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2023
December
02,
2023
| 21:17 PM Europe/Amsterdam
A field of 500 runners ranging from 4 to 76 years old competed on a panoramic course above the Upper Florida Keys and the eastern edges of the Florida Everglades Saturday morning during the annual First State Bank Key Largo Bridge Run....
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November
30,
2023
| 18:22 PM Europe/Amsterdam
A group of Florida Keys residents staged the symbolic burning of hurricane warning flags at sundown Thursday in Key West to mark the official Nov. 30 end of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season.
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November
28,
2023
| 18:38 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Lighted and decorated boats of all shapes and sizes are to illuminate the sparkling waters of the Florida Keys in December, drawing visitors to local hubs and hotspots to watch festive boat parades and revel in the Keys’ holiday spirit.From Key Largo...
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November
28,
2023
| 17:17 PM Europe/Amsterdam
To the delight of distance runners and winter visitors who relish the Florida Keys’ mild temperatures, Islamorada Running Co.’s annual half marathon, 10k, Rumrunner 5k and Beach ‘n Beer Mile race series is set for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9-10.All r...
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November
27,
2023
| 16:39 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Celtic culture, music, food and history are to be celebrated at the annual Florida Keys Celtic Festival, a favorite family event in the Middle Keys set for Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 6-7, 2024.The traditional Kilts in the Keys lead-in to the festival ...
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November
22,
2023
| 17:02 PM Europe/Amsterdam
The wild and wonderful Sunshine State is to take center stage for writers and literature fans Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 11-14, as the Key West Literary Seminar presents “Florida: The State We’re In,” a cultural exploration held in an open-air set...
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November
21,
2023
| 16:35 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Captain Shawn McKay of Sugarloaf Key and angler Gannon Dudlar of Key West, Florida, earned 1,250 points and the spin division grand championship in the Sugarloaf Showdown that ended Nov. 18 in the Lower Florida Keys.The duo released six barracuda, th...
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November
20,
2023
| 22:25 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Terence “Terry” Helmers, known as a real-life “Aquaman,” is a Florida Keys volunteer extraordinaire. His underwater specialty, as a volunteer and as both a NOAA- and national parks-authorized diver, is mooring buoys.The retired information technology...
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November
20,
2023
| 22:07 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Key West entertainer Christopher Peterson, one of the island city’s most popular female impersonators, is the Florida Keys’ newest New Year’s Eve icon.Peterson is to “drop” in a giant glittering red high-heeled shoe at the stroke of midnight, landing...
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November
20,
2023
| 21:56 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Key West may be Florida’s subtropical southernmost island, but revelers can enjoy events as seasonal as Santa’s North Pole celebrations during the 2023 Key West Holiday Fest that runs through Dec. 31.The festivities are to begin Wednesday, Nov. 22, w...
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November
17,
2023
| 16:13 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Angler Jim Bokor Jr. of Buffalo, New York, fishing with Islamorada’s Captain Richard Black, won the 2023 Cheeca Lodge & Spa All-American Backcountry Tournament held Nov. 9-11.The tournament uses a unique format for backcountry fishing, scoring points...
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November
15,
2023
| 20:46 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Bright and beautifully “belighted” subtropical holidays in the Florida Keys & Key West are filled with warmth, inspiring good cheer throughout the 125-mile-long island chain. From Key Largo to Key West, the 2023 holiday season features spirited event...
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November
13,
2023
| 18:24 PM Europe/Amsterdam
The forecast calls for blowing snow along with subtropical breezes during Islamorada’s 19th annual Holiday Fest set for 4-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, on the Great Lawn inside Founders Park, mile marker 87 bayside....
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November
09,
2023
| 18:42 PM Europe/Amsterdam
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK — The all-new 24-unit Flamingo Lodge at Everglades National Park is now open for guests. The park’s Flamingo area is located within Monroe County, which encompasses the Florida Keys island chain.The Flamingo Lodge features co...
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November
08,
2023
| 19:17 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Athletes seeking a warm-weather event to test their physical and mental stamina can compete in the annual Key West Triathlon set for Sunday, Dec. 10, near the entrance to the continental United States’ southernmost island.Produced by Integrity Multis...
