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Strange American Dreamer – Rayland Baxter Returns for 3rd COAST Is Clear Festival - A man looking at the camera - Portrait -m-

Strange American Dreamer – Rayland Baxter Returns for 3rd COAST Is Clear Festival

“He’s a real weirdo,” promised Billy Kearins, Coast Projects founder, when describing singer/songwriter Rayland Baxter. A self-professed space pirate with a healthy fear of sharks and a...
Nadene Grossman Orr

CEO. Festival Director. Mom. Superwoman.

Nadene Grossman Orr reflects on Fantasy Fest This year marked the 40th birthday of Fantasy Fest with Nadene Grossman Orr and her team having spearheaded the past three...
Coffee Roasters

Coffee-Making Couple Serves Up Rich Roasts

In 1996, Danny Ganim and Sharon Sealy met at culinary school in North Miami Beach, and it’s been smart quips and rich foods between them ever since....
MILITARY SPOTLIGHT - A person holding a sign - John McCain

MILITARY SPOTLIGHT

Jekeydon “Jake” Pratcher U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class We at Keys Weekly have for a long time considered how to best honor the men and women serving in...
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HERO SPOTLIGHT – An ordinary guy who’s done extraordinary things

Fred Taylor sits at his desk at Crystal Health & Rehab Center in Plantation Key as he looks back at the day he was awarded the Medal...
Powering through Key West – Rodrick Cox: A familiar face in new, improved boat races - A man standing in front of a car posing for the camera - Car

Powering through Key West – Rodrick Cox: A familiar face in new, improved boat...

Rodrick Cox is a managing director of Race World Offshore, the organization that took over this year’s production of Key West’s offshore powerboat races. The event that churns...
Caffeine Carl: Key West’s own music man - A man wearing a hat - Sunglasses

Caffeine Carl: Key West’s own music man

He got his first guitar on Christmas Eve 1980. Never having had a lesson in his life, Carl Wagoner is entirely self-taught, but considers himself a “hack.”  Anyone...
Guess what? Habitat is still helping homeowners recover from Irma - A group of people standing next to a fence - Roof

Guess what? Habitat is still helping homeowners recover from Irma

If you live in Monroe County, you know property is expensive, reliable construction crews are rare, and that a lot of homes are still in desperate need...
Allman Betts Band Plants New Roots - A group of people standing on a stage posing for the camera -

Allman Betts Band Plants New Roots

It’s been 50 years since a group of Southern longhairs formed what would become one of the most celebrated rock ’n’ roll bands of all time. Now, Devon...
Bushey reflects on Key West, 20 years at Rick’s - A man sitting at a table with wine glasses - Bartender

Bushey reflects on Key West, 20 years at Rick’s

By Kirby Trahan Fred Bushey is truly one of a kind — with an emphasis on “kind.” With a face that most in the hospitality industry know on...