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#Arts: Nick Doll translates Key West with photography style

#Arts: Nick Doll translates Key West with photography style

Nick Doll quit his bartender gig at Crabby Bill’s seafood in St. Petersburg, Florida, and moved to Key West. He found a spot behind the bar at Schooner Wharf but it wasn’t long before he rekindled his creative fire with a favorite pastime — taking photographs. “There was a few Canon A-1s hanging around my […]

‘It always comes down to poetry’ – Key West’s Poet Laureate reflects on a life well lived

‘It always comes down to poetry’ – Key West’s Poet Laureate reflects on a life well lived

“Some friends and I were in Havana to ring in the New Year,” he said from his cottage’s book-crowded living room. “December, 1959, and Fidel Castro was ‘on his way’ to Havana. We were part of a mob of people who fled to Miami.”

When he arrived in Miami, some friends decided to visit Key West.

“Loved it on sight!” Kirby said. “My friend and I bought our first house. It was where the Banyan timeshare is now, on Whitehead Street.”

The power of three words – Almost 2 million ‘One Human Family’ stickers distributed

The power of three words – Almost 2 million ‘One Human Family’ stickers distributed

JT Thompson coined the philosophy “One Human Family” in 2000 after spending four years trying to come up with the perfect phrase to unite all people. “The first time I got the idea was in 1976 at an anti-Anita Bryant demonstration in Hollywood, CA. (Anita Bryant was an outspoken opponent of equality for homosexuals) when […]

Restauranteurs open second eatery

Restauranteurs open second eatery

John and Judy Correa own the successful Café Solé on Southard Street, where Chef Correa offers fine dining during the evenings. So why, with 19 years of running the unique eatery, did the couple decide to open Bistro Solé on White Street? “I wanted to offer French food for everyone, at a fair price,” Correa […]

Italians bring traditional cuisine to Key West – Onlywood ordered a 4,000 pound oven from Italy to create the ‘perfect pie’

Italians bring traditional cuisine to Key West – Onlywood ordered a 4,000 pound oven from Italy to create the ‘perfect pie’

Pizza originated some 600 years ago in Napoli, Italy, and it’s cooked the same way at Onlywood Tratoria in Old Town. “Our oven was forged in Italy and reaches 1,000 degrees when most wood fire ovens get to only 600. It must be that hot to make pizza how it was originally perfected,” said co-owner […]

Elena Devers loves life, work at TSKW – Deputy director is inspired by the creative passion around her

Elena Devers loves life, work at TSKW – Deputy director is inspired by the creative passion around her

“I think those qualities are open-mindedness, they are really generous, fun, and have a great sense of humor,” she said from a wicker chair nestled in the gardens of The Studios of Key West. “A higher percentage of the people here have those qualities than just about anywhere else.”

Bring a guest and come to the Fest – 5th annual Florida Keys Ocean Festival is next weekend

Bring a guest and come to the Fest – 5th annual Florida Keys Ocean Festival is next weekend

A free event is planned for Sunday, March 29 that honors the biggest attraction in the Florida Keys – the coral reef. “Ocean recreation and tourism is responsible for 33,000 jobs in Monroe County,” said National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent Sean Morton. “That is 58 percent of our local economy and $2.3 billion in annual sales.” […]

Seafood and Eat It! And Listen to the Music! – Florida’s Original Seafood Festival is set to Rock Out!

Seafood and Eat It! And Listen to the Music! – Florida’s Original Seafood Festival is set to Rock Out!

It’s time for our town’s biggest event, and it’s the Florida Keys second largest event behind only Fantasy Fest. That’s right – it’s Seafood Festival Weekend! While everyone knows that the real star of the show is the fresh Florida Keys seafood, and the Festival itself is a celebration of our commercial fishermen and their […]

Bring a guest and come to the fest

Bring a guest and come to the fest

Seafood lovers can savor a “fisherman-to-fork” feast of indigenous fish, shrimp, lobster and stone crab claws at Marathon’s sumptuous signature foodie fair, the Original Marathon Seafood Festival, set for Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9. More than 20,000 revelers are expected to descend on Marathon Community Park, MM 49 oceanside, to munch on mahi-mahi, crackers piled […]

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