Monday, December 31, 2018

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December 31, 2018
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Cruise Ship Calendar
   
Dec 31 - Rotterdam (B) 11:00 am -6:00 pm
Jan 1 - Victory (B) 0730-1330
Infinity (OM) 0700-1700
Empress (M) 0800-1700
Jan 2 - Majesty (B) 0800-1700
Jan 3 - Vision (B) 1000-1900
Crystal Symphony (OM) 0730-1700
Jan 4 - Disney Magic (B) 0645-1700 Norwegian Sky (OM) 0800-1700
Jan 5 - No ships
Jan 6 - Seven Seas Voyager (B) 0700-1700 Rhapsody (OM) 1100-1800
Jan 7 - Celebrity Edge (OM) 0700-1700 Rotterdam (B) 1100-1800
Jan 8 - Victory (B) 0730-1330
Empress (M) 1000-1750
Jan 9 - Infinity (OM) 0700-1700
Jan 10 - Artania (OM) 0700-1300 Vision (B) 1030-1900
Jan 11 - Infinity (B) 0700-1700
Jan 12 - Disney Magic (B) 0645-1545
Jan 13 - Celebrity Equinox (B) 0700-1700 Norwegian Sky (OM) 0900-1800
Jan 14 - Freedom (B) 1100-1900 Rotterdam (OM) 1100-1800
Jan 15 - Victory (OM) 0730-1330 Carnival Dream (B) 0900-1700
Jan 16 - Majesty (B) 0800-1700
Jan 17 - Vision (B) 1000-1900
Norwegian Sky (OM) 0800-1700
Jan 18 - Norwegian Pearl (B) 1000-1800 Celebrity Infinity (OM) 0700-1700
Jan 19 - Disney Magic (B) 0645-1730
Jan 20 - Oosterdam (OM) 0800-1700 Rhapsody (B) 1100-1800
Jan 21 - Celebrity Edge (B) 0700-1700
Jan 22 - Victory (B) 0730-1330 Empress (M) 0800-1700
Norwegian Jade (OM) 0800-1600
Jan 23 - Costa Deliziosa (OM) 1100-1800
Jan 24 - Victory II (M) 0900-1700
Jan 25 - Sensation (B) 0730-1400
Jan 26 - Seven Seas Voyager (OM) 0800-1700
Disney Magic (B) 0645-1545
Jan 27 - Equinox (B) 0700-1700 Riviera (OM) 0800-1700
Jan 28 - Rotterdam (OM) 1100-1800 N. Amsterdam (B) 1200-2300
Jan 29 - Victory (B) 0730-1330
Jan 30 - Majesty (B) 0800-1700
Jan 31 - Vision (B) 0700-1500
Norwegian Pearl (OM) 0600-1300
Co-Op Advertising

Be a part of Flamingo's celebration of The Florida Keys & Key West in their Spring Destination Spotlight, a bi-annual spotlight of one of our State's most beloved places. In this sponsored series Flamingo previews the must-see places, venues and experiences in The Florida Keys & Key West and package them in the savvy design, stunning photography and vibrant writing that have become the hallmark of Flamingo.  For more details about the co-op program and how to participate, please review the document attached. 
If you wish to participate, please contact:
Neil Strickland neil@globetm.com 
Jamie Rich jamie@flamingomag.com 

Please note that this is not a Tinsley
co-op opportunity. Participation will be handled directly through Flamingo. All materials are due to Flamingo Magazine by 1/16/19.
Visit Florida 2019
nCompass Reports

nCompass is a tool provided by the TDC for our destination which provides travel intelligence reports which show year over year analytics on our market searches and bookings - both as a whole destination and now by property tier levels as well.  These reports also provide domestic and international  target markets for the book time frame as well, based on booking windows. (Note: while the report says Key West - it is for the entire Florida Keys)

nCompass Key West December 2018

nCompass Budget/Economy Key West December 2018


nCompass Key West Luxury/Upscale December 2018 
Association Events
SAVE THE DATE
Awards Nominations:  Due January 4, 2019

