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Key West Chickens: Local Nuisance or Beloved Icon?
WFSU   June 13, 2014
Well, in Key West—the chickens are always crossing the road. Or hanging out by the local bars. They also love to chill out by the beach, where Patty

Free summer breakfast, lunch program for Keys youths starts June 16
KeysNet     June 12, 2014
The authorized locations are the Boys & Girls Club in Key West, the Frederick Douglass Gym in Key West, Horace O' Bryant Middle and Poinciana

Silver Airways Guests Treated to Red Carpet Welcome on First Flights Between Orlando and Key
GlobeNewswire (press release)   June 12, 2014
In addition, Florida's next generation regional airline also continues to offer one-stop and connecting flights between Key West and Orlando via Fort

Key West: A 20-Something Discovers the 'Conch Republic'
EDGEOnTheNet    June 12, 2014
The name was a name coined by the locals after Key West (in tongue-in-cheek fashion) seceded from the Union in the early '80s. This is my first taste

Diving in to support Hannah
Cayman 27     June 11, 2014
One endurance swimming enthusiast in Cayman is diving in to swim around Key West all to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research.

Keys public tourism agency marks 30 years of growth
KeysNet      June 11, 2014
Bahia Honda State Park in the Lower Keys is a big attraction for Keys tourists ... Key West Aloe founder Frank Romano, then chairman of the Monroe

Mangos are ripe and ready to eat
News-Sun   June 11, 2014
To me, June means mangoes are ripe and ready to be used in all kinds of recipes. When I lived in Key West, I had a mango tree in my yard that always

Six months later, still no answers in death of Michigan man after Key West police pull him over
Florida Keys Keynoter   June 11, 2014
More than six months after he died, no official cause of death or specifics revolving around its circumstances has been given for Charles Eimers of ...

Where to eat, drink and be clothing optional in Key West
Gay Star News     June 11, 2014
Maybe it's the mix of city life and island vibes, a balance so difficult to get right yet one Key West pulls off with poise. Maybe it's the inspiring tropical ...

Russian man is latest to call cops over overcharges at Key West sex-themed club
KeysNet     June 11, 2014
Count another complaint against the Adult Entertainment Club in Key West, a sex-themed establishment known for overcharging customers on their .

Key West Wildlife Center Helps Birds Of A Feather Flock Together
WFSU     June 11, 2014
The small, non-profit rescues injured wildlife from across the Keys but it focuses mostly on birds. Right now, it's baby season in Key West. The Center's ...

New American flag unfurled unwater over former military ship sunk as a reef in Florida Keys
The Republic     May 27, 2014
KEY WEST, Florida — A new American flag is floating in the waters over a former military ship sunk to create an artificial reef in the Florida Keys.

Plywood regatta racers hit the high seas
Yahoo Singapore News    May 27, 2014
Ahoy matey! Memorial Day in Key West is celebrated with a wacky plywood-and-duct-tape regatta, proving to be more of a laugh than a race. Rough

A tale of two sunset celebrations
Palm Beach Post      May 27, 2014
Busker Will Soto walks a tightrope at the sunset celebration in Key West. The sunset celebration at Mallory Square is a daily ritual for visitors to this

'Sailors' Steer Crazy Craft In Key West's Minimal Regatta
CBS Local     May 27, 2014
A contestant in the Schooner Wharf Minimal Regatta paddles his pirate ship Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Key West, Fla. Nearly two dozen teams staged

rida Keys & Key West 2014 Event Highlights
Orlando Advacate (blog)        Apr 05, 2014
FLORIDA KEYS -- The Florida Keys & Key West provide year-round entertainment for visitors, from festivals focusing on the area's colorful history

Offshore bite takes off with temperature drop
Florida Keys Keynoter   Apr 05, 2014
It has been another busy week for anglers and charter captains from Key West to Key Largo, and there is a lot to talk about. A drop in temperatures

This Key West bar is an ex-morgue with bodies still buried in it
Huffington Post (blog)   Apr 05, 2014
Not only was the building used as Key West's first morgue, it was also the location of the infamous "Hanging Tree," which was responsible for hanging

KeysNet Prosecutions continue to grow for illegal marine-life sales stemming from 2011 Grassy Key raid
KeysNet    Apr 05, 2014
Jonathan Hale of Country Critters of Long lsland Inc., in Patchogue, N.Y., is scheduled for a June trial at the Key West federal courthouse on charges

10 great ways to see the real Florida from the water   Apr 05, 2014
Key West: See sunset from the water. Key West has turned the daily sunset into a celebration and seeing the sun go down from a boat cruising

Key West and the Keys assisted-living complexes on the rebound
KeysNet   Apr 05, 2014
Keys assisted-living complexes on the rebound ... Apartments in Key West was officially assumed by the Florida Keys Outreach Coalition on April 1.

