Articles tagged with 'Local's Choice' | Florida Keys

Florida Keys - Archive (Local's Choice)

2023
December
11,
2023
| 18:31 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Jack Micciche, 28, who owns the funky and eclectic Mother Ocean Key Largo Marine Consignment store with dad Carmine, describes the vintage, quintessentially Keys outlet as “nautical Narnia.”Mother Ocean, which also could be called an adult mariner’s ...
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November
20,
2023
| 22:07 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Key West entertainer Christopher Peterson, one of the island city’s most popular female impersonators, is the Florida Keys’ newest New Year’s Eve icon.Peterson is to “drop” in a giant glittering red high-heeled shoe at the stroke of midnight, landing...
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October
26,
2023
| 22:06 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Dan Cornell, who owns Cruisin’ Tikis Key Largo with wife Laurie, operates three Tiki boats that depart from Snooks Bayside Restaurant & Grand Tiki Bar and Sundowners restaurant in the Upper Keys.The couple launched their Cruisin’ Tikis Key Largo vent...
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October
13,
2023
| 22:16 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Chef Paul Kapsalis and wife Kris Kubik are owner-operators of South of the Seven restaurant, tucked inside the gulfside 1950s-era Sugarloaf Lodge at mile marker 17 on Sugarloaf Key.Popular fare includes local Rosefish fried whole with Thai chile sauc...
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August
21,
2023
| 16:34 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Key lime pie is synonymous with the Florida Keys, and just about everyone can describe their favorite slice. But if Key limes themselves were to have an ambassador, that person would likely be Kermit Carpenter.Visitors may not know his name right awa...
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July
19,
2023
| 13:21 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Fishing is in the blood of charter captain Nick Stanczyk of Islamorada, who is known as a Florida Keys swordfish fishing pioneer. The legendary Stanczyk family has owned and operated Bud N' Mary's Sportfishing Marina since 1978.Nick, 38, is the son o...
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June
19,
2023
| 14:40 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Scott Dekle, vice president of Marathon's Keys Fisheries for the last 18 months, grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, spending endless hours on and in the water.At age 8, Dekle began working in the family food service and cold storage business with seafoo...
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May
15,
2023
| 13:44 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Richie Moretti - founder of the Turtle Hospital as the world's first state-licensed veterinary hospital for sea turtles - has rescued, rehabilitated and released between 2,000 and 3,000 sea turtles.The eclectic entrepreneur's fascination with turtles...
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April
24,
2023
| 11:47 AM Europe/Amsterdam
Maria Wevers opened Key West's Grand Café in 2002 when son Kieran, now 23, was just a toddler. Today, Wevers remains a hands-on restaurateur whose venue at 314 Duval St. is acclaimed for gourmet dining, well-priced happy hours and hosting events such...
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March
31,
2023
| 13:21 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Naturalist, guidebook author and eco-guide Bill Keogh, a 43-year Big Pine Key resident, operates Big Pine Kayak Adventures offering daily mangrove tunnel kayak tours and private motorboat excursions to the Florida Keys' backcountry wilderness....
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February
24,
2023
| 15:47 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Lisa Mongelia has been the executive director of Islamorada's one-of-a-kind History of Diving Museum since 2014. A diver for more than 40 years, she's deeply passionate about the Florida Keys' underwater world and its protection.Born in Missouri and ...
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2022
December
20,
2022
| 14:48 PM Europe/Amsterdam
As the hands-on general manager of Key Largo's boutique Kona Kai Resort for the last five years, Kathryn Lyons always knew "the business world would be my jam."Lyons - a warm, welcoming Upper Keys personality - is a friendly, humorous and discriminat...
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