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Florida Keys Keynoter 'Xanadu' brings back roller disco
Florida Keys Keynoter    Feb. 28, 2014
All performances are at 8 p.m. at the Waterfront Playhouse, 310 Wall St. in Key West. Based on the 1980 movie starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene

Cavatina Duo plays Key West
Florida Keys Keynoter    Feb. 28, 2014
Keys music lovers can experience them when the pair shares their best at the San Carlos Institute in Key West on March 2 at 4 p.m. as the season's

Williams celebrated in Key West throughout March
Florida Keys Keynoter    Feb. 28, 2014
For more than 30 years, renowned playwright Tennessee Williams lived and wrote in Key West. His connection to the island city is to be celebrated

Key West Thief Inspires Crime Writers
WBUR    Feb. 28, 2014
Key West, Florida, has a history of comically inept thieves and robbers. But a recent crime spree by a stealthy burglar has residents there on high alert.

200 mile 'slumber party without sleep'
Clay Today Online   Feb. 27, 2014
Dill joined 11 fellow runners for the annual Ragnar Relay Series Miami to Key West opener on February 7. Each of 12 runners ran three designated

Key West General Manager of the Year Is Awarded to Southernmost Hotel Collection's Matt Babich
PR Web (press release)   Feb. 27, 2014
Each year, the Florida Keys Lodging Association recognizes a General Manager for Key West, the Lower Keys, and Upper Keys that has done a

10 Delicious Reasons You Should Be In Key West Right Now
Huffington Post    Feb. 23, 2014
Even though Key West is a part of Florida -- a state with an frightening amount of outlandish criminal activity -- this sunny and safe island haven will

Sunday pans out as perfect time to play a round
The Virginian-Pilot   Feb. 23, 2014
Key West may not be known for its plentiful golf courses, but it's never short on beautiful sunsets and sunrises. / John Q. Golfer. By John Q. Golfer.

Artists Bridge Divide Between Cuba, US
Wall Street Journal   Feb. 23, 2014
KEY WEST, Fla.—Five years ago, the cross-border collaboration of the Cuban artistic trio known as the Merger would have been unthinkable. With two'

Self-Defense for Wood Floor Professionals' Class Offered
Hardwood Floors (blog)    Feb. 23, 2014
 “Self-Defense for Wood Floor Professionals” will be held May 1-4 at the Key West Custom House Museum in Key West, Fla. Course attendees will

Black History Key West graveyard tours
WPEC    Feb. 22, 2014
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) -- Tourists and locals can take a stroll through Key West and Florida history with guided tours of the 167 year-old Key West

Judy Crowell: In Search of Pompano, Papaya and 'Papa' in Key West, Fla.
Noozhawk     Feb. 22, 2014
But never have I felt his presence as keenly as I did touring the tranquil Key West home, studio and gardens where — motivated and at peace — he

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ayad Akhtar to offer free lecture in Key West    Feb. 22, 2014
Akhtar has a limited personal knowledge of Key West, a longtime writer's haven, having made just a few trips to the island city for relaxation over the

First US-Cuba museum art exchanges in more than 50 years launches in Key West
Minneapolis Star Tribune   Feb. 22, 2014
KEY WEST, Fla. — An art exhibit that organizers say represents the first exchange between U.S. and Cuban museums in more than five decades has

Cuban Migrant Lost While Windsurfing Found Adrift Near Florida Keys
NBC 6 South Florida    Feb. 22, 2014
Ensign Peter Bermont tells The Key West Citizen that the man was ... told authorities that he lost sight of the others about 60 miles south of Key West.

5 Things to Know in Florida for    Feb. 21, 2014
KEY WEST —Cuba and the U.S. remain political foes more than five decades after Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution. But in the southernmost Florida ...

Florida Keys have never looked so good
Chicago Daily Herald    Feb. 21, 2014
The Florida Keys, particularly Key West, are known for their wild side. You'll still find plenty of dive bars like Ernest Hemingway's favorite, Sloppy Joe's.

Motorhead Launching Their Own Cruise (hennemusic)   Feb. 20, 2014
Motorhead will launch their first-ever cruise, the MotorBoat, this fall. Motorboat will sail from Miami, Florida to Key West and Cozumel.

Key West and Havana Exchanging Art and Artists
Cuban Art News   Feb. 20, 2014
Hailed as the first cultural exchange between museums in Cuba and the U.S., the exhibition Una Raza (One Race) has brought the work of Key West

2 Cuban migrants lost windsurfing to Fla.
Bradenton Herald   Feb. 20, 2014
KEY WEST, Fla. — Officials say three migrants left Cuba to windsurf across the Florida Straits. But only one completed the journey, reaching Key West

WestCare social-service agency in Key West suddenly closes due to building problems
KeysNet    Feb. 19, 2014
Social-service organization WestCare's Key West outpost, overseen by the Guidance Care Center of the Florida Keys, unexpectedly closed its doors

Florida fort-turned-prison a hell on earth
Toronto Sun Dry    Feb. 19, 2014
Tortugas National Park Massive Fort Jefferson occupies most of Garden Key, in the Dry Tortugas National Park west of Key West, Fla. Used as

Demolition of school for new city hall getting closer
KeysNet    Feb. 19, 2014
Glynn Archer Elementary School at United and White streets is set to become Key West's new $15.4 million city hall. Tonight, the City Commission will

FWC seizes hundreds of lobster tails
Fox 4    Feb. 19, 2014
KEY WEST, Fla. - A joint law enforcement effort led to the seizure of hundreds of lobster tails in Key West. A task force with Key West Police and the

Wrecker's Cup races back in Key West on Feb. 23
Florida Keys Keynoter      Feb. 18, 2014
The second of four races in the 29th annual Schooner Wharf Bar Wrecker's Cup Race Series is set for Feb. 23 in Key West. The just-for-fun series

Metro Weekly Winter escapes: Check out Palm Springs and Key West
Metro Weekly      Feb. 18, 2014
It is plenty warm in California's desert city of Palm Springs and Florida's southernmost city of Key West - two of the most gay-friendly destinations in the

When Key West Was Cuban (First Part)
Prensa Latina    Feb. 18, 2014
Key West was considered part of Florida. Thence, when Spain gave that peninsula to England, the Key was part of the package. But London barely

Key West Songwriters Festival To Feature Kacey Musgraves, Sara Evans, And More
All Access Music Group    Feb. 18, 2014
Dates for the this year's "19th Annual KEY WEST SONGWRITERS ... "Our involvement with the 'KEY WEST SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL' is just another

In Key West, Graveyard Thief Flouts Police, Becomes Celebrity
WLRN    Feb. 17, 2014
Over the last year, the small, two-house compound in Old Town Key West where John Martini lives has been robbed at least four times. “We've kind of

Autopsy of man who died after Key West arrest shows 10 cracked ribs
Bradenton Herald    Feb. 17, 2014
A Michigan man who died after being taken down by Key West police had 10 broken ribs, according to an autopsy report. The Florida Department of

Florida: Sword Swallower's Day   Feb. 16, 2014
In Key West, D.W. Blademaster (Dale Pritchard) will demonstrate his sword swallowing skills at a free performance at theOdditorium on Duval Street.

10 unique restaurants in the Florida Keys
USA TODAY   Feb. 15, 2014
The Florida Keys offer miles of tropical paradise stretching from Key Largo to Key West. The Daily Meal rounded up some of the most interesting and

Exploring The Hemingway House; Port Tunnel Photo Update
Eater     Feb. 14, 2014
Key West: Down in the Conch Republic, Ernest Hemingway's great house stands as a museum to the man and his writing, occupied by his famous

Rare Waterfront Florida Keys Site Up for Grabs    Feb. 14, 2014
KEY WEST, FL—It's one of the last remaining waterfront development sites in the Florida Keys—and it's up for grabs. CBRE's Multi-Housing Group is

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Pearl's Key West, Key West, Florida
Gayapolis Gay   Feb. 14, 2014
Wedding Honeymoon Lodging in Key West, FL, USA. Ideally located in Key West, Pearl's Key West provides guesthouse ambience and resort

What Not to Do in the Florida Keys: The Top Five Tourist Mistakes
Jaunted    Feb. 13, 2014
While we definitely recommend spending at least one day making your way out to Key West on U.S. 1, we suggest you chose roadside attractions

Limits proposed for sea cucumber harvests
Local 10   Feb. 13, 2014
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — State wildlife officials are considering tighter restrictions for harvests of sea cucumbers. The marine invertebrates are common

South Florida fishing report     Feb. 13, 2014
KEYS. Captain Bill Hauck from the party boat Sea King out of Marathon reported his best yellowtail catches are coming west of Marathon. Besides the

Woman claims Key West city manager inappropriately touched her
Florida Keys Keynoter     Feb. 12, 2014
A Key West woman has accused City Manager Bob Vitas of inappropriate touching during Fantasy Fest 2012 and, not satisfied with the response she

Key West Attempts to Resurrect 'Spring Break Court' of the 1990s
Jaunted    Feb. 12, 2014
Nothing says Spring Break shenanigans like a trip to court, and that's why one spot in Florida is getting ready for a special kind of justice in time for the

NJ Girl Lands Record Black Grouper in the Key West
Outdoor Life Magazine (blog)    Feb. 12, 2014
Bennett caught the 16-pound fish off Key West on Nov. 24, 2013 while on vacation with her family. The New Jersey native was fishing with a live grunt

Congratulations to Twelve Ridgefield Runners!
HamletHub   Feb. 12, 2014
Twelve Ridgefield women, or Damsels in De-Stress, headed to Florida over the weekend to participate in the Miami to Key West Ragnar Relay Series,

The Perfect Road Trip Through the Florida Keys
Bloomberg   Feb. 11, 2014
From Miami, you could hop right onto Route 1 for a straight shot through the Keys, all the way down to the southernmost island, Key West (without

Touring Ernest Hemingway's Fabled Former Key West Home
Curbed Hamptons    Feb. 11, 2014
When Hemingway lived in Key West, from 1931 to 1939, it was a dislocated island in the Florida Straits, 30 miles from the rest of Florida and 90 miles

GMH Capital Partners Commercial Realty Services, LLC Completes Sale of 157 Multifamily
Broadway World   Feb. 10, 2014
Built in 1994, Peary Court in Monroe County, of Key West FL is made up of two bedroom units averaging over 986 SF in size. The community is

Celebrity Cruise Ship Loses Power in Key West
Cruise Fever    Feb. 09, 2014
The Celebrity Constellation lost power on Sunday morning after docking in Key West. Power went out at 7:15 a.m. and came back on 90 minutes later

Share the road
Yakima Herald-Republic    Feb. 09, 2014
A Mount Vernon couple made a life affirming decision to leave the drudgery behind and take a once-in-a-lifetime bicycle trip to Key West, Fla.

If you go to Key West, Fla., beware of Robert the Doll
Sioux City Journal   Feb. 09, 2014
On the museum, check the Key West Art & Historical Society at —On Robert the Doll, FYI: To visit at night when the rest

Her Key West story    Feb. 09, 2014
KEY WEST, Fla. - I'm sitting in the audience at the San Carlos Institute on Duval Street in Key West, my stomach churning the glass of Montepulciano ...

KeysNet 14 streetlights installed where burglaries spike
KeysNet     Feb. 08, 2014
In an effort to alleviate anxiety surrounding dozens of burglaries near the Key West Cemetery, crews from Keys Energy Services on Wednesday ...

Parking plan for Fort Street in Key West getting revisited
KeysNet      Feb. 08, 2014
This vacant lot between Fort Street and the Seminole Battery on Naval Air Station Key West's Truman Annex is the future site of a 46-space parking lot.