With ambulance service in limbo, Key West explores its options
KeysNet    Apr 05, 2014
The Key West City Commission is getting at least two more opinions on a consultant's recommendation to immediately bring ambulance service

Bicyclists Pedal From Key Bridge To Key West To Help Those With Cancer
CBS Local BALTIMORE (WJZ)     Apr 02, 2014
Cancer is the second most common cause of death in America. While billions spend each year researching a cure, those

SAFMC Meets on Snapper/Grouper Fishery
Florida Sportsman Magazine    Apr 02, 2014
SAFMC is holding what are called “Port Meetings” to try and shape the future of the Snapper/Grouper fishery. Last night was the meeting in Key West

From shipwrecks to diving history, Florida Keys offers array of museums for visitors
Prince George Citizen    Apr 02, 2014
KEY WEST, Fla. - From the treasures of a 1622 shipwreck to 4,000 years of diving history, more than a dozen museums are spread across the more

Sexual abuse victims walk, rally at Manatee Glens to raise awareness
Bradenton Herald    Apr 02, 2014
W. The Lauren's Kids "Walk in My Shoes" event takes places over 42 days and covers the distance from Key West to Tallahassee to help raise

A nebula awaits the astronomer's eye from Key West — and his pro-grade RC (blog)    Apr 02, 2014
South of Miami where the light is too bright, north of Key West where Navy planes distort the air, the men pitched their tents and telescopes in a

State officials close 4 pedestrian bridges in Keys trail system because of safety concerns
Daily Journal    Apr 01, 2014
KEY WEST, Florida — State officials have closed four pedestrian bridges in the Florida Keys because of safety concerns. The bridges are more than

Illuminating the path ahead
DVIDS   Apr 01, 2014
The Kathleen Moore is the third fast response cutter for Sector Key West and is named after a lighthouse keeper who served for 72 years in the

Denied a marriage license, gay Key West couple sues county clerk, alleging ban is unconstitutional
Florida Keys Keynoter   Apr 01, 2014
Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones stand in the Key West office of the Monroe County Clerk's Office Tuesday morning, where they were denied a

City-owned marina likely to require proof of pump-out to use dinghy docks
Florida Keys Keynoter    Mar 30, 2014
A proposed Key West law would require liveaboard boaters who use the city's dinghy dock at the Historic Seaport to show proof of a recent sewage

Noise law focused on Duval Street goes back to Key West commission
Florida Keys Keynoter   Mar 30, 2014
The Key West City Commission on Tuesday holds a second, and potentially binding, public hearing on changes to how noise and music are regulated

Key West Paddleboard Classic: Registration Open for 12-Mile Race around the Florida Key
Newstar Media    Mar 30, 2014
With just over a month to go there is still time for paddleboard and other self-propelled watercraft enthusiasts to register for the 2014 Key West

Consultant: Key West, rather than a private company, should operate ambulance service
Florida Keys Keynoter    Mar 30, 2014
The Key West City Commission on Tuesday will hear from a consultant who recommends bringing ambulance service in the city in-house to the city

Pamper mom on a tropical island and help sick kids with a Universal getaway
Palm Beach Post    Mar 28, 2014
Sunset Key Guest Cottages in Key West offer yoga and other activities in a new program with Tweens (ages 9-12) in mind. Courtesy photo

Bollinger Delivers 9th USCG Fast Response Cutter
MarineLink    Mar 28, 2014
Bollinger President, Chris Bollinger announced the successful delivery of the USCGC Kathleen Moore to the 7th Coast Guard District in Key West, Fla

Littleton Troop 20 visits Florida Keys
Wicked Local Littleton    Mar 28, 2014
While at the week-long adventure the boys sailed, kayaked, snorkeled, explored an island, and visited Key West. Upon arrival, the boys and their

Unlock the Florida Keys
The Independent    Mar 28, 2014
At the end of the 128-mile island chain is Key West, to where Flagler decided to extend his railway because it was so close to Cuba and the Panama

Scripps Florida scientist awarded $2.3 million to study dengue fever and related viruses
Phys.Org    Mar 26, 2014
The last outbreaks occurred in 2009 and 2010 in Key West—before that, the disease hadn't struck Florida in more than 70 years. Now, scientists from

'19th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival' Schedule And Lineup Announced
All Access Music Group   Mar 26, 2014
The "19th ANNUAL KEY WEST SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL" (NET NEWS 2/18) has released its lineup, featuring SARA EVANS, ANDERS OSBORNE

Kacey Musgraves Gears Up for Key West Songwriters Festival    Mar 27, 2014
Nonetheless, the 19th annual Key West Songwriters Festival is a trip few of us would turn down. It's a chance to party, play and possibly write another

Green Markets to open produce market twice a month in Key West
Florida Keys Keynoter    Mar 26, 2014
The plan for now is to offer the Key West market every two weeks, with the next one after Thursday planned for April 10 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. .

