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Key Largo Bridge Run 11-9-19

Runners of all ages are attracted to a unique scenic bridge race above the Upper Florida Keys and the eastern edges of the Florida Everglades. The annual First State Bank Key Largo Bridge Run is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. The 2019 event features a half-marathon and a 4-mile run/walk. The USA Track & Field–certified course is to start at the access road at Gilbert’s Resort, mile marker…

5 Top Dives in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

5 Top Dives in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Harboring the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States, the Florida Keys – Top Dives – are largely devoted to maintaining the region’s offshore environment. The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, established in 1990, comprises 2,900 square nautical miles of coastal waters from northernmost Key Largo south to the Dry Tortugas. Sanctuary…

Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship 

For over 50 years the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament has opened the renowned triple-crown Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship series. Anglers can compete in this year’s event Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 5-8. An unlimited number of anglers per vessel can participate in the all-release tournament, a primary fundraiser for the Islamorada Charter Boat Association. Social…

Key West People

Here is an excerpt from a long-time Key West Blogger – Key West Diary – about Key West People.   I saw a Hemingway look alike complete with cigar and I thought to myself…how often do I look at all the people who flood the streets of Key West? Key West People.  Not that often….

Keys Treasures Patreon

Keys Treasures Patreon

So you ask  What is this Patreon about? Patreon users are grouped by content type. These content creators set up a page on the Patreon website, where patrons can choose to pay a fixed amount to a creator one time or on a monthly basis. A creator typically displays a goal that the ongoing revenue…

No Yelling School for Lady Anglers 10-18 to 10-20 in Islamorada

No Yelling School for Lady Anglers 10-18 to 10-20 in Islamorada

Female anglers can learn, network and enjoy lighthearted No Yelling tournament competition during the annual no-experience-necessary “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” girls getaway scheduled Friday through Sunday, Oct. 18-20, in Islamorada. The “university weekend” teaches aspiring anglers basic, hands-on fishing skills that are then practiced in optional offshore and inshore fishing situations. Participants learn about conservation…

Sugarloaf Showdown Targets 3 Catch-and-Release Fish

Angling teams can vie for victory by targeting bonefish, permit and barracuda while benefiting the charter fishing community during the annual Sugarloaf Showdown. Presented by the Lower Keys Guides Association, the catch-and-release challenge is scheduled Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 31 through Nov. 2. The tournament is a fundraiser for the Guides Trust Foundation, which assists…

As Oceans Warm, Tropical Corals Seek Refuge in Cooler Waters

Due to soaring temperatures, tropical coral reefs are facing a bleak future. But recent research shows that some of these corals are migrating to cooler subtropical seas, offering a measure of hope that these ecosystems can survive the existential threat of climate change. BY FRED PEARCE • AUGUST 22, 2019 From the shores of Florida to the islands of…

Low-Impact Summer Watersports Florida Keys

Calm summer seas in the Florida Keys mean easygoing and easy-on-the-environment watersports powered by people or the rays of the sun. This year the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is hosting its fifth national “Get into Your Sanctuary Days” celebration Aug. 2-4, 2019, to raise awareness through a series of special activities…

Taste the Florida Keys Lobster – Video
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Taste the Florida Keys Lobster – Video

Eager to sample some spiny lobster prepared according to an authentic #FloridaKeys recipe? Spark your appetite with this “nibble” from “Taste the Florida Keys with Chef Michelle Bernstein,” a one-hour documentary exploring the island chain’s culinary culture and heritage. Watch it on your favorite PBS station by checking local listings for the broadcast date and…