Changes to Key West shipping channel now require supermajority vote
KeysNet     Feb. 08, 2014
Any effort to make changes to the shipping channel into the Southernmost City, including dredging, will have to be approved by a so-called

Spring Break Court returning to Key West
KeysNet    Feb. 08, 2014
Looking ahead to early March and the annual college Spring Break, Key West Mayor Craig Cates is calling for a crackdown on drinking at public

Costal Homes: Key West
Financial Post     Feb. 07, 2014
21,000 people call Key West home and it's just a quick, scenic drive from Miami, Florida down US 1. The Florida Keys have a multitude of treasures

When your beach vacation doesn't go swimmingly
Daily Local News    Feb. 07, 2014
To call Smathers Beach in Key West, Fla., a beach might be a little stretch. The sand is ... How could I say that Key West didn't have beaches? Well, I'll

Keys theater stages are staying busy
KeysNet    Feb. 07, 2014
Key West's Red Barn Theatre presents "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," running through March 1. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for best

Ragnar Relay Race To Slow Keys Drivers
WBFS KEY WEST (CBSMiami)   Feb. 07, 2014
Drivers may have to deal with delays Friday and Saturday as runners with the Ragnar Relay race travel through the Keys.

Thousands Of Runners Gear Up For Overnight Running Relay Race
CBS Local     Feb. 07, 2014
All team members are responsible for running three different legs on the route down to Key West which range anywhere from just less than two miles,

Message in a Bottle Mystery:
Island Sand Paper      Feb. 06, 2014
 "I took a trip to visit some friends in Key West, and decided I wanted to scuba dive around Fort Jefferson since the Tortugas are so inaccessible,” Todd,

Family wants Key West black icon's park renovated soon
The South Florida Times    Feb. 06, 2014
KEY WEST — When the hearse carrying William “Bill” Butler's casket broke down on the way to Key West Cemetery in August 1984

Tours of historic Key West homes resume
Florida Keys Keynoter    Feb. 05, 2014
The Old Island Restoration Foundation, dedicated to preserving the history of Key West, continues its seasonal tours of Southernmost Homes Feb.

Florida Keys Keynoter Another residential burglary near the Key West Cemetery
Florida Keys Keynoter     Feb. 05, 2014
Following a sharp spike in burglaries around the Key West Cemetery, police are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest or arrests

A Taste of Philadelphia in Key West
The Daily Meal    Feb. 05, 2014
The Rum Barrel in Key West – aptly named for its selection of over 150 rums – is also the southernmost Philadelphia sports bar in the United States

Earthquake near Cuba felt in Florida Keys, weather-service says
Orlando Sentinel   Feb. 05, 2014
 "Weak shaking" could be felt from Marathon to Key West, according to the National ... It was felt in the Florida Keys and as far north as the Naples area.

Big Fish Stories Getting Littler
NPR (blog)    Feb. 05, 2014
For generations, tour boats have been collecting fishing enthusiasts in Key West, Fla.: taking them for a day of deep sea casting; providing them rods

Four nabbed in sting targeting illegal fish sales
Florida Keys Keynoter   Feb. 05, 2014
Hundreds of pounds of recreationally caught fish were sold illegally at Key West charterboat docks in a six-month period last year, say arrest warrants

Keys electric company warns of telephone scam
KeysNet    Feb. 05, 2014
Officials with Key West-based utility Keys Energy Services are warning customers of a scam aimed at stealing customer's person information.

Flying crew chief keeps mission on task
Youngstown Air Reserve Station 2/4/2014 - KEY WEST, Fla --
The top of the forward fuselage began to vibrate and rumble loudly as the aircrew flew their jet 10,000 feet over the Gulf of

NAS Key West's Biggest Loser contest kicks off
DVIDS    Feb. 04, 2014
NAS Key West is a state-of-the-art facility for air-to-air combat fighter aircraft of all military services and provides world-class pierside support to U.S.

Sport Boat Debate: Let's just go have some fun
Scuttlebutt Sailing News   Feb. 04, 2014
Shortly after Key West Race Week this year, a Facebook thread discussed the perceived differences between the Melges 20 (20 ft long) and J/70 (22.5

Think warm temps with key lime pie
Cape Gazette   Feb. 03, 2014
We've just returned from Key West where the temperatures weren't quite up to Florida's steamy standards, but it was certainly warmer than Delaware

The Case of the Mysterious Water Contamination in Key West   Feb. 02, 2014
In early December when water testing in Key West harbor showed off-the-chart numbers for fecal contaminants, the city rounded up the usual suspects: the boaters.

Luxury road trip through the Keys   Feb. 02, 2014
I love to land in Key West and work my way up through the pearl-string keys — preferably in a rented Jaguar XK or Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

City Commission approves Outer Mole lease
Florida Keys Keynoter    Feb. 01, 2014
The Key West City Commission, in a special Wednesday meeting, approved with a 6-1 vote a lease with the U.S. Navy for use of the Outer Mole Pier

String quartet takes on the San Carlos in Key West
Florida Keys Keynoter    Jan. 31, 2014
The Alexander String Quartet performs Beethoven's "String Quartets" in the third concert of Key West's Impromptu Classical Concerts 2014 season.

NCUA-Controlled Keys FCU Reports 2013 Gains
Credit Union Times   Jan. 31, 2014
The NCUA announced that the $121 million Keys Federal Credit Union in Key West, Fl. expanded member services and reported a net worth ratio

Stock Island Home Raid Nets Drugs, Undersize Lobster Tails
CBS Local - STOCK ISLAND (CBSMiami)   Jan. 31, 2014
Three men in Key West have been jailed on drug charges and possession of hundreds of undersized lobster tails.

Florida LGBT Events Appealing to Diverse Crowd
The Ledger   Jan. 31, 2014
Fantasy Fest in Key West is like Comic Con meets gay pride, with a different theme for each year. Duval Street converts to a mile-long parade and

Local sailor wins J/70 class in Key West
Jamestown Press    Jan. 30, 2014
There was plenty of final day drama at Quantum Key West 2014 as the winners of several classes were determined during the last race.

Enjoy February Fun in the Florida Keys With KeysCaribbean's    Jan. 30, 2014
Take some time to enjoy the 54th Annual Key West House and Garden Tour and see the elegant renovations and restorations unique private homes

Summer Sea Levels Rising Fast Along Florida's Gulf Coast    Jan. 30, 2014
The trend is strongest in Florida, such as in Key West, where tidal flooding regularly inundates low-lying city streets. Summer sea levels are now 1.

Cops: Drug-running Stock Island family busted with eight kilos of
Florida Keys Keynoter    Jan. 30, 2014
Soca Jr. was picked up a short time later at an apartment building on South Roosevelt Boulevard in Key West and had about 300 Oxycodone pills with

VIDEO: Highlights of TP52 Class at Key West Race Week
Scuttlebutt Sailing News   Jan. 29, 2014
Six 52-footers crewed by a who's who of the professional ranks competed in the 27th annual Key West Race Week held Jan. 19-24 in Key West,

Rezoning snags bug district office move
Florida Keys Keynoter   Jan. 29, 2014
Moving Lower Keys operations onto a new Big Coppitt Key parcel won't be anywhere near as easy as the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District was hoping.

Spring Gaycation Win A Fabulous Vacation In Key West For You
Queerty  Jan. 29, 2014
Don't let us tempt you with a free trip to Key West. That's right: we have teamed up with Island House to send you to Key West, the best gay resort

Many homeless shun city shelter
Florida Keys Keynoter    Jan. 29, 2014
Pais, a former member of the Key West City Commission, and his volunteer partner Lynne Sobel-Ragusea, an AIDS Help property manager, went from

Warmer-than-usual water not good for sailfishing
keysnet     Jan. 28, 2014
But tuna, wahoo, kingfish and even dolphin biting strong.
We finally get a real taste of winter this past Tuesday with temperatures dropping into the 50s, but unfortunately it did not last. 

Annapolis skipper breaks through, wins Key West regatta after 11     Jan. 27, 2014
Any of those words would describe the feelings and emotions Bill Sweetser felt after breaking through to earn victory at the annual sailing regatta held

Hemingway Would Not Be Pleased: The Sinking of Key West
Huffington Post    Jan. 27, 2014
Key West, at the very end of the chain of tiny islands forming the Florida Keys, is in a very dire situation. The rock is sinking. It's not a very new problem,

Patrons Take On Bowling With Coconuts At Key West Food and Wine
CBS Local    Jan. 26, 2014
Steve Torrence, center, rolls a coconut during Coconut Bowling staged Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at the Blue Heaven Restaurant in Key West, Fla.

Key West Seaplanes®-RuPaul Drag Race Stars/DMV
Legends Film ... PR Web (press release)   Jan. 26, 2014
Key West Seaplanes® join with RuPaul Drag Race Stars to film a DMV group video in Key West, Florida. The famous celebrities, William Belli, Vicky

Yes, it's been cold -- but this January is far from the cold streak we
KeysNet    Jan. 25, 2014
But this January is nowhere close to the record-setting cold of January 2010, according to the National Weather Service in Key West. In January 2010

Melges 32 Quantum Key West Race Week - Spectacular final day
Sail World    Jan. 25, 2014
At 2014 Quantum Key West Race Week (KWRW) the final day of Melges 32 racing was spectacular. Premium conditions paired with

On a split vote, Key West commissioners vote to replace temporary
Florida Keys Keynoter    Jan. 25, 2014
Despite a conflicting recommendation from an advisory board, the Key West City Commission on Wednesday voted 4-2 to spend $170,000 to fix a

Navy: Key West needs to be a more cooperative neighbor to military
Florida Keys Keynoter   Jan. 25, 2014
As the Key West City Commission continues to reprioritize components of the Truman Waterfront development master plan, officials with Naval Air

Key West amending newspaper rack law, more changes expected
KeysNet    Jan. 25, 2014
The Key West City Commission will take another look at amending a law regulating newspaper racks on city streets and sidewalks after giving an ...

Quantum Key West - Broad smiles and weary bones
Sail World     Jan. 24, 2014
At Quantum Key West, broad smiles and weary bones usually means a successful day on the water for sailboat racers. There were plenty of both on

Starting at $119 per person: Key West Express getaway.
USA TODAY    Jan. 24, 2014
Purchase your Key West getaway at least 8 days in advance of travel. Exp April 30th, 2014 ... Starting at $119 per person: Key West Express getaway.

This drag queen impersonation won a holiday in Key West
Gay Star News    Jan. 24, 2014
Every New Year's Eve in Key West, Sushi the drag queen dons a fabulous gown, one she's been preparing all year, as she settles into a life-size,

Outdoor sculptures coming to Sebring
Highlands Today -    Jan. 24, 2014
Berube-Gray, who move to Key West from Maine six months ago, wanted to create a sculpture that has a connection to Florida. So he did research that

Tonight and Friday: Meetings and Film About Possible Release of
New Times Broward-Palm Beach (blog)    Jan. 23, 2014
 In a 2012 cover story, we told you how scientists were proposing the introduction of genetically-engineered mosquitoes to Key West. A for-profit British

Quality conditions on third day at Quantum Key West
Scuttlebutt Sailing News   Jan. 23, 2014
Key West, FL (January 22, 2014) – Northerly winds that held steady from 12 to 16 knots provided the best racing conditions yet for Quantum Key West

2014 Key West Classic Regatta
Scuttlebutt Sailing News   Jan. 23, 2014
The second annual Key West Classic Regatta will be held Jan. 27-Feb. 2 in the Florida Keys, which last year featured 14 classic boats gathered in Key

Navy to Key West on the Outer Mole Pier lease: Take it or leave it
KeysNet    Jan. 22, 2014
The Key West City Commission is poised to accept a five-year lease with the U.S. Navy for use of the Outer Mole Pier as a cruise-ship berthing despite

Sailing: Key West dream rekindled after nightmare for Annapolis   Jan. 22, 2014
Months of planning and preparation were close to culminating with a great week of sailing as Catharine Evans began driving to Key West last week.