Here is everything that's wrong with Key West
KeysNet   Mar 26, 2014
After having lived in Key Weird I have to wonder why anyone goes there. There are so many problems in Key West. After much thought, I think I've

Key West agrees to pay $45000 monthly for ambulance service when it could have been free
Florida Keys Keynoter   Mar 26, 2014
A $45,000 monthly subsidy the Key West City Commission agreed to pay last week for contracted ambulance service could have been avoided based

Crime Stoppers Tip Leads To Arrest In Key West
CBS Local    Mar 22, 2014
KEY WEST (CBSMiami) – A man considered to be a career criminal was arrested in Key West after a Crime Stoppers tip. Monroe County Sheriff's

Fugitive wanted for 18 years found in Key West    Mar 22, 2014
According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, a detective recognized Singleton as a woman he had seen several times in Key West. Investigators

County, Key West give the SPCA the go-ahead for a new Stock Island animal shelter
Florida Keys Keynoter   Mar 22, 2014
The Key West City Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved altered lease terms for a site to house a new animal shelter on city land off Stock

Five Great Dive Bars Between the Florida Keys and Miami
Jaunted   Mar 21, 2014
Green Parrot Bar - 601 Whitehead St. Key West - Open Daily 10am - 4am. This dive bar is a long time favorite among locals and tourists. Formerly

Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden, Key West (blog)    Mar 20, 2014
The short stroll from Key West's Duval Street to Nancy Forrester's house takes visitors away from the touristy main drag and into a much more

Charlize Theron Sizzles in Key West     Mar 20, 2014
Bringing her beauty from the big screen to the pages of print, Charlize Theron did a photoshoot in Key West, Florida on Wednesday

Jaunted Road Tripping the Overseas Highway to Key West is Always a Good Idea
Jaunted    Mar 20, 2014
The Overseas Highway (part of US 1) runs from Key West to Miami and allows access to the Keys in between. Consisting mainly of leftover bridges

When your beach vacation doesn't go swimmingly
New Haven Register    Mar 20, 2014
To call Smathers Beach in Key West, Fla., a beach might be a little stretch. The sand is imported from the Bahamas. On a recent windy day when I

Netflix about to start new series starring the Keys    Mar 20, 2014
"It's a series where everything takes place in the Keys so we expect it to be ... MTV filmed a year of The Real World in 2005-06 in Key West and Key

Robert the Doll in Key West
Ghost Theory    Mar 20, 2014
Coming out of Key West, Florida is a story of voo doo, revenge and an ... Did It.” Today, Robert Did It”, remains a common expression in Key West.

Cursing amputee in wheelchair Tased twice by Key West cops
Bradenton Herald    Mar 20, 2014
James Miller, 58, who jail records say lives on the streets of Key West, was arrested about 2:25 a.m. Monday at the Circle K store at the entrance to

Florida festival in Key West will benefit coral-reef restoration
Trade Only Today     Mar 20, 2014
The raffle will take place when tickets are sold out or on June 1, whichever comes first, at the Smokin Tuna Saloon in Key West. Tickets will be

Travel events: Worm grunters charm festival-goers in Sopchoppy; drag queens race in Key West
Palm Beach Post     Mar 19, 2014
If worm grunting is too tame, you can always point your car toward Key West for the 32nd annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration April

Sheriff offers Stock Island land for assisted living facility
KeysNet    Mar 19, 2014
With Monroe County and Key West elected leaders agreeing that a new homeless shelter should be built at a former Stock Island Easter Seals

Cougar reported roaming Old Town Key West, SPCA investigates
Florida Keys Keynoter   Mar 19, 2014
If a cougar is in fact roaming Key West, it'll likely be found pretty quickly. WIKIPEDIA. Animal control officers from the Florida Keys Society for the

Key West boards say keep some focus on Bahama Village when it comes to the waterfront
KeysNet    Mar 19, 2014
As long-held plans for building a public park at the Truman Waterfront in Key West progress, a Monday night joint meeting of two advisory boards

Florida Keys creatures: Fish, birds, 6-toed cats
Columbia Daily Tribune    Mar 19, 2014
KEY LARGO, Fla. — Activities for visitors to the Florida Keys range from snorkeling, boating and fishing to bar-hopping in Key West at sunset.

