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Nele Kirt

Nele Kirt
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Nele Kirt has a master’s in communications from Ohio University with 40 years of media experience in TV, radio and printed press.

The best Cuban food is found at Juice Paradise

With her playful smile, slim body and quick movements Kenia Montes De Oca is a living whirlwind. She came to Marathon about 14 years...

Get Wrecked: restaurant’s owners – and customers – keep coming back

Good rule of thumb: Follow the locals. In this case, to S.S. Wreck & Galley Grill on Grassy Key. It’s where locals go to...

LAZY DAYS SOUTH: A TASTY ‘HOME’ ON MARATHON’S WATERFRONT

At Lazy Days South, guests can arrive on foot, by car, or by boat. Located in the Marathon Marina and Boatyard, the restaurant has...

Batter Up! Cupcakery opens on Key Colony Beach

Be it a five-tier wedding cake weighing 150 pounds or a small cupcake looking like a piece of art, Simone makes them all. The...

Hideaway Café: the most romantic restaurant in the Keys

The sign by MM 58 in Grassy Key reads “Rainbow Bend Resort” and even after turning into the parking area behind the fence, it’s...

“So Fresh it’s Still Flippin'” at Keys Fisheries

It was past midday and the line outside the window of the main building was growing by the minute. Before placing their orders, people...

Keys Eats: Ale House Offers All American Soul Food in Marathon

“Although our restaurant is officially named ‘Marathon Grill and Ale House,’ the locals call it THE Ale House,” said Simone Mullis, putting stress on...

Did you ever wonder how many planes land/take-off in Marathon?

J. Henderson, the assistant director of Marathon and Key West International airports explains: All in all, there are about 75,000 operations — that includes take-offs or...

Diners revel in the Key-sy atmosphere at Porky’s

Opened in the 1950s, Porky’s is one of the longest continuously operating restaurants in the Keys. Today, it’s famous for its smoked pork (Cuban...

DID YOU EVER WONDER… if Keys bees hibernate?

Isham (“Toby”) Holding explains: Short answer: No. As long as the temperature remains at 50 degrees or above, the bees in the Keys keep working...