Florida Keys http://blog.wlrn.org en Humphrey Bogart Film Festival Returns To Key Largo http://blog.wlrn.org/post/humphrey-bogart-film-festival-returns-key-largo <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Humphrey Bogart Film Festival returns to Key Largo&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">for its second year May 1 to 4. &nbsp;Renowned film critic and historian Leonard&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Maltin</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;will also be back as a special guest. &nbsp;He recently spoke with Caroline&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Breder-Watts</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;about his impressions of one of the major classic film festivals in the United States.</span></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:44:32 +0000 Caroline Breder-Watts 30803 at http://blog.wlrn.org Humphrey Bogart Film Festival Returns To Key Largo WLRN's Five Most Popular Stories Feb. 17-21 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/wlrns-five-most-popular-stories-feb-17-21 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you were to read the week's top stories as just one, the plotline would be a little like this: A caffeine-driven </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">abuela</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is on the loose. She is wanted on multiple charges, including robbing several Key West homes, criminal mischief at the Perez Art Museum, speeding on the I-95 express lanes and forcing musician Julio Iglesias out of his home and into a party.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But they're really five different stories. Here they are:</span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:17:57 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 28365 at http://blog.wlrn.org WLRN's Five Most Popular Stories Feb. 17-21 WLRN's Top Five Stories Jan. 20-24 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/wlrns-top-five-stories-jan-20-24 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Among the stories you liked most this past week are a race between a car and a bus and a debate on the state of Miami Beach as a tech hub.</span></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:53:00 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 27023 at http://blog.wlrn.org WLRN's Top Five Stories Jan. 20-24 Keys Lawmaker Takes On Lobster Mobsters http://blog.wlrn.org/post/keys-lawmaker-takes-lobster-mobsters <p></p><p>It’s illegal to take lobsters out of season or out of traps that don’t belong to you. But Keys State Representative Holly Raschein (R-Monroe County) says the issue is that the penalty for stealing three lobsters is the same as stealing 300.</p><p><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/how-one-woman-lives-sea-inside-life-florida-keys-lobster-catcher" target="_blank"><strong>RELATED: Inside The Life Of A Florida Keys Lobster Catcher&nbsp;</strong></a></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:00:44 +0000 Arianna Prothero 26464 at http://blog.wlrn.org Keys Lawmaker Takes On Lobster Mobsters Art Deco Weekend, Miami Jewish Film Festival, Dranoff Piano Foundation, Florida Keys Calendar http://blog.wlrn.org/post/art-deco-weekend-miami-jewish-film-festival-dranoff-piano-foundation-florida-keys-calendar <p></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Ed Bell & Paul Leary 26260 at http://blog.wlrn.org Art Deco Weekend, Miami Jewish Film Festival, Dranoff Piano Foundation, Florida Keys Calendar Earthquake Off Cuba's Coast Felt In Key West, Residents Not Rattled http://blog.wlrn.org/post/earthquake-cubas-coast-felt-key-west-residents-not-rattled <div class="storify"><p><a href="http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/50-earthquake-sways-buildings-havana-21480720" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;" target="_blank">There was a magnitude 5.1 earthquake between Key West and Cuba Thursday afternoon</a><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">. According to the National Weather Service in Miami, the epicenter was about 110 miles southeast of Key West, and there was no tsunami warning. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:37:43 +0000 Maria Murriel 26274 at http://blog.wlrn.org Earthquake Off Cuba's Coast Felt In Key West, Residents Not Rattled Winging It: Biking Around Again In Margaritaville http://blog.wlrn.org/post/winging-it-biking-around-again-margaritaville I love Key West, and I go there as often as possible: pina coladas, drag queens, shady hammocks, feral chickens — it's the best. There's just one problem: everyone gets around the island by bike, and I've never learned to ride one. Obviously that had to change.<p>Why didn't I learn? I really don't remember, and neither did my mom, when I asked her about the one time my parents tried to teach me. "You got on a big bicycle that was so big you couldn't really turn the wheels and got discouraged."<p>I've tried to learn a few times since then — particularly after I discovered Key West. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 23:37:44 +0000 Petra Mayer 25950 at http://blog.wlrn.org Winging It: Biking Around Again In Margaritaville Deal To Save The Keys' Old Seven-Mile Bridge Is Nearly Sealed http://blog.wlrn.org/post/deal-save-keys-old-seven-mile-bridge-nearly-sealed <p></p><p>A long-awaited deal to fund repairs and upkeep for a historic bridge in the Middle Keys may be close to sealed.