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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Lower Keys Chamber News Oct 31st


Open at 11am. Closed on Tuesdays.
Fish Market, Pasta, Steak & Local Seafood
Dine In & Take Out

Happy Hour 3-6pm
  • Specials for Bar only - $7 menu - Fish dip & chips $8
Entertainment - Live Entertainment Nightly, featuring Trivia on Mondays
Book a Trip With One of Our Experienced Captains!
FISHING CHARTERS  ~ 305-290- 3790  Looking for a a fishing buddy?  Contact Stacy at

Contact Captain Mike Weinhofer at  1801 N. Roosevelt Blvd. Key West or
Our charter fleet consists of six boats:
  • 37' SeaHunter - Compass Rose
  • 40' SeaHunter - Windy Day
  • 24' SeaHunter bay boat - Shallow Water Adventures
  • 26' T-Craft - Got Tarpon
  • 20' Hoog Willie Roberts flats skiff - Flats4Fun
  • 36' Twin Vee Catamaran - Salt Adventures
  • 63' Custom built Sportfisherman - The Blind Squirrel, licensed for up to 30
 MARATHON LADY  ~ 305-743-5580
Contact George or Craig at 11711 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, 33050 or
The 73' Marathon Lady offers the finest Party Boat Fishing in the Florida Keys! Our crew is famous for their courtesy & friendly assistance in helping YOU CATCH FISH! Locally owned & operated since 1958!
NO DOUBT CHARTERS  ~ 305-731-0371  
We strive to make a Great impression to our guest. It's not always about catching the Biggest fish or catching the Limit. It's about showing our guest the great waters that surround our island and giving Stellar service.
Contact Desi at

SEA BOOTS CHARTERS, INC  ~ 305-745-1530
Contact Captain Jim or Barbara at 24386 Overseas Highway, Summerland Key or
Fishing charters - Offshore, deep sea fishing, Back county, gulf fishing. 60 years of experience with 40 years here in Florida Keys. 35 ft. Sea Hunter Tournament 3-motors enclosed head.

TAILS 2 SAILS  ~ 305-923-9305
Contact Captain Chuck Donney at 5130 US Highway 1, Key West, FL (Hurricane Hole Marina).
Light tackle sportfishing... Snapper, Grouper, Sailfish, Tuna & Shark. Spearfishing & Lobster as well.
WAYPOINT FISHING ~ 305-394-2177
Contact Captain Nate Wheeler at 25163 Overseas Hwy., (Tonio's Seafood Shack) Summerland Key or
Captain Nate devotes great time to help make every fishing trip an exciting adventure! Fishing both inshore aboard a 16ft Hewes Bonefisher Flats boat, and offshore aboard a 25ft Sea Vee center console, Captain Nate is a skilled local captain ready to put you on fish!
Unique shopping can be found all over Big Pine Key and the Lower Keys!
Arts & Shopping

221 Key Deer Blvd. (Winn-Dixie Plaza)
7 Days a week 10am-6pm
Evening Art Classes   All materials included.  
  • October 25 5:30--8:00 PM Fused Glass  Make a turtle tray with Paula Cooper $75
  • November 5  6:00--8:00 PM  Paint a Jellyfish on a Bouy with Carol cox and Gayle Upmal  $40
  • November 6&13 (2 evenings) Pottery Class  Create a large bowl with Tammie Corley $75
  • November 12  6--8 PM Paint "Starfish Escape" with Carol Cox & Gayle Upmal
  • November 19  6-- PM Paint a Flamingo Fence Post with Carol Cox & Gayle Upmal  $40
For further information and to register contact Artists in Paradise at 305-872-1828 and like us on Facebook.

