Drink in the Island Life at Lorelei

By Tony Capecchi “Another perfect day, on this island town.” It was impossible to argue with the guitar-strumming duo who sang those words as the sun set over Lorelei Cabana Bar and Marina in Islamorada, Florida on this 76-degree May evening. My wife and I were stuffed from a fantastic dinner at the world-renowned yet … Read more

Hens & Chickens Perfect for New and Veteran Divers

It’s a beautiful spring day on the ocean. I do “giant stride” off the back of the dive boat into the water, reach up to the dive master who hands me my camera, turn and slowly descend down the water. I am feeling mellow and a song composed in 1934 by George Gershwin for the … Read more

Wrestling With Giants in the Florida Keys

By Scott Mackenthun “Bow to the king,” advises fishing guide Rick Stancyk. His advice is a simple reminder that when tarpon jump, you should drop your rod tip and give slack so the hook doesn’t pull out, in effect bowing when the powerful fish pushes through a series of leaps. Stancyk is a second-generation fishing … Read more

‘Bloodline’ fan’s guide to the Florida Keys

If you are a fan of Netflix’s “Bloodline” but aren’t quite as well acquainted with the Florida Keys, here is a rundown of some of the locations. Want to track down where the Rayburns live, work, eat, and play? Here’s a spoiler-free tour of “Bloodline” locations. “We’re not bad people, but we did a bad thing.” … Read more

Islamorada Asks for Input on Changes to Indian Key and Tea Table Fills

By Josh Gore Free Press Staff The village moved one step closer last week to finalizing a plan it says would improve Indian Key and Tea Table fills. In the dozens of comments made to the village at the meeting or submitted beforehand, no one favored limiting public use of the right-of-way or cutting … Read more