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From Peebles to Baywood: Keys resort likely to be a Hampton Inn
The Real Deal South Florida (press release) (registration) (blog)
The long vacant Keys Bay Colony Resort in Marathon will most likely be converted into a Hampton Inn, new owner Baywood Hotels told The Real Deal this week. “Ideally we want to start renovations in the next three or four months,” Baywood Vice President ...


Wed, 20 May 2015 18:46:54 GMT


'Bloodline' fan's guide to the Florida Keys
Fox News
The most captivating star turn arguably belongs to the upper Florida Keys, which play as integral a role as any character. Throughout the first season's 13 episodes, the sun-drenched islands dazzle with an impressive range of personas, from carefree ...

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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:18:38 GMT


CBS Local

A Wild Chase And Shooting In The Florida Keys
CBS Local
FLORIDA KEYS (CBSMiami) – On January 20th, just before midnight, a call came into the 911 command center for Monroe County. “We're having a domestic dispute,” a woman says. “My husband told me that he is going to kill me. He has the gun.” Just then ...

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Sat, 02 May 2015 03:17:09 GMT


2 die in Florida Keys waters
Miami Herald
Two people were found dead in Keys waters, including a Miami man who jumped into Key West Harbor from Mallory Square. The other death involved a Naples man whose body was found on an island off Big Pine Key. In the Mallory Square case, at about 8 ...

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Tue, 05 May 2015 14:06:45 GMT


Local 10

Florida Keys getting another area code in June
Local 10
Last month, mandatory 10-digit dialing was implemented in the Keys, meaning that anyone calling to or from the southernmost county in Florida must enter both the area code and telephone number.


Thu, 14 May 2015 19:45:37 GMT


Sold: Florida Keys FM Construction Permit, Minnesota Noncomm
All Access Music Group
ALEX MEDIA, INC. is selling the construction permit for WZFL/ISLAMORADA, FL to ZOO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC for $620,000. In other filings with the FCC, JAGERITA RADIO is selling noncommercial Variety KJGT/WACONIA, MN to MINN-IOWA ...


Tue, 19 May 2015 11:02:15 GMT


Can genetically modified mosquitoes curb Dengue fever?
NET Website
STEPHEN FEE: Key West is a place where people generally come to relax. And the draw's pretty obvious — white sand beaches, quaint architecture, the wildlife. But relaxing isn't on Jessica Brown's agenda today. She's a field inspector with the Florida ...

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Fri, 15 May 2015 22:33:20 GMT


New York Daily News

Blue shark bloodies underwater videographer in Florida Keys attack by rare ...
New York Daily News
That shark wasn't smiling for the camera. A veteran underwater shark chronicler saw a rare sight in the Florida Keys and couldn't help himself. He swam in for a closer look - too close it turned out. An 8-foot oceanic blue shark gliding along in less ...

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 20:49:04 GMT


New York Times

For Visitors to the Florida Keys, More Hotel Choices
New York Times
“In the last five years, we've seen a significant increase in summer travel to the Keys, so the expected drop-off in a low season or off-season is not as dramatic as it used to be,” said Stacey Mitchell, the director of sales for the Florida Keys and ...


Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:00:25 GMT


Luxury for less: Where to stay and save in the Florida Keys
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Finding hotels that deliver real bang for your buck isn't easy, but it is possible - and fortunately, we did the work for you. We were stunned by some of the high prices of our favorite luxury hotels in the Florida Keys when we were planning a getaway ...

