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Swimming around Key West … is much easier for the kayaker

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 Swim around Key West. The tale is epic. A Facebook post looking for volunteer kayakers for the 39th annual Swim Around Key West led me to checking off […]

Keys go to Tallahassee

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 budgetary items that affect our quality of life, ability to do business and live in the Keys is very important. We talked to Florida Commissioner of […]

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

#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 Canaveral and had looked for a location in Key West for a couple of years. Once in Key West, Murphy got involved in the island’s yearly Fantasy Fest […]

#Fishing: Tips for eluding sharks on a tuna trip

#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 should be here any moment now. Also, a slight drop in water temperature should force the dolphin (mahi mahi) into the shallows and move them towards the west […]