CONCH BASEBALL COACH FINDS THE SWEET SPOT

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Conch baseball coach Ralph Henriquez knows all about the sweet spot — on a baseball bat.  He and his wife DeeDee Henriquez, who was our elected county tax...

UPPER KEYS KIDS CLUBHOUSE PROVIDES A NEW ‘SCREEN-FREE’ ACTIVITY FOR CHILDREN

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A pack of children surrounded Venus Haugen in the backyard tiki hut of her Tavernier home. As they watched closely, Haugen poured globs of thick, brightly colored...

VACATION RENTAL TALK PACKS KEY WEST CITY HALL

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Forcing Key West homeowners to rent their properties for at least 6 months at a time — rather than a month at a time — will do...

BIZ FEATURE: ISLAMORADA’S OCEAN GARDENS SHELLS OUT HOME DECOR & MORE FOR 10 YEARS

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"My initial vision was a marine store, but these two took it to another level." Phil Sena, founder and owner of Ocean Gardens in Islamorada, credits Summer...

COMMERCIAL LOBSTER SEASON OFF TO A GOOD START AS KEYS FISHERMEN DEAL WITH INCREASED...

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The commercial spiny lobster season started Aug. 6, and the fishermen and -women of the Florida Keys have been hauling traps and diving for almost a month....

KEYS BUSINESS: ISLAMORADA CANNABIS STORE HELPS PEOPLE & PETS

"When we hear customers say, ‘This works so well for me,’ it's always a delight," said Patti Lindback, co-founder and co-owner of Islamorada Hemp Co. To mention only...

CHEF NUNZIO SCORDO BRINGS FRESH TAKE TO 3 PERRY HOTEL RESTAURANTS

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First things first. When chef Nunzio Scordo took the helm as executive chef at The Perry Hotel’s three restaurants, his top priority was to make sure a...

DOCKSIDE RAW BAR UP & RUNNING AT TAVERNIER’S OLD CONCH HARBOR

By John Cristopher Fine Sit outside at Old Conch Harbor marina, barefoot if you want. Watch manatees swim in its sheltered lagoon, enjoy color change at sunset, watch...

IRIE ISLAND EATS REOPENS AFTER DEVASTATING FIRE

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When Irie Island Eats owner Chris Lordi left his business just after 6 p.m. on May 27, the last thing he expected was to receive a call...

BIZ FEATURE: ITALIAN FOOD COMPANY BRINGS A TASTE OF ITALY TO KEY LARGO &...

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Italian Food Company owners Tony and Isis Wright never dreamed of opening a restaurant. With a love for Italy and good food came an opportunity the two...