Keys Culture

Grateful Guitar: go-to experts – Shop sells instruments, helps musicians

Grateful Guitar: go-to experts – Shop sells instruments, helps musicians

For an island that was noted for its fishing and trade industries, Key West is now defined by its art — and music is the muse of the eclectic community. In a one-mile stretch, there are more than 50 live music venues that showcase legendary talent up and down Duval Street. Whether it’s the southern […]

Frosting, Filling, and the FRLA

Frosting, Filling, and the FRLA

Restaurant and Lodging Association host Student Cake Competition [pullquote]“I made this bear cake my house which took an hour and then stayed in Mrs. Bell’s classroom for three periods and decorated it. It sold for $18!” ~ Kayla Geide[/pullquote]             Ready for the Food Network? Not exactly. Ready to start […]

Snorkel Trip Results in some serious Sashimi!

Snorkel Trip Results in some serious Sashimi!

As the warm summer breezes chase away the snowbirds and flatten out the water, the locals use the down time to explore their backyards. On a recent dive trip aboard his 22’ Grady White, former Navy Diver and Marathon restaurateur John Mirabella pulled a giant Horse Conch from the ocean. “She was eating a Queen […]

REEF to host 2nd Annual Lionfish Tournament Series


REEF to host 2nd Annual Lionfish Tournament Series


Divers will return to Florida Keys waters next month on a mission: net thousands of dollars in cash and prizes while protecting the environment from invasive lionfish. Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) are hosting the second annual lionfish derby series starting May 14, in Long Key, Fla. In 2010, […]

Blair’s Top Three Stories of 2009

Blair’s Top Three Stories of 2009

Autism Society of the Keys (A.S.K.) Craig Campbell Craig Campbell was diagnosed with autism at two and a half years old. After two years of biomedical treatments, therapy and a restricted diet, he is well on his way to recovery. Each April, families affected by autism take the opportunity to educate the public about the […]

Toning Your Butt: Part 1

Toning Your Butt: Part 1

For some crazy reason, a toned posterior is pleasing to the eye. Scientists can’t explain it, but now athletic shoe manufactures are catering to the “tone your butt” phenomenon. Yet the best way to a sculpted pair of buttocks is through good, old fashioned exercise. Squats are by far the best out of all the […]

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