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November
06,
2023
| 19:13 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Runners and walkers of all ages can compete in a scenic bridge race Saturday, Dec. 2, above the Upper Florida Keys and the southeastern edges of the Florida Everglades. The annual First State Bank Key Largo Bridge Run offers stunning land and water v...
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November
05,
2023
| 22:54 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Story: Chicago Man Sets New Record at Florida Keys Stone Crab Eating ContestLocator Super: Marathon, Florida KeysVideo: Video to match this story is available on the Florida Keys News Bureau's FTP server (download details below). A Google Drive file ...
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November
03,
2023
| 17:14 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Mike Goldberg, co-founder of the Florida Keys reef restoration organization I.CARE, has been named a Top 10 CNN Hero.Headquartered in Islamorada, I.CARE is partnered with the Florida–based Mote Marine Laboratory and the National Marine Sanctuary Foun...
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November
01,
2023
| 16:28 PM Europe/Amsterdam
KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Ocean aficionados and eco-travelers can celebrate the unique marine environment of the Florida Keys, including the continental United States’ only coral barrier reef, during Mote Marine Laboratory’s 2023 Ocean Fest: A Communi...
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October
29,
2023
| 16:51 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Story: Fantasy Fest Parade Highlights Key West RevelryLocator Super: Key West, Fla.Video: Video to match this story to be uploaded to FTP servers by about noon. Sunday, Oct. 29. Footage is also available now on the Florida Keys News Bureau's FTP serv...
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October
28,
2023
| 17:29 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Story: Fantasy Fest Masquerade Marchers Roam Key WestLocator Super: Key West, Fla.Video: Video to match this story to be uploaded to FTP servers by about 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Footage is available now on the Florida Keys News Bureau's FTP server...
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October
26,
2023
| 22:06 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Dan Cornell, who owns Cruisin’ Tikis Key Largo with wife Laurie, operates three Tiki boats that depart from Snooks Bayside Restaurant & Grand Tiki Bar and Sundowners restaurant in the Upper Keys.The couple launched their Cruisin’ Tikis Key Largo vent...
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October
26,
2023
| 21:54 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Diving experiences in the Florida Keys are available for people of nearly all ages and all certification levels. The goal among dive professionals is for you to have an enjoyable, safe dive vacation.Dive operators in the Keys are focused on maintaini...
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October
26,
2023
| 21:41 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Mill McCleary, executive director of the 1,300-member Reef Relief organization based in Key West, knows how to effectively utilize advocacy and organizational skills to create tangible impacts through clean water and healthy ecosystems.This year, McC...
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October
26,
2023
| 21:23 PM Europe/Amsterdam
BIG PINE KEY, Florida Keys — Sleigh rides and snowball fights aren’t on the menu of holiday amusements in the subtropical Lower Florida Keys, but visitors don’t need them to celebrate the season at the Lower Keys’ Island Art Festival.The open-air fes...
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October
25,
2023
| 20:25 PM Europe/Amsterdam
SUGARLOAF KEY, Florida Keys — The Lower Florida Keys’ wiliest in-water inhabitants are to lure angling teams to the 10th annual Sugarloaf Showdown, a fundraising fishing tournament scheduled Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 16-18.Presented by the Lowe...
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October
24,
2023
| 20:24 PM Europe/Amsterdam
KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Film buffs can savor cinema in a breezy, subtropical setting as nearly 75 contemporary films are screened Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 15-19, during the 12th annual Key West Film Festival.The 2023 fest’s emphasis on powerfu...
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October
23,
2023
| 17:21 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Story: Thousands of 'Zombies' on Wheels Roam Key WestLocator Super: Key West, Fla.Video: Video to match this story to be uploaded to FTP servers by 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23. Footage is available on the Florida Keys News Bureau's FTP server (download...
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October
18,
2023
| 20:20 PM Europe/Amsterdam
KEY LARGO, Florida Keys — Light Up Key Largo brings the holiday spirit to the Florida Keys Saturday, Nov. 18, with the lighting of “Holly,” the 45-foot-tall Key Largo holiday tree, and loads of fun activities for kids at the Murray E. Nelson Governme...
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October
17,
2023
| 20:16 PM Europe/Amsterdam
ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — The Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship triple-crown series is to open with the 60th annual Islamorada Sailfish Tournament set for Thursday, Nov. 30, through Sunday, Dec. 3. The tournament is a primary fundraiser fo...
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