Alexa Wheeler: Doyenne of vacations

At 21 years old, Alexa Wheeler was already working the real estate scene in Gainesville after graduating from the University of Florida. After some time in north...

You might be a Bubba…

The 2017 Bubbas have been awarded, after more than 10,000 online votes, and now it’s time to celebrate the winners and participants. You’ll see them throughout this...

Beth Ranson: No bugging her

‘I love mixing PR and science’ “I like to talk about mosquitoes, not myself,” said Beth Ranson, seriously. Ranson’s job is pretty important nowadays, as the public relations...

Letter to the Editor:

The Key West Chamber of Commerce is requesting that the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority (FKAA) delay decisions regarding the Stock Island RO (Reverse Osmosis) plant expansion and/or...

Cowboys of the sea

Apple juice and the wide open ocean Underneath my mom and dad's fish tank in their living room lives a picnic basket. Not just any picnic basket filled...

Lower Keys Medical Center recognizes staff

Lower Keys Medical Center recently honored 58 employees for service to the hospital. Employees who have served 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years were...

TDC: Wheeler Dealer Done

Head of TDC steps down after 20 years Harold Wheeler knew it was time to retire, but he will be the first to admit it wasn’t an easy...

First time for everything

Newbie takes on paddleboarding A quick phone call from Paddle the Florida Keys’ owner Scott Baste, and the plans for my first stand-up paddleboard trip are finally set....

Bringing Key West to the big screen

Filmmaker premieres ‘Love In Youth’ It’s hard not to be nostalgic and wounded by the first love of youth. Local filmmaker Quincy Perkins drew from that familiar and...

Commercial fishing for beginners

SUMMER ADVENTURE SERIES [Editor’s note: This summer the Keys Weekly team is focusing on what we are loosely billing as “summer adventures.” The stories will publish every week....