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The elves strike again – Revelers festoon tree on 7 Mile Bridge

Now the tree has more than “2,000 imported Italian twinkle lights” and a complex security system to thwart would-be saboteurs.
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Santa’s Catch

The day before Christmas I received quite a shock, when Santa and his reindeer showed up at the dock. Rudolph and Prancer, Dancer and Blitzen, looking for...
A small boat in a body of water - Fish

If the problem is a big toothy fish, the solution is a wire leader...

If you live in the Florida Keys, or are a frequent visitor, you know that the fishing forecast can be extremely unpredictable in the winter months. One...
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Recipe – Blackened Shrimp Tacos

Over the past few weeks, the Epicurean has received two requests for blackened dishes. One from Sundowners, for their lightly blackened Yellowtail with warm mango salsa, and...
A man holding a fish in the water - Mackerel

Offshore Excitement

What a great time it is to be in the Florida Keys. The seas have been calm, the temperatures are nice and warm (but not too hot),...
A plate of food on a table - Caridean Shrimp

Recipe – Garlic and Beer Marinated Peel & Eat Shrimp

The next time you are having a party, try this variation of peel and eat shrimp. Suck the tails then peel and eat the shrimp! Garlicky,...
A person holding a gun - The Studios of Key West

Lauren McAloon Sculptor

Lauren and her husband Brendon McAloon had never been to Key West when they decided to move here from New England. “We made the decision, literally, by flipping...
A person holding a fish swimming under water - Spearfishing

Hogfish is the perfect target for beginning spearfishermen

(Editor’s Note: James Simsic, a homegrown Marathon conch, is The Weekly’s newest fishing columnist. Below, he introduces readers to the sport of spearfishing and gives them a...
A group of people wearing costumes - Fantasy Fest

Fantasy Fest’s Outrageous Parade Highlights Key West Festival

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — The Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival ends today (Sunday, Oct. 30) in Key West with an open-air carnival for kids and...
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Student directs theatrical production at MHS – Saturday show called ‘A Night on Broadway’

A “Night on Broadway” features 16 numbers, about 40 cast and crew members and — for the first time — a student director. Xavier McKnight is running...