NEW CHOCOLATIERS AT KEY LARGO SWEET FACTORY

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A renowned chocolate and ice cream shop in the Upper Keys has new chocolatiers leading the factory.  With shops at MM 100.5 in Key Largo and MM 81.9...

IN PICTURES: KEY WEST CELEBRATES HEMINGWAY WITH HISTORY & HUMOR

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Fans of Ernest Hemingway’s literary greatness and vigorous life, including scores of bearded Hemingway look-alikes, converged on Key West July 20 to 25 for Hemingway Days 2021.  The...

THIS WEEKEND: MARATHON KIDS PERFORM AT MARATHON COMMUNITY THEATER

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It’s back. Marathon Community Theatre is showcasing its youngest talent on two nights this weekend — Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31 with a 7 p.m. curtain....

ISLAMORADA SEEKS PROPERTY FOR MORE THAN JUST PARKING

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​​Enter the village of Islamorada into the mix of potential buyers of vacant property on Upper Matecumbe Key.  Council members voted unanimously during a special meeting July 21...

400 SPECIALTY LICENSED TRADESMEN COULD BE OUT OF WORK IN MONROE COUNTY

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When Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill preempting the requirement of local occupational licensing in Florida, he set off a firestorm among Keys contractors and tradesmen. The...

COMEDIAN PAULA POUNDSTONE RETURNS TO KEY WEST THEATER AUG. 21

As soon as comedian Paula Poundstone picks up the call, there’s a crackling energy on the other end of the line. She imparts a hearty, genuine greeting...

KEY WEST EATS: BEL MARE OFFERS COASTAL ITALIAN CUISINE & ICONIC VIEWS

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Bel Mare overlooks nothing but the water. The new fine-dining restaurant at Key West's Historic Seaport specializes in coastal Italian cuisine, local seafood, made-to-order pasta, decadent steaks and...

OFFICIALS STRIKE TENTATIVE DEAL TO SAVE KEY WEST SENIOR HOUSING CENTER

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Key West’s financially strapped assisted-living facility, Poinciana Gardens, got a reprieve this week, when officials from three government agencies agreed to a cost-sharing arrangement. The arrangement must...

LEARNING LAWS DURING LOBSTER SEASON

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Marine patrols from various law enforcement agencies conducted resource checks and safety inspections during a busy two-day lobster mini-season in the Florida Keys. With citations came education...

MARATHON’S TAX RATE GOING UP

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On July 13, Marathon City Council set the preliminary tax rate and, for the first time in four years, proposed to raise the ad valorem taxes on...
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