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7 ways to move here
How does one move to Key West? There are lots of toss off answers, like “marry rich” or rob a bank,” but I decided to take this seriously. Here’s how you move to Key West.
Why would you leave?
Everyone dreams of living in Key West, a place where everyone knows why you’d move there. What most folks rarely stop to think about: Why would you up and leave? And people do.
North to Miami? Nope
Did you know you head east to Miami? Not north. East northeast. And mostly east. Trust your eyes at sunrise. Well, except for that right turn in Big Pine, which is due south.
You knew I couldn't get past Key West Thanksgiving without the obligatory "thanks" list. Around the holidays, every columnist (and, of course, every politician, business and social media poster) runs out of things about which to opine, to sell or over which to spit a...
Linda Grist Cunningham is editor and proprietor of Key West Island News. She lives on the island with Ranger Ed and the Cat 5s.
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Things to do
Of this I gar-ron-tee you: No matter what I write about Fantasy Fest 2022, someone's gonna disagree. Fantasy Fest is like that cliched elephant; one can describe only what one touches. Let the arguments run amok; I'm going to say this anyway: Fantasy Fest 2022 is the...
Me: Lady Bird Johnson's dead, right?You if you're not my age: Who?You if you are my age: Yeah. Long time ago. Like maybe 1994? (It was 2007, but, you know, memory has sink holes.) Why?Me: I wanted to invite her to Key West. On Oct. 22, 1965, Lady Bird's presidential husband, Lyndon, signed the...
October in Key West is transition month. We use these 31 days to slide from summer into season (no one calls it winter because, well, winter as a marketing concept includes snow and Key West has never seen so much as frost. Snow would be out of the question.) October in Key West is hot and humid...
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.