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’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

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

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...

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

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…

 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...

The First Key Lime Festival

The Key lime has inspired intimate celebrations in the Florida Keys for almost two centuries, but it wasn’t until 1953 that the Upper Keys Chamber of Commerce...

Lustful Urges and the Original Key Lime Pie Crust

No journey down the Key Lime Pie Hole is complete without a good crust discussion, so today we will introduce an ingredient that is a must for...

How To Kill Your Neighbor With Key Lime Pie

Don’t waste time with arsenic or hemlock next time you feel like killing a neighbor. You can get the same results serving them a tart, delicious slice...

A walk through Nike Hercules missile base

“Here’s your first security fence. There was a guard station over there,” says former Army Specialist Ted Swanson, pointing to what appears to be dense underbrush. “Beyond...