For those who live in their vans in Key West, tough choices
KeysNet   Jan. 22, 2014
Shahdaroba Rodd is among Key Westers who call their vans home. Rodd was cited in March 2012 for violating the city's no lodging in vehicles

Key West Race Week - Slow first day in Florida + Video
Sail World    Jan. 21, 2014
At Key West Race Week, the prognosticator 'extraordinaires' of all things weather were, for one of those rare moments, remarkably accurate in their

USS Cole visits Key West
DVIDS    Jan. 21, 2014
USS Cole (DDG 67) moors along Naval Air Station Key West's Mole Pier for a port visit. NAS Key West is a state-of-the-art facility for air-to-air combat

Quantum Key West Race Week - Cutler grabs two bullets in Melges 32
Sail World    Jan. 21, 2014
At Quantum Key West Race Week, with two races complete, Alec Cutler's Hedgehog stands tall in the overall lead. Only three points behind in second,

'Wreckers' head back to Sand Key for 29th year
Florida Keys Keynoter    Jan. 20, 2014
The annual Schooner Wharf Bar Wrecker's Cup Race Series, which goes back in history to re-create (sort of) the work of shipwreckers off Key West

Maine runner takes Key West half-marathon title
Florida Keys Keynoter   Jan. 20, 2014
Competitors in the Key West Half Marathon run on Duval Street by Sloppy Joe's Bar on Jan. 19. The event attracted 2,048 participants and an

Businessmen join Florida Keys sailing regatta
Lexington Herald Leader   Jan. 19, 2014
KEY WEST, Fla. — Amway President Doug DeVos and Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom are among the high-profile sailors participating in the 52

Weather Forecast for Key West 2014
Scuttlebutt Sailing News    Jan. 19, 2014
Quantum Key West 2014 is gearing up for its trademark full week of racing on the aqua-colored waters off the coast of the Conch Republic in Key West

Between Miami and Key West: Florida's different vibe
Calgary Sun    Jan. 19, 2014
The Dolphin Connection program at Hawk's Cay Resort in the Florida Keys is focused around education and fostering connections between dolphins

Annapolis skipper still seeking first victory in Key West after    Jan. 19, 2014
KEY WEST – Bill Sweetser has won a lot of major regattas aboard his J/109 named Rush. From Block Island Race Week to the New York Yacht Club

Florida's Top Ten Gay Beaches
EDGEOnTheNet    Jan. 19, 2014
Florida's fantastic beaches welcome all, but some are friendlier than others to the LGBT community. From party places such as Miami, Key West and

Florida Keys Keynoter Gun range on homeowner's property worries some but law says
Florida Keys Keynoter    Jan. 18, 2014
 "Just to be clear, your hands are tied," Shillinger told commissioners, meeting in Key West. The Florida Legislature has passed stringent laws that

County starts moving to redesign and move Atlantic Boulevard for
KeysNet   Jan. 18, 2014
By the end of January, Monroe County staff plans to request designs for moving Atlantic Boulevard as it runs through Higgs Beach in Key West, the

Washington Post Cuba, Key West art exchange bridges strait
Washington Post     Jan. 18, 2014
“One Race,” which opened Friday, is part of an exchange between Havana and Key West under which several prominent Cuban artists will exhibit on

'Gone Girl' makes author Gillian Flynn a literary celebrity     Jan. 17, 2014
Last week at the Key West Literary Seminar, she found herself amid long-established authors that are now easily her peers, such writers as Judy

Arts Council to host exploratory trips to creative cities     Jan. 17, 2014
Key West was a natural choice for Holowacz, who served between 2007 and 2010 as the founding executive director of The Studios of Key West

Quantum Key West Race Week Returns January 19-24
The Bradenton Times    Jan. 17, 2014
KEY WEST -- Quantum Key West 2014 is gearing up for its trademark full week of racing on the aqua-colored waters off the coast of the Conch

Ft. Lauderdale to Key West Race
Scuttlebutt Sailing News     Jan. 16, 2014
A strong WNW breeze made for a positively raucous start today for the 35 entrants in the 160 mile Ft. Lauderdale to Key West

Grand Travel Worldwide Highlights Destinations to Visit in the
Sacramento Bee     Jan. 16, 2014
KEY WEST, Fla., /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For many, warm weather beckons during the midst of the cold, winter months. Grand Travel

Key West triathlon challenges Kingston athletes
The Patriot Ledger     Jan. 15, 2014
Kristin Shoaf, left, and Tammy Swift, friends from Kingston, are in training for their next competition, an ironman triathlon, in Key West, Florida, Jan. 25.

Key West detective transferred for not following superior's orders to
KeysNet     Jan. 15, 2014
As the Florida Department of Law Enforcement continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in Key West police custody

(Under)water color: Key West photographer brings coral reef images
Naples Daily News     Jan. 15, 2014
But Renner, who has a gallery in Key West, is best known for her photography, and the images she is best known for is the underwater variety. She will

Floridians making like tourists in Miami Beach and Key West    Jan. 15, 2014
It's fun to be a tourist in your own state. And with a state as big as Florida, there's a good chance there are some places you haven't visited yet.

Breezy start for sailors
Sun-Sentinel     Jan. 15, 2014
The wind kicked up just in time for the start of 39th Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race to make for a lot of happy sailors as they started their 160-mile

Veteran charter captain: Grouper ban is killing business
Florida Keys Keynoter   Jan. 15, 2014
A four-month winter closure on grouper "has just about put us out of business," a renowned Key West sportfishing captain told fishery managers Jan. 8.

10 Unique Restaurants in The Florida Keys
The Daily Meal     Jan. 14, 2014
The Florida Keys offer miles of tropical paradise stretching from Key Largo to Key West. The Daily Meal rounded up some of the most interesting and

In Key West, Hogfish, Fish Tacos, and More Await
Miami New Times    Jan. 14, 2014
An inky, flooded road skirts the edge of a trailer park on Stock Island, a square-mile swath of land just east of Key West. Two men in rubber overalls

Boxed Out of the Keys?
Florida Sportsman Magazine    Jan. 14, 2014
Purple lines indicate potential new zones closed to fishing. Yellow boxes are existing closed areas. These are prime Key West fishing grounds.

Schensul: If you go to Key West, Fla., beware of Robert the Doll     Jan. 12, 2014
FYI: To visit at night when the rest of the museum is closed, take the Ghosts and Gravestones of Key West Tour, which departs nightly at the Conch

Every Key West sunset celebrated
Palm Beach Post    Jan. 12, 2014
A trip to Key West is never complete without a sunset celebration at Mallory Square. Street performers, including mimes, musicians, a fellow who has

First Woman Completes 1515 Mile Saltwater Paddling Trail
WBFS      Jan. 11, 2014
woman to complete the 1,515-mile Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail that runs from Pensacola to Key West to the Georgia border

America's Best Main Streets
Huffington Post     Jan. 11, 2014
From a harbor town on the west coast with ornate Victorian architecture, to Key West's colorful Duval Street, visitors can find unique cultural attractions

Wounded Veterans Find Therapy In Keys Bike Ride, Dolphin
WBFS     Jan. 11, 2014
The ride bus which is a cycling trip down the Overseas Highway concludes in Key West Sunday. Many of the soldiers entered the water at Dolphin

Even scientists are stumped by the earthquake that rattled the
Keys Florida Keys Keynoter   Jan. 11, 2014
 "Unbelievable," said Shelia Cullen, assistant retail manager at the Custom House Museum in Key West. "It scared the crap out of everyone on the third

Florida: Key West's 20th annual Master Chefs Classic      Jan. 11, 2014
 Top local chefs are to vie for culinary honors while food lovers savor their entries at Key West's 20th annual Master Chefs Classic scheduled for 4-7

When a beach isn't really a beach, and other travel disappointments
Washington Post    Jan. 10, 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

Wedowee man biking to Key West to support Imagination Library (blog)    Jan. 10, 2014
James O'Rear will begin a journey Monday from Callahan, Fla., down Florida State Road A1A, all the way to Key West, and back. Along the 1,300 mile

Key West Literary Seminar features crime, mystery    Jan. 10, 2014
KEY WEST, Fla. -- Noted American and international writers are exploring the crime, mystery and literary thriller genres in this island city during the

Moderate earthquake shakes Key West, Cuba
WKYC-TV    Jan. 09, 2014
KEY WEST - A moderate 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck just south of the Florida Keys around 4:57 p.m. ET on Thursday. The quake was centered

Flagler Village in the Keys becomes part of a residential housing housing trend to ban smoking    Jan. 09, 2014
1, Flagler Village, a 49-unit rental community of mostly duplexes near Key West, banned smoking on the grounds and inside all units. It's part of a

Wounded Warriors Project Soldier Ride kicks-off in Miami Beach on   Jan. 09, 2014
The Wounded Warriors Project Soldier Ride from Miami to Key West will kick off on Thursday with a breakfast in Miami Beach and proceed South on

Key West to Havana, Cultural Exchange in Art
Prensa Latina   Jan. 08, 2014
The pieces reflect social equality achieved in Key West even before the civil war in the United States, when in that community lived harmoniously men

Key West cops call community meeting to address burglaries
KeysNet   Jan. 08, 2014
Some residents of the close-knit Old Town neighborhood surrounding the Key West Cemetery are on edge as they believe some recent burglaries in

Reck on the Road: Cancer Cruise
WAVY-TV   Jan. 07, 2014
 (1/2)Three Virginia Beach friends skate from Virginia Beach all the way to Key West, Florida. They called it The Cancer Cruise. Find out more on this

New Holland Scouts explore the sea in Florida
Lancaster Newspapers   Jan. 07, 2014
The Scouts sailed approximately 250 miles from Key Largo to Key West, applying their use of knot-tying and teamwork to plot a course and operate the

Notes on Monroe County
KeysNet   Jan. 07, 2014
By 1823 there were basically three communities between Key West and Key Biscayne: Key West, Key Biscayne, and Indian Key. Indian Key's ...

What's the gayest city in America?
Dallas Voice   Jan. 07, 2014
You know what the gayest city in the U.S., is right? It's San Francisco … or maybe Palm Springs. Fort Lauderdale has to be up there, and Key West.

It's a new year but the same great fishing
Florida Keys Keynoter   Jan. 06, 2014
There's a holiday sail going on Florida Keys style -- but not in the malls, on the water.

And another weird year for Florida comes to an end
Florida Keys Keynoter   Jan. 06, 2014
You know you're living in a weird state when there's a Festivus pole made out of beer cans displayed in the Capitol, a man offers to trade a live alligator for a 12-pack of beer, and a homeowners association has to create a no-swimming-as-a-mermaid...

10 Best Florida Keys Restaurants to Watch the Sunset
The Daily Meal   Jan. 06, 2014
From Key West to Islamorada, the Florida Keys offer several restaurants worth visiting not only for their food, but for a romantic sunset view as well.

The Rich Bounty of Key West Seafood
The Daily Meal   Jan. 06, 2014
 At the end of the 19th century, Key West, Fla., was the richest community per capita in the United States. The wealth poured in from the sea, and the

Local competitive sailing season about to hit high point   Jan. 05, 2014
15 is the start of the 2014 Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race, with 37 boats registered so far vying to be fastest covering the 160 miles from Port

The Keys have been a place for many to stage their own deaths   Jan. 04, 2014
Some people come to the Florida Keys to dive the coral reefs or fish for tarpon. Others come to party in Key West. And then there are a desperate few

City, Code Compliance director likely to settle lawsuit
Florida Keys Keynoter   Jan. 04, 2014
The Key West City Commission on Tuesday is expected to vote to end a lawsuit filed by Code Compliance Director Jim Young, who was fired from the

Winter events in Florida parks    Jan. 04, 2014
 25 and 26, nearly 100 craft artists will display their wares at the 29th annual Key West Craft Show in the city's Old Town district. The juried festival

Locals compete for lucrative lighthouse jobs
Daily Commercial     Jan. 03, 2014
Fresnel lens. Dale McDonald looks over the fresnel lens on display at the Key West Lighthouse Museum on Whitehead street in Key West. View all

The Was A 115-Degree Temperature Difference Between Two US
Business Insider Australia   Jan. 03, 2014
On that day, there was a 115-degree temperature difference between International Falls, Minn. and Key West, the Huffington Post reported, based on a

Key West World Championships - 77 Lucas Oil SilverHook team video
Power Boat - World    Jan. 02, 2014
The 77 Lucas Oil SilverHook team video of the 33rd Annual Key West World Championships is now viewable. The team took second on Wednesday

Cuba becomes more of a possibility for American travelers
Cuba Headlines    Jan. 02, 2014
For the first time since 1960, a commercial passenger airplane flew from Key West, Florida to Havana, Cuba. U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Man Allegedly Cost USCG $173000, Arrested in Georgia
MarineLink   Jan. 02, 2014
The letter stated Price intended to jump off the Key West Express Ferry in the ... aircraft from Air Station Miami to search from Fort Meyers to Key West.

