The Weekly Staff

TAKE ME HOME: MELACHI LOVES TO RUN & IS A HAPPY COUCH POTATO

Melachi is a rottweiler/shepherd mix, about 3 ½ years old. Melachi weighs about 60 pounds and he is a big cuddle bug. He does love to run and play, but he is also a happy couch potato. Melachi comes to us as an owner-surrender. Unfortunately, his owners aren’t able...

TAKE ME HOME: ADORABLE FACES ARE WAITING AT THE FKSPCA

Dating in the Keys can be a drag, but thankfully there are plenty of animals waiting for their perfect adoption “match” at the Florida Keys SPCA. Keys Weekly is thrilled each week to showcase some “furever” friends that are ready, waiting and available for adoption at the organization’s Marathon...

MIKE STACK: KEY WEST’S HOMETOWN RAPPER & 2022 BUBBA WINNER

By Cricket Desmarais Unless you’ve been living under this rock instead of on it for the last month or so, you’ve heard the up-tempo rap song, “I’m from Key West” by Mike Stack with fellow born-and-raised Conch D-Lew streaming out of the local radio airwaves and at the start of...

SPORTS WRAP: FAMILIAR FACES, NEW ROLES FOR FALL HIGH SCHOOL COACHES

By Tracy McDonald As the summer comes to a close, Keys schools are gearing up for a brand-new year and a brand-new season of sports. While we may not experience typical seasonal transformations here in Monroe County, we can look forward to some highly anticipated changes such as fewer tourists,...

TIE UP THE BOAT & ENJOY SOME KEYS FARE AT THESE DOCKSIDE DESTINATIONS – ONBOARD MAGAZINE

The Florida Keys have something other seaside communities don’t have, and that’s dockside dining. Guests arrive by boat with no worries of where to park the car (although many places are accessible by land). It’s a great way to end the day on the water that somehow makes the...

TAKE ME HOME: ADORABLE FACES ARE WAITING AT THE FKSPCA

Dating in the Keys can be a drag, but thankfully there are plenty of animals waiting for their perfect adoption “match” at the Florida Keys SPCA. Keys Weekly is thrilled each week to showcase some “furever” friends that are ready, waiting and available for adoption at the organization’s Marathon...

TAKE ME HOME: CALI THE CALICO

Cali is a 4-month-old calico that came in with her mom and other siblings. They all found homes including the mom. Cali and her brother, Peanut, still live at the Upper Keys Humane Society in Key Largo. Cali is very sweet and gets along well with others. If you...

NEIGHBOR OF THE WEEK: LYDIA VIVIAN PADRO

We’ll admit: though Keys Weekly is tasked with reporting the news in the Keys every week, we’ve got a problem. No matter how many individuals appear in the pages of each edition of our papers, there are always so many more of our community members who deserve to be...

HUMOR: TOP 10 SIGNS YOU MIGHT BE A BUBBA…

In case you’ve been living under the Cow Key, we mean, the Cheryl H. Cates Memorial Bridge, then you know we at the Keys Weekly have just wrapped up another fun and blistering Bubbas: Key West People’s Choice. Our Top 10 list of ways “You Might Be a Bubba”...

BEST OF MARATHON TURNS 13! NOMINATIONS OPEN AUG. 1

2022 marks the 13th installment of the Best of Marathon: the Middle Keys’ People’s Choice Awards.  Since the program’s inception back in 2008, more than 1,000 winners have been named, while well over $120,000 has been raised for local charities like the Marathon Rotary Club. Earlier this week, we...

2022 BUBBAS: AND THE WINNERS ARE…

To our sponsors, our businesses, our friends and the entire Keys community, we can’t say it enough: Thank you, thank you, thank you for yet another fantastic night of fun, charity, strong drinks, thick skins and nonstop laughter. The 9th annual Bubbas: Key West People’s Choice once again brought together...

BEST OF MARATHON: TOP 10 WAYS TO GET YOUR NAME ON THE BALLOT

With nominations opening this week, Marathon’s businesses will once again vie for the city’s most coveted honors at the 2022 Best of Marathon Awards. While some businesses seem to have cemented their places on the leaderboards, others might need to get a little creative in pursuit of island glory....