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Fitness studio offers strategy for getting healthy

PLANTATION KEY — Fitness trainer Chris Merrell says there’s a mental element to being physically fit and that everyone controls their own stress level. Rather than harboring any toxicity, he recommends taking a 30-minute walk. Fitness is a personal journey but sometimes people need some guidance, which is what Merrell[…]

Dog 30 does things right for pets and people

Samantha Usina’s customers know the routine at Dog 30 pet supply shop on White Street. They walk in, with or without their pets, and call out a happy-to-be-there greeting to Usina, who bought the shop at 1025 White St. around Thanksgiving of last year. Then they generally head over to[…]

How to ensure effective team communication

All teams face challenges in communication. Information gets lost; personality differences lead to frustrations and people get stuck in their own responsibilities. Without realizing it, even the smallest of teams breaks down because they fail to communicate well. Communication, in theory, should be easy. The problem is we often get[…]

Home Tours poster contest underway

The Old Island Restoration Foundation is looking for an image to be used for the 2019-2020 Key West Home Tour posters and advertising. Artists are invited to submit artwork that captures the OIRF mission of celebrating and sustaining Key West’s unique architecture, culture and history. Artwork can be any medium[…]

Dive shop offers more than memories

KEY LARGO — Divers and snorkelers who head to the Florida Keys reef with Sail Fish Scuba come back with more than memories. “We have guides for every six people and we take underwater photos of our customers,” said Jen Kerr, who owns the dive shop with husband Chris. “We’re[…]

Conch Paint & Body on Rockland Key does the job right

Car accidents, even minor fender benders, are an emotional and logistical nightmare. The subsequent car repairs shouldn’t be. Such is the philosophy at Conch Paint & Body on Rockland Key, where Steven Weech and Andy Wolcott — the two Conchs in Conch Paint & Body — are committed to offering[…]