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Properties are Always Changing in Key West!

Properties in Key West Go Through Many Changes Things are always changing in Key West, and they change, and change again! Many properties in Key West have a history of serving some other function in the past. Sometimes properties change from residential homes, to commercial and back again! 905 Grinnell Street, one of our long-term rental properties, used to be a church! This property is now a 4 unit apartment building, a couple of them with very high ceilings of a church!   419 Simonton was a florist shop from 1930 through approximately 1965. Today this property is a 4

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New Year’s Eve Celebration at Key West’s Sloppy Joes

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Key West’s Sloppy Joes   Sloppy Joe’s 24th Annual Dropping of the Conch Shell will be an event everyone should attend. New Year’s Eve on Duval Street is epic each year. This is far from a ball gown event. Feel Free to wear flip flops and bathing suits! Local artist Tobias McGregor came up with the idea of the dropping of the Conch Shell. He noticed that crowds would just wonder Duval Street waiting for the clock to strike 12. McGregor approached the management of Sloppy Joes and inquired about their New Year’s Eve plan.

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Decorating Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

Decorating Safety Tips for the Holiday Season   Decorating homes and businesses is one way to celebrate the holiday season. From Christmas to Kwanzaa, families like to display their excitement. Safety is one topic no one really considers during this time of year. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission reported in 2012 that there were at least 15,000 injuries reported related to decorating. Simple mistakes and accidents send around 250 people to ER daily. Anywhere from falls, cuts or hurting the back are a few of the injuries. We would like to give a few tips to remember during the

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Holiday Lights Tour in Key West 2016

Holiday Lights Tour in Key West   It is that time of year when everyone can enjoy the festive holiday lights of island. Conch Train gives Holiday Light Tours starting December 7th through December 22nd. The tour starts with cider and cookies for all. Then all of the fun starts, an hour tour through the island viewing the wonderfully decorated homes, buildings and neighborhoods. As a nice bonus riders will receive a pair of “holiday light glasses!” Below is a schedule for this family fun event: Tour Dates for 2016: Public tours: December 7: 6:30 December 9: 6:30, 7:00 December

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Boating lover’s dream home! -Open House

Open House! – Boating lover’s dream home!   Sunday December 4, 2016 11:00 to 2:00pm Looking for your boating lover’s dream home? Dream of days spent on the open water, then leisurely pulling up to your home on the canal, tie off, and continue your day by cooking your catch on the back yard barbeque? Then you need to come see this beautiful home, on a canal, with open water access. You can’t ask for better than this! Located in beautiful Jolly Rogers Estates, on Little Torch Key, the property includes a 60′ concrete canal front with a boat lift!

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Nutcracker Key West 2016

Nutcracker in Key West   December 10-18, 2016, the beloved and historic ballet Nutcracker Key West will be presented. This production happens bi-annually. By far one of the largest stage shows on the island. Founded by Joyce Stahl in 2005, Key West has its very own version of this traditional ballet with a tropical twist. Paradise Ballet Theatre Presenters is to thank for putting on such a great show during the holiday season. Celebrating their 6th year in production. 60 children and adults from the community along with 15 professional dancers from around the world will perform. Everyone is urged to come

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Shops Unique to The Wonderful Island of Key West

Shops Unique to Key West   Key West in itself is a VERY unique island with lots to offer. Besides the wonderful cuisine and breath taking scenery, the shops are just as great! There are many local shops that only Key West has. We have selected a few to get you started when visiting. This is just the beginning, please make your way around the island and explore what other stores we have available. Here are our top choices! First on our list is Kino Sandals, Inc. Some of the best sandals you will find anywhere. Using natural leather uppers

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Holiday Parade Celebration in Key West 2016

Holiday Parade in Key West 2016   On December 3, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Holiday celebration begins. Every Year Key West shows the islands holiday spirit by having a parade. Starting on Truman avenue working its way down to Duval (making a right on to Eaton) locals and visitors are able to see floats, marching bands, motorized and non-motorized floats and more. This is truly an awesome event where the community gets together and celebrates as one big happy family. Family friendly, bring your children, pets and friends and enjoy the wonderful and fun festivities!  Santa

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Customs House in Key West 125 yr Anniversary

Customs House Celebrates 125 yrs!!!   The Custom House located at 281 Front Street here in Key West is celebrating 125 yrs! Key West Art and Historical Society has done a magnificent job preserving the island’s historic structures and artifacts. Come out on November 30th to help celebrate their anniversary starting at 5pm with a cocktail party and 6pm dinner at the Westin. Below is the schedule and ticket prices for more information please visit www.kwahs.org. 5:00PM-6:00PM Cocktail hour on the Custom House’s veranda 6:00PM-10:00PM Dinner, party and live music at the Westin Attire Key West formal with a history twist Ticket &

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Stock Rock and Roll Bike Brunch Ride in Stock Island

Stock Rock and Roll Bike Brunch Ride 2016   Stock Rock and Roll is a bike brunch that allows you to ride your bike while enjoying great eats from around the island. This is event is FREE, taking place on November 27th from 10am-1pm. Visit various restaurants/bars on Stock Island, riding at your own pace. Some locations will offer special brunch menu items and live music. Guided history tours will also be offered. Here is a sneak preview of restaurants that will participate in this exciting event: Roositca Croissants de France Hogfish Bar & Grill Coast De Luna’s Café This is a great

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