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Sails to Rails Museum offers sensory stroll through the past

From the days of Spanish galleons and four-masted schooners navigating the high seas and the treacherous reefs concealed beneath the waves, to the back-breaking — and life-ending — work it took to build the railroad that connected the individual islands into a single chain, Historic Tours of America’s newest museum explores the 400-year history that[…]

Arts Council offers grant for local artists, groups

The Florida Keys Council of the Arts recently announced a new grant opportunity, Art Builds Community, to support arts and culture projects that spark conversations, spur social change, generate cultural equity and make our community stronger. Grant funding be offered at $5,000 and $10,000 for projects that support, build and broaden access to the arts[…]

Hello chef Huff, goodbye uncooked boxed meals

KEY LARGO — Instead of buying a bulky box stuffed with common spices and superfluously packaged foods that still need to be cooked, Upper Keys residents can now order non-processed meals by Creative Clean Meal Plans of the Keys crafted by chef Clark Huff. The meals come prepped, cooked and ready to reheat with recommended[…]

Business offers custom cabinets for the home

ISLAMORADA — A kitchen or bathroom upgrade literally can light up a homeowner’s life, says interior designer Janet Wood. Custom cabinets now come with drawers that illuminate the contents, then self-close, points out Wood, a partner in John Rudolph Designs in Islamorada. “Buyers certainly can order cabinets without lights or other features,” she said. “But[…]

Bar, arcade, coffee shop, GlitchCraft has something for everyone

If the gang from television’s “Big Bang Theory” hung out in a bar rather than a comic book store, they’d undoubtedly choose Key West’s GlitchCraft on Simonton Street. Part bar, part arcade and part coffee shop, GlitchCraft is a truly user-friendly space that encourages conversation and good-natured competition around nostalgic board games, life-sized Pong and[…]

Program your mind to feel good

Abraham Lincoln once said, “People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” He would know. He endured eight major political defeats, the loss of a child, clinical depression and a nervous breakdown. We all know the adage that life isn’t so much about what happens to us, but how we[…]

History and Discovery Foundation, Bonefish and Tarpon Trust announce pact

ISLAMORADA — A partnership between Bonefish and Tarpon Trust and Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation will bring a new permanent exhibit to Keys History and Discovery Center. The exhibit is expected to be complete in December. It will be housed in the Keys History andf Discovery Center, which is operated by the foundation. In[…]

Village may drop free ride service

ISLAMORADA — A transportation firm that offers free rides on Upper Matecumbe Key may lose its subsidy from the village. Freebee launched its Upper Matecumbe service in late November after the Islamorada Village Council approved a transportation grant of up to $80,000 to jump-start the Freebee operation for six months. The contract expires at the[…]

New Sushi Song on Duval offers late-night delicacies

Sushi Song has started out strong at Truman and Duval. Those who haven’t been inside are calling it, “the new sushi place in the old Denny’s on Duval,” but it only takes a single visit for Sushi Song to make a name for itself in the minds and mouths of Key West residents and visitors.[…]

I.C. Doubles wants to bring locals back to the 200 block of Duval

With a name that combines history and hijinks, the new I.C. Doubles bar and restaurant is in the perfect place — the 200 block of Duval Street. Following a complete renovation that improved everything from the look, the sound — and the tastes — of the place, owner Patrick DeKeyrel opened I.C. Doubles on March[…]