Wild Winter Weather Across Nation…Except S. Florida
WBFS KEY WEST (CBSMiami)  Jan. 02, 2014
It's hard to overstate how great a weather disparity there between South Florida and the rest of the country during winter.

Countdown to Quantum Key West 2014
Scuttlebutt Sailing News  Jan. 01, 2014
All three divisions will feature well prepared programs gathering to enjoy great competition and renowned Key West sailing conditions, as they pursue

Drag Queen, Conch Shell Drop in Key West
USA TODAY   Jan. 01, 2014
Key West, Florida rang in 2014 with two unique symbols. One large crowd gathered to watch a drag queen named Sushi drop in a high heeled shoe.

Key West celebrates New Year
WPEC   Dec  31, 2013
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) -- About 200 canines have paraded in the Key West Dachshund Walk that precedes four quirky "drops" to ring in 2014.

First flight from Key West to Cuba takes off
Washington Post   Dec  30, 2013
The nine-passenger flight departed Monday morning, more than two years after U.S. Customs and Border Protection gave Key West the green light to

Winging It: Biking Around Again In Margaritaville
NPR  Dec  29, 2013
 I love Key West, and I go there as often as possible: pina coladas, drag queens, shady hammocks, feral chickens — it's the best. There's just one

Peter O'Leary to Compete at Key West Regatta
Afloat   Dec  29, 2013
#commodorescup – The build up for next Summer's Commodore's Cup event starts next month in Florida. Irish Interest in Key West features Cork

Road construction headaches, divided harbor referendum on city's  Year in review.
Florida Keys Keynoter 3  Dec  28, 2013
Nyad, 64, arrived at Smathers Beach in Key West after a 50-hour swim from Havana, Cuba; she had previously attempted the feat four times.

A New Year's Eve road trip down the most beautiful highway
The Star-Ledger -    Dec  28, 2013
And then there was Key West. December, 2002. At least I'm pretty sure it was 2002. My friend Brenda and I have slightly different recollections of the

New Year's Eve has a decidedly different take in the Keys
Florida Keys Keynoter   Dec  27, 2013
While New York City is famed for its Times Square ball drop, Key West is to stage four widely differing takeoffs on that New Year's Eve tradition as

Florida Hotel Rates More Than Double During New Year's Eve
Skift   Dec  27, 2013
A new survey from shows that rates for most affordable rooms in Key West increase up to 178 percent between December 30 and

No room at the inn: Florida Keys packed with tourists during holiday    Dec  25, 2013
Jodi Weinhofer, president of the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys and Key West, said its members are reporting they're "booked solid. This is'

It's so cold outside that . . .': Temps plummet for holidays
Bemidji Pioneer   Dec  24, 2013
A true story was offered by one of the department's employees, “Newlyweds had to postpone their Key West honeymoon because it was so cold the

Key West Seaplanes® Sponsors Rudolph Flight Tracking Tonight   Dec  24, 2013
Key West Seaplanes® and WEOW 92.7 radio sponsor The Official Florida Keys Rudolph Flight radar tracking tonight, Christmas Eve beginning at 6:00 ...

KeysCaribbean Resorts Offer New Year's Fun in the Florida Keys    Dec  23, 2013
Key West Race Week Jan. 19-24 features world-class competition and yachting teams from more than 12 countries and 24 American states. During

In the Keys, it's thoughts of Santa and sailfish
Florida Keys Keynoter   Dec  22, 2013
It is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas all throughout the Keys for anglers offshore and in the backcountry. With pretty much the rest of the country experiencing frigid weather

Porgies play a role in reef studies
Florida Keys Keynoter   Dec  22, 2013
About 20 years ago, I was a volunteer diver on the Scuba Diving Team for the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center. All types of Chesapeake Bay critters

City settles on site for homeless shelter, but deal is far from done
Florida Keys Keynoter   Dec  22, 2013
The Key West City Commission on Wednesday tentatively picked the former state Department of Juvenile Justice building on Stock Island as the site for a new round-the-clock homeless shelter to replace the Keys Overnight Temporary Shelter

Winds not keeping the snapper bite down
Florida Keys Keynoter   Dec  19, 2013
Moe Mottice and his crews on Moe's Custom Charters in Key West spent their week fishing offshore for blackfin tuna, dolphin and sailfish using trolled

Man celebrates birthday by riding bike to Key West
South Jersey Local News     Dec  19, 2013
In 31 days, Mitchell was on the most southern tip of the continental United States as he completed his ride in Key West, Fla. The retired principal from

N.C. Guard Green Berets train through air and water in Key West
DVIDS    Dec  19, 2013
KEY WEST, Fla. – An elite unit of North Carolina National Guard Soldiers conducted airborne and maritime operations training at the southern tip

Three big sailfish contests approaching
Florida Keys Keynoter   Dec  18, 2013
The Key Largo Sailfish Challenge provides light-tackle competition and good-cause camaraderie for seasoned and amateur anglers Jan. 3 through 5.

Three big sailfish contests approaching
Florida Keys Keynoter   Dec  18, 2013
The Key Largo Sailfish Challenge provides light-tackle competition and good-cause camaraderie for seasoned and amateur anglers Jan. 3 through 5.

Grinch stops U.S. 1 motorists, offers choice of a ticket or onion
Florida Keys Keynoter   Dec  18, 2013
Motorists who speed a little bit through certain school zones on U.S.1 in the Florida Keys during the holidays might just get an onion from the Grinch instead of a traffic citation.

FDLE investigating death of man in Key West police custody
Florida Keys Keynoter   Dec  18, 2013
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the circumstances of the Dec. 4 death of a man who “began turning blue” while Key West

Engine Trouble Delays Celebrity Cruise Ship
Cruise Critic   Dec  16, 2013
Celebrity Constellation (1:09 p.m. EST) -- Passengers onboard Celebrity Constellation are getting a lot more time in Key West than they originally

Are Passwords for the Past? Biometrics Forge Future in Pharmacy
Pharmacy Times    Dec  16, 2013
At Dennis Pharmacy in Key West, Florida, owner David Alea, RPh, and his staff simply touch their finger to a pad on their dispensing robot to obtain

Marines in Key West collect Toys for Tots
7Online WSVN-TV ISLAMORADA, Fla. (WSVN)   Dec  15, 2013
It was a "holiday mission" for a team of Marines down in the Keys, collecting for Toys for Tots, Saturday. The third annual Florida

Florida: Key West Dachshund Walk    Dec  15, 2013
If every dog has its day, for dachshunds in Key West that “day” will be New Year's Eve. About 200 of the short-legged, long-bodied pups will lead their owners on

School District once again looks at decentralizing administration
KeysNet    Dec  14, 2013
Continuing a years-long discussion about decentralizing the Monroe County School District administration from Key West, the School Board on Tuesday got a

Attorney Carl Stevens elected president of LGBT-oriented Key West (blog)   Dec  14, 2013
Trial attorney Carl Stevens of law firm Horan, Wallace & Higgins has been elected board president of the LGBT-oriented Key West Business Guild. Stevens

Key West’s More “Colorful” Side Spotlighted on FOX NEWS: THE O’REILLY SHOW [WATTER'S WORLD]
The Blue Paper   Dec  13, 2013
COMMENTARY: Commissioner Tony Yaniz had this to say [on his Facebook Page] about the recent Fox News “Watters’ World: Key West Edition”:

Habitat Receives $8,000 From Publix Super Markets Charities
The Blue Paper   Dec  13, 2013
Habitat For Humanity – Key West & Lower Florida Keys received a check from Publix Super Markets Charities in the amount of $ 8,000. The check presentation took place at the Searstown Publix Super Market Store in Key West.

TSKW’s Conch-A-Doodle Fundraiser: ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT!
The Blue Paper   Dec  13, 2013
Studios of Key West (TSKW). Bidding closes Dec 16 at 10 a.m. Please be sure to register your details with TSKW before bidding either online at or by calling 305-296-0458. Full rules can be found at (Most items are 2′ x 2′ wooden roosters).

Kelly McGillis Returns To Namesake IWFFA Tournament
The Blue Paper   Dec  13, 2013
After an absence of two years, award-winning film and stage actress Kelly McGillis will again attend her namesake women’s flag football tournament, Diane Beruldsen, International Women’s Flag Football Association founder and president, announced this week from Norway.

Royal Caribbean to launch new cruise ship
Kansas City Star   Dec  12, 2013
Serenade of the Seas on Thursday will launch a nine-night Caribbean adventure to Key West, Fla.; Labadee, Haiti; Falmouth, Jamaica; and George Town

Support overwhelms Key West cancer patient
Florida Keys Keynoter      Dec  12, 2013
After being diagnosed this year with cancer for the second time, I have been blessed with prayers, love and support from so many people. I would like to name

Key West ponders how to split special tax money in Bahama Village
Florida Keys Keynoter     Dec  11, 2013
How hundreds of thousands of dollars in special property tax revenue in Key West's Bahama Village is spent has one more step to go before a recommendation

Key West needs to get a handle on Fantasy Fest
Florida Keys Keynoter    Dec  11, 2013
First, Fantasy Fest is a major event for Key West and is a financial boon for our businesses. But nudity, body painting and pasties of the breast and genital areas

WATTERS' WORLD: The Key West Edition
Fox News (blog)   Dec  10, 2013
But way down at the southern tip of the continental United States, at the famous "Mile 0" of Route 1 lies the very notable beach town of Key West, Florida

Bollinger Delivers FRC Charles Sexton to Coast Guard
SEAPOWER Magazine Online   Dec  10, 2013
The Charles Sexton was delivered to the 7th Coast Guard District in Key West, Fla., and will be stationed at USCG Sector Key West,” he said. “We are all looking

NOAA: 11 dead whales suffered from malnutrition
WPEC    Dec  09, 2013
A fisherman found the 11 whales lying near one another Sunday in Snipe Point, on an island chain northwest of Key West. The whales are believed to be part of

New Florida Keys Hurricane Shelter Plan Expected
NBC 6 South Florida   Dec  09, 2013
A cyclist rides his bike in Key West, Fla., Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac gained fresh muscle Sunday as it bore down on the Florida Keys, with

Workshops planned to discuss Florida Key deer
San Francisco Chronicle    Dec  09, 2013
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Researchers and Florida Keys wildlife managers are scheduling public workshops to discuss goals for an endangered deer species

11 dead whales found in Key West   Dec  07, 2013
Administration official Blair Mase says wildlife workers spotted the dead whales Sunday afternoon on Snipe Point, about six miles north of Sugarloaf Key.

You never forget your first time
Florida Keys Keynoter     Dec  07, 2013
This came to light during the introductions that morning at our Key West dock. Fresh from my mile-high stomping grounds, I figured he could help me relive my

Keys boat parades set the tone for the season
Florida Keys Keynoter    Dec  07, 2013
The Key West boat parade is among the largest in the Keys, filling Key West ... all shapes and sizes illuminate the crystal waters of the Florida Keys this month.

Work about to start on new Old Town Key West firehouse
Florida Keys Keynoter    Dec  07, 2013
In October, the Key West City Commission and other city officials ceremonially ... of starting construction on a new $5.6 million fire station in Old Town Key West

Ballfield renovation in Key West will wait for park master plan
Florida Keys Keynoter  Dec  07, 2013
The Key West City Commission on Tuesday, deciding to stick with phased development for the 33-acre Truman Waterfront, turned down a $170,000 stop-gap

Fla. man, Ohio woman win Key West triathlon
WPEC    Dec  07, 2013
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) -- A 28-year-old Florida man and a 30-year-old Ohio woman have won the men's and women's overall divisions at the annual Key West

52 Super Series - A promising season ahead
Sail World    Dec  06, 2013
Building upon the success of last year's initiative to take the 52 Super Series to America for the first time, Quantum Key West looks set to attract seven 52's

Computer problems delay, cancel Key West flights
Florida Keys Keynoter   Dec  04, 2013
The net effect of the system going down was delays for passengers headed to Key West from Louis Armstrong New Orleans [La.] International Airport, Tampa

Keys pastor, accused of theft, heads back to court
KeysNet    Dec  04, 2013
John W. McKenzie, former leader of St. James Missionary Baptist Church on Olivia Street in Key West, was arrested in June on a felony larceny charge for

Keys ramp up the holiday fun
Florida Keys Keynoter   Dec  04, 2013
This boat gets into the spirit during a past Key Colony Beach boat parade. ... the holidays -- Key Largo, Marathon, Key Colony Beach, Lower Keys and Key West.

