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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

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

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

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."...

City Sustainability Coordinator Alison Higgins walks the walk

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

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...

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

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...

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

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

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...