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Mark's List founder Mark Haines killed when hit by three vehicles in Florida Keys
Sun Sentinel
Mr. Haines, the founder of the gay travel and entertainment website Mark's List, died Friday after he was struck by a pickup truck and two other vehicles as he crossed U.S. 1 in the Florida Keys near Marathon. He was 54. Mark Haines. Kathy Laskowski ...
Founder of popular South Florida gay website struck, killed by vehiclesMiamiHerald.com
Mark Haines, Founder of Mark's List, Killed After Being Struck by Vehicles in ...New Times Broward-Palm Beach (blog)
US: Florida gay leader killed after accident during HIV fundraiserPinkNews
LGBTQ Nation
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:59:04 GMT

CBS4 Investigates: A Fugitive's Final Days In The Florida Keys
CBS Local
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Minutes before he died on September 16, Roy Blanco's last words were, “What did I do?” Blanco shouted them to a border patrol agent as the agent moved in to detain him. Police believe Blanco knew exactly what he did. He was ...

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Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18:59:57 GMT

Vacation Week in the Florida Keys
The Boca Raton Tribune
It was a great fun week getting away from Boca for a week in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. Bob and I own a timeshare in Islamorada and had several of our friends come down and join us. We started the week with a Sunday Brunch at the Chef Michael's ...

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:06:33 GMT

Morada Pure Opens Retail Store In Islamorada Florida Keys
PR Newswire (press release)
ISLAMORADA, Fla., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Morada Pure, an Oceanside Skincare Store, announces the debut of its new brick and mortar retail location in Islamorada, Florida Keys. Located at 81681 Old Highway, in the heart of Islamorada's Arts ...

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:06:00 GMT

Zoo at Florida Keys jail marks 20th anniversary
A zoo at a Florida Keys jail is marking its 20th anniversary. Inmates help care for the animals at the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Animal Farm, the only zoo at a county jail in the country. The zoo is funded by canteen profits from jail inmates and ...

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:56:44 GMT

LGBT Leader Dies After Being Hit By Vehicle In Keys
CBS Local
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A prominent LGBT leader from Fort Lauderdale died Friday night after he was hit by a car in the Florida Keys. The Florida Highway Patrol reported Mark Haines, 54, was in the Keys taking part in a bicycle race called SmartRide from ...
Fort Lauderdale man dies crossing US 1 after being struck by three carsFlorida Keys Keynoter

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 21:25:37 GMT

WTSP 10 News

Search for missing diver from Winter Springs in the Florida Keys has spanned ...
Orlando Sentinel
According to Monroe County deputies, the men were visiting the Florida Keys and rented a boat early Saturday morning with plans to hit several diving spots. Weather reports predicted rough waves by early afternoon so the men scheduled their final dive ...
Crews search for missing diver in Florida KeysWTSP 10 News
US Coast Guard Searches For Missing Diver In Florida KeysCBS Local
Crews search for missing diver from Orlando in Florida KeysWESH Orlando

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 23:10:47 GMT


In Florida Keys, Local Elections Carry a Sting
The Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board meets once a month with one primary mission: "To make sure that there is no disease spread in the Florida Keys by mosquitoes," said Stephen Smith, the board's chairman. Smith is serving his fifth four-year term ...

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:05:48 GMT

WESH Orlando

Search for missing Seminole County diver in Florida Keys suspended
WESH Orlando
Search continues for diver who disappeared in Florida Keys. The Florida Coast Guard is still searching for Matthew Milton of Winter Springs, who was last seen Saturday scuba diving off Islamorada. View Large. Photos. Search continues for diver who ...
Good Sam Rescues 6 In Boat Fire Off Fla. KeysCBS Local
Search for Winter Springs man suspended in Florida KeysOrlando Sentinel

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Thu, 06 Nov 2014 03:17:39 GMT

Family Travel to the Florida Keys for the Holidays
Huffington Post
There is a reason that so many families return year after year to Hawks Cay, a 61-acre resort on tiny Duck Key, an island at the center of the Florida Keys. This is the kind of laid back place, where you can dump your car (rental or otherwise) and ...

