Sculpture Trail Enhances Island Chain’s Landscape

Sculpture Trail. Creativity is seemingly built into the DNA of the Florida Keys. Without even stepping inside a gallery or studio, visitors exploring the island chain can encounter an eclectic variety of open-air artistry. Prime among the outdoor creations is a collection of thought-provoking large-scale sculptures. The 81-mile Florida Keys Sculpture Trail extends from Islamorada … Read more

New United Airlines Flights From Chicago – Newark – DC to Key West

Beginning Oct. 1 New United Airlines flights is to resume daily nonstop service to Key West from Chicago O’Hare and New Jersey’s Newark Liberty international airports on United Express 70-seat Embraer E170 regional jets. In addition, beginning Nov. 6 United is to launch new nonstop service five times weekly between Key West and Washington Dulles … Read more

Bob Dylan Immortalizes Key West on Latest Release

Key West is immortalized as “the enchanted land” and “land of light” in a ballad released in mid-June by legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Dylan’s 9:35-minute ode, titled “Key West (Philosopher Pirate),” is featured on “Rough and Rowdy Ways,” the artist’s 39th studio album and his first to be released with original songs in eight years. … Read more

SeaTurtle Maisy Released in Florida Keys to Join Tour de Turtles Race

A rare hybrid hawksbill-green seaturtle Maisy, rehabilitated at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital, was fitted with a satellite-tracking transmitter and released from a Florida Keys beach Friday to join the Tour de Turtles, a marathon-like “race” that follows the long-distance migration of sea turtles over three months. The annual educational project, organized by the Sea … Read more

United Way Food Distribution in Florida Keys

United Way of the Florida Keys has compiled a useful collection of the regular meal services we know of throughout the Keys.  Monroe-County-Food-Pantries-and-Meals-to-Go-Graphic-4-20-2020

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Florida Keys Parks Delicate Balance of Nature Series

Encouraging residents and visitors to shrink their environmental footprints, Key Largo’s popular “Delicate Balance of Nature” free lecture series kicks off its 29th year Wednesday, Jan.15. The Jan. 15 presentation is to focus on owl species of the Florida Keys, from the quirky burrowing owl to the massive great horned owl. Jordan Budnik, Executive Director of the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center, is … Read more

Florida Recreational Fishing License Exemptions

What does a Resident 65+ Hunt/Fish certificate cover and where do I get it? Florida residents age 65 or older only need a Florida Driver License or Identification Card to prove residency and age.  They are not required to purchase the following recreational licenses and permits: Saltwater fishing, freshwater fishing and hunting licenses Snook, lobster, … Read more

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 … Read more

Cheeca Lodge Backcountry Tournament Nov 7-9 in Islamorada

In recognition of Veteran’s Day, discerning anglers from across the country are to unite with war heroes to pursue some of the most elusive game fish in the world for trophies and prizes. The annual Cheeca Lodge All-American Backcountry Tournament is set for Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 7-9, in Islamorada. The first-class catch and release … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Dakus Bones Goliath Grouper Fishing – Video

Rush and Ali are in the Florida Keys bottom fishing with new friend Dave Kustra from Dakus Bones. First commissioned to mount Ali’ s swordfish catch from last season, the guys invite Dave down to the Keys to fish in Rush’s backyard where they learn more about the fascinating world of fish skeletons and Dakus … Read more

Oct 23 Fantasy Fest Pet Masquerade

The fabled Fantasy Fest Pet Masquerade, scheduled Wednesday, Oct. 23, is to evoke echoes of melodies like the iconic “Who Let the Dogs Out” and the classic “What’s New Pussycat.” That’s because the wacky masquerade contest is expected to draw creatively costumed cats, designer-togged dogs and other domestic animals and their humans — all decked … Read more

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. … Read more

Islamorada Fishing – Fearless Report for September 29

Today we fished a half day. We caught some live bait and headed offshore. The #blackfin #tuna fishing was great! We caught a tuna every bait out. The wind was a little strong with 2 to 4 foot seas. Source: Fearless fishing report for September 29 Islamorada, Fl | Fearless Fishing

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 … Read more

Key Deer are in a Rut – It May Not be What You Think

Key Deer Rut

The Key Deer Rut, or breeding season, takes place in the fall and early winter. Most mating occurs in October. Pregnancy is about seven months or 200 days, with most fawns born between April and June. Fawns are tiny—only two to four pounds (0.9 to 1.8 kilograms) at birth. Most does have only one fawn … Read more

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 … Read more