictures of him and...

Dear Santa: Poinciana Elementary Third Graders

Mrs. Curry 3rd Grade Dear Santa, I want an Xbox 1 for Christmas because I enjoy playing games. At home and at school I have been very good. Amy...

3D printing comes to the Keys

Libraries show off borrowed printers If you’re a geek like me, you’ve spent at least a couple of minutes marveling over the abilities of 3D printers. They are...

Do you know Hendry?

He has a charming smile, long ponytail and a razor-sharp memory Although Hendry Budi, 35, has the local popularity equivalent to rocker Adam Levine, he only recently popped...

Having a lunch conversation with myself

Doppelgängers— an apparition or double of a living person. Last week I headed to Los Angeles with a checklist of tasks to complete. At the top of the...

Swimming around Key West … is much easier for the kayaker

Editor’s note: Kristen Livengood has a wicked bucket list. Last weekend she checked off another box: kayaking around Key West, guiding a California swimmer participating in the...

Keys go to Tallahassee

Keys officials learn, lobby in the capitol Daniel Samess - CEO, Marathon Chamber of Commerce “Getting in front of the department heads and legislators that help make decision on...

#Column: Behind the scenes of Fantasy Fest with Bill Murphy

Bill Murphy came to Key West in 2002 and opened his adult-themed store Fairvilla Megastore at 520 Front St. Murphy also has stores in Orlando and Cape...

#Column: An incredible voyage

This time last year I was living in San Diego. The crossing between that city and Tijuana, Mexico is the busiest land-border crossing in the world. The...

#Fishing: Tips for eluding sharks on a tuna trip

Right now we’re holding in a transition pattern. The winter pelagics, such as the sailfish and large kingfish, have yet to arrive in steady numbers, but they...