The 5 Best Places To Live If You Hate Winter -- And Have Loads Of
Huffington Post    Dec  03, 2013
Hey people freezing tushies off in cold parts of the world: There's another way. A warmer, better way. Did you know that Key West has an average high of 76

Southwest Airlines will end flights to Key West, 2 other cities
The Republic DALLAS  Dec  05, 2013
Southwest Airlines Co. said Thursday that it will end service in June to Key West, Florida; Jackson, Mississippi; and Branson, Missouri, because it

2 Keys men get prison for wildlife trafficking
Bradenton Herald   Dec  04, 2013
KEY WEST, Fla. — Two Florida Keys men have been sentenced to prison time after pleading guilty to illegal trafficking in wildlife including sharks, tropical fish

Despite OK, Key West-Cuba flights still a dream
Florida Keys Keynoter   Dec  04, 2013
Key West International Airport gained approval two years ago to begin operating flights to and from Cuba that had long been stifled by a ban on most U.S. travel

NAS Key West holds holiday stand-down fair
DVIDS NAS   Dec  04, 2013
Key West is a state-of-the-art training facility for air-to-air combat fighter aircraft of all military services. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist

Writers block out Key West time for mass signing
Florida Keys Keynoter   Dec  04, 2013
Keys TV host Jenna Stauffer discovers whodunit in 'Murder in Key West,' a volume of mystery stories set in the Southernmost City. This and many others will be

Luna Rex's Novelist, Guitarist J. Lee Glassman on Key West
New Times Broward-Palm Beach (blog)    Dec  03, 2013
J. Lee Glassman is a South Florida poet, musician and novelist. He's also a man of two worlds; those disparate entities being Palm Beach and Key West

Mich. store owner guilty in Fla. wildlife case
Bradenton Herald    Dec  03, 2013
KEY WEST, Fla. — The owner of a Michigan aquarium supply store has pleaded guilty in Florida to illegal trafficking in wildlife including tropical fish, sea fans,

Monroe County sheriff holds silent auction
Bradenton Herald   Dec  02, 2013
The Key West Citizen reports the auction is taking place this week at the sheriff's office in Key West. Items listed in the auction include a

US seeks prison time for Idaho aquarium chief
Bradenton Herald   Dec  02, 2013
KEY WEST, Fla. — Federal prosecutors are seeking prison time for the president of an Idaho aquarium convicted in the illegal shipping of protected sharks and

Brice and Samantha (Legg) Jones
Glens Falls Post-Star   Dec  01, 2013
Brice and Samantha (Legg) Jones were married August 21, 2013, on HistoricHiggsBeach, in Key West, Florida. They enjoyed the keys for their honeymoon then

Young actors stage 'Little Mermaid'
KeysNet   Dec  01, 2013
The Keys Kids theater group presents "The Little Mermaid Jr." at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 6 and 7, and at ... 8 at the Key West High School auditorium, 2100 Flagler Ave.

Key West Seaplanes®-Key Largo Rescue Story Featured in Water    Nov 30, 2013
Key West Seaplanes® the region's premier seaplane charter company makes news again for it's rescue of a pilot stranded in the waters near Key Largo, Florida.

Key West commission hears latest waterfront plans
KeysNet City   Nov 30, 2013
Manager Bob Vitas is expected Tuesday to update the Key West City Commission on the status of a large-scale park development planned for the 33-acre

Key West-to-Cuba flights struggle to get off ground
The Detroit News    Nov 28, 2013
Key West, Fla. — One of the first sights greeting passengers at the Key West International Airport is a statue of two families with children standing around a large

During poker run, Florida Powerboat Club provides safe thrills   Nov 28, 2013
 About 150 boats, from 28-foot outboards to 160-foot megayachts, were signed up for the club's annual Key West Poker Run — the largest event of its kind in

Human measuring sticks help keep boats afloat
The News-Press  Nov 28, 2013
 As they point out the sandbars and shallowest areas, a Key West boat comes zipping past and smacks right into a sandbar lurking under the murky water.

Key West to whittle list of proposed shelter sites
Florida Keys Keynoter    Nov 27, 2013
The Key West City Commission has been presented with 30 potential sites for a homeless shelter but any decisions are going to wait until January at the earliest.

Possibly facing expulsion, commissioner quits Rotary
KeysNet     Nov 27, 2013
an expletive-ridden e-mail from his city account being made public, Key West City Commissioner Tony Yaniz has resigned from the Rotary Club of Key West.

Sails still strong
Florida Keys Keynoter   Nov 27, 2013
 on strong, with the best action from Duck Key to Key Largo and in Key West. ... Keys in a wide range of depths, although the most consistent is 50 to 60 feet.

Key West to Cuba flights struggle to take off
Washington Post   Nov 26, 2013
KEY WEST, Fla. — One of the first sights greeting passengers at the Key West International Airport is a statue of two families with children standing around a

Budget Cuts Force Military Installations To Alter Training Exercises
CBS Local     Nov 25, 2013
Two U.S. Navy F-5′s and an F-4 fighter jet, painted to look like opposition jets, return to base after training exercises on Feb. 20, 2013 in Key West, Fla

Battle Ground area man travels across country on bicycle
The Columbian   Nov 25, 2013
 8 at the culmination of his bicycle journey from Vancouver, B.C., to Key West, Fla. The Battle Ground-area man wanted to test himself with the 100-day trip.

Cops: Man was walking pharmacy
Florida Keys Keynoter   Nov 23, 2013
A Key West man arrested Nov. ... Poindexter, who lists his job as sales, is familiar with law enforcement, having been arrested by Key West police six times since

Keys crime is down first six months of the year
KeysNet   Nov 23, 2013
Crime in the Keys went down by almost 8 percent in the first half of this year ... In Key West, the 2013 clearance rate is 23.5 percent, down from 25.1 in 2012.

$15.4 million for a new Key West city hall
Florida Keys Keynoter   Nov 23, 2013
The Key West City Commission on Tuesday got its first look at architect Bert Bender's detailed design for a $15.4 million conversion of Glynn Archer Elementary

Key West Seaplanes® Pilot and AOPA President Complete Historic   Nov 22, 2013
Key West Seaplanes® Pilot and Co-owner, Nikali Pontecorvo completes an historic cross country seaplane flight with AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots

10 great places for comfort food
USA TODAY    Nov 22, 2013
Kermit's Key West Lime Shoppe Key West, Fla. Once a regional specialty, key lime pie has gone nationwide. But the refreshing dessert is still at its best in its

Hemingway documentary explores mental illness
The Westerly Sun    Nov 21, 2013
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Actress Mariel Hemingway, cult filmmaker John Waters and a steel-bending strongman are among stars gathered at the Key West Film

CHUCK STARK | Talbot becoming powerboat king
Kitsap Sun    Nov 21, 2013
Driver Kyler Talbot (left) and throttleman Jay Muller prepare to race in the 33rd annual Key West Offshore Powerboat championships earlier this month.

A favorite fun-lovin' road trip: The Florida Keys     Nov 21, 2013
Driven straight, U.S. 1, called the Overseas Highway—from laid-back Key Largo to party-hearty Key West—zips end-to-end in just two-and-a-half hours.

Clear Channel Sells 4 In Florida Keys
All Access Music Group   Nov 21, 2013
CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC. is selling Classic Rock WAIL (SUN 99.5) and Top 40 WEOW/KEY WEST, FL and Country WCTH

Mega-Cruise Ships Creating Waves in Key West
ABC News    Nov 21, 2013
The tranquil waters of Key West have become the subject of a murky debate between locals and state officials who recently suggested that the city's port

Loved the Book, Afraid to See the Movie – Big Mistake
ChicagoNow (blog)    Nov 20, 2013
Only in Key West, where pretty much anything goes, could you find a panel that includes both fiery screenwriter and former Scientologist Paul Haggis (Crash

13 Cuban migrants come ashore, are fed McDonald's
KeysNet   Nov 20, 2013
 Thirteen refugees from Cuba made it ashore in Key West on Friday -- and their first true taste of the U.S. was McDonald's. The Key West Police Department says

Fake Pilot Arrested In Florida Keys
CBS Local KEY WEST (CBSMiami/AP)   Nov 20, 2013
A man with a fake license has been arrested in the Florida Keys but it wasn't a fake drivers license that got this guy in trouble with

Truman Waterfront amphitheater no sure thing
KeysNet    Nov 20, 2013
The Key West City Commission has adopted a master plan that includes a ... Super boat International Key West World Championship powerboat races, the 33rd

Annual Keys DOT work-plan hearing is Thursday
KeysNet    Nov 20, 2013
The secretary was already scheduled to be in Key West the same day. "He wanted to get time to get in front of the commission. We told him you could be first on

Key West HIV disclosure case key in court battle
KeysNet    Nov 20, 2013
In Florida, and almost three dozen other states, it's a crime to have intercourse without disclosing a sexually transmitted disease. So prosecutors thought they

NAS Key West announces annual award recipients
DVIDS    Nov 19, 2013
Naval Air Station Key West Commanding Officer Capt. Steve McAlearney, NAS Key West Executive Cmdr. Greg Wilson and NAS Key West CMDCM (FMF/SW)

Quantum Key West fleet taking shape
Scuttlebutt Sailing News    Nov 19, 2013
Strong programs from across the U.S. and around the world have already submitted their entries to Quantum Key West 2014. The first entry deadline is a month

Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc. Expands Lodging Portfolio
MarketWatch    Nov 19, 2013
The resort, located in the heart of Key West on the Gulf of Mexico, will ... "We are extremely pleased to have added Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa to our

Robert the Doll is Cursed; Does Not Come with Free Frogurt
Slate Magazine (blog)   Nov 18, 2013
In 1994, Robert joined the collection of Key West's Fort East Martello Museum, where he now sits in a glass box holding a toy lion. On the wall behind him are

Mariel Hemingway Talks Mental Health and Suicide
WebProNews    Nov 18, 2013
Mariel Hemingway talked about both mental health and suicide–her family's troubled heritage–during an interview on Key West this weekend. She spoke from a

Florida, Get Ready for GM Mosquitos With a Suicide Gene    Nov 17, 2013
 The FKMCD has changed the test site, to Key Haven and Stock Island, two areas outside Key West with large populations of Aedes aegypti mosquitos. Mila de

Trial starts Wednesday in Navy property-tax case
KeysNet   Nov 16, 2013
In 2007, the Navy transferred ownership of 895 houses in Key West to
Southeast, itself a division of giant multinational corporation Balfour Beatty Communities.

Mosquito Control codifies it's moving from Stock Island
Florida Keys Keynoter    Nov 16, 2013
The Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board voted unanimously on Wednesday to
6 meeting, the Key West City Commission agreed to extend the $1-per-year

N. Roosevelt traffic change sees ups and downs
KeysNet    Nov 16, 2013
When DOT Secretary Ananth Prasad speaks to the Key West Chamber
of Commerce membership at a members-only lunch Wednesday at the Marriott

State DOT: Key West in danger of losing cruise lines
KeysNet  Nov 16, 2013
 Last month, Key West voters rejected by a 3-1 margin a referendum asking
whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should be asked to do a study on the

Key West powerboat races remain in limbo
Florida Keys Keynoter   Nov 16, 2013
With the 33rd running of the Super Boat International Key West World
Championship completed on Nov. 10, the future of the races returning to the Southernmost

Sea-Level Rise Taking The Pines Out Of Big Pine Key
WLRN   Nov 15, 2013
Big Pine Key takes its name from the pine forests that cover the island, about
30 miles from Key West. Rare plants and endangered animals — such as the Key

Key West Film Festival continues through Sunday
Seattle Post Intelligencer    Nov 15, 2013
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Actress Mariel Hemingway is among the film world
 luminaries attending the Key West Film Festival. Hemingway will answer questions at

Key West gets fast Coast Guard cutter named after African-American   Nov 15, 2013
The city of Key West is about to get its first Coast Guard fast response cutter
 to patrol its waters and it will carry the name of an African American Guardsman, who

Gold Making People Crazy in Perilous Search for Sunken Treasure
Businessweek   Nov 14, 2013
Gold pieces from shipwrecks are displayed at the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum
in Key West, Florida, on Aug. 2, 2013. Photographer: Vernon Silver/Bloomberg.

