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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.

1/19/2021 – 1/20/2021 IFC Sailfish Tournament

Presented by the Islamorada Fishing Club, the event this year is the second leg of the three-pronged Florida Keys Gold Cup Championship series. It typically draws a field of up to 30 boat teams of elite sport fishermen. A total cash payout for a full field at the IFC Sailfish Tournament could reach $30,000. #floridakeysevents, #floridakeys, #floridakeysflorida

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Escaping Key West’s Heat

Escaping the heat in Key West has been sought out by most everyone upon their visit. A practice that’s been mastered by us with brains and ignored by those without… you know, those ruby-red sunburnt bodies seen walking up and down Duval Street… ouch, that’s gotta hurt! Haven’t they ever heard of sunscreen? Escaping the heat is evidently more than a human thing! Seen here are birds seeking out the refuge of the shade provided from a street lamp. I for one have NEVER seen birds do this and thought you too might be amused at this birds-of-a-feather flocking together...

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“10-4 Good Buddy!” CB Channel 9 Sign

“10-4 Good Buddy!”… Wow a CB sign, does that bring back memories of the 1970’s! CB’s were at their height around that time with the song “Convoy” by C.W. McCall 1975 staying No#1 for a massive 19 weeks in Austria! (only 1 week in the USA) along with the Hollywood MEGA movie “Smokey and the Bandit” featuring Burt Reynolds & Sally Field in 1977. Well, I don’t have a CB and never owned one so I can’t verify 100% on it still being manned even though the sign says it is. Not quite sure how many folks these days even own a CB....

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School Mascot Welded By Students!

Buccaneer Mascot Standing nearly 8 feet tall this welded Buccaneer protects his students just as the pirates of the past once protected their booty (treasure) here in the warm waters of their island hide-a-way of Key West. Horace O’Bryant Middle School houses 6th – 8th grades with approximately 712 students and by the way is the United States Southernmost Middle School with Cuba only a short 90 miles south! The pint size junior Buccaneer students enjoy a warm tropical climate all year with an occasional rain shower in the summer and a possible cold front of 60 degrees or so on occasion. So come...

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Aclaro AI’s Carzi Product Helps Increase Car Transactions Amidst 2020 COVID Pandemic

MIAMI, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Aclaró AI, the fast-growing startup that specializes in the science of personalized experiences, is helping drivers more easily purchase new vehicles through its new Carzi application. Amidst COVID-19, Carzi is an outstanding tool that help consumers get a granular look at a vehicle that interests them. With that data in hand, customers can obtain the confidence they need to make a purchase. Encouraging Signs Amidst Economic Uncertainty COVID-19 has been one of the most disruptive events in recent memory. Yet even among massive medical and financial...

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Key Tips for South Florida Home Sellers During COVID-19 Revealed in New Free Guidebook

MIAMI, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — The All Florida Home Team, powered by Keller Williams Realty, has published a guide that dispels concerns and misconceptions around selling a home in South Florida during the pandemic. The “Guide to Selling Your Home During COVID-19” shows sellers why now is actually the best time to make a move. Real estate agents, Denise Madan and Joel Freis, of the All Florida Home Team, wrote this guide for people who are sitting on the fence wondering whether this is a good time to sell or not. Madan has more than 20 years’ experience in the real...

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Leading US auto transporter, RCC Auto Transport LTD, launches new vehicle shipping system with ‘instant quote’ feature

MIAMI, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — RCC Auto Transport LTD, a trusted provider of auto transport and car shipping services, has rolled out an “instant quote” option via their newly updated website. The Miami-based company has been a nationwide leader in shipping vehicles since 2003. Now, the company has introduced a robust new website with simple, easy-to-use web-based and mobile features that take the pain out of the process of moving vehicles to any U.S. destinations. To receive an instant quote, visitors can simply go to RCC Auto Transport’s new user-friendly online...

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Florida digital title company, EXPETITLE, completes a $850,000 fundraising round

MIAMI, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Expetitle, a digital title company and a leader in remote real estate closings, announced today it has completed a $850,000 fundraising round. The investment brings Expetitle’s total funding to over $1 million and will help the company aggressively expand its sales and marketing efforts, as well as to continue to develop additional product functionality. This fundraising round builds on an exceptional start to the year for Expetitle which, despite COVID-19, continues to enjoy fast growth. When the virus hit the US and the real estate world needed...

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Flat-fee MLS listing service, beycome, joins the LAB Ventures Startup Studio program

MIAMI, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — LAB Miami Ventures announced today that Beycome has joined its Startup Studio program, making it the sixth studio company in the studio’s portfolio. Beycome is a flat-fee MLS listing service that is disrupting residential real estate, by helping people to buy or sell a home without needing a real estate agent. The technology behind the Beycome platform brings buyers and sellers together, providing the tools and resources to empower people to be their best DIY agent. The platform offers buyers up to 3% cash back on their purchase and allows sellers...

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Key West Travel Guide Is Against Dredging for Cruise Ships

  There is already too much pressure on our eco-system and quality of life to accommodate bigger and more ships. Enough is enough!   “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” -Dr. Seuss Key West Travel Guide wants to make it abundantly clear: we are against dredging in the Florida Keys to accommodate larger and more cruise ships. For too long, Key West has thoughtlessly welcomed an ever increasing number of cruise ships to our port, ignoring damage they do to the fragile eco-system and the quality of life for its residents...

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