Board Meeting:  January 9, 2019, Margaritaville, RSVP

Annual Awards Banquet:  February 8, 2019

Golf Tournament:  March 24, 2018
Community Calendar

 
December 31, 2018 Annual Key West Dachshund Walk
Frost-free Key West becomes a "wiener wonderland" when about 200 dachshunds and their owners take a noontime New Year's Eve stroll through the island's picturesque downtown. Spectators can watch the fun and meet the canine participants on Fleming Street between Whitehead and Duval streets.
December 31, 2018 Key West New Year's Eve Celebrations
Conch Shell Drop at Sloppy Joes, 305.296.2388.
Red High Heal with Drag Queen Drop at Bourbon St. Pub, 305.293.9800
New Year's Eve Dockside Bash on the Shooner America 2.0
Pirate Wench Drop at Historic Seaport, 305.292.3302
Key Lime Wedge in Margarita Glass at the Ocean Key Resort, 305.296.7701

January 3, 2019 Orange Bowl Swimming Classic
Some of the best college swimmers - and perhaps future Olympians - in the country compete at Jacobs Aquatic Center, mile marker (MM) 99.6 Oceanside, in a competition that is part of the celebration surrounding the annual Orange Bowl college football game in Miami. Spectators are invited to attend this free event, meet the swimmers and coaches. Racing is set to begin at 10 a.m., 305- 453-7946.
The 2019 topic is "Under the Influence." Literary aficionados from around the world are to gather for readings, discussions and lectures led by some of contemporary literature's most acclaimed writers. KWLS has assembled some of today's most dazzling writers for a journey through literary archetypes-from Shakespeare and Homer to African folktales and early 20th-century novels and comic-book heroes-as we seek to understand the nature of literary influence.

The 10-day food, wine and spirits showcase features 30-plus savory events to please virtually every palate and budget, spread among numerous Upper Keys venues with fresh, locally sourced seafood and international-style dishes. The festival's outdoor 'A Grand Tasting,' is set for Jan. 19. What better reason to 'Uncork' and unwind in the Florida Keys. For a complete events schedule, visit website. floridakeysuncorked.com

Admission and parking at this event are free, held at the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce grounds, MM31, from 8AM to 2PM. Find steals and deals on everything imaginable for boating, fishing, diving and more, from dozens of vendors. Crafts, food and beverage, live music and entertainment round out the two-day event. 

Some of America's most celebrated Celtic musical masters are to be featured at the Marathon Community Park, MM 49. The festival will also feature Irish and Scottish dancing, Highland athletics, Celtic merchandise, food and beverage booths and children's activities. 

Road Work Report for Key West

Upcoming Work on Current Projects

Holiday Construction Schedule
There will be no lane or shoulder closures between Saturday, December 22 and Wednesday, January 2, 2019, in observance of the Holiday.

Roadway Construction Project: SR 5/US 1 Overseas Highway from west of N Johnson Road Mile Marker (MM) 19.804 to east of Bow Channel Bridge MM 20.598 and west of Kemp Channel MM 23.101 to east of Niles Channel MM 26.265 

Project Start: June 2018  

Estimated Projected Completion: January 2019
  
PLANNED CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY: Daytime shoulder closures and lane shifts to occur over the next few
weeks.

SHOULDER CLOSURES: There will be daytime isolated shoulder closures and lane shifts in both northbound and southbound directions, to accommodate pedestrian bridge railing installation, over the next couple of weeks. This work will occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m  

Bridge Rehabilitation Project: SR 5/US 1/Overseas Highway/New Seven Mile Bridge (Moser Channel) (MM 40 to MM 46.8)

Project Start: April 2017

Estimated Projected Completion: October 2019

PLANNED CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY: There are no planned construction activities at this time. However,please note that effective Monday, December 24, all daytime lane shifts will be temporarily suspended and resume on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.  

Bridge Repair/Rehabilitation Project: SR 5/US 1/Overseas Highway/Old Seven Mile Bridge from Knights Key to Pigeon Key (MM 46.8 to MM 44.6)

Project Start: September 2017

Estimated Projected Completion: October 2021

PLANNED CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY: The Contractor will continue performing steel repair work under the bridge this week. However, please note that effective Monday, December 24, construction activities will be temporarily suspended and resume on Thursday, January 3, 2019.
TDC, DAC, and BOCC Meetings

TDC:   February 5, 2019, Murray Nelson, Key Largo
   March 26, 2019, Key West

DAC I:   January 9, 2019, Margaritaville
DAC II:  January 8, 2019, Tennessee Williams
DAC III: January 9, 2019, Hyatt
DAC IV: January 8, 2019, Islander
DAC V:  January 8, 2019, Murray Nelson

BOCC: January 23, 2019, Marathon
     February 20, 2019, Key West

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