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:02:12 GMT


Netflix series in Florida Keys now has a title: 'Bloodline'
MiamiHerald.com (blog)
The long-untitled Netflix series based in the Florida Keys now has a title: "Bloodline." A 30-second trailer released Thursday by Netflix teases a premiere of March 2015. The video depicts a sleek yacht aflame under darkening skies. Series star Kyle ...
Keys Netflix series now has a title: 'Bloodline'KeysNet
Trailer For South Florida Netflix Show "Bloodline" ReleasedSouth Dade News Leader (subscription)
Netflix releases trailer for new series 'Bloodline'Netflix Life
Wall St. Cheat Sheet -Hallels -Filmoria
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:58:57 GMT

Local 10

Keys resort staff accused of stealing from guests
Workers at a popular Islamorada resort are accused of stealing guests' credit card information and using it for personal shopping sprees. Victims identified by police and hotel management reported a total of $4,186.97 in fraudulent charges. The alleged ...
4 employees at Fla. Keys resort arrested in alleged theft schemeLocal 10
4 charged in credit card scheme at Keys resortWESH Orlando

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Sun, 09 Nov 2014 14:16:52 GMT

Shark repellent developed in Florida Keys praised
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Federal officials are praising a shark repellent developed at the Florida Keys Community College. The project was funded by a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grant. In a recent report to Congress, NOAA officials ...

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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:45:07 GMT

#News: 50 units proposed for Sombrero Beach Road
Florida Keys Weekly
On Monday, Nov. 17 the city of Marathon Planning Commission will hear the second reading of a proposed development near the top of Sombrero Beach Road. If approved the agreement will be sent to city council for final approval. The plan was tabled about ...

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:48:54 GMT

Two men accused of stealing fencing in Florida Keys
Two men were arrested as they were leaving Monroe County with three rolls of fencing material stolen from a construction project on Card Sound Road, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. A passing motorist saw a van parked on the shoulder of ...

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:53:48 GMT

Eyes On News

Road Trip: Florida Keys mile-marker guide
Eyes On News
KeysHighway-cropped By Bonnie Gross and Bob Rountree, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Nov 11, 2014 – The Overseas Highway through the Florida Keys is the ultimate road trip: Spectacular views and things to do, places to go and ...

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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:54:21 GMT

Winter Springs man still missing in Florida Keys, officials say
Orlando Sentinel
Winter Springs man still missing in Florida Keys, officials say. By Desiree Stennett, Orlando Sentinel contact the reporter · Waterway and Maritime TransportationTrips and Vacations. Search continues for Matthew Milton, the Winter Springs man missing ...

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Tue, 04 Nov 2014 22:39:37 GMT


Help Restore Coral Reefs on Your Next Dive in the Florida Keys
The Coral Restoration Foundation now offers divers in the Florida Keys a unique opportunity to take action while doing something they love. CRF encourages divers of all skill levels to take action through their core outreach programs. The 1- and 2-day ...

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:21:48 GMT

Islamorada Hotel in the Florida Keys Undergoes Major Renovation and ...
PR Newswire (press release)
The name Amara Cay evokes the subtropical essence of the Florida Keys, where the sun meets the shore, and beckons travelers to visit from all over the world. Included in the resort's rebranding is a dynamic new website that is now accepting ...

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Tue, 04 Nov 2014 14:49:36 GMT

Best ways to celebrate New Year's Eve in Florida
Orlando Sentinel
Florida Keys – Key Largo features a New Year's Eve fireworks extravaganza on Blackwater Sound on Dec. 31. Among best-viewing places are Sundowners, Señor Frijoles, Cactus Jacks, Gus' Grille at the Marriott Key Largo Bay Resort and the Caribbean ...

