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February is “Know Your Fisherman” month

February is “Know Your Fisherman” month

Who caught it?   Fresh yellowtail or frozen tilapia? Key West Pink or farm raised shrimp from China? It can be easier, and cheaper, for restaurants to bait and switch (forgive the pun) a seafood dinner. Menus up and down the Keys tout local cuisine with marketing words such as “local” or “fresh” next to […]

#News: Sailors breeze into Key West

#News: Sailors breeze into Key West

Sailing fans can watch leading yacht racing teams from around the world compete for titles in Quantum Key West Race Week 2015, one of the most prestigious regattas on the international sailing circuit, Sunday through Friday, Jan. 18-23. Boats ranging in size from 23 to 72 feet are to compete in the waters off America’s […]

#Fish: Christmas and your angler

#Fish: Christmas and your angler

If you’re wondering what to get for that special fisherman/woman in your life for Christmas, here are some great gift ideas that will have them hooked on Christmas morning. The classic angler gift is a rod and reel. You have tons of options out on the market, one of my particular favorites is the Penn […]

#See: Key West is center stage for neo-burlesque movement

#See: Key West is center stage for neo-burlesque movement

Neo-burlesque movement front woman Christa Hunt started Key West Burlesque eight years ago after moving to the Southernmost City from New York City, where she developed a passion for the art form. In the beginning, she and her team had trouble finding a place to perform burlesque. Now, Key West Burlesque is one of three […]

#News: Glunz adds 8 beachfront villas

#News: Glunz adds 8 beachfront villas

Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort has purchased the Tortuga Beach Club from CJL Capital, LLC out of Miami on Wednesday. This acquisition provides an additional eight villas — all with three bedrooms and three bathrooms — to join the existing renovated oceanfront hotel next door that has 16 suites and 22 hotel rooms, the […]

#Arts: Discovering talent

#Arts: Discovering talent

Jeff Coldren has been a computer programmer, publisher, insurance salesman and roofer. And now, he’s a painter too. It’s been a long winding road to reach this point in his new career that involves a scary clown, impulse buying on Craig’s List, and trial-and-error with different techniques and finishes. In order, then: The Scary Clown: […]

#News: Hindu sails again!

#News: Hindu sails again!

On a recent afternoon, Capt. Josh Rowan celebrated the restoration of the Hindu Schooner with a sail among friends. The boat has been completely restored after weathering the effects of two years of neglect. Rowan said the boat was repossessed by the bank from the previous owners. “Instead of selling it immediately, the boat was […]

#Libation: Hogfish Bar and Grill

#Libation: Hogfish Bar and Grill

Hidden by the docks of Stock Island is a spot fisherman and locals take pride in, Hogfish Bar and Grill. The establishment’s walls are covered with mementos and photographs of Key West history. Fish pictures are everywhere with unbelievable catches being held by some of the island’s most well known people. Regulars at the bar […]

#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 […]

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