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Roxbury man dies after diving off Florida Keys with his teenage children
The Star-Ledger
KEY LARGO, Fla. — A New Jersey man is dead following a diving trip in the Florida Keys with his teenage children. Monroe County Sheriff's officials say 45-year-old Gary Lanier of the Kenvil section of Roxbury died Wednesday off of Key Largo. Witnesses ...
NJ man dead after diving trip in Fla. KeysLocal 10
Man dies while snorkeling off Key Largo, is the Keys' second water-related ...Florida Keys Keynoter

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:51:58 GMT


Ruling keeps gay marriage ban in effect in Florida Keys
MIAMI (Reuters) - A judge in the Florida Keys on Monday rejected an emergency motion filed by a gay couple hoping to wed, effectively allowing Florida's same-sex marriage ban to remain in effect while it is appealed, likely all the way to the U.S ...
Appeals court: Same-sex couples can't marry yet in Florida KeysTampabay.com
Judge Won't Lift Fla. Keys Gay Marriage StayABC News
Appeal court asked to unblock Florida gay marriageWKMG Orlando
Local 10 -MiamiHerald.com
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:12:00 GMT


Ruling allows same-sex marriages for Florida Keys
MIAMI (AP) — A judge in the Florida Keys overturned the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage on Thursday after a legal challenge by gay couples said it effectively made them second-class citizens. The ruling by Circuit Judge Luis M. Garcia ...
Judge OKs Gay Marriage in Florida KeysABC News
Gay couple celebrates same-sex marriage ruling in Florida KeysLocal 10
Judge Overturns Gay Marriage Ban In Florida KeysHuffington Post
WJXT Jacksonville
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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:39:57 GMT

Florida Keys still rank among lowest in state in joblessness
Florida Keys Keynoter
Though Florida slipped behind the national unemployment rate for the first time in more than a year, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday promoted that the state had its "greatest month" of private-sector job creation since he took office. For Scott, whose re ...

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:20:29 GMT

Fox News

Undersea 'Concert' Brings Music To Divers & Snorkelers In Florida Keys
Huffington Post
Some divers were costumed and pretended to play quirky metal instruments sculpted by Florida Keys artist August Powers. As well as offering an unusual experience for dive and snorkel enthusiasts, the broadcast included diver awareness announcements ...
Underwater festival in the Florida KeysKEYC
Divers, snorkelers converge for undersea 'concert' at Florida Keys National ...LubbockOnline.com
Divers, snorkelers converge for undersea 'concert'WTSP 10 News

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 06:40:23 GMT

CBS Local

Florida Keys Launches “Turtle Cam”
CBS Local
FLORIDA KEYS (CBSMiami/ Florida Keys News Bureau)— Now environmental enthusiasts from all over the world can tune in to see a “turtle webcam”. The high-definition webcam will give viewers the ability to watch infant loggerhead sea turtles hatching and ...
Florida Keys' HD Turtle Cam will let you observe loggerhead turtlesTech Times
Loggerhead sea turtle live webcam in the Florida Keys will broadcast hatchWPTV
'Turtle Cam' Launched in Florida Keys Shows Loggerheads in ActionNature World News
Science World Report
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 23:03:15 GMT


Zany underwater music festival in Florida Keys still a hit
The vibrant coral reef in the Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary comes alive one day each year with the sound of music, including the Beatles' Octopus Garden, Medwyn Goodall's Dolphin Dreams and Barefoot Man's rendition of Barracuda. “Sometimes we ...
Lower Keys Fest calls for reef conservationCCTV
Divers, fish get a concert at Florida festivalWashington Post

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:52:59 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

Statewide exhibit focusing on 500 years of Florida Keys lands in Key West
Florida Keys Keynoter
Sue D'Antonio, chairwoman of the Monroe County Arts in Public Places program, and historian Bruce Neff help unveil the exhibit. KEYSINFONET. Events Calendar. Search Events. Restaurants · Movies · Music · Add an Event · Performing Arts · Venues ...

