Florida Keys Weekly

Overseas Highway


Monday, March 31st, 2014

Seven Mile vs. Cow Key Channel: A Tale of Two Bridge Races – One is 7 miles long, the other is 300 feet

Two unique bridge runs are being staged Saturday, April 5 in the Florida Keys: one whose course covers a grueling distance of nearly seven miles and one that is quite literally a hop, skip and a jump by comparison. Annually for nearly 30 years, racers from around the globe quickly have filled the 1,500 available

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

New art center opens in Marathon – The Art Studio will offer multiple workshops for all ages

It will be an exciting day in Marathon when The Art Studio opens. Not since the Bougainvillea Gallery closed years and years ago has there been a dedicated art center in Marathon. And this one has all...

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

From scruffy to super – Organized cleanup goes one step further

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and community members joined forces earlier in the month to clean up an overgrown property in the center of Marathon. Sheriff’s Sgt. Dennis Coleman organized the cleanup of property at 6200 Overseas...

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

The Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail Unicycle Tour

A sculptor and a circus performer from New York are pedaling unicycles 106 miles along the Florida Keys Overseas Highway and its 42 bridges over water as a six-day performance art project. The Florida Keys Overseas Heritage...

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Third Annual Key West Triathlon

  About 1,000 athletes from around the country and the Keys are to compete in the third annual Key West Triathlon on Saturday, Dec. 1. Most are from out of town, a few are local and at...

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Sun for the island – Solar panel system reaches final stages.

This week the tiny island located 2.2 miles off the Marathon coast unveils a new 24-kilowatt solar panel system capable of handling 90 percent of the island’s electrical needs. The 105-foot array stretches across the southside of...

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Brutus Seafood Market and Eatery

Bruce Irwin said Brutus Seafood Market and Eatery was the natural outgrowth of a lifetime spent fishing, then delivering the bounty of Keys seas to the mainland. “We just thought to expand … we needed to expand,”...

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Keys Officials: Stay Indoors During Isaac

With the expected arrival of tropical storm force winds along the island chain soon, officials are no longer advising visitors to leave, citing deteriorating weather conditions will soon make driving on Keys roads too dangerous.

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