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:45:28 GMT

Key West News

Fight over bar stool involves Key West commissioner
MiamiHerald.com (blog)
The men were defending the establishment's owner, Mark Rossi, also a Key West city commissioner, who said the tourist had no right to take the stool. “He has no idea who he is dealing with,” Commissioner Mark Rossi told police, who responded to the ...

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:16:22 GMT

RLJ Lodging Revamps Key West Hotel, Gears Up for Traffic - Analyst Blog
has accomplished the $5.0 million worth renovation at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Key West in Florida. A well-in-time completion of this renovation work for the upcoming peak season offers good opportunities for this hotel to reap gains from the solid ...
RLJ Lodging Trust completes Fairfield Inn renovationFinancialNews.co.uk

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:29:08 GMT

Eyes On News

Howling winds make for rough boat racing in Key West World Championships
In one of the roughest Key West World Championship finals in recent memory, seven race teams were crowned tops in their classes Sunday and no one was injured. As winds howled at more than 20 knots out of the northwest, competitors had some scary ...
Granet, Begovich Win Superboat Unlimited ClassCBS Local
Marc Granet, Scott Begovich win Superboat Unlimited Class in Key West World ...Greenfield Daily Reporter

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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 02:20:44 GMT

Missing Stanley Man Found Safe in Key West
55-year-old Jeffery Odis Hoyle of Cabin Lane in Stanley has been found in Key West, Florida. According to a release from the Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office, Mr. Hoyle is safe, but tired. The Lincoln County Communications Center was notified by the Key ...
Missing man found in FloridaGaston Gazette
Missing Stanley man found in FloridaHickory Daily Record

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:01:05 GMT

Daily Commercial

Two injured as powerboats flip on Day 1 of Key West World Championship
Two racers were injured and several powerboats damaged when Wednesday's opener of the 34th annual Key West World Championship turned into a marine version of a demolition derby. Driver Mike Figuero of Satellite Beach and throttleman Frank Sarro of ...
Powerboat Racer Recovering After Crash In South FloridaCBS Local
Powerboat racer recovering after crashAlbany Times Union

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Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:23:02 GMT

Victims ID'd in fatal weekend crash, all from Key West; driver still held
A Sugarloaf Key man remained in the Monroe County jail Monday in lieu of $250,000 bond following his arrest early Saturday morning in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash in Key West. The victim who died was Karen Cherry, 54, who police ...

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Sat, 01 Nov 2014 20:02:11 GMT

The Inside Scoop on the Studio of Key West's Artist Residency Program
Inside Philanthropy
We here at IP tend to view artistic residencies through the lens of inspirational solitude and the classic "back-to-nature" ethos. Upon further reflection, we realize we do this because we're projecting. We imagine environments that would be conducive ...

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:28:14 GMT

CMS 03, Broadco in front at Key West World superboats
CMS 03 hardened its lead in the Superboat Unlimited class — with a little help from teammates CMS 3 — in the second race of the Key West World Championships on Friday. And Broadco jumped to the top spot in the hard-fought, eight-boat Superboat class ...
Broadco takes lead in Superboat-class in Key WestFOXSports.com

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Sat, 08 Nov 2014 06:09:31 GMT

Local 10

Key West International Airport employee accused of stealing fellow worker's purse
Local 10
An employee at Key West International Airport was arrested Tuesday after admitting to stealing a fellow employee's purse and using her credit cards, Monroe County Sheriff's detectives said. According to detectives, Erica Palomino, 21, and the victim ...

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:27:11 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

Cruise-ship passenger counts up in Key West
Florida Keys Keynoter
The uptick comes on the heels of a failed October 2013 city referendum that would have had the city ask the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a feasibility study on dredging and widening Key West's port. Key West voters rejected the notion almost ...

