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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.

2009-07-23 18:29:00

Images Based on Photos Taken Year Following Wrath of Katrina, Rita and WilmaWASHINGTON, 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.

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.

2008-09-08 09:00:04

By BRIAN SKOLOFF By Brian Skoloff The Associated Press KEY WEST, Fla.

2008-08-17 21:00:07

By Brian Skoloff Associated Press KEY WEST, Fla. -- Residents and tourists in the Florida Keys prepared Saturday for Tropical Storm Fay, which forecasters said could strengthen to a hurricane and begin battering the island chain as soon as Monday. Florida Gov.

2008-08-02 12:00:42

By Alyson Crean, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Aug. 2--While county staff is looking for ways to pare more dollars off the proposed property taxes for the coming year, one small agency is crossing its fingers with the hope that $68,000 will be added back into the budget.

2008-07-28 15:00:56

By Alyson Crean, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Jul. 28--Big Pine Key residents will have their own animal shelter, at least for a couple more years, after all. Keys Energy Services, the Lower Keys electric utility, owns the land on which the shelter sits, on Industrial Road.

2008-06-30 12:00:00

By MARGARET MENGE, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Jun. 28--The month of May was not a good one at Key West International Airport.

2008-06-25 15:02:44

By Ryan McCarthy, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Jun.

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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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