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2014-02-27 23:36:56

Each year, the Florida Keys Lodging Association recognizes a General Manager for Key West, the Lower Keys, and Upper Keys that has done a particularly outstanding job. The recipient should demonstrate exceptional qualities in overseeing his or her property, has inspired staff to high levels of guest service and who has always managed to maintain the composure and grace that is the hallmark of a first class manager. Key West, Fl (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 As the last President of the Key...

2013-06-17 23:23:48

Into Action Treatment, a Florida drug and alcohol rehab center, visited the Florida Keys this weekend as part of their Alumni Recharge Weekend. Alumnus and current clients spent time in Key West and Sugarloaf Key camping and relaxing. Key West, Florida (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 Into Action Treatment Center out of Boynton Beach, South Florida, visited the Florida Keys this weekend and celebrated with current clients and alumnus of the drug rehab center. They were celebrating their Alumni...

2013-01-03 05:00:25

WPBT2 marks the 30th anniversary of the election of America's first openly gay mayor with the broadcast premiere of The Newcomer on Monday, January 14 at 9:00 p.m. Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 02, 2013 WPBT2 marks the 30th anniversary of the election of America's first openly gay mayor with the broadcast premiere of The Newcomer on Monday, January 14 at 9:00 p.m. The Newcomer is a documentary that focuses on the life and career of Richard Heyman, who was elected America´s first openly...

2011-12-28 10:00:00

Key West Seaplanes is featured in FLYING Magazine, the most prestigious international aviation magazine. In the December 2011 edition, Key West Seaplanes is recognized for the company's long-established private seaplane charter service to the exclusive Little Palm Island, hidden away in The Florida Keys. Key West, FL (PRWEB) December 28, 2011 Key West Seaplanes is featured in FLYING Magazine with a story recognizing the company's long-established private seaplane charter service to the...

2011-11-29 23:00:00

Key West Seaplanes kicks-off yet another winter season of private seaplane charter services to world-class Little Palm Island Resort and Spa from all points on the mainland,The Florida Keys and Key West. With the official end of an uneventful hurricane season on November 30th, Key West Seaplanes is now ramped up for a busy winter of flying guests to island getaways such as Little Palm Island, Hawks Cay, The Moorings and Cheeca Lodge. The company also adds more options for private seaplane...

2010-10-28 09:09:00

KEY WEST, Fla., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Placing a premium on responsibility, Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum and the City of Key West Department of Transportation are proud to announce the return of Captain Morgan's Safe Ride buses to Fantasy Fest 2010. The Safe Ride buses provide all Fantasy Fest revelers with free public transportation from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2010. "My friends, every great night starts with a plan, so climb aboard my Safe Ride buses this...

2010-06-28 13:27:00

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 28th, Margaritaville Beach Hotel opens as the world's first Margaritaville Hotel on the barrier island of Pensacola Beach in the Gulf of Mexico. After two years in the making, the 162-room hotel gives guests what everyone longs for at some time -- an authentic island escape. The Margaritaville Beach Hotel is set on over 800 feet of stunning gulf-front property, with an additional 800 feet overlooking the bay. The guest rooms, which...

2010-05-25 13:21:00

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Margaritaville and Little Sabine, Inc. are pleased to announce the world's first Margaritaville Beach Hotel opening this summer on the pristine white sands of Pensacola Beach, Florida. As President of Little Sabine, Inc., Marilyn Hess was finalizing the details to open a gulf front hotel on Pensacola Beach, when a phone call from a friend led to a meeting with Jimmy Buffett that turned her life around. A few days later, Buffett came to tour...

2009-11-25 04:00:00

KEY WEST, Fla., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Lisa Malcom has launched Viakeywest.com, a new website promoting unique island themed gifts inspired by Key West art, history, culture and characters. It's the place to find new and old treasures, from hard-to-find, one-of-a-kind jewelry to stunning photography, paintings, and handcrafted goods made by artists in Key West and around the world. The online galleries of Via Key West are designed to make finding the best gifts from Florida a breeze....

2009-10-26 04:15:00

KEY WEST, Fla., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Captain Morgan, legendary purveyor of good times, is returning to Key West for Fantasy Fest with the ultimate Halloween party, along with a familiar Safe Ride solution. Celebrating its 30th year, Fantasy Fest is a 10-day extravaganza of non-stop costume competitions, masquerade balls, parties and street fairs, highlighted with the most outrageous parade in the country, the Captain Morgan Fantasy Fest Parade. On Halloween night, Captain Morgan and...


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Dry Tortugas National Park
2013-04-18 12:21:11

Dry Tortugas National Park is located in the Gulf of Mexico in the United States. The park consists of a small chain of coral islands, comprising 64,701 acres, but only 104 acres of land. The islands are about seventy miles from Key West, Florida and comprise the far western portion of the Florida Keys. The first European explorer to visit the area was Juan Ponce de León, who named the islands the Tortugas after catching 160 sea turtles near them. The term “dry” is used to denote the...

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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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