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:35:43 GMT

Undersea mission in Florida Keys concludes with significant accomplishments
Lexington Herald Leader
MIAMI — Outside the view port of the underwater habitat Aquarius, during the Fabien Cousteau-led Mission 31, a Goliath Grouper nicknamed Sylvia attacked a barracuda while a reef shark and aquanauts watched in delight. "Oh, did you see that?" one of ...
Fabien Cousteau Resurfaces After 31 Days UnderwaterPeople Magazine
5 things to know about Cousteau's undersea missionCherokee Tribune
Cousteau's Grandson Completes Underwater Mission Off FloridaHispanically Speaking News
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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 03:56:15 GMT


Cousteau Ends 'Mission 31′ In Florida Keys
CBS Local
For the last 31 days, Cousteau has been living off the coast of the Florida Keys, in attempt to beat his grandfather's record. He managed to beat the record by one day. And, according to CBS4's David Sutta, he actually wished he could have stayed longer.
Fabien Cousteau completes his 31-day underwater living experiment in Florida ...WPTV
Aquanauts end underwater mission in Fla. KeysLocal 10
Cousteau ends 'Mission 31' in Florida KeysOcala
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Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:35:20 GMT


NJ Turnpike Authority, Florida pizza restaurants spar over logo
The Star-Ledger
“We're all the way in the Florida Keys. It's not like people are going to confuse us.” The authority's suit, filed last week, alleges service mark infringement, unfair competition and other claims against Jersey Boardwalk Pizza. The restaurant's logo ...
NJ Turnpike Authority sues Keys pizza parlorKeysNet
NJ Turnpike Authority wants Florida pizzeria logo off the menuReuters
NJ Turnpike Authority Sues Florida Pizza Chain Over Lookalike LogoThe Consumerist
Daily Mail
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:34:20 GMT

Rare bird alert: Red-necked stint spotted in Keys; first sighting ever in Florida
Swedish biologist Viktor Nilsson-Ortman came to Florida to collect damselfly eggs for his post doctorate research and left last week with a discovery that turned the birding world all aflutter. On the shoreline he spotted a red-necked stint, the first ...

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:39:14 GMT

Tallahassee Democrat (blog)

Papa Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West10
CBS Local
(Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO). Wally Collins, second from left, is congratulated after beating 130 other men to be crowned the 2014 "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest winner late Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, ...
Florida news briefsTallahassee Democrat (blog)
Hemingway look-alikes spoof bull run in Key WestLocal 10
Arizona man wins Hemingway look-alike contestSt. Augustine Record
The Ledger -The Republic
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:47:07 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

Feds: Without a license, Little Torch Key man harvested bonnethead sharks to ...
Florida Keys Keynoter
In a continuing crackdown on the illicit trade of marine life in the Keys, a Little Torch Key man was charged Friday with felony conspiracy for allegedly taking bonnethead sharks from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary without a federal license.

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Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:56:55 GMT

NBC 6 South Florida

Florida Keys to Get Extra Area Code in 2015
NBC 6 South Florida
Residents living in the Florida Keys will soon have to dial 10 numbers to make a call. The Florida Public Service Commission on Thursday approved an implementation plan to add a second area code to the chain of islands that stretch out from southern ...

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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:55:38 GMT

WPBF West Palm Beach

VIDEO: Man proposes underwater during Florida Keys dive
MARATHON, Fla. (WPTV) — If it's true that love knows no boundaries, Alex Montgomery, 20, and Wellington native Lauren Schuhle, 20, exemplified that with their underwater engagement. The couple was scuba diving in Marathon on Saturday, July 12, when ...
Underwater proposal: WATCH as Alex Montgomery proposes to Lauren Schuhle ...WPTV
Palm Beach County man pulls off ultimate underwater proposal while diving off ...WPBF West Palm Beach

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:21:33 GMT

Florida Keys judge overturns same-sex marriage ban
Florida Keys judge overturns same-sex marriage ban. By Sara Belsole. CREATED Jul 18, 2014. FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Monroe County Circuit Court Judge overturned Florida's same-sex marriage ban Thursday, but what does that mean for Southwest Florida ...

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:54:24 GMT

Gay marriage is halted in the Florida Keys
In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, William Lee Jones, left, and Aaron Huntsman kiss during a celebration Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Key West, Fla. Jones and Hunstman and about 100 other people marked a Florida Keys judge's ruling ...

