Creating One Local Family – Military Affairs Committee celebrates 50th Anniversary

Creating One Local Family – Military Affairs Committee celebrates 50th Anniversary

During February of 1966 while the Cold War raged around the world, members of the Key West Chamber of Commerce felt there shouldn’t be one on our island. The Navy was a predominant presence at the time but largely removed from local life. The social chasm between the military and civilians was growing as two […]

A modern-day pirates’ paradise – The Chart Room

A modern-day pirates’ paradise – The Chart Room

The Chart Room, located at Pier House Resort, is the quintessential bar where the booze-fueled history is so lengthy and interesting not one drunk storyteller could tell it all. The Chart Room Bar at Pier House Resort: An Immodest History The Chart Room Bar is like the cool kid you remember from high school. Whether […]

Honoring the Montford Point Marines

Honoring the Montford Point Marines

Key West has not forgotten these pioneering soldiers Few locals know that in the 1940’s, 13 brave African American men travelled from Key West to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to join the first Black Marines Corp in American history. While Jim Crow laws were still in effect, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a decree in 1942 […]

Catch Patrick & The Swayzees before they catch Stardom

Catch Patrick & The Swayzees before they catch Stardom

What’s old is new again “People open their email when the subject reads Patrick and the Swayzees,” said front man Les Greene referring to his band’s name. Patrick, founding member, is the bass player, while the rest of the six-person band are happily known as “the Swayzees.” The group is less than a year old […]

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