Conch

#Seen Around Town: Circuit Judge Timothy J. Koenig is sworn in

#Seen Around Town: Circuit Judge Timothy J. Koenig is sworn in

The investiture of Timothy J. Koenig as Circuit Judge took place Dec. 12 and more than 100 people made their way across town to fill the county courthouse. So many, in fact, that some were ushered into another room to view the swearing in on closed-circuit television. Movers and shakers in town made remarks about […]

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 […]

Hurricane Hole caters to kids and parents – Little ones play while grown ups enjoy a top-notch meal

Hurricane Hole caters to kids and parents – Little ones play while grown ups enjoy a top-notch meal

If I spend a dinner out at a restaurant repeatedly asking my two active daughters to pipe down and stay in their seats, the meal is rushed and I am irritated that I didn’t call a sitter or get to enjoy a second glass of wine. And if Mom isn’t happy, nobody is happy. So […]

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.” […]

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 […]

Mega Conch party this weekend for KWHS scholarship

Mega Conch party this weekend for KWHS scholarship

Key West Rotary Club embraces the flavor of conch at Bayview Park on Saturday, March 1 with the fourth annual Conchfest, a celebration of Conch Heritage. Key Wester Anton Lopez connects the festival to his Bahamian roots. “I am Bahamian and it is a delicacy over there,” said Lopez. “It is a part of me […]

Home tour highlights many eras – One Key West couple transformed a ‘CBC’ home into tropical paradise

Home tour highlights many eras – One Key West couple transformed a ‘CBC’ home into tropical paradise

Victorian style homes distinguish Old Town; tourist take pictures, the Conch Tour Train narrates the building’s stories and the architectural review board ensures the continuity of character. And, yet, not all the homes in the district have the same style or patina of age. Richard Logan’s residence is on the Old Island Restoration Foundation House […]

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

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 importance of planning and time management,” said band director Gary Hernandez. He is a fifth generation conch and […]

Southernmost Cevicheria – Croce’s Turtle Kraals claims ceviche crown

Southernmost Cevicheria – Croce’s Turtle Kraals claims ceviche crown

In the corner of a seaport steeped in a tradition of conch fritters, salvaging and turtle soup is a dockside cevicheria changing the way Key West enjoys seafood. A cevicheria is, of course, an establishment dedicated to the art of ceviche, or fish “cooked” in citrus juices. From fresh lime juice and sushi-grade fish to […]

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