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Art Thrives in Islamorada

Art Thrives in Islamorada

Fine arts, music and culinary nuances of the Purple Isles are growing evermore popular as a burgeoning...
A Tale of Two Whale Survivors

A Tale of Two Whale Survivors

Happily, last week I witnessed the strength of the human spirit’s resolve to maintain the delicate...
Historic Schooner Given a New Life in Key West

Historic Schooner Given a New Life in Key...

A full refurbishment of the 130-foot historic schooner Western Union required more than three years and...
Jimmy Buffett Sings at a Florida Keys Wedding

Jimmy Buffett Sings at a Florida Keys Wedding

Photos by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau SUGARLOAF KEY, Florida Keys — Seven weeks after...

Events

Independence Day Celebrations

Independence Day Celebrations

Beach-goers and boating enthusiasts can flock to the sparkling waters surrounding the Florida Keys during the annual Independence...
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May 19, 2011 19:36

Food

Divers Can Help Tame Lionfish in the Florida Keys

Divers Can Help Tame Lionfish in the Florida Keys

Capturing lionfish is a way for divers who enjoy the Florida Keys reefs, and to help protect them and in a hands-on way....
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May 19, 2011 18:46

Things to Do

Summer Camps at Historic Pigeon Key

Summer Camps at Historic Pigeon Key

The tiny island of Pigeon Key, a unique historic site beneath the Florida Keys’ Old Seven Mile Bridge, is offering...
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May 19, 2011 19:04

Travel Tips

Know Before You Go: Marathon’s Best Diving

Know Before You Go: Marathon’s Best Diving

  Florida Keys‘ clear, warm waters attract almost 800,000 scuba and snorkel aficionados annually, and there is...
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May 26, 2011 14:12

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Know Before You Go: Marathon’s Best Diving

May 26, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
  Florida Keys‘ clear, warm waters attract almost 800,000 scuba and snorkel aficionados annually, and there is no better destination to learn how to get “up close and personal” with the undersea environment. The Keys’ combination of vivid coral reefs teeming with exotic sea creatures...

Art Thrives in Islamorada

Art Thrives in Islamorada May 22, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Fine arts, music and culinary nuances of the Purple Isles are growing evermore popular as a burgeoning arts and cultural district in Islamorada showcases its eclectic galleries rich with affordable, original artwork as well as offering monthly, evening walkabouts for residents and visitors to take in...

Know Before You Go: Hurricanes

Know Before You Go: Hurricanes May 19, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Frequently Asked Questions June 1 is the start of the 2011 hurricane season. What does that mean if you are traveling to the Florida Keys?  Here are some helpful, frequently asked questions to offset any worries as you plan for travel to the Keys between June 1 and Nov. 30, the end of the season. Example...

Independence Day Celebrations

Independence Day Celebrations May 19, 2011 | Events | Read More
Beach-goers and boating enthusiasts can flock to the sparkling waters surrounding the Florida Keys during the annual Independence Day celebrations along the 110-mile chain of islands. Throughout the Keys, beachside fun for families coincides with spectacular fireworks shows, and here are some of my favorite...

Summer Camps at Historic Pigeon Key

Summer Camps at Historic Pigeon Key May 19, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
The tiny island of Pigeon Key, a unique historic site beneath the Florida Keys’ Old Seven Mile Bridge, is offering summer marine science camp opportunities for children age 8 and older. Day camp sessions are set for Monday through Friday, June 20-24, July 18-22 and Aug. 1-5, with an overnight camp...

A Tale of Two Whale Survivors

A Tale of Two Whale Survivors May 19, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Happily, last week I witnessed the strength of the human spirit’s resolve to maintain the delicate balance between man, mammal and nature in these islands. Thursday, May 5, a massive stranding response team of skilled veterinarians, and volunteers – more than 500 strong — joined forces with...

Divers Can Help Tame Lionfish in the Florida Keys

Divers Can Help Tame Lionfish in the Florida Keys May 19, 2011 | Food | Read More
Capturing lionfish is a way for divers who enjoy the Florida Keys reefs, and to help protect them and in a hands-on way. They also happen to taste great. Rapidly growing populations in Atlantic waters of the non-native Indo-Pacific red lionfish are out-competing native fish for food and territory...

Key West is a Drag

Key West is a Drag May 1, 2011 | Events | Read More
KEY WEST, Fla. — The weekend after the royal wedding, “Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge,” ruled on Key West’s famed Duval Street — while riding on a decorated bed on wheels during the madcap Conch Republic Red Ribbon Bed Race. Actually Kate was Lucas Czajkowski (pronounced Cha-cow-ski), who...

Take a Wreck Trek Dive Challenge

Take a Wreck Trek Dive Challenge April 26, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
For divers visiting the Florida Keys, the Wreck Trek Dive Passport Program spotlights the Florida Keys Shipwreck Trail, and continues through Jan. 1, 2012. Certified divers can explore the destination’s most appealing feature — a string of sunken vessels and artificial reefs — and be awarded...

Dive with Shipwreck Salvors in Key West

Dive with Shipwreck Salvors in Key West April 26, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
In the 1600s and 1700s, fleets of Spanish galleons sailed regularly past the Florida Keys carrying goods and treasures from the New World back to Spain. Many such galleons sank in Keys waters, and modern-day shipwreck salvage divers have sought their wreck sites in the region for decades. In March a...
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