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STUDIOS OF KEY WEST LAUNCHES STREAMING THEATER SERIES

The Studios of Key West this month launched StudioWorks, a streaming series that brings theatrical productions to at-home audiences. Beginning this month, an original digital theater production will be released and available to stream each month.  Created by theater artists all over the country, StudioWorks productions can be purchased individually...

HELP KEEP KEY WEST BEAUTIFUL AT WEEKLY 1-HOUR CLEANUPS

One hour a week makes a huge difference, and volunteers are always welcome every Friday and some Saturday mornings, from 8 to 9 a.m., when teams clean up a designated area of the island. A troubling number of cigarette butts and plastic bags have been included in recent hauls. Please...

ANCHORS CAUSE CRUSHING DAMAGE AT TAVERNIER CORAL NURSERY

A designation by the popular Garmin marine navigation system beckons boaters to anchor near a critical in-water coral nursery managed by Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF), with recent visits resulting in extensive damage to the endangered corals cared for in the nursery.  Years ago, when a live rock aquaculture farm was...

6-TOED CATS ARE ALWAYS INVITED TO WEDDINGS AT HEMINGWAY HOUSE

By Amy Patton When Daytona Beach couple Michael and Courtney White-Benedict were searching this year for a place to tie the knot, the hunt stopped at the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum, known locally in Key West as the Hemingway House, where the famous cats are not just accessories; they’re...

KAIR PROVIDES HOLIDAY FOOD FOR FAMILIES IN NEED

By Abigail Haddock Keys Area Interdenominational Resources (KAIR), an organization built to help Keys individuals and families through times of crisis, will be distributing its annual Thanksgiving food baskets on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Marathon Community Park. Three hundred families will receive a Thanksgiving meal basket of fresh food.  KAIR has...

SPORTS WRAP PODCAST: MARATHON’S 20-YEAR VETERAN BASKETBALL COACH KEVIN FREEMAN

https://omny.fm/shows/the-florida-keys-weekly-podcast/nov-17-monroe-county-s-longest-tenured-basketball A 20-year coaching veteran in the Keys, Marathon’s coach Kevin Freeman is Monroe County’s longest-tenured head basketball coach. Listen as he sits down with host Sean McDonald to discuss his own playing career, his foray into teaching and coaching, and his expectations for the 2022-2023 Marathon Dolphins basketball team.

BACON SIZZLES, DUNK TANK DRENCHES AT FLORIDA KEYS FESTIVAL

By Zack Woltanski Bacon was on the menu the morning of Nov. 6, as the Islamorada Moose Lodge hosted its annual Bacon Fest.  Food vendors, four of which were headed by local restaurants, showed off their recipes. Culinary highlights included Chef D’s bacon wrapped pickles, bacon glazed donuts, Chef Michael’s bacon...

STONE CRAB SPEED-EATER SETS NEW RECORD IN FLORIDA KEYS

A Florida Keys commercial fisherman set a new record to win this year’s Keys Fisheries’ Stone Crab Eating Contest in the Florida Keys. Twenty-eight participants, divided into individual and team divisions, participated in the raucous amateur eating competition in Marathon. Contestants had to crack and eat 25 stone crab claws and...

FEMA & FEDS TO PICK UP CHECK FOR IAN CLEANUP IN KEY WEST

By Amy Patton When Hurricane Ian barreled northward from Cuba toward South Florida in late September, residents of and visitors to the Florida Keys were braced for impact. So too, was the city of Key West. On Sept. 27, when Ian was just hours away, President Joe Biden approved Florida Gov. Ron...

HOLIDAY SHOPPING: KEY WEST GARDEN CLUB HOSTS PLANT SALE & ARTIST MARKET NOV. 18 & 19

The Key West Garden Club will hold its annual fall plant sale and artist market at the West Martello Tower, 1100 Atlantic Boulevard, Key West from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19. Admission and parking are free. The Garden Club will have a large...

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY’S ‘BELL HAVEN’ TAKES SHAPE IN MARATHON

By Meghan Richardson Thanks to our keenly observant locals, new construction creates quite the buzz around town. An often-uttered question is, “Is it housing?” This is followed with, “Will it be affordable?”  To answer these questions at the corner of 79th Street and Overseas Highway in Marathon, Habitat for Humanity of...

COLLEGE PRESIDENT OFFERS VETERANS DAY SALUTE

The College of the Florida Keys honored veterans as part of its Nov. 5 festivities at Community Day on the Key West Campus. CFK President Jonathan Gueverra delivered his annual Salute to Veterans, honoring John Parce, a Naval aviator and a member of the CFK Foundation’s board of directors.   Guevara...