ISLAND DREAMS DÉCOR ~ 305-872-2628 
30325 Overseas Hwy., Big Pine Key
Tuesday – Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am -4pm

JA ART GALLERY & STUDIO~ 305-849-7760
30931 Overseas Hwy., Big Pine Key
Marine life art & apparel.
Jessica also offers painting classes at local businesses
Also sign up for private parties!  Sign up online at or 941-720-0345.
October 24 - Faro Blanco 5:30pm - Mermaid on Wood $40 ($5 per person donated to SPCA)
October 25 - Kiki's6pm-8pm - Kids Pumpkin paint & decorate party $20
October 29 - Florida Keys Brewing Co. 6pm - Mermaid on Wood $40
October 30 - Kiki's 5:30pm - Mermaid on Wood $40

KEYS BOAT FURNITURE ~ 305-849-7760
30313 Overseas Hwy., Big Pine Key
Monday-Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-4, Closed Sunday

28500 Overseas Hwy., Little Torch Key
Closed for repairs

LOWER KEYS TACKLE ~ 305-872-7679
29770 Overseas Hwy., Big Pine Key
Open Daily 7am-6pm

30944 Overseas Hwy.,, Big Pine Key
Open Monday - Saturday 9:30am-5pm

WHAT THE FORK ~ 305-240-1047
1566 Buttonwood Dr., Big Pine Key
Jewelry is on display at Artist in Paradise in the Winn-Dixie Plaza on Big Pine Key & Shady Palms in Marathon
Beautifully hand-crafted jewelry from forks & spoons
Will you spot these cute critters during Fantasy Fest in October?

AHEC ~ Quit Smoking Group
At St. Peter Church on Big Pine Key every Tuesday evening from 6pm-7pm. Participants will receive Free Nicotine Replacement Patches and Counseling from a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist. To register please call 305-743-7111 or just show up. If you are ready to quit, they are ready to help.

All Aspects Inspection Services
Private Building permit plan review & inspection services. 305-745-1200

Allied Adjuster Services
Public insurance adjusters handling original and supplemental Irma claims. Were here in the Keys George 1998 & Wilma 2005. Call Jeff today at 305-916-5279/5217

Bahia Honda State Park
The Marina is open as well as Calusa Beach, the Gift Shop, Snack Bar, Portable bathrooms, Outside showers and the bridge walk and camping facilities open.Snorkeling tours have resumed. Call for reservations.

Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge
Back Up & Running!
33000 Overseas Hwy., Big Pine Key 305-872-2351
Campground is fully renovated and operational since Irma with Wi-Fi, water & electric, pool, bath houses and boat dockage. Long-term camping available for RVs and rustic sites and an additional 5 motel rooms are available. Holiday events are planned for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  The store will re-open next year.  Book rooms online at

Big Pine Key Moose Lodge
321 Wilder Ln. Big Pine Key 305-872-4063
BINGO 1st & 3rd Monday night, doors open at 5:30 pm with first game at 6 pm, open to the public. Guaranteed $50 pots & 2 - $250 Jackpot bonus rounds. Food & beverages available.

Big Pine Storage/ DRN Moving
30677 Overseas Hwy., Big Pine Key 305-872-2590 / 305-872-2575
10% off on any storage unit rental to any Chamber Member. Also 10% off to Military or AAA members when renting a Penske Rental truck. Just mention this ad when contacting them: 305-872-2590.

Boat Bottom Express Boat Bottom Bonanza:  Offering 10% off your next bottom job 
Call Valerie for details and to reserve your spot at 305-340-8484.  Located at 26724 Old State Rd 4A, Ramrod Key 305-340-8484

Brookstone Financial of the Lower Keys
  • Great Rates on Short Term Bonds
  • Preferred Stock Offerings
  • Private Equity & Real Estate Investments
  • Low Cost Investment Management Services
Call us Today for a Free Consultation! 305-849-1345

Classic Harbor Line – Schooner America 2.0
202 Williams St., Key West 305-293-7245 email:
Join us for a Key West Sunset Sail!
Sail with us through the emerald green water of Key West for a magical sunset sail aboard the Schooner America 2.0.  Cut through the water gracefully while sipping on Champagne with your favorite person!

