Jen Friel

Mom to Buster Brown, and consistently placed in the "other" category.

#Events: What to do … What to do …

Friday, Oct. 31 Parrothead “Meeting of the Minds” from 5 to 8 p.m. at The BottleCap Lounge, Key West (benefits VNA/Hospice). Saturday, Nov. 1 Tickets go on sale for Master Chefs Classic on keystix.com. Saturday, Nov. 1 Craft fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fishermen’s Community Hospital. Saturday, Nov. 1 Young Eagles free flights...

#News: Netflix announces name and teaser for Islamorada based TV show

It was one year ago when Hollywood's "go-to" trade website, Deadline, announced that Netflix had ordered a 13 episode run from  Damages creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler. Since that time, upper Keys residents have been excited (and honestly sometimes frustrated) with filming at some of their favorite...

#See: Get blown away at the Discovery Center!

While most of us may not have been alive to experience the Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, it doesn’t mean you can’t take a historical stroll back in time and experience it. With more than 80 images on display from now until Sunday, Nov. 9 at The Keys...

#Events: Golf balls + Water + 90 hours = fish food

The Upper Keys hosted the organized “on the water” golf tournament, known as the Conch Scramble last Saturday. The quirky, and Tiger Woods–free event is a 501(c)3 organization that makes grants to nonprofit organizations in an effort to enrich the quality of individual, family, and community life. With hundreds...

#DayTripping: Jacobs Aquatic Center & Key Largo Park

Known to Upper Keys residents simply as the “Pirate Pool,” Jacobs Aquatic Center in Key Largo Park (MM 99.5) was founded in 1998 by Barbara Jacobs. While the facility was still in its early planning stages, project managers weren’t having much luck finding public or private funding. It wasn’t...

#DayTripping: Nautilimo

Remember that time you arrived via water in an awesome Cadillac-style nautical stretch limousine that’s actually a boat? Wait, you mean to say you haven't ridden in an awesome Cadillac-style nautical stretch limousine that’s actually a boat? Man, are you missing out! The Nautilimo is arguably the Keys’ most unique boat...

#DayTripping: Robbie’s Marina & Hungry Tarpon

Robbie’s Marina is one of the premier tourist spots in The Florida Keys offering fishing, snorkeling, boat rentals (motorized and non), and stand up paddle boarding – however, what they are truly famous for is the tarpon feeding. Visitors pay a couple of bucks to walk out on the dock...

#News: Election Results Are In!

Primary day is upon us, and the results are in. They are as follows:   ::drumroll::  County Commissioner District 2  Danny Coll 43% George Neugent 56% Monroe County Circuit Court Group 1  Mark Jones 63% Don Barrett 36% Monroe County Circuit Judge Group 4  Jack Bridges 30% Bonnie J. Helms 46% Tegan Slaton 23% Key West Mayor  Craig Cates 53% Margaret Romero 43% Sloan Bashinsky 3% Mosquito Control...

#Wanted: One Pool for students in Marathon

The Marathon High School swim team has a temporary solution to its lack of a pool. The Monroe County School District has rented two minivans for two months to transport students to the pool at Founders Park in Islamorada. “We just hate to see kids who want to be in...

#News: Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Daily Crime & Information Report

Per MCSO  Trailer fire on Big Pine Key Deputies and firefighters responded to a fire in a trailer in Seahorse Campground at 7:45 p.m. Deputy Kendall Bailey responded as did firefighters from Big Pine fire department. The resident of the trailer, 55 year old David Baker, was also on scene. The fire was...

#Events: Save the date!

 Upcoming Events:  Friday, Aug. 8 Sixth-grade student orientation from 8 to 11 a.m. at Marathon Middle School.  Saturday, Aug. 9 Quit smoking workshop from 10 a.m. to noon at the Doubletree in Key West.  Sunday, Aug. 10 Family fun event and school supply dispersal from 1 to 3 p.m. at Department of Juvenile Justice, Stock...

#OMG: The baby sea turtles have arrived!

The baby sea turtles have arrived at The Turtle Hospital in Marathon (MM 48.5 Bayside). Feeding sessions with the hatchlings are open to the public during the 9 a.m. program, but participants must register in advance. The Turtle Hospital opened its doors 1986 with four main goals: 1) rehab injured sea turtles...