Key West Conch Shell Blowing Contest 2018

New Orleans might have its jazz and Memphis its blues, but Key West is home to a musical art form all its own: conch shell blowing. Everyone from novices to “pucker pros” can attempt to prove their prowess at the offbeat skill during the island city’s 56th annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest, scheduled at noon Saturday, March […]
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Bizarre But True Undying Love to Debut in Key West on Valentine’s Day

In 1930s Key West, a man who called himself “Count von Cosel” fell in love with a terminally ill girl named Elena Hoyos. Her death was the start of a bizarre but true love story that unfolds for theater fans in Undying Love: A Key West Musical, debuting on Valentine’s Day at The Studios of […]
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Tales from the Key West Curry Mansion

Behind the history of Key West Curry Mansion one of the most enduring and charming historic inns. IT IS THE VERY DEFINITION OF THE AMERICAN DREAM: a penniless immigrant boy, inspired by tales of wealth and wonder, sets off to seek his fortune on American soil, where, after much hard work, he becomes a self-made millionaire, […]
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Chance to Win a Florida Keys Angling Vacation

Sponsored by The Monroe County Tourist Development Council, 1201 White Street, Suite 102 Key West, Florida 33040. Winning a Florida Keys Angling Vacation could be as simple as following the Florida Keys Facebook page and entering the #FishFLKeys trip giveaway, part of a four-month social media program that launched Monday. The program spotlights the Keys’ recreational […]
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Historic Key West Cemetery Stroll 1-27-18

The first Cemetery Stroll to be offered at the Historic Key West Cemetery this season will take place on January 27, 2018. During the stroll, small groups of visitors will be escorted to gravesites where interpreters will tell the stories of the deceased in brief monologues. The groups are scheduled for departures at 9:30, 9:50, and 10:10 Reservations are necessary, […]
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Halloween Story The Legend of Robert the Doll

Original Print Publish Date: October 21, 1989 – Key West’s Robert the Doll – If there are such things as ghosts and possessed things, souls wandering in search of a peace denied them in life, then Key West is a perfect place for them to flourish. If you know where to look, however, you can still talk […]
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Hurricane Irma – Florida Keys to Reopen to Visitors Oct. 1

After the Florida Keys were impacted by Hurricane Irma Sept. 10, local government officials announced Monday that the island chain would reopen to visitors Sunday, Oct. 1. While Key Largo and Key West were least impacted by the Category 4 storm, not all lodging, including RV resorts and other tourism facilities throughout the Keys, are […]
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Papaya Sunset – Living Aboard Sailboat In Key West – Review

Robert E. Schiller, a life-long and highly sought-after public education administrator now serving as the interim superintendent of the Falls Church, Virginia, public schools, knows basketball, and in “PAPAYA SUNSET” he manages to draw the reader into the excitement of a close game, a last minute basket, and the intricate moves of the players. Papaya […]
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Ernest Hemingway: A Biography by Mary V. Dearborn

The first full biography of Ernest Hemingway in more than fifteen years; the first to draw upon a wide array of never-before-used material; the first written by a woman, from the widely acclaimed biographer of Norman Mailer, Peggy Guggenheim, Henry Miller, and Louise Bryant. Ernest Hemingway: A Biography A revelatory look into the life and […]
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Florida Keys Tourism Report First Quarter 2017 The High Season

Monroe County Tourist Development Council’s most recent Smith Travel Research report shows Florida Keys Tourism is doing just fine. The Florida Keys continued with Florida’s best average daily rate. during the first quarter of 2017, at $315. The report on Florida Keys Tourism, with data from January through March 2017, provides a look at the average […]
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Name The Key West Navy Base American Crocodile

Over the last several years, some new arrivals have taken up residence at Naval Air Station Key West’s airfield on Boca Chica Key: American crocodile. “We don’t know exactly how many we have,” said Ed Barham, the environmental director for the base. “But we know we have four or five of them pretty much all […]
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Theater Summer Camp 2017 Key West Art and Historical Society

The goal of this Summer camp is to allow students to develop their individual potential through creative exploration in the area of theater arts. The students will write a play, make the costumes and design the set. To add to the magic, musical accompaniment will allow the students to investigate the world of theater through […]
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Summer Camps 2017 – Florida Keys Community College

Florida Keys Community College invites kids, tweens, and teens to take part in the FKCC’s Summer Camps.  Campers will have the opportunity to tap their creative talents, explore careers, expand their academic interests, develop technical skills, and make new friends.  Parents and guardians can trust FKCC to deliver a high-quality camp experience in a safe, comfortable, and […]
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Key West Duval Loop Downtown FREE Circulator Bus

UPDATE: Key West Duval Loop service starts Thursday, August 31, 2017. Service will operate on Monday, September 4 for the Labor Day Holiday. Check out our Facebook page for special events all weekend long! Car Free Key West The 16-stop free bus designed to eliminate cars and ease congestion in the heart of Key West’s entertainment […]
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Affordable Family Friendly Florida Keys Restaurants

As you would expect Seafood Rules in the Florida Keys restaurants. But you can’t eat seafood for every meal…or can you? Most serve up cuisine reflecting the tropical Caribbean flavors. Tropical fruits and veggies, fresh seafood, and tropical drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic (you must try Mrs. Mac’s Key Lime Freeze).  In season you can enjoy […]
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Florida Keys Perfect for New and Experienced Divers

Snorkeling and Scuba diving unlocks a new world, one that offers amazing adventures and underwater encounters. Explore beautiful coral reefs full of candy-colored sea fans, schools of exotic fish and friendly creatures. Swim face-to-face with a sea turtle or saying hello to a stingray hiding in the sand. New and Experienced divers can do all […]
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Ultimate Key West Home 3 Bedroom With Guest House $6M

This Key West home is among the most expensive homes for sale. This lush property in the historic district asking $6.25 million and comprised of four buildings totaling 3,440 square feet of living space. There’s a main house with three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a coral stone wall in the main living area, and Southeast Asian […]
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6 All Time Favorite Florida Keys Foods and Where to Find Them

The Florida Keys are well-known for many things such as Fishing, Diving, Beautiful Sunsets and of course Florida Keys foods. The varied recipes found in the local restaurants reflect a multitude of cultural influences from our Spanish, Bahamian, Caribbean neighbors as well as American cuisine. With Commercial fishing the 2nd largest industry in the Keys, just behind tourism, it […]
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Auditions for Undying Love the Musical in Key West

AUDITIONS for Undying Love the Musical to be held April 2nd 1-3pm and April 3rd 11:30-1:30pm, in the Heinen Design Lab on the third floor of The Studios of Key West. Undying Love, a musical by Ben Harrison, will be performed at The Studios of Key West in 2018. SUMMARY Undying Love The Musical is […]
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