Key West Island News
Key West Island News connects Key West residents and friends of the island, fosters our One Human Family culture and advances understanding of shared goals for our island community
Disney World's Key West is not Key West. Though I understand how first-time visitors might find that confusing. Especially if they've tripped across the Disney World promotion videos for its Old Key West Resort. I mean Disney's Old Key West looks like, well, Key...
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Three things come at a premium when you're living in Key West: An X flood zone, which until Oct. 1, had meant your house wasn't as likely to flood and therefore the mortgage company wouldn't require flood insurance; parking because there isn't any in Key West; and...
In the way-back I lived in a place where the first question asked of a newcomer was: Why in the world would you move here? Eight words, each said with inflections of disbelief, as if moving to said place was about the weirdest, least explicable thing one could do. Now...
Look, I get it. There are way more important things to write about than the 600 or so words about to follow. But, darn it, you know it's true. We have arrived once again in Key West Grumble Season. Grumble Season arrives in Key West in tandem with the Autumn Equinox...
Sigh. It happened so subtly I was unaware. I have become that old lady who chases Key West chickens. Friday was a glorious island day. Sunny skies, summer-into-fall clouds, light breeze. You know the drill. I was neck deep in the pool listening to Zac Brown and...
Key West Island News
Who we are: We are a Key West-owned digital news and information company that uses a community-support model to sustain our news, information and connections mission. Our funding comes from our local and off-island subscribers, select advertisers and investors. We are governed by an advisory board comprising residents and journalism and community-building professionals. Editor and publisher Linda Grist Cunningham owns KeyWestWatch Media LLC, which publishes Key West Island News What we do: We do original reporting and aggregate information from trusted news sources in Key West, the Keys and the state of Florida. We choose our trusted sources carefully to ensure accuracy and useful information. Why we do it: We believe Key West needs a comprehensive, trusted source of news and information — a single place where residents and friends of Key West can find what they need to know each day. What’s important to us: The topics shape our coverage: The Key West mystique; economic development; environmental protection; not-for-profits, arts and entertainment; small businesses and entrepreneurs.
“Key West is an amazing canvas”
Key West chef and photographer Martha Hubbard walks the island each morning. For years she has shared with her social media friends a photo or two to start the day. Now she shares her photographs exclusively with Key West Island News. From pounding waves off the White Street pier to a Royal Poinciana bursting red, Martha’s photos are a stunning reminder that we live in a canvas made new every day.
Shade Ceramics and Shutter Photography
Contemporary artisan ceramics and photographs crafted in Key West | Follow the latest news from our gallery! We love sharing what we’re doing in the White Street gallery — and we welcome you to stop in when you’re in the neighborhood.