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Key West is for the Birds!

Key West is for the Birds!! Key West is a lot of things to many people, but to our special bird friends, it’s home or home away from home for the migrating ones! The Florida Keys is home to many bird varieties, even more stop by during the migrating season.  This makes the Keys one of the top destinations for year round bird watching! In the winter months, the raptors; Hawks and Vultures, can be seen circling is large groups, or kettles, as they are called.  This is the time of year when the chickens are running for cover! Eagles can

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The Green Parrot Bar-Throw Back Thursday!!!

The Green Parrot Bar   The Green Parrot is more than a bar; it is Key West. It has been so many things, to so many people, for so many years and that spirit will never change. In 1890, it opened as a grocery store.   Cuban and Bahamian transplants purchased groceries in front and stayed for jam sessions in the back room.  When World War II began,  the  grocery store became The Brown Derby Bar, a bunker-like, air-conditioned hangout for submarine sailors stationed at the base a block away.  After the Navy pulled out in the early 1970s, Key West

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Sunshine on the Rocks-Featured Property of The Week

Sunshine on the Rocks Sunshine On The Rocks (Monthly Rental) A true island getaway! This stunning townhome has spectacular waterfront views of the bay. Travel down to Key West by boat or bring it along because this is one of the only places on the island with open water boat dockage. Located on a secluded peninsula, Sunshine On The Rocks is the hideaway you are looking for when tropical breezes call your name. Sunshine On The Rocks offers the room to spread out in this newly furnished townhome with two levels of living space. The main level offers a spacious

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10th Annual SPCA Spring Social

10th Annual SPCA Spring Social   Friday, March 24, 2017 at 6:30pm Key West Golf Clubhouse, 6450 E. College Rd. The Florida Keys SPCA will be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of its Spring Social at the Key West Golf Club. One of the community’s most-attended events of the year will take place in a beautiful setting with Tom Luna hosting and Captain Josh Ramsteck with music. The Spring Social’s silent and live auctions are a great success each year. Special treats for the anniversary celebration include Florida Keys Brewing Company hosting the beer tent, and Culinary Conch’s Martin Liz and

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10 Things We Can’t Live Without in Key West!

10 Things We Can’t Live Without in Key West! Everyone has something that they feel they just can’t live without, we living here in Key West are no exception!  But our list may be a bit different than most.  Here is a list of some of the things we Island folks find that we just cannot live without! Sunsets – We love our sunsets! Everything stops at the appointed sunset time, and we all enjoy the ending of the day, as well as the beginning of the evening! Sunrise – For us early birds, the joy of seeing the sunrise

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Tennessee Williams-Interesting Facts You May Not Know

Tennessee Williams, Interesting facts…   Tennessee Williams, wrote such classics as The Glass Menagerie which was inspired by the unhappiness of his own family background. A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat On A Hot Tin Roof are some other plays he is well known for as well. Williams was a resident of Key West from 1949 until his death in 1983. He was seen frequently at the Pier House and LaConcha. Truman Capote and James Kirkwood are two other literary greats Williams introduced to our island of paradise. The Tennessee Williams Theatre in Key West, Florida, is named for him

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John Hiatt Live in Key West March 2017

John Hiatt Live at The Key West Theater John Hiatt Mon, March 20, 2017 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm $95.00 – $115.00 Venue Information: Key West Theater 512 Eaton Street Key West, FL, 33040   John Hiatt’s songs have been recorded by famous artists such as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, and many more. and even the cartoon bear band of the Disney film, The Country Bears. Mr. Hiatt earned a Grammy nomination for Crossing Muddy Waters. Hiatt has received his own star on Nashville’s Walk of Fame, the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting,

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57th Annual Historic House and Gardens Tour in Key West 2016-2017 Season

57th Annual Historic House and Gardens Tour   57th Annual Historic House and  Gardens final tour for the 2016-2017 season is here. Spend a few hours viewing some of Key West’s beautiful homes and gardens March 17-18, 10am to 4 pm. Visitors are able to purchase tickets by clicking here. purchased online may be picked up at the Oldest House, 322 Duval Street, 10am – 4pm (closed Sunday & Wednesday) or at any home on the tour during tour hours.   No smoking, pets, food/drink or photographs will be permitted in the tour homes.

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Keystock Music Festival March 2017

Keystock Music Festival: Eric Burdon & The Animals Saturday, March 4, 2017 7:00 PM San Carlos Institute Key West, FL Headliner: Eric Burdon & the Animals  Opening Act: Howard Livingston Legendary rocker and bluesman Eric Burdon, one of rock and roll’s most distinctive voices, is to enthrall audiences in Key West. Burdon and the current incarnation of his band, the Animals, are scheduled to take the stage at the San Carlos Institute theater at 516 Duval St. Doors are to open at 6 p.m. with the show set for 7 p.m. Ticket prices vary and tickets can be purchased online

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Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration in Key West

Celebrating Tennessee Williams Birthday All Month Long   Tennessee Williams would have been 106 years old! Join the island of Key West in celebrating his legacy with a variety of events now through April 15th. Below is a list of a few events that are definitely worth checking out. For a complete list of events please click here.   THEME: TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, THE SCREENWRITER EVENT KICK-OFF & MEMBERSHIP PARTY February 28, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Home of Dennis Beaver and Bert Whitt 1207 Whitehead Street – Hors d’oeuvres and Open Bar Entertainment and Tennessee Williams Legacy Award Presentation Click Here to

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