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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 11:58:47 GMT

LGBTQ Nation

Mark's List founder Mark Haines killed when hit by three vehicles in Florida Keys
Sun Sentinel
"He had dinner with us Friday night at Hawk's Cay and told everybody it was one of the best days of his life," said Glen Weinzimer, founder of the SMART Ride, a two-day, 165-mile bike ride from Miami to Key West that raises money for organizations ...
Founder of popular South Florida website struck, killed by vehiclesMiamiHerald.com
Mark Haines, Founder of Mark's List, Killed After Being Struck by Vehicles in ...New Times Broward-Palm Beach (blog)
US: Florida gay leader killed after accident during HIV fundraiserPinkNews
LGBTQ Nation
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:59:04 GMT

Applicant for Key West job who won her drug-testing lawsuit now seeks damages
Florida Keys Keynoter
A former Key West resident who successfully sued the city over its pre-employment drug-testing policy is now seeking damages in federal court. Karen Cabanas Voss wants more than $113,000 in salary and benefits that she would have received had she ...

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Sat, 01 Nov 2014 15:05:09 GMT

Monroe News Star

Traveling in Key West with Liz Craft
Monroe News Star
"Key West is the closest you'll ever get to a Caribbean getaway without needing a passport. As the haunt of Parrot Heads and Hemingway, Key West is just as exotic as a Belizean resort and as sophisticated as a British Virgin Island hideaway – only this ...

Sun, 09 Nov 2014 01:09:18 GMT

Key West commissioner reportedly fights over bar stool
Florida Keys Keynoter
The men were defending the establishment's owner, Mark Rossi, also a Key West city commissioner, who said the tourist had no right to take the stool. “He has no idea who he is dealing with,” Commissioner Mark Rossi told police, who responded to the ...

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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:23:41 GMT

Fast boats roar tnto Key West World Championships
The Indianapolis 500 of powerboat racing thunders into Key West Sunday for the 34th annual, weeklong world championships, capping the 2014 season. As many as 50 high-powered craft will compete for world titles in seven classes on Wednesday [Nov.
Superboat championship week back in Key WestFlorida Keys Keynoter

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Sat, 01 Nov 2014 19:07:13 GMT

Reckless golf cart driver claims to be cop
Florida Keys Keynoter
The operator of a gas-powered golf cart seen bouncing up and down on Greene Street shortly before midnight Saturday asked Key West Police for a break. Richard W. Prince, 47, of Metairie, La., cited his own status as a law officer. Prince also admitted ...

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:10:51 GMT

Airlines adding dozens of flights in Key West
Florida Keys Keynoter
Key West International Airport will see more than 30 additional flights from Silver Airways and Delta Air Lines by year's end. Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways, formerly Gulfstream International Airlines, will bump up its nonstop weekly offerings ...

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:07:48 GMT

In Key West, vote yes to allow homes to be raised to stem insurance costs
Key West's Nov. 4 referendum in which voters will be asked if the city's building height limit should be raised citywide is a proactive measure to protect our homes against flood waters. Today, 85 percent of Key West is in the regulated floodplain. The ...

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:58:33 GMT


Photo gallery: Fantasy Fest 2014 in Key West
In this Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, photo provided by the Florida Keys New Bureau, revelers dance down Duval Street in Key West, Fla., during the Fantasy Fest Parade. The parade was the highlight event of the subtropical island city's 10-day costuming and ...
Is Key West's Fantasy Fest Too Raunchy?WLRN
Thousands Attend Masquerade March In Key WestCBS Local
Photos: Fantasy Fest comes to an end in Key WestTBO.com

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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 21:08:44 GMT

New Key West building-height rules have to wait a bit
Insurance News Net
Nov. 08 --Despite the decision by city voters in Tuesday's election allowing homeowners in Key West to raise their properties a maximum of four feet above Federal Emergency Management Agency flood levels, the actual ordinance that allows for the ...

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Sat, 08 Nov 2014 19:20:21 GMT

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