Dengue outbreak risk in US investigated
Healio    Nov 14, 2013
Researchers are studying reasons why dengue fever continues to spread from
Key West, Fla., and not in Tucson, Ariz., which has an established vector

Security Technician Saves Bird Trapped at Key West Airport
NBC 6 South Florida     Nov 14, 2013
An airport security technician rescued a bird that was blown into Key West Airport
The adult bird was turned over to the Key West Wildlife Center at Indigenous

Climatologists Go Beefcake, Key West Takes on the Sea, the New
OnEarth Magazine   Nov 14, 2013
Better safe than sunk: While other places debate the merits of climate change
adaptation plans, Key West has been hard at work. The island community has

Sailfish still a good option
KeysNet   Nov 13, 2013
Eric Allen of Scarlet Rose, fishing out of Charterboat Row in Key West, reports
excellent fishing offshore, with plenty of blackfins and skipjacks. They're getting

First of six new Keys Coast Guard cutters is commissioned Saturday
KeysNet   Nov 13, 2013
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West took delivery of the 154-foot cutter 'Charles David Jr.'
 in August and will commission it Saturday. It's one of one of six coming

Val Lauren as slain actor Sal Mineo in bio 'Sal,' directed by James ... (blog)    Nov 13, 2013
Lauren will be in South Florida for screenings of both films Friday at the Key West Film Festival
. “I not only trust his judgment, I trust his taste, trust the root that

Gay Travel: Key West's Unique World
Gayapolis    Nov 13, 2013
Gay Travel: Key West's Unique World. Returning to Key West after far too long, my first
 thought is: it's really easy to fall in love with this place. For one thing, it's

Film festival in Key West features a Hemingway and Oscar winners    Nov 13, 2013
KEY WEST -- An Oscar-winning screenwriter, the director of two Academy Award
winning pictures, a man who can bend steel and a drug smuggler from Miami's

Killer virus found in migrating dolphins identified in whales, too KEY WEST, Fla., Nov. 11 (UPI)
A measles-like virus killing dolphins along the U.S. east coast has reached
Florida and is now infecting whales as well, wildlife

Cabs in one Florida town may charge vomiting fee (AP)   Nov 12, 2013
Key West might be one of Florida's party capitals, but don't get too drunk.
The Miami Herald reports that Key West cabbies might soon start charging ...

Title glory for Sheikh Hassan, co-pilot Curtis in Key West
Peninsula On-line   Nov 12, 2013
KEY WEST, Florida: Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor Al Thani and Steve Curtis retired after
 an on-board fire in round three of the 33rd Annual Key West Super Boat ...

Key West Awash With Plans For Rising Sea Level
NPR    Nov 12, 2013
Key West is one of the U.S. cities most vulnerable to sea level rise, and so it's
adopting regulations requiring new homes to have freshwater cisterns and to be ...

Gay Travel: The Unique World of Key West
Passport Magazine (blog) November 11th, 2013
Joseph Pedro. Image via Passport. Returning to Key West after far too long, my first
thought is: it's really easy to fall in love with this place.

Kayak journey takes man from Northwest Angle to Key West and back
Duluth News Tribune    Nov 11, 2013
But when he reached Key West on March 9 this year, he decided he wasn't through.
He spent two days in Key West, turned around and headed back to the

Marc Granet, Scott Begovich win Superboat Unlimited title at Key West
Washington Post    Nov 11, 2013
KEY WEST, Fla. — Marc Granet and Scott Begovich won the Superboat Unlimited
title Sunday in the Key West World Championship offshore powerboat races.

Can historical cottages help make Lake Worth the next Key West?
Palm Beach Post    Nov 10, 2013
I think Lake Worth could be the next Key West. No other town in South Florida
has the abundance of cottages that we have. It's our biggest asset besides the ...

Lawsuit filed two years after Key West tragedy    Nov 10, 2013
Two years after three powerboat racers were killed in the Key West World
Championship, the family of one of the victims has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in ...

Key West-Cuba charter flights postponed
KeysNet    Nov 9, 2013
Ambitious plans announced last month by a Miami travel agency to offer small
charter flights between Key West and Cuba beginning Nov. 15 have been pushed

City OKs monument marking Nyad's Cuba-Key West swim
KeysNet    Nov 9, 2013
The Key West City Commission on Wednesday got on board with City Manager Bob Vitas'
plan to memorialize endurance athlete Diana Nyad's record-breaking

Mosquito Control to get one more year on city lease
Florida Keys Keynoter   Nov 9, 2013
The Key West City Commission on Wednesday directed City Manager Bob Vitas
to negotiate a lease extension with the district for continued use of the

2 South Floridians win half-marathon titles in Key Largo Bridge Run
The Republic     Nov 9, 2013
Thirty-nine-year-old Sarah Williams, of Key West, finished in one hour, 42 minutes and 39
seconds in the women's division. Overall 10-kilometer division winners

4 vessels damaged in houseboat fire
7Online WSVN-TV   Nov 9, 2013
KEY WEST, Fla. (WSVN) -- A houseboat erupted in flames early Saturday
morning, completely destroying the vessel and damaging three others, officials said.

Drops' to Highlight Florida Keys New Year's Eve
Gilmer Mirror    Nov 9, 2013
While New York City is famed for its Times Square "ball drop," Key West is to
stage four widely differing takeoffs on that New Year's Eve tradition as midnight ...

Granet, Begovich lead Superboat Unlimited
Bellingham Herald      Nov 8, 2013
KEY WEST, Fla. — Missouri powerboat racers Bob Bull and Randy Scism
have piloted CMS to a second-day Superboat Unlimited-class win at the Key West

Florida planning US Bicycle Route for long-distance bike travel
Sun-Sentinel   Nov 8, 2013
So could the East Coast Greenway, a mainly off-road system of trails stretching
from Maine to Key West. U.S. bike routes must be approved by the American

Driveshaft problems for Qatar's Sheikh Hassan
Peninsula On-line   Nov 8, 2013
KEY WEST, Florida: Driveshaft problems meant that Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor Al Thani
and Steve Curtis made a slightly disappointing start to their World ...

November is the beginning of Keys growing season
KeysNet    Nov 8, 2013
In the Keys, planting can start in October, so I finally got my seedlings into my vegetable ...
November is also the second annual Key West Film Festival, Nov.

Spa awaits at Key West 'Girlfriend Getaway'
Palm Beach Post   Nov 7, 2013Driveshaft problems for Qatar's Sheikh Hassan
Why: With the new “Girlfriend Getaway” package, friends can soak up
the sun on the private, white-sand beach, receive VIP treatment at the spa and step onto

Bar hopping in Key West
The Independent   Nov 7, 2013
I arrive at Key West's tiny airport and pick up a taxi to Sunset Key Island (001 305 ...
University students and the LGBT crowd, the buzz of Key West's nightlife is a

Key West triathlon set for Dec. 7
Sarasota Herald-Tribune    Nov 7, 2013
The fourth annual Key West Triathlon is set for Saturday, Dec. 7 and includes an
Olympic-distance and shorter sprint-distance course. The Olympic-distance

Boats Race in Keys Event with a Deadly History
WJNO     Nov 6, 2013
Boats Race in Keys Event with a Deadly History .... powerboats _
some that can exceed 165 mph _ are registered for the Key West World Championship.

Studios plans expansion
KeysNet    Nov 6, 2013
The Studios of Key West last week bought the former Scottish Rite Masonic ...
Rite Masonic Center at 533 Eaton St. for $2.2 million, the Studios of Key West arts

Tweaks coming for public-art law in Key West
KeysNet    Nov 6, 2013
With a full slate of public and private development in Key West, city staff is working
to simplify an ordinance that sets aside what ultimately will be large sums

Granet, Begovich lead Superboat Unlimited
Fresno Bee    Nov 6, 2013
KEY WEST, Fla. — Florida offshore powerboat racers Marc Granet and
Scott Begovich are leading the Superboat Unlimited class at the Key West World ...

Coast Guard Works Hard to Preserve History    Nov 5, 2013
Surrounded by turquoise waters and nestled in a corner of Key West, Fla.,
 the 327-foot Coast Guard Cutter Ingham proudly displays the service's colors and is a

Add Key Lime Pie to the Thanksgiving mix
The Republic   Nov 5, 2013
That it is so widely imitated is both a compliment and a slander to a pie that
was born in Key West and now masquerades in many guises. This (slightly tweaked)

Powerboats compete in Key West World Championship    Nov 5, 2013
KEY WEST, Fla. -- More than 40 high-speed powerboats — some that can exceed 165 mph
are registered for the Key West World Championship. The event

South Florida fishing report 30, 2013
Mike Scheele from Juno Pier reported fishing off the pier has been red hot. ...
Hazel Basnight of North Carolina and Joan Kelley of Key West.

Qatar team prepares for 3-pronged World Championship
Gulf Times   Nov 3, 2013
The former Class 1 boat that al-Attiyah and Nicolini will race in Key West will be ...
“I think Ali and Billy will make a great team together in Key West,” added

Navy OKs more training flights in the Lower Keys
KeysNet    Nov 2, 2013
 As expected, Naval Air Station Key West has received federal authorization
to increase operations out of Boca Chica Field in the Lower Keys. Earlier this year

Veterans Day marked with parades
KeysNet    Nov 2, 2013
In Key West, Naval Air Station Key West's parade is at 4 p.m. that day, ...
U.S. 1 from the old Boot Key Bridge up to the Sadowski Causeway (Key Colony Beach),

Fifty-six kids sign up for scholarship program
KeysNet    Nov 2, 2013
Rodney Maxime (left) and his brother Melson, respectively a freshman and
junior at Key West High School, both are enrolled in the Take Stock in Children

Turtle nesting season a great success
KeysNet    Nov 2, 2013
He has counted sea-turtle nests in the Key West National Wildlife Refuge for ...
 in the Marquesas and Boca Grande islands, west of Key West, this summer.

Voters head to the polls Tuesday in Marathon, Key West
Florida Keys Keynoter   Nov 2, 2013
Voters in Marathon and Key West go to the polls Tuesday to elect, respectively,
new city councilmen and a new member of the governing board of Keys Energy

Design plans go to Key West City Commission
Florida Keys Keynoter   Nov 2, 2013
The Key West City Commission on Wednesday will consider more than $200,000
 in expenditures for design of a redeveloped Community Services building and

Powerboats to roar back into Key West waters    Nov 2, 2013
As many as 55 fast and loud powerboats — some reaching speeds well over
100 miles per hour — will race this week in the Key West World Championships.

Florida: Key West Film Festival set for Nov. 13-17   Nov 2, 2013
Showcasing more than 35 films over just four days, the Key West Film Festival —
set for Nov. 13-17 at the historic San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St., and Tropic

Key West considers monument to Diana Nyad    Nov 2, 2013
KEY WEST, Fla. -- Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad may be getting her
own monument on the Florida Keys beach where she staggered ashore after a 53-hour

Key West-Cuba flights resume Nov. 15
Florida Keys Keynoter   Oct 30, 2013
Beginning Nov. 15, charter service between that airport and Key West will be available. ...
since 1962, regularly scheduled air travel between Key West and Havana is returning.

