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Category: Key West Florida News

Monroe County is the southernmost county in Florida. It stretches more than 100 miles from Key Largo to Key West and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Gulf of Mexico to the west. Its key population centers include Key Largo, Islamorada, Tavernier, Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West.

The Florida Keys are renowned for being among the most pre-eminent fishing and diving destinations in the world. Recreation options include fishing, diving, kayaking, camping, bicycling and assorted other water and outdoor sports.

12/11/2021 Eighth Annual Florida Keys SPCA Parade of Paws

Join the Florida Keys SPCA at the Higgs Beach Dog Park from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for a family-friendly, fun-filled day of live music, local vendors at the Holiday Bazaar and the crowning of the 2021 Royal Court.  Enjoy pictures with Santa, sloppy kisses at the Kiss A Bull booth, fun raffles and a dog parade where all pups are welcome to strut their stuff around the beach!  Costumes encouraged!  All proceeds from the event will benefit the homeless animals of the Middle and Lower Keys. Florida Keys

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12/11/2021 Seventh Annual Islamorada Half Marathon & 10K, Rumrunner 5K and Beach N’ Beer Mile

Whether bucket-list runners or newbies, participants of all ages and skill levels are invited to register for the subtropical footrace. In the Beach N’ Beer Mile, runners must consume four beers over a 1-mile course in Islamorada. Organizers said the best time to beat for the event is seven minutes. Cash prizes are to be awarded the top three male and female half-marathon finishers, as well as awards for the top three finishers of the 10k. Florida Keys

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9/15/2021 Immerse Yourself! Free Lecture Series with History of Diving Museum: Keys Underwater Archeology

The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary holds an extraordinary collection of shipwrecks that tell stories of our maritime past. Join Matthew Lawrence, Maritime Archaeologist for the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, as he presents on his investigations and ways the public can experience these wrecks or participate in research. This is a virtual Zoom presentation. Register by emailing the Community Outreach Team or call the Museum to receive the meeting number and password to connect Florida Keys

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A Round Tree Branch… Freak OF Nature?

Is this oddity a freak of nature, genetic hybrid or the beginnings of a Disney World topiary characters sculpted from a bush? Have you ever in your life seen a ROUND tree branch? This small tree sits nearly alone only feet away from a pond and is impossible to miss. Upon seeing this from a distance I was nothing less than astounded as I hurried toward my prized photo. Being inside a Botanical Garden I already expected the unexpected but never this! As I got closer I could see that the branch was almost perfectly round wondering how could that be? Standing only feet away you could...

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11/4/2021 – 11/6/2021 Eighth Annual LKGA Sugarloaf Showdown

Presented by the Lower Keys Guides Association, the tournament raises money for the Florida Keys Guides Trust Foundation. The foundation provides funds to assist fishing guides who are recovering from an illness or injury. Participants must use either spin or fly tackle to pursue the catch-and-release tournament’s target species of bonefish, permit and barracuda. A maximum of three fish of each species can be scored per team per day. Florida Keys

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Oops, Forgot Wife!

Got wife? If so, you better make sure she’s with you in the family camper or car before leaving a fun-filled weekend of camping! Look closely at the yellow ‘Check List’ sign: Antenna Down, Steps Up, Sewer Cap On, Wife In Car! I love humorous signs and this one falls right in there along with another yellow road sign spotted in the Keys that read “Children, They Taste Like Chicken”. You can find this oddity photo-op just off of US-1 South at Mile Marker 20.0 oceanside. Turn onto road 939B and head into the KOA Kampground finding the sign...

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1st Class Real Estate and Expetitle Announce Venture to Provide Tech-enabled Closings Across USA

MIAMI, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ — Expetitle and 1st Class Real Estate are joining forces to create a national title partnership; offering a streamlined, remote home closing transaction to 1st Class’ customers. 1st Class Real Estate is a nationally recognized top brokerage. They have grown 470% over the past three years, placing them on the Inc 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America. “With all the new tech-enabled competitors coming into the market, like iBuyers, digital brokers, and alternative marketplaces, brokerages need to respond with digital innovation...

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