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Key West Sailing Adventure offers various sailing voyages

The sailboat’s strange name — St. Vitus Dance — puzzles many who pass its slip at the Historic Seaport, but also sounds vaguely familiar to plenty of folks — mostly men — over 40. “It’s the boat from ‘Miami Vice,’ Capt. Albert Tropea says dozens of times a week in answer to the question in[…]

Report: Prices of Keys homes hit 10-year high

MONROE COUNTY — Home prices for the Florida Keys hit a 10-year high in 2018 with an average sales price of $675,303, a new report says. The 2,100 properties sold represent a 7 percent increase over 2017 with a 6 percent higher price, said Jim Larson, a certified residential specialist with Keller Williams Realty in[…]

Antica Sartoria boutique brings Italy’s Amalfi Coast to Key West

The sun-dappled, pastel-speckled, seaside town of Positano, on Italy’s Amalfi Coast is one of countless travelers’ must-see places. And those who have seen it return as often as possible. But until the tickets are purchased and the trip is booked, a Duval Street boutique replicates the coastal colors and alluring boho chic lifestyle of Positano[…]

Café Moka opens satellite bistro in Islamorada

ISLAMORADA — Café Moka now has an Upper Matecumbe Key location, an extension of its flagship Tavernier bistro that first opened in 2011. The original location next to the historic Tavernier Hotel will remain in operation. “We love our Tavernier location,” said Pierre-Marc Bellion, who owns both cafés with wife Alexandra. “The Islamorada Café Moka[…]

Off the Hook, Onlywood Grill bring new culinary options to Caroline

There are some new culinary options these days on Caroline Street, where two local restaurants — Onlywood Grill and Off the Hook Grill — have either opened a second location or relocated from a tiny space to a much larger one. Off the Hook Grill, 920 Caroline St., moved from their previously popular, but tiny,[…]

Little city gets its own pizza parlor on causeway

KEY COLONY BEACH — An island about a half-square-mile, with 1,400 houses and a handful of restaurants, now has its own slice of the pizza pie, Causeway Pizza & Ice Cream. Since its soft opening in January, Causeway Pizza & Ice Cream has seen steady business, owner Tim Cook says. Cook said he named the[…]

Artistic endeavor has interesting ring to it

BIG PINE KEY — When she could not find a ship’s bell, Lower Keys artist Keely Final decided to get tanked. That futile search resulted in opening a new field for her creative pursuits, converting old scuba tanks into artistically painted bells. “I really wanted a ship’s bell for the back yard,” Final said, “but[…]

Soul House on offers eclectic mix of furniture, accessories

Wander, touch. pick things up and fall in love with new favorite finds and fixtures at Soul House, the lifestyle studio that’s a joint venture of Oakleigh Waits and Sue Beale that opened in July on 4th Avenue on Stock Island. It’s just past the Front Street turn for The Hogfish. Look for the Stockyard Studios sign[…]

Collective space for all yogis opens in Islamorada

ISLAMORADA — Yoga is a personal practice — it’s not about being perfect, according to Shevaun Shamon, studio manager at Peace of Tibet Yoga and Wellness Center, a new intimate “collective wellness” space open to the yogi community. “Nothing’s ever perfect really. It’s the journey and our mistakes that make yoga beautiful,” she said. “I[…]

Body Zone kicks off 8-week fitness challenge

Knowing most New Year’s fitness and weight-loss resolutions have fizzled by February, the owner of Body Zone gym in the Overseas Market is launching his first Key West Fitness Challenge, an eight-week emphasis on fitness, weight loss, healthy eating, outdoor adventures and personal goals. “We figured that by now, most resolutions to lose weight, get[…]