Travel: Hemingway's cats
Ventura County Star   Mar 19, 2014
Beth J. Harpaz/Associated Press Tour guide Bob Smith guides visitors around the Hemingway Home in Key West, Fla., with one of the home's cats,

Ballfield at Truman Waterfront in Key West finally getting started
Florida Keys Keynoter   Mar 15, 2014
City crews will begin putting in a new soccer field on the Truman Waterfront next week, while the Key West advisory board dedicated to overseeing the

All signs point to old Easter Seals property for new homeless shelter
Florida Keys Keynoter     Mar 15, 2014
A joint Monroe County-Key West session to figure out what to do with the Keys' homeless -- they're mostly in Key West -- ended up right where city

Coast Guard helicopter rescues sick cruise ship passenger
Bay News 9    Mar 15, 2014
Around 12:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West command center received a report from the cruise ship Carnival Liberty saying a

Report: Contradiction in city manager's version of events re: touching woman at Fantasy Fest
KeysNet    Mar 15, 2014
Key West City Manager Bob Vitas might have acted inappropriately -- or not -- during Fantasy Fest in 2012 but did nothing to warrant discipline,

Veteran stops in Davie on awareness-raising bike ride to Alaska
Sun-Sentinel    Mar 15, 2014
Veteran Tom von Kaenel is escorted into the Town of Davie City Hall Friday afternoon during his 6600 miles from Key West to Alaska to raise

The US Navy's Blue Angels Are Flying High Again
Huffington Post   Mar 15, 2014
aerobatics over the Florida Keys during the Southernmost Air Spectacular at Naval Air Station Key West on March 23, 2013, in Key West, Florida.

Coast Guard's Eighth FRC Enters Service
MarineLink    Mar 14, 2014
Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton was commissioned into service March 8 at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla. The Sexton is the second of six Fast

Early Audubon records from Florida Keys preserved
WEAR    Mar 14, 2014
 The library's coordinator of special collections tells The Key West Citizen ( ) that he hopes to have the documents scanned,

Fabiola Santiago    Mar 12, 2014
The Cuban art exhibit in Key West billed as a “cultural exchange” and “groundbreaking” is neither. For one, the art of Roberto Fabelo, Manuel Mendive

Studios of Key West wants variance to building height limit
Florida Keys Keynoter    Mar 12, 2014
The Studios of Key West, poised to start a $2 million renovation of its new building at 533 Eaton St., will take the first step Thursday when the city

County, Key West homeless summit to focus on shelter location
KeysNet    Mar 12, 2014
Monroe County commissioners and Key West city commissioners meet in the joint session at 2 p.m. today in the Harvey Government Center on

Key West Insider App, a Complete Travel Guide to the Florida Keys and Key West     Mar 11, 2014
Margit Bisztray, publisher of the Key West Insider Guide expands travel guide to an all-new companion free iPhone app for Key West and the Florida

BLABBERMOUTH.NET    Mar 11, 2014
MOTÖRHEAD's first-ever cruise, the MotörBoat, will launch onboard the Carnival Ecstasy on September 22 from Miami, Florida to Key West and

Man, dog cycle country to promote shelter adoptions
FOX 8 News WVUE-TV   Mar 10, 2014
The pair started in Maine in September and biked south along the coast down to Key West. "I've really been taking my time and kind of seeing the

WTSP 10 News 7 best spring break destinations in the US
Fox News    Mar 10, 2014
Key West, already known for its carefree spirit, makes it a great choice for spring breakers. Contrary to popular belief, it does have an open container

Key West changes newsrack law, they must now be attached to 80
KeysNet     Mar 9, 2014
The Key West City Commission on Tuesday adopted a new regulation designed to ensure newspaper racks placed on the public right of way

Key West anti-nudity law goes nowhere, Fantasy Zone might shrink
KeysNet      Mar 9, 2014
The Key West City Commission this week shot down a proposal to change the law governing body paint to require women to wear pasties,

Quake rocks Cuba, felt in Key West
Sun-Sentinel     Mar 9, 2014
A small earthquake centered off the north coast of Cuba shook windows and rattled some residents of the Florida Keys early Sunday, but ...

Florida Trail Journal: Hiker enjoys cattle sightings, a cozy fire and more while traveling along
Florida Times-Union     Mar. 08, 2014
Lynn McNutt, will begin hiking the Florida Trail from Key West to Pensacola just after the first of the year.