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Tue, 12 May 2015 13:03:30 GMT


CBS Local

Rehabilitated Sea Turtle Named After Pop Singer Released Off Florida Keys
CBS Local
In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, “Miley,” a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, is carried to be released off the Florida Keys at Islamorada, Fla., Saturday, May 2, 2015. The reptile was named after rescuers who found her floating ...
Twerking Sea Turtle Named After Miley Cyrus Released Off Florida KeysBrevard Times

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Sat, 02 May 2015 17:53:21 GMT


CANOE & KAYAK

Best Paddling Towns: Florida Keys
CANOE & KAYAK
The Gulf meets the Everglades at the start of the Florida Keys Overseas Paddling Trail in Key Largo. While paddling past the fossilized coral reefs that comprise the Keys, you'll see critters like rays, manatees, sea turtles, and dolphins. On Big Pine ...

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Tue, 12 May 2015 23:39:19 GMT


NBC2 News

Former GCHS baseball player found dead in Florida Keys
NBC2 News
MONROE COUNTY, FL - Former Gulf Coast High School baseball player Kevin Ferreira was found dead in the Florida Keys on Sunday. His body was found offshore of Big Pine Key after he was last seen launching his boat Friday morning and never returned.

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Tue, 05 May 2015 04:13:39 GMT


The Real Deal South Florida (press release) (registration) (blog)

Affordable housing crisis afloat in Florida Keys: report
The Real Deal South Florida (press release) (registration) (blog)
The Florida Keys have a “crisis” in affordable housing, according to a recently-released Florida State University study. “Monroe County faces the quadruple impact of high land values, land limited by geographic and environmental features, housing ...
Two from the Keys are finalists for Knight Arts Challenge grantKeysNet

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Fri, 08 May 2015 13:52:29 GMT


KeysNet

For boating mayhem, we're No. 2 in Florida
KeysNet
In a deadly year on Florida waters, the Florida Keys remain one of the most dangerous places for boaters. Five people were killed on waters near the Keys in 2014, second statewide only to the 10 people who died in Miami-Dade County, the Florida Fish ...

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Sat, 16 May 2015 14:12:27 GMT


KeysNet

Meet the best Florida Keys lionfish killers
KeysNet
Adolphus Busch IV and Rachel Lynn Bowman celebrate a successful lionfish hunt on the 'Adolphus Busch' shipwreck reef off Big Pine Key. RACHEL LYNN BOWMAN. Dropping 80 to 100 feet under the ocean surface to start her day's work, Rachel Lynn ...


Sat, 09 May 2015 14:37:05 GMT


Local 10

Florida Keys man reported missing, leaves behind parrot, medications
Local 10
Deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a missing man from Big Coppitt Key. Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies said Paul Edwin Brackens, 46, was last seen by his roommate April 27 at their home on Palmetto Drive. The roommate told ...


Fri, 08 May 2015 18:42:12 GMT


Patch.com

Sea Scouts Explore Florida Keys
Patch.com
In preparation for the Florida Keys excursion, members underwent extensive water safety training, swim tests, and various other skills assessments to ensure the full participation and well-being of the entire crew. “The Boy Scouts of America ...


Thu, 30 Apr 2015 21:01:45 GMT


The Inquisitr

Shark Bites Florida Photographer's Shoulder, Leaving Massive Wound
The Inquisitr
Migratory open water predators, blue sharks are rarely seen in the Florida Keys. As the Dominion Post notes, one of the predators was found trapped in a New Zealand harbor earlier this month. At the time, Te Papa shark expert Andrew Stewart made an ...
Big Pine man is bitten by a shark while photographing it, 58 stitches ensueFlorida Keys Keynoter

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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:46:11 GMT


7Online WSVN-TV

Escaped inmate from Florida Keys now back in custody
7Online WSVN-TV
FLORIDA CITY, Fla. (AP) -- An inmate who escaped from a Florida Keys jail is back in custody. Authorities say 37-year-old Sean M. Stacey was captured Sunday in Florida City after police received a tip from employees at a local business. Stacey escaped ...


Wed, 29 Apr 2015 09:33:45 GMT

Key West News



Times Record

Visiting The New Key West
Times Record
It involves dinner at Louie's Backyard, drinks and live music at Sloppy Joe's, photo ops at the Southernmost Buoy, a stop at the Hemingway House, spotting Key West chickens and sunset at Mallory Square. And, of course, plenty of key lime pie, conch ...


