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Hays Blinckmann

Hays Blinckmann
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Hays Blinckmann is an oil painter, author of the novel “In The Salt,” lover of all things German including husband, children and Bundesliga. She spends her free time developing a font for sarcasm, testing foreign wines and failing miserably at home cooking.
Be a Guest Again – Staycation at Sunset Key - A bench next to a palm tree - Florida Keys

Be a Guest Again – Staycation at Sunset Key

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Naysayers say there is no such thing as a good deal, but they never saw this bargain coming. Tis the season for “local specials”...
‘I have no secret’ – Renee Makimaa leads by example - A group of people standing next to a body of water - Makimaa Bradley J DPM

‘I have no secret’ – Renee Makimaa leads by example

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Ask any mother: parenting requires far more than just love, but strength, and tons of it. Who has it tenfold? Renee Makimaa, inside and...
Tim Staub, Bike Czar - A man standing in front of a table - Bicycle

Tim Staub, Bike Czar

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It took a while, but the city has once again been able to fill the position of bicycle/pedestrian/transportation coordinator – locally dubbed “bike czar."...
Linda Russin made the airwaves personal - A woman holding a sign posing for the camera - Key West

City Sustainability Coordinator Alison Higgins walks the walk

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There must be something about helping the planet that makes one happier and generally more fun to be around. It’s not a sentiment often...
Linda Russin made the airwaves personal - A woman wearing sunglasses posing for the camera - Sunglasses

Linda Russin made the airwaves personal

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It was her voice, with the slight Midwest cadence and Oklahoma lilt, that became my daily highlight. Reading the news on radio station 106.9,...
Changing Title X will affect the healthcare of women in the Keys - A person sitting on a bed using a laptop - Abdominal ultrasonography

Changing Title X will affect the healthcare of women in the...

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The clock is ticking down to May 3, when changes to the almost five-decade-old Title X program will see dramatic revamping and decreased health...
Octo-mom Gives Birth: Ground-breaking research at FKCC - A woman sitting on a counter - College of the Florida Keys

Octo-mom Gives Birth: Ground-breaking research at FKCC

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It was a once-in-a-lifetime moment for research diver Lucja Rice, faculty with the Diving Business & Technology department at the Florida Keys Community College....
Key West City Commissioner, District 5 - Florida Keys

First they came for straws, then plastic bags: state legislation going...

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It’s funny, almost. Florida legislators and Key West city officials are using the exact same argument on opposite sides of the issue to prove...
Classes teach kids with autism how to dance - A person standing in front of a piano - Performance art

Classes teach kids with autism how to dance

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According to numbers from the Centers for Disease Control, 1 out of 59 children ages 8-11 place somewhere on the Autism spectrum. The data...
Jessica Long makes marketing look easy - A woman standing in front of a body of water - Jessica Long

Jessica Long makes marketing look easy

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It’s hard to miss her cobalt blue eyes and inviting smile. Jessica Long was made for marketing, full of good humor and radiating a...