Key West commissioner goes on expletive-filled rant
Florida Keys Keynoter    Oct 30, 2013
What started out as a politically charged incident last month at a meeting of the
Rotary Club of Key West resulted in an expletive-ridden e-mail sent by City

Sheikh Hassan, Curtis ready for key races in America
Peninsula On-line   Oct 30, 2013
A part of the 'Spirit of Qatar' can be seen off the coast of Clearwater
ahead of the 33rd Annual Key West Super Boat World Championships set to take place in

Masked woman busted for stealing from Keys bar
KeysNet    Oct 30, 2013
Key West Police Officer Michael Wolf was called to the bar for the first time
at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in response to a purse stolen off a table. "I was able to view

Body-paint bill leads to police call
Florida Keys Keynoter   Oct 30, 2013
The cost of body paint sparked a Key West police complaint unique to Fantasy Fest.
A Hanover, Md., man complained to Officer Anna Nelson that a Duval Street

Gulf ecosystem in crisis after BP spill
OpEdNews-Oct 20, 2013
I'm in west-central Florida, but fishermen all the way down to Key West are struggling
to make it. I look at my son's future, as he's just getting into ...

Ernest Hemingway's Cats Didn't Get In The Way Of His Manliness
Huffington Post   Oct 29, 2013
We say "allegedly," because the topic of cats on the estate has been the subject of debate --
Hemingway's son Patrick says that the cats on the Key West

Real-Life Florida Horror Stories to Scare You This Halloween
Miami New Times    Oct 29, 2013
Key West's Corpse Bride (fictional equivalent: Psycho): Carl Tanzier was an x-ray
technician in Key West who frequently had visions of a dark-haired beauty.

Fantasy Fest concludes in Key West with parade led by endurance swimmer Diana Nyad
The Tribune    Oct 27, 2013
KEY WEST, Florida — The Fantasy Fest costume and mask festival is concluding with
a parade led by endurance swimmer Diana Nyad. Nyad was honored for

Fantasy Fest, where naughty meets naughtier
“I think we have to take them one or two more times during the parade, too,”
said Bob Harvey, a retired salesman and fleet captain of the Key West Yacht Club.

Fantasy Fest Masquerade Marchers Roam Key West Streets
WBFS    Oct 27, 2013
Costumed participants in the Fantasy Fest Masquerade March proceed down
Fleming Street Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, in Key West, Fla. The late-afternoon

Tuna giving anglers lots of action
KeysNet    Oct 26, 2013
Offshore, the tuna bite around the humps remains good,
with lots of small to medium
blackfin tuna plus the occasional fish in the high teens. Live bait is the ticket.The dolphin
bite remains sporadic, with mostly schoolie-size fish, although there has been a gaffer or
two around. Weed lines are holding the majority of the fish.

Stuck on you, or stuck with you
KeysNet    Oct 26, 2013   Dive Time with Tim Grollimund
When I was a young fellow, I had crushes on girls all the time. I was continuously
infatuated. I believe on the old Andy Griffith show the word was “fickle.”

Pair pleads out in federal illegal-fish case
KeysNet    Oct 26, 2013
Eric P. Pedersen, 51, of Grassy Key and Serdar Ercan, 42, formerly of
Grassy Key, entered the pleas Sept. 25 in Key West federal court. Each could face a

33rd Annual Key West Super Boat World Championships set to begin
BYM News (press release)   Oct 26, 2013
All boats start even at the Key West event and, with 3 days of racing, they have
to be there on Sunday to win. The first two days of racing is ½ the laps of the final

Votes already coming in for Utility Board runoff
Florida Keys Keynoter    Oct 26, 2013
Cheryl Cates, a Realtor and the wife of Key West Mayor Craig Cates, got 1,748 ...
The five-member Utility Board sets policy for Keys Energy Services, the public

The perfect perch for parade's grand marshal KEY WEST    Oct 26, 2013
Fantasy Fest's grand marshal used to traverse the parade route waving from a convertible,
at eye level with the drunken masses along Duval

Key West Super Boat World Championships - All set for epic battle
Power Boat - World   Oct 25, 2013
Super Boat teams from around the United States and the globe are prepared to
compete in the running of the 33rd Annual Key West Super Boat World
Fantasy Fest in Key West expects to draw 60000 people for
The Republic KEY WEST, Florida    Oct 24, 2013
Key West's annual decadent costuming festival continues with some 60,000 revelers
expected for Saturday night's highlight parade.

Cats and Dogs Dress Up for Key West Fantasy Fest Pet Masquerade
NBC 6    Oct 24, 2013
South Florida The contest was a highlight of Key West's 10-day Fantasy Fest celebration
that continues through Sunday, Oct. 27. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau,

A Treasure Trove Of Old Key West Photos For Monroe County's
 WLRN    Oct 24, 2013
Thousands of documents, photographs and memorabilia, including a founding
document and some of the earliest images of Key West, were recently donated to

“Party Animals” Take Center Stage At Pet Masquerade
CBS Local KEY WEST (CBSMiami/FKNB) –   Oct 24, 2013
A wacky costume competition in Key West Wednesday evening featured some super
hero pups and supernatural kitties.

Key West mayor losing ground in homeless shelter fight
KeysNet    Oct 23, 2013
Mayor Craig Cates last week pleaded with the Key West City Commission to support his drive to establish a 24-hour homeless shelter on Stock Island but was

Cigar-smuggling pigeons to touch down at New York gallery
Reuters    Oct 23, 2013
Riley trained pigeons to smuggle Cuban cigars from Havana, Cuba, to Key West, Florida, while other birds filmed the 100-mile (160-km) journey with

Military Working Dogs Train to Sustain Mission Support
DVIDS NAS    Oct 23, 2013
Key West is a state-of-the-art training facility for air-to-air combat fighter aircraft of all military services. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist

Mary Carey - Porn Star Mary Carey Removed From Plane    Oct 23, 2013
The adult film actress, who has a history of alcohol abuse, was travelling to Florida's
Key West to attend the risque Abc (Anything But Clothes) party, but airline

Consul General Treco meets with Cay West mayor Cates   Oct 22, 2013
FLORIDA - Continuing to develop relationships with key Florida contacts, ... met with
Key West Mayor Craig Cates at Key West City Hall, 3126 Flagler Street, Key

Key West: Fantasy Now, Always
Huffington Post    Oct 22, 2013
Ernest Hemingway wrote, "Everyone behaves badly -- given the chance." Yes, old Ernie
knew Key West. The southernmost island of everyone's favorite

Zombies on bikes pedal through Key West
Washington Post  Oct 22, 2013
Zombies on bikes pedal through Key West ... of costumed zombies biked beside the
Atlantic Ocean in Key West for the fourth annual Zombie Bike Ride Sunday.

How to survive Fantasy Fest
Florida Keys Keynoter   Oct 21, 2013
Key West is readying for the racy 10-day Fantasy Fest, beginning Sunday and culminating
with a 7 p.m. parade down Duval Street on Oct. 26, and there's a lot to

Key West celebra El Fantasy Fest
Sun-Sentinel   Oct 21, 2013
Laura Bataille, left, and Sam Teal, right, examine costuming Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
in Key West, Fla., preparing for the island city's annual 10-day Fantasy Fest

Thousands Of Bicycling Zombies Prowl Key West
WBFS   Oct 21, 2013
Participants in the Zombie Bike Ride pedal down the Florida Keys Overseas Highway
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Key West, Fla. Thousands of costumed bicycle

Fantasy Fest Underway In Key West
CBS Local KEY WEST (CBSMiami/AP)   Oct 19, 2013
It's that time of year again, time for the annual Fantasy Fest in Key West. Fantasy
Fest features 10 days of uninhibited masquerade

Key West breaks ground on new firehouse
Florida Keys Keynoter    Oct 19, 2013
After a decade of discussion, the city of Key West last week broke ground on a new $5.6 million fire station in Old Town at the site of the former city hall

Key West wants five-year deal for boat races Florida Keys
Keynoter   Oct 19, 2013
Faced with the possibility that the annual Super Boat World Championship races could be held elsewhere, the Key West City Commission on Wednesday

Key West should not fete Castro regime   Oct 19, 2013
Key West officials dropped plans last week to invite Cuban officials to the Conch Republic and hold events at the historic San Carlos Institute after a controversy

Another invasive hits the Keys
KeysNet    Oct 16, 2013   By KEVIN WADLOW
The uninvited visitor to her Key Largo yard showed little concern over being discovered, said Lauren Norman.

Dolphin bite is slowing down offshore
KeysNet    Oct 17, 2013   ( Fish Tales with Capt. Mike Makowski )
It was a great week of almost perfect weather conditions. There was lots
of activity offshore and in the waters close to home.

Diving Museum honors pioneer Art McKee
KeysNet    Oct 17, 2013
The Florida Keys History of Diving Museum, located at mile marker 83 bayside, is to launch
a new “Dive Into History” quarterly event series with the inaugural “Art McKee Days”
set for Friday through Sunday, Nov. 1-3.

Key West celebrates 10 days of Fantasy Fest
Orlando Sentinel   Oct 17, 2013
You'll need to put on your game face for Fantasy Fest in Key West Oct. 18-27. ...
 their way to Key West -- and their villainous counterparts will likely be waiting.

Congressman gets flak over Cuban diplomats
KeysNet    Oct 17, 2013
At one end of Garcia's district, an ally persuaded fellow Key West city ... The
Key West resolution was met with outrage by some near the northern end of Garcia's

Avian Artistry, With Smuggled Cigars
New York Times   Oct 17, 2013
In utmost secret, Mr. Riley trained a flock of homing pigeons to fly one way from Havana to
Key West, Fla. Half the birds were flat-out smugglers, running Cuban

Truman Waterfront work to start in May
Florida Keys Keynoter      Oct 16, 2013
After more than a decade of vetting and revision, Key West is set to begin the massive
conversion of the 33-acre Truman Waterfront from a barren former U.S.

Gay Halloween Destinations 2013: MissTravel Ranks The Top
Huffington Post   Oct 16, 2013
For single gay travelers, Key West will be the sexiest, most spooktacular place
Key West, Florida takes the top spot, drawing 2,611 of the 10,714 single LGBT

Fabiola Santiago: Dalliance with Cuba a bad deal for Key West   Oct 16, 2013
The idea of quaint, historical Key West becoming best buddies with the dictator next
A lot is at stake in the misguided dalliance of Key West politicians with

Key West gets history back Florida Keys
Keynoter   Oct 16, 2013
The 47-word "general order" is signed by Commodore David Porter and commands
a flag raising and 17-gun salute for Thompson's Island, now Key West

Key West's saucy Fantasy Fest: Tips for first-timers
USA TODAY   Oct 16, 2013
Key West has an undeniable "party town" label, but when Fantasy Fest, the annual
Mardis Gras-like Halloween mash-up, hits the streets at the end of October

Rep. Joe Garcia, district are at center of Cuba clashes, policy changes    Oct 14, 2013
At one end of Garcia's district, an ally persuaded fellow Key West city commissioners to
unanimously pass a resolution inviting Cuban diplomats to the San Carlos Institute

Key West's 35th Annual Fantasy Fest
EDGEOnTheNet   Oct 13, 2013
The 35th annual Fantasy Fest will be taking Key West by storm for ten days this year,
from October 18 to October 27. The event has grown over the past 35 years

Fed shutdown puts lots of Keys money at risk
keysnet      Oct 12, 2013
Assistance agencies and organizations in the Florida Keys that rely on federal money become more uneasy with each passing day of the ongoing government shutdown.

Key West's founding document returns home
WPEC KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) --    Oct 12, 2013
Key West's founding document, which also established the first Navy
base in the Southernmost City, is back home after 190 years.

Backcountry shark action’s been ‘fast and furious’
Fish Tales with Capt. Donald Deputy   Oct 10, 2013
This week offshore, the dolphin are still being found and caught, but the numbers are continuing to
diminish. Occasional wahoo were caught last week from floating debris and a handful of triple tail were caught as well.

Permit need additional research
 keysnet       Dive Time with Tim Grollimund   Oct 10, 2013
One of my preferred areas to dive is the southern end of Molasses Reef.
A main reason is we can cover a lot of area, and usually get about 90 minutes of bottom time on a typical dive.

