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Parrot Heads in Key West 2016

Parrott Heads (Meeting of the Minds) Key West 2016   The Parrott Heads is an organization that assists in community and environmental issues. They also provide many different social activities for individuals interested in the music of Jimmy Buffet and the tropical lifestyle he has shared with everyone. This is a not-for-profit corporation that meets annually on the wonderful island of Key West. This club started in Atlanta over the years growing to over 200 clubs national and internationally. Some of the locations Parrott Heads are based in are Canada, Europe and even Australia. Remember you MUST BE A MEMBER in

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Key West, Meet Our “Other” Residents!

Residents Bring a Fright to Key West Are there really haunted houses in Key West? Absolutely! Here is just a few of the haunted Key West properties, and these you can go and check out for yourself! Audubon House and Tropical Gardens – 205 Whitehead Street. This stately home was built in 1846 by John Geiger, a prominent ship captain, for his wife and large family of eleven children. The Captain and his wife loved this home and both passed away in the master bedroom. Many generations of family lived in the house, with the last family member named Willie

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Haunted Tours That Will Send A Chill Down Your Spine

Haunted Tours of Key West     Nothing says scary like Key West at Halloween!  Key West has been identified as one of America’s most haunted locations and it has been ranked as fourth of the ten most haunted cities in the country. Come celebrate the holiday in a spooktacular way while you are visiting  Here are a few of our top picks tours for adventures in fright. Haunted Key West offers 3 different reasonably priced tours to scare your pants off.  Sloan’s Ghost Hunt visits the islands most haunted locations and explores sited like the haunted Pan Am Building,

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Mummies, Grave Robbing Spooky Tales of Key West

Mummies, Grave Robbing and Haunted Key West!   One of the creepiest haunted Key West stories includes tales of mummies, grave robbing and living with the dead!! The story of Count Carl Von Cosel is a real haunted Key West creeper! Count Von Cosel was a man full of secrets. He immigrated to Key West from Germany in 1926, at the age of 49. Von Cosel claimed to have nine university degrees,  a former submarine captain and inventor. The truth is he lived in a fantasy world only made possible by the free-mindedness of Key West! Count Von Cosel was from Germany, but here

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The Past in Key West – Throw Back Thursday!

Interesting Facts in Key West’s Past   Sociedad Cuba was incorporated in 1917 as a club. Specifically  “for social, charitable, benevolent and educational purposes and for the advancement of the interests of the members and to aid charitable institutions.”  The clubhouse itself was opened in 1920 alongside an existing cigar factory.  Dances were held on the second story. The street was often roped off for dance where the Cuban military band would often come over to play.  Downstairs had a reading room, domino tables, pool tables, a radio and shower facilities for those working out in the boxing ring.  Unlike the San

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Robert the Doll and Haunted Key West

Robert the Doll Haunted in Key West It’s that time of year again, when stories of hauntings and creepy things are being recounted. There are many haunted in Key West locations that have been reported through the years…the best known is Robert the Doll, the most famous haunted celebrity in Key West! If you don’t know about Robert, listen closely to the Key West folklore of the haunted doll! Robert the Doll is a 41” stuffed doll, given to a boy named, Robert (Eugene) Otto in 1904 by a household servant from the Bahamas. Legend has it that the servant

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Pet Masquerade Fantasy Fest 2016

Pet Masquerade, More Fantasy Fest Fun!   Another great event for all to participate in for Fantasy Fest. The Pet Masquerade is a chance for owners to dress up their snakes, lizards, birds, dogs etc. Pets will have an opportunity to show off an outfit to wow the judges. These well dressed pets will dance, stroll and maybe skateboard across the stage for a chance to win one or all 4 of the judging categories. In addition to the pets, owners can disguise themselves also. Each entry is $25.00 and proceeds benefit the Lower Keys Friends of Animals. While this event is free to watch,

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Halloween Half/5K Marathon in Key West 2016

Halloween Half/5k Marathon in Key West   Beginning at Schooner Wharf on October 16, 2016 there will be a Halloween marathon! Participants can run either 13.1 miles or 3.1. This isn’t just any normal 5K either; the dress code is costumes! After the creators saw how much success this event was in Miami Beach, Atlanta, San Juan and North Carolina, they decided to branch out even more and add Key West. In early 2009 the concept for Halloween running events were born. A new fun and unique way to enjoy one of many running events. Even if dressing up in costume isn’t

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Movies Filmed in The Keys, Some of Hollywood Greatest Hits!

Movies in The Keys, Some of Hollywood’s Greatest were Filmed in The Keys Key West has some unforgettable landscapes that can be seen from both land and water. Matter of fact, Key West landscape is so sought after by the film industry; there have been numerous commercials and feature films made here. Beautiful landscape of our islands have been used for many classic scenes. Here are just a few of the noted movies, that may ring a bell. 2016 – The Leisure Seeker – While not yet released this film was just a work in progress just 2 short weeks ago at the

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History of the Beautiful Island Key West

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A Little Piece of Key West History Sands Beach Club was developed by David Wolkowsky (who also developed The Pier House). Casual atmosphere where you could spend the day on the beach, enjoying delicious seafood/salad bar for reasonable prices. Lots of local and top name music entertainment (i.e.; Allman Brothers). Sands Beach was sold to Austin Laber, a developer from New York, in the early 80s. Under protest by a contingency of locals who did not want their public access to this beach to become a private resort property. In 1995 Mr. Meisel and Mr. Cohen acquired this wonderful property

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