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:01:23 GMT

Bradenton Herald

With same-sex marriage appeal pending, Florida Keys businesses not yet ready ...
Bradenton Herald
Florida Keys businesses aren't quite ready to start marketing the islands as a destination for same-sex marriages, but they are closely watching for the results of a lawsuit filed by two Key West bartenders denied a married license in April. Thursday ...
With same-sex marriage appeal pending, Keys businesses not yet ready to ...Florida Keys Keynoter

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:37:48 GMT

Red-necked stint makes rare appearance in Florida Keys, far from breeding ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter
KEY WEST, Florida — A shorebird that breeds in Siberian Asia and parts of western Alaska has made a rare appearance in the Florida Keys. Swedish biologist Viktor Nilsson-Ortman spotted the red-necked stint last week near Naval Air Station Key West ...

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:25:03 GMT

Key West News


Florida's Third District Court of Appeal says Key West bartenders can't marry yet
Key West bartenders Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones, who won permission last week from Monroe Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia to marry, had asked the appeals court to lift an automatic stay of the ruling that went into effect when the state ...
Fight For Marriage Equality Holding Strong As Activists Rally In Key WestCBS Local
Attorneys for Key West couple to appeal stay in same-sex marriage rulingLocal 10
Fla. judge denies gay Key West bartenders' plea to let them marry TuesdayMerced Sun-Star
Tbo.com -7Online WSVN-TV
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:09:02 GMT


It's lobster for everyone at Lobsterfest in Key West
A hearty appetite and a fondness for lobsters are mandatory during the 18th annual Key West Lobsterfest, a celebration of Florida lobster set for Aug. 7 through 10. The events salute the tasty crustacean following the Aug. 6 start of the regular ...

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:30:31 GMT

Missing boater out of Key West
KeysNews.com (registration)
State and federal marine patrol officers continued their search Friday evening for a fishermen involved in a possible boat collision in the Dry Tortugas. The two boats are both out of Key West, but Coast Guard officials did not release the names of the ...

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:15:45 GMT

CBS Local

Hemingway Days “Running Of The Bulls” Hits Streets Of Key West
CBS Local
Ernest Hemingway look- alikes kick off the Running of the Bulls Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Key West, Fla. The whimsical event, a parody of its namesake in Pamplona, Spain, is one of many events during Key West's Hemingway Days festival that continues ...
Florida Frontiers: Hemingway look-alikes converge on Key WestFlorida Today
Key West Assembles Bulls, Bards and Look-Alikes to Salute 'Papa'The Ledger
British scholar wins Hemingway writing competitionMiamiHerald.com
Local 10 -Arizona Republic -NBC 6 South Florida
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:47:33 GMT

Motion denied: Gay men can't marry on Tuesday
Wedding bells will not ring Tuesday for gay Key West bartenders Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones. Or for any other same-sex couples planning to have a Conch Republic wedding any time soon. Monroe Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia, who last week ...

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:58:58 GMT

Local 10

Key West among 10 best small cities in the country
Local 10
The southernmost city in the nation made it to the list of top 10 small cities published on the Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Key West earned the 10th place, because it "retains the distinctly unique flavor of its original 19th century immigrant ...

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:15:24 GMT

Investigation into man's death in Key West is flawed
Florida Keys Keynoter
An innocent man died while in the custody of the Key West Police Department. This 61-year-old might have met his fate at the hands of police officers as he lay down on the ground before them. This defenseless and helpless citizen appeared compliant to ...

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:01:03 GMT

Bradenton Herald

Stay denied: Florida's Third District Court of Appeal says Key West bartenders ...
Bradenton Herald
In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Aaron Huntsman, left, and William Lee Jones, right, embrace during a celebration Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Key West, Fla. Jones and Hunstman and about 100 other people marked a Florida Keys ...

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:25:01 GMT


Same-sex couples sign petitions to drop appeal on Fl's gay marriage ban
It's been a a week since a Key West judge ruled Florida's ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional. Immediately attorney general Pam Bondi filed an appeal. Several same-sex couples delivered seven thousand petitions to the attorney general asking her ...
Same-Sex Couples Deliver Petitions to Pam BondiNew Times Broward-Palm Beach (blog)
Petitions urge AG Bondi to stop fight against same-sex marriageMyFoxOrlando.com
Appeals Court Keeps Stay In Same-Sex Marriage CaseDaily Business Review (registration)
Business Journal (blog)
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:03:16 GMT

New app directs you to dozens of Key West happy hours
Key Wester Craig Wanous wants you know to where to find the best happy hour in the Southernmost City. He has launched Happy Hour! Key West, a mobile app available for IOS and Android smart phones. It shows users where the specials are, what they are ...

