Kristen Livengood

Kristen Livengood is a Marathon High School and University of South Florida grad, mom of two beautiful little girls, and wife to some cute guy she met in a bar. She enjoys red wine, Tito's, Jameson, running (very, very slowly), and spearfishing.

Watch out Sancho. The Band is Back!

The locally loved cover band Badfish returns to Sunset Pier at Ocean Key Resort for a free concert on Monday, Nov. 5. The band is heralded as one of the best cover bands in the country, and “Badfish, A Tribute to Sublime” has become a hotly anticipated tradition on...

Youngberg, thankful for help, returns the favor

Suzi Youngberg is too sweet. Sweet like the blackberries she remembers picking with her grandmother when she was little growing up in rural Georgia. She later had a lucrative career in corporate sales and spent a lot of time on the road even after moving to the Keys in...

Forgotten Felines

D.C. can’t be adopted. He isn’t a nice cat. He’s been roaming the streets for the past seven or so years, doing as he pleases – impregnating all the lady cats he can along the way. “Dr. Dunn is going to love me,” said Forgotten Feline’s vice president, Megan...

Conch Republic Marine Army keeps growing

More than 2,000 different people have signed waivers with Conch Republic Marine Army and have helped clean nearshore waters of debris. Car parts, refrigerators, lawn mowers, paint cans, RoundUp — it’s all been pulled out by the community army armed with kayaks, scuba tanks, snorkels and rope cutters. It started...

This Weekend: Event Kicks Off Awareness for Domestic Violence Month

This year, Monroe County’s Domestic Abuse Shelter (DAS) received 404 domestic violence hotline calls, served 139 women, 5 men, and 22 children and has been helping victims in Monroe County for 35 years. DAS has a 15-bed emergency shelter, has bought 55 bus passes, and has paid for 20...

Walk for Freedom: Annual Event Aims to End Human Trafficking

What were you doing when you were 12 years old? That is the average age of children preyed upon for forced labor and sex trafficking. Every 30 seconds, someone becomes a victim of human trafficking, the world’s fastest-growing criminal industry — a $150 billion business.  While on a mission trip...

The Bee Man – Jason Beeman — banker, Conch — reflects on the life and times

By way of the Bahamas generations ago, Jason Beeman is a born-and-raised sixth-generation Conch. With a deep love of Conch baseball in his veins, he isn’t joking when he says he has 48 first cousins from Key West on his mother’s side.  The vice president of lending and credit services...

Run, Beth, Run – Such a happy way of helping others

Beth Moyes is a Jersey girl with Australian roots, and is known around town as one of the most energetic ladies on the island. Actually, “energetic” is a huge understatement when describing Beth – just ask her dad.  Today, she is a race director, event manager, “personal everything girl” to...

Are you suicidal? – Simple question could save a life

A tragic wave of recent suicides in the Florida Keys have shellshocked our “one human family.” All too often families and friends are left with more questions than answers in the wake of suicides — often questioning what, if anything, could have been done differently. But Lynda Woods, a...

Rev. Debra Andrew Maconaughey thoroughly involved in community

After Hurricane Irma, Rev. Debra Andrew Maconaughey, the Reverend Canon and Rector of St. Columba really stepped up for the community – first by opening the church’s doors for incoming supplies, and then by housing community members who lost everything. “Our parish strives to be a strong partner in...

Emily Nixon pays it forward – Local works with food pantry

Emily Nixon moved to Key West from New England for a temporary, one-year position with Star of the Sea (SOS) Foundation. More than four years later, she’s the deputy director at the foundation and has zero plans on leaving. “At this point, I don’t think I could even survive...

Behind the scenes at The Spa at Sunset Key

Every now and again even we locals need a little pampering. Being whisked through Key West Harbor to the exclusive Sunset Key for a day “off the rock” on the ferry Island Time starts the day off right. The Carpe Diem spa package is the way to go.  Including a...