Overseas Highway

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

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 […]

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

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 the hallmarks of being fantastic – talented staff, fabulous space and an exciting curriculum. That’s right, The Art […]

From scruffy to super – Organized cleanup goes one step further

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 Highway in Marathon — the old Yardarm Motel. A large amount of brush and overgrowth was removed from […]

The Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail Unicycle Tour

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 Trail Unicycle Tour pairs Brooklyn residents Robert Hickman, who specializes in creating art for transportation systems, and Keith […]

Ocean Garden brings nautical dreams to life

Ocean Garden brings nautical dreams to life

Seashell shops line the Florida Keys and entice tourists from around the globe to take home a trinket from their travels. Though souvenir shells are available for a few cents at one of Islamorada’s newest retailers, Ocean Gardens and Gifts is probably one of the only places you’d find one-of-a-kind solid brass buoy lights from […]

Community News

Friday, Feb. 10 Valentine Dinner and Dance The Women’s Auxiliary of the Marathon Shrine Club is hosting a Valentine Dinner and Dance to benefit The Shriner’s Hospitals on Friday, Feb. 10 from 6-10 pm Marble Hall on Key Colony Beach. The event will feature a buffet by Karmichaels Catering and music by Rick and Dayno […]

What’s going on across the Keys…

Friday, Feb. 3 Family Fun Night at The Kirk Family Fun Night will be held on Friday, Feb. 3 from 5:30-7:30. Enjoy free food and fun for families of all ages. We will be making “love notes” to share. Contact Gay Ann Tangen for more information at [email protected] or (305) 743-4256. KIRK of the Keys […]

Another Campanile sets up in the Keys

Another Campanile sets up in the Keys

ZaZa Pizzeria Napoletana open at Sugarloaf Lodge Salvatore Campanile could easily be considered obsessed – with authenticity. Since beginning renovations of the long-forgotten restaurant space at the landmark Sugarloaf Lodge, Campanile’s invested a significant portion of his budget into importing everything from the tile that now lines the floors and walls to the custom-made pizza […]

FKAA building dedicated to Mary Rice

FKAA building dedicated to Mary Rice

first female board member served 14 years by Jason Koler photo courtesy: Colleen Tagle/FKAA Florida Governor Layton Chiles made history in 1995 when he appointed Mary Rice to the Florida Keys Aquaduct Authority Board as the first female director. She would be reappointed in 2001 by Jeb Bush and would also serve until 2009 including […]

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