Cape Air cancels services from RSW.  to Key West WZVN News for WZVN-TV   Oct 11, 2013
After 20 years of service, Cape Air announced the cancellation of services
between Fort Myers and Key West. According to a release, the cancellation is effective

Keys fishing guides protest closure of Everglades National Park   Oct11, 2013
There are now 12 rangers patrolling the park's marine area, more than 800 square
miles that runs from just south of the mainland, all the way to just off Long Key at
mile marker 70 of U.S. Highway 1 in the Keys and west to Everglades City covering the

Pennsylvania man goes on Keys crime spree
Florida Keys Keynoter   Oct 9, 2013
Pennsylvania man goes on Keys crime spree ... cocaine allegedly went on
 a "Grand Theft Auto"-style rampage through New Town Key West on Saturday before

9-foot crocodile visits U.S. Navy base in Florida KEY WEST, Fla., Oct. 9 (UPI)
A 9-foot, 3-inch crocodile that wandered near the entrance to a U.S.
Navy base in Florida was tagged and released, officials said.

Key West giving updates on two parks Florida Keys
Keynoter   Oct 9, 2013
Construction crews are working on a $1 million facelift to Bahama Village's
Nelson English and Willie Ward parks on Catherine Street. City Commissioner

Trio skateboarding to Key West to raise awareness, money for cancer research
WWAY NewsChannel 3   Oct 8, 2013
The group started their journey two weeks ago in Virginia Beach and are heading to
Key West, FL. They don't have an entourage or any support vehicles.

Couple Sailing From Panama City Stranded By Weather
WCTV   Oct 7, 2013
It's a lot like Key West as far as the small streets, small buildings. ... Our season
in Panama City is in the summer and the season in Key West is basically the

Key West The Blue Paper   Oct 4, 2013
“No, really,” she says. For some reason God has picked you to save the
United States of America.” (Okay, readers, don’t laugh. I told you this was a fantasy.)

Malling Ourselves To Death
Key West The Blue Paper   Oct 4, 2013
On top of the insult of destroying the geographic places we call home, the chain stores
also destroyed people’s place in the order of daily life, including the duties, responsibilities

Sumptuous Serenade by South Florida Symphony Oct. 7 in Key West   Oct 6, 2013
The concert takes place at the popular Square One restaurant in Key West co-owned
by Dominique Falkner, Carmelo Vitale and Carolyn Sullivan. The evening

HUCKABY: Key West a destination unlike any other   ‎Oct 4, 2013‎
The self-serving nincompoops we elected to Congress may have shut down the
government of the United States, but the Conch Republic is open for business

In Key West, Cates, Weekley easily re-elected
KeysNet - ‎Oct 1, 2013‎
Incumbents Mayor Craig Cates (left) and Commissioner Jimmy Weekley easily
won re-election during Tuesday's municipal election in Key West. Cates beat
Margaret Romero for the second time in as many years, and Weekley did the same against Tom

Key West harbor study question overwhelmingly defeated
KeysNet   October 2, 2013
The city of Key West will not seek to pursue a study of how widening its
main shipping channel in Key West Harbor to accommodate larger cruise ships would

Key West Author to Publish Landmark Breast Cancer Book
Key West The Blue Paper September 27, 2013
“Women need ad campaigns and books that teach us which food supplements to use if
we drink alcohol on a regular basis and want to protect our breasts from nasty effects
of wine, beer and mixed drinks,” writes Key West author, Susan Wadia-Ells

Term Limits: Combatting the Corrosive Nature of Power
Key West The Blue Paper September 27, 2013
Term limits are not about liking or supporting a particular candidate. They are
about good governance. The founders of this nation never wanted a permanent political class.

Seventeen Keys Writers Win Concrete Immortality in Key West Sidewalk Poetry Project 2013
Key West The Blue Paper September 27, 2013
Seventeen Keys writers have won a $ 100 cash prize and the distinction of having their
words and names immortalized in concrete along selected walkways throughout Key West.

If I Were Mayor: In Key West, Naps And Better Bocce Courts
WLRN    October 1, 2013
Key West's mayoral candidates disagree on whether to request the U.S. Corps
of Army Engineers to study the effects of dredging the town's main channel so that

Powerboat races head to Key West in November
Trade Only   October 1, 2013
 Today 3-10 in Key West Harbor, Fla., during the Key West World Championship.
Boats will race on a 6.2-mile course that features both rough and calm water conditions

Shipping channel is wide gulf overcome in Key West, Fla.
Washington Post KEY WEST, Fla.  October 1, 2013
The little boy, no older than 10, urgently tugs his father's hand. He points at a T-shirt
displayed above the entrance of the Jungle Paradise

Key West Seaplanes®/AOPA CEO Baker Welcomed at Trade Show  October 1, 2013
Key West Seaplanes®, the region's long-established and premier seaplane charter
company, welcomed AOPA CEO and President Mark Baker to Key West.

Polar-Axis Shift – Key West Homeless Miseries and Beyond
Key West The Blue Paper September 27, 2013
I wish everyone I know had been with me when I bumped into two remarkable people the
other day and got caught up with them, as their rich lives

GREEN Reactor: EnviroNerdalist?
Key West The Blue Paper September 27, 2013
Traditionally, the Nerds were the guys who designed and built all those dirty things like the
oil-drilling platforms and the nuke plants and all kinds of nasty stuff wreaking havoc on the planet.

Cruise Ship Carnage
Huffington Post   September 29, 2013
Currently, the City of Key West in Florida is embroiled in an epic battle of trying to preserve its
unique charm both above and below the sea while attempting to

YES or NO?
Key West The Blue Paper September 27, 2013
So, if even NOAA (with a commitment to the environment that is well documented) can’t
make it work, who will be able to?

Key West city manager reorganizes at the top
Florida Keys Keynoter    Sep 28, 2013
With an eye on streamlining interdepartmental coordination, Key West City Manager Bob Vitas
 is undertaking a number of key personnel shifts going into effect

Business Owners and Conservationists Battle Over New Key West
Skift    Sep 28, 2013
Key West's story of catering to big cruise companies for an economic boost is not uncommon.
The controversy between locals and business owners who rely on

Top ten things to do in the Florida Keys    Sep 28, 2013
Enjoy freshly caught Key West pink shrimp at the Schooner Wharf Bar in Key West's
Historic Seaport. 7. Visit the Turtle Hospital next to Tranquility Bay in

Early screening is key
Florida Keys Keynoter    Sep 28, 2013
A second Strides Walk event will be held Oct. 12, starting at 9 a.m., at
Higgs Beach in Key West. For more information, call Suzy Curry at 305-743-6437 or visit

KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts Offers Fall Fun in the Florida Keys   Sep 27, 2013
From Oct. 18-27, the city of Key West will come together for the 34th Annual
Fantasy Fest. This year, the outrageous 10-day event will be themed "Superheroes

Florida Keys-Bird Festival
WJHG-TV    Sep 27, 2013
The Key West Wildlife Center is particularly busy at this time of year helping
young birds who get dehydrated on their first migration. Florida Keys Hawkwatch

Key West draws a line in the water over a wider cruise-ship harbor   Sep 27, 2013
KEY WEST -- As hundreds of passengers from Carnival's cruise ship Victory
 made their way back to Pier B for the 2 p.m. sharp departure, some retailers tried

Idaho aquarium, workers guilty in Fla. fish scheme
WPEC    Sep 25, 2013
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) -- An Idaho aquarium and two of its workers have pleaded
guilty in Florida to illegally scheming to purchase and transport marine wildlife

Jimmy Weekley running for reelection in Dist. 1
Florida Keys Keynoter   Sep 25, 2013
Incumbent District 1 Key West City Commissioner Jimmy Weekley intends to
continue his focus on quality-of-life issues that have marked his 24 non-contiguous

Margaret Romero challenging for mayoral seat
Florida Keys Keynoter   Sep 25, 2013
Margaret Romero is a fixture as a most-often critic at Key West City Commission
meetings and hopes to formalize her advocacy in her second attempt to unseat

Suspicious envelope found at US Rep. Joe Garcia's Key West office  Sep 25, 2013
The FBI removed a suspicious envelope suspected to contain white powder
and with the return address “Tea Party” that was delivered Wednesday morning to

Veterans enjoy Key West outing
Pine Island Eagle  Sep 25, 2013
Five veterans, their spouses and their children spent three days in Key West this
month providing relaxation for all as guests of Wounded Warrior Angler's Inc.

Coast Guard rescues 2 men after boat capsizes off Key West
The Republic  Sep 24, 2013
KEY WEST, Florida — Two men have been rescued the U.S. Coast Guard after their
boat capsized near Key West. A Coast Guard statement says a Coast Guard ...

Sheikh Hassan and Curtis head for showdown
Gulf Times   Sep 23, 2013
HE Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor al-Thani and Steve Curtis will take to the waters for the
last time competitively before the Key West World Championships in

Scientific drone missions tested in Keys sanctuary
Albany Times Union   Sep 23, 2013
It's the second test in the Keys. Last year, a drone was tested in the remote Dry Tortugas,
70 miles west of Key West. Drones also have been tested in California

NAS Key West participates in coastal cleanup
DVIDS    Sep 23, 2013
 Sailors and families clean Naval Air Station Key West's Truman Annex during the Ocean
Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup. NAS Key West is a

Keys congressman gets Navy meeting over jet noise
Florida Keys Keynoter   Sep 22, 2013
The NAS Key West-specific EIS is not to be confused with the final Atlantic Fleet Training
and Testing EIS, which governs future operational capabilities in more ...

Thousands Of Bikers Gear Up For Key West Poker Run
CBS Local   Sep 20, 2013
Participants in the annual Key West Poker Run wait for a traffic light to change on
Duval Street Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, in Key West during the Key West Poker ...

39 Cuban Migrants Picked Up In Keys
WBFS    Sep 20, 2013
On Saturday, the Coast Guard received two calls regarding unseaworthy vessels.
Another vessel was found on Sunday south of Key West, the Coast Guard said

Spooky Specters to Haunt Halloween in the Florida Keys
Gilmer Mirror    Sep 20, 2013
Hauntings take place throughout the island chain from Key Largo all the way down to mile marker
(MM) 0 in Key West, the southernmost city in the continental

Super Boat National Championship Event set for Key West
Power Boat - World   Sep 20, 2013
Super Boat International teams have raced all season and are now prepared for the final race in the
National Points race competition. Teams will compete

Video tour: Key West with host Laura McKenzie
USA TODAY   Sep 20, 2013
video tour from host Laura McKenzie as she visits great American vacation destinations. In this week's
episode, she explores the many charms of Key West.

Vote for the best place to watch the sunset
USA TODAY  Sep 20, 2013
 Key West, Fla. La Jolla, Calif. Leland, Mich. Mendocino, Calif. North Shore Oahu, Hawaii;
Olympic National Park, Wash. Outer Banks, N.C.; Panama City Beach,

Key West is getting its 1st legal rum distillery - Sep 17, 2013
KEY WEST, Fla. -- Key West is getting its first legal rum distillery. The city at the very
end of the Florida Keys is known for its colorful history of rum running and

Nyad to be grand marshal at Fantasy Fest - Sep 18, 2013 KEY WEST, Fla. --
Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has accepted an invitation to be the grand marshal of Key West's annual Fantasy Fest parade. Fantasy Fest

'The Bad Girls Club: Miami' Episode 6: 'The Queens of Key West'
Atlanta Black Star - Sep 17, 2013
On tonight's episode, the girls get surprised with a last minute road trip to Key West, where they find themselves
 in a drag queen competition and a chance to win

BurgerFi® Opens Key West Location on National Cheeseburger Day
Sacramento Bee - Sep 18, 2013 PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 18, 2013 -- /PRNewswire/ --
Today, the Burgerfication of the Nation® continues with another BurgerFi®, one of the fastest growing all-

Public view from atop La Concha in Key West could go to a new day spa - Sep 16, 2013
A widely unpopular plan to convert the La Concha's rooftop bar into a day spa is poised
to get the OK from the Key West City Commission during a meeting

Coast Guard Offloads More Than 6000 Pounds of Marijuana in Key West
NBC 6 South Florida - ‎Sep 15, 2013‎
The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded more than 6,000 pounds of marijuana in Key West Wednesday after
two different busts in the Caribbean, officials said.


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