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The Coontie

Maranta arundinacea is a West Indian botanical that produces tubular underground growths called rhizomes. When harvested and processed, these rhizomes produce a starchy powder...

How long is the Overseas Highway?

It seems like a straightforward question: How long is the Overseas Highway? It is not, at least according to countless travel guides and magazine...

An early account of Natives in the Keys

Hernando D’Escalante Fontaneda was born in Cartagena, Colombia circa 1535. At 13, passage was booked for him and his brother aboard a ship bound...

Protecting manatees

The order of mammals known as Sirenia was named for the mythical Greek creatures whose songs lured sailors to their demise. What might not...

Gallery celebrates survival, offers discount

Artists in Paradise Gallery on Big Pine Key is offering a 20 percent discount on everything in the store at a one-night-only event on...

The guide to getting local deals – September specials

Back by popular demand, the cheat sheet for September local dining and getting more bang out of your local buck. It’s always great when...

Vote today in Best of Marathon awards

A decade ago, Weekly publisher Jason Koler teamed up with his future business partner Britt Myers to produce the inaugural Best of Marathon, and...

LOCALS ROLL UP THEIR SLEEVES AND JUMP IN

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the debris that washes up on our shores, but what about the debris that sits on...

All Eyes Turn to Key West Mayoral Race

Depending on whom you ask, there were up to 19 Key West mayoral candidates in the spring of 2018. Yet after two potential frontrunners...