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2010-11-12 00:00:41

Professional web development and internet marketing company, Internet LAVA, sponsors NORML's Legal Seminar in Key West Florida, December 2-4. The seminar discusses issues related to marijuana, criminal defense, and legal reform. Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 11, 2010 Internet LAVA, a Houston-based web development company, is proud to announce their sponsorship of the 2010 NORML Key West Legal Seminar. As a company that actively supports the overall goals of NORML and provides their...

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...

2010-01-14 16:02:00

KEY WEST, Fla., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty years after her face appeared on the cover of Life magazine and a brief, busy Hollywood career, Peggy Dow's name is in lights again. Not advertising a movie this time -- she made ten for Universal-International Studios in the fifties -- but on a movie theater named in her honor in Key West, Florida. The Tropic Cinema, South Florida's only nonprofit, independent film multiplex is celebrating the star's bright moment in cinema this...

2009-12-17 09:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today launched nonstop service to Key West (Fla.) International Airport in from Orlando International Airport. With four flights each week, AirTran Airways is the only low-cost carrier to provide scheduled, full-sized jet access to the island with its fleet of modern, Wi-Fi equipped Boeing 737s. "Orlando's hometown airline, AirTran Airways, serves more non-stop...

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...

2009-09-09 06:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today announced plans to begin service to Key West, Fla., beginning on December 17, 2009. The airline will provide the only full-sized, commercial jet access to the island by using its Boeing 737-700s to fly nonstop from Orlando while offering same plane service from Atlanta. This announcement marks the first time a major, low-cost carrier will provide scheduled service to...

2009-07-23 18:29:00

Images Based on Photos Taken Year Following Wrath of Katrina, Rita and Wilma WASHINGTON, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five lighthouses that withstood the fury of devastating hurricanes -- in some cases while partially submerged -- will stand tall on postage with the issuance of the Gulf Coast Lighthouses commemorative stamps. Available nationwide today, the 44-cent First-Class stamps, issued in sheets of 20, depict the Matagorda Island (TX), Sabine Pass (LA), Biloxi (MS), Sand Island...

2009-07-20 15:29:53

The city of Key West, Fla., which contains a nude rooftop bar and nude pools, may finally get its first nude beach, city officials said. The city, which annually hosts the 10-day Fantasy Fest, where participants walk around in body paint instead of clothing, outlawed nudity on public beaches in 1983. But City Commissioner Bill Verge said he hopes to change that with a proposed Oct. 6 referendum that would allow residents to decide whether a slice of city-owned beach will go clothing-optional,...

2008-09-08 21:00:01

By Brian Skoloff KEY WEST, Fla. - With powerful Hurricane Ike on an uncertain course toward the Gulf of Mexico, many on these low-lying islands took a wait-and-see approach to evacuating Sunday, perhaps a harbinger of attitudes to come from Gulf Coast residents returning from an arduous evacuation and already showing signs of "hurricane fatigue." Forecasts show Ike bearing down on Cuba and skirting Key West early Tuesday on a trek to the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, slowly...


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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
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.