Coral Restoration Foundation
5 Seagate Blvd., Key Largo 305-453-7030
Coral Restoration Foundation is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a $2.1 million grant by NOAA over the next three years to restore eight reefs along the Florida Reef Tract to standards outlined in NOAA's Acropora Recovery Plan.

Fantasty Fest
Fantasy Fest is an annual 10-day party in paradise for grown-ups. Fantasy Fest has grown every year since its inception in 1979, and is now the wildest extravaganza around! Revelers from around the globe descend upon Key West each year in October for 10 days filled with costuming, parades, libations, and excitement!  This year, be on the lookout for a local celebrity at one of Fantasy Fest's official "Hubs," the Southernmost House. Known endearingly to employees and guests as Abbott the Southernmost Rabbit, this fluffy rodent calls the historic property home. Abbott has a charmed life: he enjoys long hops on the beach, eating Cheerios, and playing tag with his friends.  Abbot is one of nine bunnies that call the Southernmost House home. They're all cute, but Abbott is the favorite because he never leaves the property, and according to staff, gives the best cuddles. Abbott might be shy during the crowds of Fantasy Fest, but he is known to crash weddings and make surprise appearances at events, so keep a lookout.  For more info and a schedule of events, visit 
The Lower Keys Chamber has discount cards for memberships to for "Holiday Membership" (30 days) for $12.47 normally $14.99 & "Annual Membership" (year) for $30.60 normally $36.00.

Florida 511 Provides Time-saving Traffic Information      
  • Call 511 toll free for updates in English and Spanish.
  • Visit for interactive roadway maps showing traffic congestion and crashes, travel times and traffic camera views.
  • Download the free Florida 511 mobile app available for Android and Apple devices.
  • Follow one of the 12 statewide, regional or roadway-specific feeds on Twitter
Traffic Pattern Reminders for roadwork updates, closures, and delays Monroe County projects website or

Florida Keys Mosquito Control Online Information 
Want to know when your neighborhood will be sprayed or need an inspector to come by your home because mosquitos are swarming? Go to Florida Keys Mosquito Control's website at

Florida Keys Wildlife Society (Friends Group for the National Wildlife Refuges of the Florida Keys)
In honor of its 20th anniversary, FAVOR is getting a makeover. New name, a new image and soon a new location for our bookstore/nature gift shop - at the Refuge's New Nature Center!
Live Critter Cam in the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges
A Live, Local, "Critter Cam" has been established on a backcountry island in the National Key Deer Refuge.  We welcome the public to view live video feed at their convenience by visiting either the National Key Deer Refuge or the Great White Heron National Wildlife Websites and then clicking on the critter cam links.

GiGi Boyette Photography & Video
Destination Wedding Specialist 305-216-2040
Weddings, Portrait, and Family Photography; Photo Booth Rental

Looking for volunteers for Friday & Saturdays from 10am-2pm to help clean-up, plant, mulch, etc. Call Patrick Garvey at 305-923-6663 or email Their website is

High Road Construction Inc. 
A Certified Residential Contractor licensed and insured in the State of Florida specializing in new homes, additions, major renovations and providing excellent client service in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. Be sure to partner with a contractor who is licensed, insured and able to achieve the right combination of speed, quality and price for your budget. Please contact us to discuss your project and how we can help you. We are committed to returning your calls and messages promptly throughout your project.
Call Eric Reardon, project manager, 305-302-5049 or This new Chamber member says he is looking for projects.

Island Design
Offering a 50% off Post Irma Special. 50% off graphic design services to get you and your business back on your feet.
Island design can take care of all your branding and marketing needs. We do print and web design, design logos, brochures, rack cards, websites, even vehicle graphics, signage, menus you name it. Based in Big Pine Key, we are a full service graphic design company. Go to to see our work and our services, or call Allison at 305-930-9249.

Island Jane/Fishmonster Magazine 
The Boating, Fishing, Diving & Island Lifestyle Magazine of the Florida Keys. Contact Sherri at 305-432-0046 (office) or 519-350-2952 (cell);; or PO Box 970, Key West, FL 33041.

