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Mandy Miles has been living in and writing about Key West since 1998. She and her charter-fishing husband, Capt. Stan Miles, live a few blocks from the Southernmost Point - and worlds away from 'normal.'
Banning our ban? – Senator targets Key West’s sunscreen ban - A person with a sunset in the background - Summer

Banning our ban? – Senator targets Key West’s sunscreen ban

A North Florida senator has filed a bill that, if passed, would nullify Key West’s ban on the sale of certain sunscreens that some...
Powering through Key West – Rodrick Cox: A familiar face in new, improved boat races - A man standing in front of a car posing for the camera - Car

Powering through Key West – Rodrick Cox: A familiar face in...

Rodrick Cox is a managing director of Race World Offshore, the organization that took over this year’s production of Key West’s offshore powerboat races. The...
Solar panels save Key West $1,100/month - A car parked on the side of a road - Luxury vehicle

Solar panels save Key West $1,100/month

The tilted structure that lines the parking lot at Key West’s City Hall is not a set of stadium bleachers or a shade pavilion,...
A group of people standing in front of a sign - Car

Rip-Off team pickets cosmetics shop after 10-day suspension – Repeat code...

A dozen or so picketers wielded signs declaring “Rip-Off Shop,” while waving to passing pedestrians and motorists on Oct. 27 on Duval Street, where...
GROWN-UP PARTY GIVES WAY TO YOUNGER CROWD – KIDS COUNT DOWN TO TRICK-OR-TREATING - A close up of a person talking on a cell phone - Painting

MILES TO GO – Halloween Hang-Ups

We don’t get many – or any – trick-or-treaters in my Old Town neighborhood; never have, actually, though I suppose I can’t blame parents...
OFF THE PATH KEY – WEST’S SOUTHERNMOST HOUSE IS MORE THAN A MANSION - A group of people walking in front of a building - Palm trees

OFF THE PATH KEY – WEST’S SOUTHERNMOST HOUSE IS MORE THAN...

During the seasonal changes of October, the Keys Weekly will explore less-traveled outdoor escapes often overlooked by locals and tourists here in the Florida...
Oro Gold

Oro Gold Cosmetics Re-opening Draws Protests

Members of the Key West Rip-Off Rapid Response Team on Sunday afternoon protest the reopening of Oro Gold cosmetics shop at 518 Duval St., Key West.  City...
a medical illustration of-cold-cap-therapy for chemotherap patients

COLD MAY PROTECT HAIR FOLLICLES

Chemo Cancer gets real with a single word — a prefix, actually, and predictions of hair loss, weight loss, wigs and weakness. Most patients, upon receiving...
Key West PIO shares breast cancer story - A group of people sitting at a table with a dog - Pomeranian

Key West PIO shares breast cancer story

As public information officer for the City of Key West and the Key West Police Department, Alyson Crean spends her professional life documenting events...
POPEYE’S MAKES PROGRESS IN KEY WEST

Chicken joint replaces Burger King on the boulevard

There’s nothing like a brand new fast-food option to get Key Westers’ attention and dominate discussions around town and online. Only on this island...