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Monday, February 17th, 2014

Octogarian has more drive and energy than those half her age

“I wrote letters to the Islander in Islamorada and the Buccaneer in Marathon. My late husband told me which every one responded first, we’d go there,” she said from her second floor condominium overlooking Boot Key Harbor, “so Marathon it was.”

Friday, February 14th, 2014

30 Years On – What a long, strange trip it’s been…

Thirty years. Three decades gone by. 1984 was a big year in my world, and the world in general. Apple introduced the Macintosh. Michael Jackson was burned filming a Pepsi commercial, and Marvin Gaye was shot and...

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Write-ups in travel magazines or newspaper sections usually means good news – Some reviews are less than flattering, others skip us all together

Sometimes, you just can’t catch a break. The Fabulous Florida Keys were featured in a couple of big travel-oriented publications recently. When a destination gets written up in Conde Nast Traveler or the Travel section of the...

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Band directors do more than teach music – KWHS music teacher teaches life lessons and constantly fundraises

“Today I gave the metaphor a calendar is like a hammer. You can give somebody a hammer and they know what it does, but that doesn’t mean they know how to use it. I was stressing the...

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Bernard Spinrad: the man who saved history – Marathon resident helped rally citizens to ‘Save Old Seven’

Bernard Spinrad is not unlike other retirees living in the Keys. He belongs to the Yacht Club and enjoys sipping wine with his wife of nearly 50 years, Marien. However, there are not too many who can...

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Getting scalped alive is completely legal in the state of Florida – Practice puts concerts, sporting events out of the reach of middle class families

Up until a bit over a half-decade ago, ticket scalping was illegal in the state of Florida. Then, the Florida Legislature, in their infinite (lack of) wisdom, changed their minds. The new law now allows a legitimate...

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Then I Saw His Face (mugshot)… I’m not a Belieber…

I can’t say that I have ever liked Justin Bieber. Now this may come as a shock to ’tween and teen girls who think he’s the shizzle, but I just couldn’t find the time to give a...

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Adam Cooley brings ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ to TSKW

I have heard that Key West is known to have some pretty wild partiers and eccentric personalities so hopefully a show like “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” will be right up their alley.

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