Key West Printing
955 Caroline Street Suite 207, Key West 305-517-6711 Mon.-Fri 9am-pm
Full service printing company from business cards to signs. Also offers full line of promotional items.

Keys Boat Tours
Now operating out of Sunshine Key RV Resort on Ohio Key just north of Bahia Honda. With eco, motor/paddleboard, motor/snorkel, kayak, sailing, sunset tours and the only hands-on motor, sailing, and fishing 101 lessons offered in the Lower Keys.
Keys Boat Tours offers 10% discount to locals. Call Capt Brian 305-699-7166 or visit They can also be found on TripAdvisor and Facebook.

Keys Community Church
30572 Overseas Hwy., Big Pine Key 305-797-5175.
Service Hours:
Sunday – Sunday School for all ages – 9:30am
Sunday – Worship Celebration – 10:30am
Wednesday – Family night, Men's Ministry, Women's Bible Study & Kidz Church – 7pm
Friday – Intercessory Prayer – 7pm-8pm
Christ-centered Bible Teaching. Fun kid's programs, Anointed Worship, Hope restored.

Keys Federal Credit Union
29977 Overseas Hwy., Big Pine Key 305-294-6622
Mon. & Wed. 9am-4pm Fri. 9am-5pm
Call 305-293-6000 or go to or visit the Key West, Big Pine Key or Marathon branches.

Keys Insurance Services
New location 13361 Overseas Hwy., Marathon 305-743-0494    Keys Insurance Services/Eagle American Insurance has joined Insurance Office of America (IOA). Visit one of our recently renovated offices in Key Largo, Marathon, Big Pine or Key West and you will find the same extraordinary staff members you trust and have relied on for years. Please take a minute and visit our website online at Please do not hesitate to call 305-743-0494 with any questions.

Lisa Ferringo & Associates
      -President Marathon/Lower Keys Board of Realtors 2015
      -2017 Overall Company "Top Producer"
      -2017 Top Agent for the Lower Keys Office
      -Top Producers for March, April, June & July 2017
      -Named to the 2017 Real Trends America's Best Estate Agents in the FL Keys
      -Members of "International Society of Excellence Team" for 2017
      -#1 Residential Realtor in the Florida Keys 2014, 2015, & 2016
      -Realtor of the Year 2013  
Give Lisa & her team a call today, 305-797-1221.

Little Torch Cottages 
28501 Channel View Dr., Little Torch Key 305-872 4700.
Various floor plans with stunning views of Pine Channel.  Enjoy your very own personal getaway at your new Little Torch Key address with 9-foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances, and crown molding. Our pet-friendly town homes offer the best of resort-style living. The apartment community offers residents two tropical swimming pools, marina access, and a fitness salon. Little Torch Cottages are only a short drive away from Key West International Airport, US Naval Station, and Key West.

Lower Keys Adventures Charters 
Customize Your Own Private Back-Country Eco Tours, Fishing Charters, Snorkel Trips, Lighthouse Tours & Sunset Cruises/Picnics. Capt. Mike offers a wide variety of Adventures. Offering 10% off to Chamber members.  The new 27 ft boat for offshore fishing will accommodate up to 6 people. Please call Capt. Mike 305-900-8240 or visit

Lower Keys Women's Club  
October New Member Drive will be held Thursday, October 25 4:20--7:30 at My New Joint
.  The purpose of the Club is to promote friendship and good will among residents and visitors of the Keys and support local charities through fundraising.
Each month we will be collecting items for a local organization at our luncheons and evening events. Here is a calendar of what we will be collecting and who it will be donated to:
Oct:  Eden Pines Halloween– Halloween Candy
Nov:  Various Area Org.- Thanksgiving Baskets/ Food Items/ Gift Cards
Dec:  Various Area Org.- Christmas Presents/ Gift Cards
If you are interested in joining email: or (305)890-6383

Monroe County Education Foundation
MCEF has been a Florida not-for-profit organization since 1996.  They are dedicated to enhancing and improving educational experiences of students within Monroe County.  The flagship program, Take Stock in Children has provided mentors and scholarship opportunities to over 600 eligible students in Monroe County.   Find out more at or call 305-293-1546.