Wed, 20 May 2015 17:37:30 GMT


NBC 6 South Florida

First Sanctioned Key West-to-Cuba Sailing Race in 50 Years Begins
NBC 6 South Florida
Five 16-foot-long Hobie Cat sailboats depart Key West, Fla., Saturday, May 16, 2015, to begin a more than 90-mile race to Havana, Cuba. The Havana Challenge is believed to be the first U.S. government-sanctioned sailing race between Key West and Cuba ...
Historic race sets sail from Key West to CubaLocal 10
Key West Looks To Reconnect With Cuba By FerryWLRN
Citizen series looks closely at Key West-Cuba relationsKeysNews.com (registration)
Florida Keys Keynoter -CBS Local
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Sat, 16 May 2015 19:53:20 GMT


Florida Keys Keynoter

Principal who's stabilized Key West charter school gets high marks
Florida Keys Keynoter
Key West Collegiate Academy Principal Cory Oliver has a drum set, guitar and various Superman-related items scattered across his office. Safe to say, he has eroded some of the kryptonite as the seventh principal of the district's only public charter ...


Wed, 20 May 2015 13:34:26 GMT


Key West with kids — some explanations and exceptions required
Washington Post
Key West wasn't our first holiday as a roving circus of seven. In 2014, we rendezvoused on Amelia Island, on Florida's east coast. The kids were transfixed by two shiny objects: the resort's pool and mini-golf course. Several years before, on Longboat ...


Fri, 15 May 2015 00:13:35 GMT


Florida Keys Keynoter

Three auditioning to be Key West's next quarterback
Florida Keys Keynoter
Three quarterbacks will audition when the Key West High football team plays its spring game against Westminster Christian at 7 Friday night at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium. Competing to replace Andrew Freeman are coach Johnny Hughes' son, ...


Wed, 20 May 2015 14:05:11 GMT


Military.com

America's Tall Ship, Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to Visit Key West
Military.com
KEY WEST, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is scheduled to arrive at the Mallory Square pier in Key West, Florida Friday, May 22 at 9 a.m. as part of their 2015 cadet summer training deployment. The Eagle will be open for free public tours on ...


Tue, 19 May 2015 17:26:08 GMT


New York Times

36 Hours in Key West, Fla.
New York Times
“It's the best place I've ever been any time, anywhere,” Ernest Hemingway wrote of Key West. “Flowers, tamarind trees, guava trees, coconut palms. … Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks.” Now as then, Florida's southernmost key offers ...


Thu, 30 Apr 2015 22:47:18 GMT


Key West man scratches way to $1 million lottery score
KeysNews.com (registration)
Key West man scratches way to $1 million lottery score. BY MANDY MILES Citizen Staff mmiles@keysnews.com. Travel delays between Tallahassee and Miami couldn't sink George and Amber Blanco's spirits Wednesday — nothing could. Amber Blanco ...

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Thu, 21 May 2015 04:51:53 GMT


From Peebles to Baywood: Keys resort likely to be a Hampton Inn
The Real Deal South Florida (press release) (registration) (blog)
The Gates, which is selling itself as a combination of upscale sophistication and laid-back, Key West charm, is targeting September for the opening of a second building, with an additional 145 rooms. Once fully open, The Gates will be the second ...


Wed, 20 May 2015 18:46:54 GMT


Delco News Network

The Key West Light House lights the way
Delco News Network
It is rumored that Ernest Hemmingway would follow the light from the Key West Lighthouse to guide him home after a night of hanging out at Smokey Joe's bar. The lighthouse sits across from Hemmingway's mansion which is one of the most popular tourists' ...


