Maki: THE DRESS CODE

  We live in a really awesome place. Not just because of the beautiful weather or the amazing water in our backyard but because of the wonderful people...

Thanks for democracy

This Tuesday Monroe County voters will settle several long-running debates when polling locations close at 7 p.m. These contests will be the culmination of years of preparation for...

Pogo: New game battles Twitter for most down-loaded app

  I cannot tell you how many times people have mentioned Pokemon Go, a game app for smart phones, to me in the last few days. It’s billed...

A love affair with Old Seven

"Mom, why is there a hole in the old bridge?” my brother and I would ask from the backseat while driving south, probably every time we would...

Chasing Cortland: The 100-mile journey

With months of physical training and mental preparation, nothing can make the heat of the Seven Mile Bridge at 4 p.m. on a May afternoon bearable. Nothing....

Dare I say it? Key West needs a community center

I get it. Affordable housing is our top priority in Key West. So what I’m about to do may be considered taboo, or even blasphemous in some...

The future’s too bright (wear shades)

In the Florida Keys, sunglasses are a fashion accessory worn daily. And you can never have too many pairs. All that wear makes them easy to lose,...

The Colorful Commish in pain no more

Tom Oosterhoudt passed away on April 1 A year and a half ago, I sat in Tom Oosterhoudt’s home office, surrounded by 200 framed pictures of him and...

Dear Santa: Poinciana Elementary Third Graders

Mrs. Curry 3rd Grade Dear Santa, I want an Xbox 1 for Christmas because I enjoy playing games. At home and at school I have been very good. Amy...

3D printing comes to the Keys

Libraries show off borrowed printers If you’re a geek like me, you’ve spent at least a couple of minutes marveling over the abilities of 3D printers. They are...