Morgan & Morgan P.A.
We opened our office in Big Pine Key in April for the purpose of assisting the people of the Keys who are battling insurance carriers in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.  Contact us at 305-433-9725 or

Mortgage Lending Solutions (MLS)
If Irma damaged your home, forced you to move out of your home or out of the space you rented... We may be able to Help! Rehabilitation mortgages for home owners. $0 down Purchase Loans (for those displaced from the storm) Purchase and Refi Rehabilitation loans available. Call Carolyn at 305-735-2524 or visit her website online for more information.

Mote Marine Lab Center for Tropical Research
Call Robert at (305) 745-2729 to schedule a tour.  Will accommodate during business hours Monday-Friday if possible.  No pets please, including therapy pets, due to the sensitivity of the coral and endangered animals.

Perry's Co.
Your local A/C and refrigeration specialists. Experts in ductless & zoned comfort solutions, Mitsubishi Electric & Diamond Contractor. Serving the Lower Keys since 1985. Call Perry 305-240-7103 or Brian 770-401-0372 today.

Prime Lending
540 Key Deer Blvd, Big Pine Key.  Contact Jerry Craven at 305-407-5545 or
Home loans made simple.  Experience a hassle free mortgage process!

Raceline Productions
Producers of the nationally syndicated TV show "Raceline" for the past 27 years. Video editing & production, voice-over & commercial work & special projects. Call Joe today at 757-329-7370 email website

Refuge Seeks Volunteers
The National Key Deer Refuge and our Friends Group FAVOR are looking for a few volunteers to staff the Florida Keys National Refuge Center, Blue Hole, and other opportunities on Big Pine Key. Contact Kristie Killam at 305-304-9625 or for more information on shifts available and duties of position.

Rhonda Williams, PA (Century 21 Schwartz) 
18 years as a Realtor and 22 years as a resident of the Florida Keys.  Broker Associate.  Contact me to find your piece of paradise.  (305) 923-9091 or

Save Our Key Deer
Our mission statement: To advocate on behalf of the endangered Florida Key Deer population to assure they receive ethical treatment and protection and to reduce human-caused illness, injury, and death events.  Hours of operation: 24/7,  365 days a year.   Visit  or contact:
Valerie Preziosi
Save Our Key Deer.
P.O. Box 431303
Big Pine Key, FL 33043
Phone:  760-807-9064

Sea Boots Charters
E-mail us at, call at 800-238-1746 or 305-745-1530 locally.
Fishing charters from Marathon to Key West.
Half day  $700.00  (4-hours)
Three quarter day 900.00 (6-hours)
Full day $1100.00 (8-hours)
* Extended hours are done in the summer for deep adventures into the Gulf Stream or whale watching. 1100.00 plus 100.00 for each additional hour.

Schilling Tree Service
30065 Linda St., Big Pine Key 305-988-0900
Monday - Saturday 7am-5pm
Veteran owned business. We pay attention to the details of each project. Our goal is to maintain and enhance the exterior landscape of your home exactly as you envision. Customer satisfaction is our priority and we're happy to provide service to your specification. Call Matt today!

St Peter Catholic Church
P O Box 430657 - 31300 Overseas Hwy., Big Pine Key 305.872.2537
Daily Mass
Monday—Friday:    9:00am {In Min. Ctr. Chapel}
Weekend Mass—In Pavilion
Saturday:    Sugarloaf Fire House: 4pm
St. Peter Confessions:   4:45-5:15pm
St. Peter Vigil Mass      5:30pm
Sunday:       Mass      8:30am & 11am
CCD Classes 9:30am—10:45am {Pre-K—9th Gr.}
{All Masses and Confessions are in English}
Food Bank Now Open! {Next to Pavilion}: Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:30am-12 Noon
Priest: Fr. Jets Medina, Pastor
Deacon: Deacon Jack Pierce:
Property Manager: Jennifer Kearney:
Director of Religious Education & Office Manager: Nancy McCrosson:
Receptionist & Bulletin: Connie:
No matter what your present status in the Catholic Church, No matter what your current family or marital situation, No matter what your past or present religious situation, No matter your personal history, age, background, race, etc., No matter what your own self-image or esteem, You are INVITED, WELCOMED, ACCEPTED, LOVED and RESPECTED at St. Peter Catholic Church

