Every year, the City of Marathon adds to its collection of holiday light displays. Tight lines, Santa.

The keys get lit

With an average year-round temperature that hovers near 80, Florida Keys residents have to invent ways to feel festive during the winter holiday season. Merrymakers who find...
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Eco-friendly gift-wrapping tips for the holidays

Hopefully you and your credit cards survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday in one piece, and you’ve finished all your holiday shopping. While you catch your breath,...
Key West Police Officer Joe Tripp totes two Christmas trees, as Officer Alex Rodriguez and Sunrise Rotarian Jim Scholl continue doling them out to a line of volunteers. MANDY MILES/Keys Weekly

Truck delivers 500+ Christmas trees

The line of volunteers stretched for more than a block down Seminary Street on the morning of Nov. 26, when a refrigerated truck from North Carolina delivered...
Little ones weigh in on what’s important

Little ones weigh in on what’s important

Let’s just say all of these kids wrote down, on the eve of Thanksgiving, exactly what they appreciate. It’s family — mom, dad, sisters, brothers, grandparents and dogs....
Be a Guest Again – Staycation at Sunset Key - A bench next to a palm tree - Florida Keys

Be a Guest Again – Staycation at Sunset Key

Naysayers say there is no such thing as a good deal, but they never saw this bargain coming. Tis the season for “local specials” and Sunset Key...
Fireworks in the night sky - Florida Keys

Top 10 things we love/hate about July 4th

Tons of visitors flock to the Keys to celebrate Fourth of July in the islands. We got all the good stuff — fireworks, hot dogs — but with...
4th of July, Keys Style - Fireworks in the sky - Independence Day

4th of July, Keys Style

KEY WEST Leave it to Key West to celebrate Independence Day with Key lime pies, mermaids, jam bands and, oh yeah, fireworks! Historically, the 4th of July is...
How we celebrate reflects who we are - Birthday

How we celebrate reflects who we are

This week offers us two days of remembrance: Yom HaShoah, or Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, on May 2, and Cinco de Mayo, commemorating a Mexican military victory,...
Easter’s on its way - A group of colorful flowers - Brewery

Easter’s on its way

From Easter egg hunts to brunches and beer hunts, there’s no shortage of events happening leading up to the holiday. Here’s a list of some of the...
Marlin to carry cross for 33rd time - A man that is standing in the street - Islamorada

Marlin to carry cross for 33rd time

Pastor Marlin Simon will never forget that Good Friday when he was stopped by a police officer as he walked with a small group along U.S. 1...