</p><p>The future of the Old Seven Mile Bridge looked bleak as salt water and storms eroded it toward a critical point where the state would be forced to shut down the last 2.2 miles of the bridge that remains open to pedestrians and cyclists.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:36:58 +0000 Arianna Prothero 24971 at http://blog.wlrn.org Deal To Save The Keys' Old Seven-Mile Bridge Is Nearly Sealed FIU’s School of Music Events, St. Martha Yamaha Concert Series, Florida Keys Arts Calendar http://blog.wlrn.org/post/fiu-s-school-music-events-st-martha-yamaha-concert-series-florida-keys-arts-calendar <p></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Ed Bell & Paul Leary 24694 at http://blog.wlrn.org FIU’s School of Music Events, St. Martha Yamaha Concert Series, Florida Keys Arts Calendar Miami Book Fair, Classical Music at Kravis Center, Blue Starlite Drive-In, Florida Keys Calendar http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-book-fair-classical-music-kravis-center-blue-starlite-drive-florida-keys-calendar <p></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Ed Bell & Paul Leary 23748 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Book Fair, Classical Music at Kravis Center, Blue Starlite Drive-In, Florida Keys Calendar Discovering Guava Cake Specialities In The Everglades http://blog.wlrn.org/post/discovering-guava-cake-specialities-everglades <p></p><p>Just like Key Lime pie is an iconic dessert from the Florida Keys, some locals claim the guava cake, or some form of it, is a mainstay Everglades favorite.</p><p>The name &quot;guava&quot; is derived from the Greek word meaning &quot;edible fruit.&quot;</p><p>But despite its gastronomical attributes, many people would be surprised to learn that the common guava is officially listed as an invasive species.</p><p>Reporter Patricia Sagastume traveled to edge of the Everglades to see how one town is not likely to condemn this tasty fruit.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 18:57:29 +0000 Patricia Sagastume 22234 at http://blog.wlrn.org Discovering Guava Cake Specialities In The Everglades Drone Watches Over Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary http://blog.wlrn.org/post/drone-watches-over-florida-keys-marine-sanctuary <p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; ">Lt. j.g. Kyle </span>Salling<span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; "> stood on the bow of a 24-foot boat in Florida Bay, holding what looked like a large model airplane. With the propellers gently whirling, and the small red and green aviation lights on, Sims launched the 13-pound aircraft like he was throwing a javelin.</span></p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:23:27 +0000 Cammy Clark 21021 at http://blog.wlrn.org Drone Watches Over Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary How One Woman Lives At Sea: Inside The Life Of A Florida Keys Lobster Catcher http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-one-woman-lives-sea-inside-life-florida-keys-lobster-catcher <p>It’s past sunset as 28-year old Captain Kelly Nichols Bourne and her crew return from a day of hauling lobsters traps. When she joined her father’s business a decade ago, she was the youngest female commercial captain in the Keys. She still is. Now she and her father drop about 7,600 lobster and 8,000 crab traps from the Gulf to the Atlantic.</p><p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Patricia Sagastume 3395 at http://blog.wlrn.org How One Woman Lives At Sea: Inside The Life Of A Florida Keys Lobster Catcher Planes, Drones And Dry Ice: How South Florida Wages War Against Mosquitoes http://blog.wlrn.org/post/planes-drones-and-dry-ice-how-south-florida-wages-war-against-mosquitoes <p></p><p>At dusk during a hot Miami summer, when you’re outside getting chewed on by countless mosquitoes, it’s easy to wonder how anyone ever decided to settle in South Florida.</p><p>The mosquitoes, in fact, were so bad for some early South Floridians that they had rooms at the front of their frontier shacks called “losers,” which contained smudge pots and palmetto branches to literally “lose” all of the bugs from your body before entering.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Nathaniel Sandler 19712 at http://blog.wlrn.org Planes, Drones And Dry Ice: How South Florida Wages War Against Mosquitoes Head To The Florida Keys for Beer Milkshakes http://blog.wlrn.org/post/head-florida-keys-beer-milkshakes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Combine two hot-weather refreshments, beer and ice cream, and you get a beer milkshake. Depending on your perspective, this beverage may sound either intriguing or alarming, but two restaurants in the Keys pull of the mash-up successfully.</span></p><p><a href="http://meateatery.com/" target="_blank"><strong><em>M.E.A.T. Eatery</em></strong></a><a href="http://meateatery.com/" target="_blank"><strong><em> and Taproom</em></strong></a><em>, 88005 Overseas Hwy (at MM 88), Islamorada; 305-852-3833</em></p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:33:16 +0000 Trina Sargalski 18185 at http://blog.wlrn.org Head To The Florida Keys for Beer Milkshakes