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#Events: Halloween means subtropical tricks and treats

#Events: Halloween means subtropical tricks and treats

Halloween 2014 brings mischief to the Florida Keys with eerie events scheduled from the continental United States’ southernmost destination, Key West, to the island chain’s northernmost spot in Key Largo. On Saturday, Oct. 25, the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden will host the sixth annual ‘Screaming Green Halloween’, a safe trick or treat Halloween for […]

#Music: Tony Baltimore fits in with strange people

#Music: Tony Baltimore fits in with strange people

By Karri Daley Tony describes Key West as a body of weird kindred spirits that flock together. He says, “turn the country on its side, shake it out, and all the strange and cool people sift to the bottom!” That’s probably why Tony fits in so well down here and feels at home. He’s passionate […]

#News: ‘Tanked’ features Marathon attraction

#News: ‘Tanked’ features Marathon attraction

The citizens of Marathon are now well acquainted with the town’s newest attraction — Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters. Now the rest of the nation will discover the aquarium’s special construction and reveal when the television show “Tanked” airs tonight on the Animal Planet channel. The show, titled “Pipe Dreams,” airs on Friday, Oct. 24 at […]

#Music: The Working Man’s Band

#Music: The Working Man’s Band

Southern Drawl Band has made serious strides since its conception in May 2011 by lead vocalist and guitarist Mike Nash and drummer Larry Dunsmore. Since then, they’ve added three members, Paul Wray (bass), David Crow (lead guitar) and J.D. Edge (fiddle) to form the band they are today, which has an amplified fan base of […]

#Events: Divers Carve Pumpkins Underwater in Keys Marine Sanctuary

#Events: Divers Carve Pumpkins Underwater in Keys Marine Sanctuary

KEY LARGO, Florida Keys – A crafty group of divers submerged 30 feet beneath the surface in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to carve jolly jack-o-lanterns during the annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving contest Sunday about six miles off Key Largo. Underwater artists of all ages submerged with knives to pare fun-loving facial features, sea […]

#Events: Marathon Residents Win Stone Crab Eating Contest

#Events: Marathon Residents Win Stone Crab Eating Contest

MARATHON, Florida Keys — Marathon resident Larry Smorgala proved he is the most proficient cracker and consumer of Florida Keys stone crab claws by taking top honors in the fourth annual Keys Fisheries Stone Crab Eating Contest Saturday in Marathon. In the challenge staged to celebrate the opening of the annual stone crab season, nearly […]

#Events: Zombie Bike Ride happens Sunday

#Events: Zombie Bike Ride happens Sunday

Bloody, pale-skinned zombies seeking human flesh take over the streets of Key West on Sunday, Oct. 19 for the annual Zombie Bike Ride. “People look forward to it every year,” said event organizer Marky Pierson. “The level of bike decorations and costumes and the work people do is incredible. Everybody tries to outdo themselves, year […]

#Music: Masters play the blues

#Music: Masters play the blues

The Blues Brothers Soul Band is known for packing a powerhouse performance. None of the success of this show would be possible without the sheer class of the band’s musicians. Jake and Elwood themselves are fictional characters (created originally by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd), but band members Paul Ferretti and Lynn LaFrance certainly play […]