Wed, 20 May 2015 12:12:38 GMT


Fairfield Inn set to debut on Key West
Travel Weekly
The second of three hotels slated to open this year at the entrance to Key West will come online by June 1. The Fairfield Inn & Suites will have 133 rooms, including 17 suites. Other amenities will include a pool, a pool bar and a fitness center ...

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Thu, 21 May 2015 09:33:26 GMT


New York Times

Judy Blume Knows All Your Secrets
New York Times
On a recent evening in Key West, where Judy Blume now lives much of the year, she was enjoying some music at a piano bar at a beachside restaurant near her home. She had joined some friends from a tap-dancing class, all of them there to see the singer ...

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Mon, 18 May 2015 23:04:44 GMT


Miami Herald

Key West is raising the bar with craft cocktails and local beer
Miami Herald
There's a classic way of doing Key West. It involves dinner at Louie's Backyard, drinks and live music at Sloppy Joe's, photo ops at the Southernmost Buoy, a stop at the Hemingway House, spotting Key West chickens and sunset at Mallory Square. And, of ...


Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:45:18 GMT


Florida Keys Keynoter

Suspect in father's shooting caught in Key West
Miami Herald
A man wanted in the shooting death of his father has been taken into custody by Key West police. Patrick Clarke Jr., 22, is accused of shooting his father in Pasco County near Clearwater. Responding to a be-on-the-lookout alert, off-duty Monroe County ...
Man accused of shooting father in Holiday found in Key WestTampabay.com
Suspect in father's slaying is nabbed in Key WestFlorida Keys Keynoter
Pasco man, accused in father's shooting death, arrested in Key WestTBO.com

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Tue, 12 May 2015 10:06:17 GMT


WLRN

Key West Considers Making Island Friendlier For Bikes
WLRN
Key West is a good place to get around under your own power, whether it's by bike or on foot. The island is small, flat and warm year-round. Lots of island residents use bikes as their primary transportation, especially in the historic district. Old ...


Mon, 18 May 2015 22:08:06 GMT


CBS Local

Key West Songwriters Fest Ends Sunday
CBS Local
Country music aficionados pack the 200 block of Duval Street Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Key West, Fla., for the highlight event of the 20th Key West Songwriters Festival that ends Sunday, May 10, in Key West, Fla. The five-day festival features some 225 ...

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Sun, 10 May 2015 13:06:29 GMT


Tallahassee.com

Seminoles offer support for teammate at Key West funeral
Tallahassee.com
The church – Basilica of Saint Mary Star of the Sea – on Windsor Lane in Key West was filled to capacity Wednesday afternoon. Many folks also sat outside in the hot sunshine and listened to the funeral Mass on loudspeakers. "It just shows you how ...


Thu, 23 Apr 2015 01:31:30 GMT


CBS Local

Top Talent Take Stage At Key West Songwriters Fest
CBS Local
County music artists play at the kick off event of the 20th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival early Wednesday evening (May 6, 2015) in Key West. (Steve Panariello/Florida Keys News Bureau) ...


Thu, 07 May 2015 16:52:46 GMT


2paragraphs.com

Key West Key Lime Pie Co. Partners With New Crumbs Bake Shop
2paragraphs.com
The Key West Key Lime Pie Co. is known for using real key lime juice and handmade graham cracker crust. After working with the host of The Profit, Marcus Lemonis, the pie company is now partnering with beleaguered national retailer Crumbs Bake Shop.


Tue, 19 May 2015 18:00:43 GMT


CBS Local

First Sanctioned Key West-To-Cuba Sailing Race In 50 Years Set For May 16
CBS Local
The marker at the southernmost point in the continental US in Key West Florida.The marker is 90 miles (140 km) from Cuba. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images) ...
Ferry service to Cuba may return to the Florida StraitsMiami Herald
U.S. Approves Ferry Service From Florida To CubaNPR
At least two Florida companies approved for ferry service to CubaBradenton Herald
Daily Mail
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Wed, 06 May 2015 14:15:11 GMT


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