Sudzy's Laundromat
231 Key Deer Blvd., Big Pine Key 305-517-6925
New hours:  Monday-Friday 8:00am-6:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 8:00am-4:00pm
Wash & Fold, and Dry-Cleaning Services are also available.
Now you can advertise your business or event on Suzdy's screens!  $200/month for continual digital advertising in Sudzy's and a spot for brochures. Free until October 1st if you sign up now.  Also, schedule your 2018 Holiday photos!  Call for more information.

Sunshine Key RV Resort
38801 Overseas Hwy. Big Pine Key 305-872-2217
We are fully open!  

Tend Bar
908-797-9430 email: website:
Delivering groceries, beer, wine & spirits and other provisions to your location in the lower Florida Keys from Marathon to Key West. Corporate Accounts are Welcome!

The Freeman Law Firm
The Freeman Law Firm is a local law firm that provides aggressive representation for homeowners and business owners for hurricane related insurance claims. The firm has extensive knowledge and experience in handling property damage claims and has successfully handled thousands of property damage claims on behalf of its clients. The Freeman Law Firm has successfully settled thousands of insurance claims on behalf of its clients throughout the years. Location: Fort Myers and Islamorada, Phone Number: 239-226-4236; Website: Email:

Toppino Realty & Development - Vacation Rentals 305-923-1358
Enjoy a fabulous Florida Keys vacation at one of our beautiful homes. You'll have a private pool, place for your boat and plenty of room to bring your friends.  Two – Six bedroom homes available, RVs and RV lots and boats and yachts.  Mention Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce and receive a 20% discount on your rental rate.Real Estate Sales, Construction, and rental management. Contact Graciela Lozano at 305-296-7686 or

True Title Agency, Inc.
Rich Fielder, President, 9 ships Way, Big Pine Key  305-872-4005  committed to providing its customers "Complete Satisfaction at Closing!"

United Way of the Florida Keys
PO Box 2143, Key West 305-735-1929
United Way of the Florida Keys is an independent, local 501(c)(3) organization that has been supporting the Keys community for more than 30 years. UWFK supports strong working families and funds nonprofits that provide critical services to Keys residents. Money raised in the Keys stays in the Keys. United Way also plays a unique role in convening businesses, nonprofits and government to work together to address community needs. For more information, visit our website: or call (305) 735-1929.

Up the Keys Tours
Introducing the Tiki Tour A 4 hour road trip with 3 tiki bars
Island hop in our custom tour ban from Key West from one tiki bar to the next.  Perfect for birthday parties and group celebrations. Bring a swimsuit and towel for the pools.  $79 person.
400 Whitehead St. #321 Key West 305-587-5575
Introducing our new tours: Volun-Tours for Volunteers.

Vineyard Community Church
100 County Rd., Big Pine Key.  305-872-3404
Service Hours:
Sunday Mornings - 8am, 9:30am, & 11am
Sunday -  Vineyard Liturgy Service - 6pm
Sunday -  Coffee House Service - 6:30 pm
Monday -  Mens & Womens Bible Study - 6pm
Tuesday -  Freedom For Life Meeting - 5:30 pm
Wednesday - Meal 6pm & Midweek Bible Study 7pm
Wednesday - Young AdultLife Group 7pm
Thursday - Youth Group - Middle School 5pm; High School 6:30 pm

Upcoming Friday night movies at 6:30pm – Free Popcorn
Samson – October 19, 2018
Incredibles 2 – November 9, 2018
God's Not Dead (A Light in Darkness) – November 16, 2018
The Star – December 14, 2018

Veterans of Foreign Wars Southernmost Post 3911 
We would like to thank all our supporters who helped us through the worst after IRMA. The Post's main hall and bar have now reopened. Our kitchen facilities are still undergoing repairs and renovations post-hurricane and are not expected to be operating again until later this fall.  In the interim, organizations and businesses are welcome to utilize the main hall and back room for meetings and other events.  In-house catering through our new restaurant operators, Treble Hooks, is available.  Please call 305-294-9968 for details or submit queries online at Southernmost VFW Post 3911 .