Cuban cultural exchange in Key West draws ire from some exiles    Mar. 08, 2014
The work, Fantastic Voyage Key West, is one of three major pieces Fabelo brought to Key West as part of the two-country exhibit “Una Raza/One Race

Miami man accused of transporting 180 gallons of gasoline in SUV
Florida Keys Keynoter    Mar. 07, 2014
Cruz responded that the barrels contained fuel for his boat in Key West, according to Burgos' report. FHP Sgt. Robert Graf said Cruz said he bought

Son of rescued migrant to serve on USCG cutter
Danbury News Times    Mar. 07, 2014
His father was picked up by the Coast Guard off Key West, Fla. as he ... The 22-year-old cadet from West Palm Beach, Fla. was among 212 seniors at

ABC's Ginger Zee shares adventures in Key West
Local 10     Mar. 07, 2014
ABC's Ginger Zee is spending some time in the Florida Keys for an upcoming story. She shares some of the fun adventures she's had with the Local

See creatures of the Florida Keys, from fish, birds and deer to six-toed cats at Hemingway house
Calgary Herald    Mar. 07, 2014
KEY LARGO, Fla. — Activities for visitors to the Florida Keys range from snorkelling, boating and fishing to bar-hopping in Key West at sunset.

Artistic Advances in Key West Between the United States and Cuba
International Policy Digest     Mar. 07, 2014
The recent art exchange program in Key West between the United States and Cuba is underscoring the important role that art plays in the human

Cuban Picadillo: simple, frugal and so flavorful
The Ann Arbor News     Mar. 06, 2014
A recent trip to Key West confirmed two things for me. One: I need to spend more time riding a bike on sunny islands. Two: I need to eat more Cuban

Florida Keys Creatures: Fish, Birds, 6-Toed Cats
ABC News     Mar. 05, 2014
Activities for visitors to the Florida Keys range from snorkeling, boating and fishing to bar-hopping in Key West at sunset. You don't even have to leave

Key West Reconnects With Its Cuban Roots Via Art Exchange
WLRN     Mar. 05, 2014
Sandra Ramos has never wanted to emigrate from Cuba, but in her more than four decades on the island, she has seen many people leave.

81-foot tug sinks off Key West, cost to taxpayers to salvage to be enormous
KeysNet     Mar. 05, 2014
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West's Aids to Navigation Team has installed a lighted buoy on the wreck of the tugboat 'Tilly,' which sunk in 35 feet of

County, Key West commissions agree to joint talks on the homeless
KeysNet    Mar. 05, 2014
With an eye on a collaborative solution to homelessness in the Florida Keys, the Monroe County Commission and Key West City Commission will

Two Key West inns that leave us wanting to return for more
Palm Beach Post    Mar. 04, 2014
In Key West, two of my all-time favorite boutique hotels — The Marquesa and The Gardens — deliver all of those (and more) in spades. The Marquesa.

Award winning Key West resort goes on the block   Mar. 04, 2014
One of the few remaining all gay resorts in Key West, Fla., the Island House will soon have new ownership. The resort's current owner Jon Allen

Ashford Prime Completes Acquisition Of Pier House Resort And Spa
Wall Street Journal   Mar. 03, 2014
 "This transaction presented a great opportunity for us given the superb quality of this asset, its unique location in an attractive market such as Key West

When yellowtailing, salute the flags
KeysNet   Mar. 03, 2014
Most charter captains in the Florida Keys would agree that to consider a yellowtail snapper a ... Marlin Scott owns FishMonster Charters in Key West

Schensul: The road from Miami to Key West is a drive through paradise   Mar. 02, 2014
The drive from Miami to Key West takes maybe three hours, if you don't do the lead-foot thing. So I guess you could go up and back in a day, if you

County spending $40000 for Navy jet-noise study
Florida Keys Keynoter     Mar. 01, 2014
F-35s such as this will be coming to Naval Air Station Key West at some point. KEYSINFONET. The Monroe County Commission will spend $40,000

Iowans ask themselves: More shoveling or is it time to just shuffle off?    Mar. 01, 2014
On average, hotels run $340 a night in Key West, which CheapTickets says is the seventh most popular spring break spot. Travelers looking to save

Colorado man wins Key West conch blowing contest
WFTV Orlando    Mar. 01, 2014
A Colorado man has won the men's division of Key West's annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest, something his father did 28 years ago. Michael Cox

Key West tables noise law for more tweaking
Florida Keys Keynoter   Mar. 01, 2014
The Key West City Commission this week postponed changes to the local noise-control ordinance regulating amplified music from bars and


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