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:19:45 GMT

Florida Times-Union

Keys clerk's office: We're ready to marry gay couples
KEY WEST -- In the hours after a Keys judge threw out Florida's ban on same-sex marriage Thursday, gay couples from all over the state inundated the Monroe County Clerk's office with calls about when they could tie the knot — and some even began ...
Key West judge strikes down Florida's same-sex marriage banBusiness Journal
Florida Keys judge declares gay marriage legal; Key West celebratingFlorida Times-Union
Florida judge rules that gay couples can marry; state files an appealTampabay.com
Bradenton Herald -Local 10 -seattlepi.com
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:42:18 GMT

Bradenton Herald

Key West gay marriage request denied again
Bradenton Herald
FLORIDA KEYS -- Two Key West bartenders, who last week won permission from a Monroe circuit judge to marry despite Florida's constitutional gay-marriage ban, asked an appeals court to let them wed immediately at noon Wednesday. Four hours later, the ...

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:08:18 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

Statewide exhibit focusing on 500 years of Florida lands in Key West
Florida Keys Keynoter
A new traveling exhibit consisting of 11 hanging panels designed to tell our history, heritage and the significance of Florida is now on display in the terminal at Key West International Airport. The exhibit runs through Oct. 11 and is a partnership ...

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:22:01 GMT

Key West starts process to find replacement for former city manager
Florida Keys Keynoter
Key West city commissioners are scheduled to meet today at 2 p.m. to figure out their next move in looking for a city manager. Interim City Manager Jim Scholl, who served in that capacity for five years before agreeing to fill in following what was ...

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:28:53 GMT

Two Key West resorts with stunning sunset views
Palm Beach Post
There are so many cool places to stay in Key West. One of them is Ocean Key Resort between Key West Harbor and Mallory Square. Those who stay at Ocean Key get the quintessential Key West experience. The resort has 100 guest rooms, sunset views and ...

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:36:28 GMT

Local 10

Attorneys for Key West couple file motion to vacate stay in same-sex marriage ...
Local 10
Attorneys for a Key West couple fighting Florida's ban on same-sex marriage have formally asked an appellate court to lift a stay on a Monroe County judge's ruling that overturned the law. Bernadette Restivo and Elena Vigil-Farinas filed a motion to ...

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:42:43 GMT

CBS Local

World's Largest Key Lime Pie To Be Created At Key West Festival Friday
CBS Local
Chefs Paul Menta, left, and Jim Brush, right, measure a giant Key lime pie Friday, July 4, 2014, in Key West, Fla. The gargantuan pastry, measuring 9 feet, 2 inches in diameter, was the centerpiece of the Key Lime Festival that concludes Saturday, July 5.
Key Lime Pie Eatin' contest heldLocal 10
Giant Pie Serves 1500 at Key Lime Festival in Key WestSouth Dade News Leader
Giant key lime pie over 9 feet wide serves 1500 at Key Lime Festival in Key ...WPTV

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Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:03:03 GMT

Luxury Travel Magazine

Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Key West Hosts International Sand Art ...
Luxury Travel Magazine
In conjunction with the Art! Key West! Festival, Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Key West is hosting Sand Isle's first-ever expert International Sand Art Competition. The competition will take place from Wednesday, November 26 through Saturday ...

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:33:08 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

Operators of 40-cabin ferry want Key West's OK for overnight dockage on a ...
Florida Keys Keynoter
Lots of businesses in Key West have lobbied for years to try to get larger cruise ships to make port calls in Key West. Well, one company is looking the other way, looking to bring in a smaller boat that would accommodate travelers to the Southernmost ...
New 'mini' cruise ship wants inKeysNews.com (registration)

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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:57:48 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

Key West board amenable to overnight ferry but concerns linger
Florida Keys Keynoter
At Wednesday's board meeting, a Southwest Florida-based business proposed bringing Key West Great Escape, a 177-foot "boutique" cruise ship with 40 cabins, accommodating up to 80 people, to Key West twice weekly. Each stop would last two nights.

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:15:31 GMT

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