Walkabout Retreat Vacation Rentals 305-745-4030
Enjoy a fabulous Florida Keys vacation at one of our beautiful homes. You'll have a private pool, place for your boat and plenty of room to bring your friends.  Two – Six bedroom homes available.  Mention Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce and receive a 20% discount on your rental rate.

 Your Roofers 
320 South Point Dr., Sugarloaf Key 305-240-9444
Woman owned roofing company specializing in commercial and residential roofs.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!


December 5 ~ Holiday Lighted Bike Ride
The Holiday Helpers will hold a Lighted Bike Ride in Key West beginning at Bayview Park.  Registration for the ride is one unwrapped gift for the Holiday Helpers toy drive to be used at the Holiday Helper's Holiday Store in Key West.
The ride is a family event beginning with a registration at 6:00 with the Lighted Bike Ride beginning at 7:00pm.  Families and individuals with lighted and decorated bikes ride through the streets for the community to see.
Holiday Helpers is a collaboration of agencies with a goal of assisting Monroe County's working poor, through the December holidays, by providing gifts to those families in need.
Eligible parents walk through the Holiday Store; empowered by the ability to pick free, new toys (obtained though events like the Lighted Bike Ride) their children will want instead of just allocating non-specific toys to parents.
For more information, please contact Claire Hiller at 305-5000 or email

Old Island Restoration Foundation Annual Home Tours
59th Annual Home Tour dates are:
  1. Friday December 28 and Saturday, December 29, 2018
  2. Friday, January 18 and Saturday, January 19, 2019
  3. Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16, 2019
  4. Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16, 2019
 We are just releasing our Sponsorship package for the 59th Annual Key West Home Tours™ 2018-2019 season. We especially think local businesses will find this a great way to participate in the community.
 Old Island Restoration Foundation's annual tours are one of the oldest and longest running home tours in America. The first tour was in 1960. This now iconic event draws over 4,000 people to Key West over four different weekends in December, January, February and March. Tour attendees are a very discerning crowd with an eye towards quality in where they stay, eat and spend their time. This is an opportunity for you to get in front of this important audience.
 OIRF is making it easier than ever to become a Key West Home Tours™ Sponsor. You can contribute cash and/or you can provide us with in-kind products such as gift certificates, tickets, food and drink and more. Be creative – we like to barter. Contact Kathy at or 305-294-9501. Also, don't forget about our 57th Annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest on Saturday, March 2, 2019!

March 6 - Apr 1 ~Tennessee Williams Month-Long Birthday Celebration
Key West Art & Historical Society announces "The Library" as the theme of the 2019 Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration, set to run March 6 – April 1 at multiple Key West venues. Each year a festival of events, including a limited ticket kick-off celebration, plein air painting, poetry and short story writing contests, live readings, lectures and museum tours, film showings, live theater events, and birthday party complete with cake and bubbly, honor the life and accomplishments of Williams, whose rise to stardom began with "The Glass Menagerie," and continued with "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," and other dramatic masterpieces. The 2019 celebration marks the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, poet, and artist's 108thbirthday. A thirty-four year resident of the island, Williams was an avid patron and supporter of the Library in Key West, raising money to build its auditorium and making a rare, thirty-minute recording of a selection of his poetry expressly for them. The largest collection of Tennessee Williams memorabilia available in the world can be visited year-round at the Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue in Key West. Visit KWAHS.ORG for event dates and updates or contact Dani Holliday, 305-295-6616 x 114.

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