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Accolades for Fern Butters’ Key lime pie, Sombrero (the vanishing) Key & Browne v....

Accolades for Fern Butters’ Key lime pie  While the lovely Barbara Cockerham is Islamorada’s current Key Lime Pie Lady, she was not the first.  The original was Fern Butters,...
Celebrating 20 years: Marathon’s roots traced back to property rights - A group of people posing for the camera - STX IT20 RISK.5RV NR EO

Celebrating 20 years: Marathon’s roots traced back to property rights

While Marathon earned its moniker from the laborers toiling on the Overseas Railway, property rights were the main catalyst for the incorporation of the Middle Keys hamlet. “You...
The Mysterious Handprint at Pigeon Key - A sandwich sitting on top of a plate of food on a table - Korean taco

The Mysterious Handprint at Pigeon Key

A Spanish superstition warns that if a bird sings outside your window at night, a death will occur in your home the following day. I don’t know...
Local group working to acquire Alligator Light

Local group working to acquire Alligator Light

Ask Larry “Lighthouse” Herlth what it would mean to obtain the iconic, historic marvel in Alligator Lighthouse, and he’ll tell you it would be a 10-year dream...
’35 storm most powerful ever - 1935 Labor Day hurricane

’35 storm most powerful ever

The Category 5 1935 Labor Day Hurricane is still the most powerful storm ever to strike North America. While the killer hurricane accounted for approximately 500 fatalities,...
Information being sought on Fishermen’s anchor - Florida Keys

Information being sought on Fishermen’s anchor

As the rebuild of Fishermen’s Community Hospital continues, so does the restoration effort on a key feature that sat outside the facility. The anchor located next to the...
Key Lime Legends – The Cookie Lady - A person is smiling while holding a piece of cake on a plate - Florida Keys

Key Lime Legends – The Cookie Lady

Hundreds of people peddle sweets in the Florida Keys, but few rise to the iconic status of Marilyn Kellner, better known to the world as “The Cookie...
Keys History: Attack at Indian Key – From settlement to community – Politics rears its head - A man wearing a suit and tie - Florida Keys

Keys History: Attack at Indian Key – From settlement to community – Politics rears its...

Attack at Indian Key – Upper Keys History In the early morning hours of Aug. 7, 1840, some 130 Indians paddled out to Indian Key and launched a surprise...
The History of Green Key Lime Pie - A piece of cake on a plate - Key lime pie

The History of Green Key Lime Pie

Residents of the Florida Keys know Key lime pie is yellow, but if you follow #keylimepie on Instagram or find yourself lost in the sweet section of...
Pirates? Aye, but… - A group of people sitting at a desk - Florida Keys

Pirates? Aye, but…

 It seems as if pirates and the Florida Keys should go together like rum and lime. And they do, in the sense that stories of pirates are...