Mandy Miles

Mandy Miles drops stuff, breaks things and falls down more than any adult should. She's married to a saintly — and handy — fisherman, and has been stringing words together in Key West since 1998.

Faith and freedom – City’s oldest black church turns 155

Sandy Cornish was a slave in Maryland prior to the Civil War, but eventually was able to pay $1,500 for his freedom and that of his wife.  The free black...

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 say are harmful to the...

Powering through Key West – Rodrick Cox: A familiar face in new, improved boat races

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 event that churns for three...

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, although cars do park beneath...

Rip-Off team pickets cosmetics shop after 10-day suspension – Repeat code violations lead protesters to 518 Duval St.

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 a controversial cosmetics shop had...

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 for being reluctant to send...