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Florida Keys snapshots, Flipper #flkeys

Woman shakes Flipper’s flipper – Marathon, Florida, 1966

State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/77655

Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/77655

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Florida Keys snapshots, Key West cigar factory #flkeys

Old woman making a cigar in the Key West cigar factory - Key West, Florida

Old woman making a cigar in the Key West cigar factory – Key West, Florida

Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/85672

 

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Florida Keys snapshots, Key West hand print fabrics shop #flkeys

State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/67762

Key West hand print fabrics shop – Key West, Florida

Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/67762

 

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Florida Keys snapshots, Sand Key Lighthouse #flkeys

Aerial view of Sand Key Lighthouse – Key West, Florida

Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/98043, photo by Dale McDonald

 

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Florida Keys snapshots, Caribbean Club in Key Largo, Florida #flkeys

This was the filming site for the 1947 film "Key Largo" starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall

Today is the #flkeys chat. This month’s theme is movies filmed in the Keys.
Use hashtag #flkeys on Twitter to join in at 2p Eastern.

Caribbean Club in Key Largo, Florida (This was the filming site for the 1947 film “Key Largo” starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall)

Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/246337 (Photographer Joseph Janney Steinmetz)

 

 

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2nd Florida Keys Twitter Chat 2p EST Feb 29, 2012 #flkeys

The #flkeys chat is back, in a special Leap Year edition!

Join @KeysClaudia, @ViaKeyWest, @PineapplePress, and @FTLMagazine on Twitter to talk about Florida Keys festivals. We’re especially talking about the Marathon Seafood Festival, coming up soon! Use hashtag #flkeys to join in and chat with us on Twitter at 2p EST on Feb 29th, 2012. To learn more about past chats, check out our Pinterest board for the chat: http://pinterest.com/pineapplepress/flkeys-chats/ or the Storify archive: http://storify.com/KeysClaudia/florida-keys-twitter-chat-flkeys

Here’s our video intro to this week’s chat:

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Recap of Jan 25th’s #flkeys chat

Do the Florida Keys really have it all?

They do! Jimmy Buffett has the right idea. We learned all about the best restaurants, best beaches, and best coffee in the Florida Keys yesterday during the first #flkeys chat.

We met so many great people and got some wonderful ideas about dining and beaches. I was just blown away by the participation, thanks everybody! Claudia Miller (@KeysClaudia) was a fabulous host and shared many wonderful pics. We talked about Bahia Honda, the Dry Tortugas, Sombrero Beach, Coco Plum, and Zachary Taylor. We also learned about Seven Fish’s great meatloaf, Hawks Cay Resort’s flaming coffee, and key lime margaritas. This is the link to the Storify archive and here’s a video recap:

We can’t wait till next month’s chat on Feb 29th at 2p EST. Use hashtag #flkeys to participate. Won’t you join us?

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Talking the Florida Keys with Claudia Miller (@KeysClaudia) #flkeys

What are the best beaches in the Florida Keys?
What are the best restaurants in the Florida Keys?
Where’s the best coffee in the Florida Keys?

@KeysClaudia and I will be chatting on Twitter about these subjects and more on January 25th at 2pm EST. We hope you’ll join us! Use hashtag #flkeys to join in. For more information, check out the Storify log for the #flkeys hashtag.

Claudia Miller is a writer and weekly blogger for Florida Travel + Life Magazine . Check out her blog to learn more fabulous Florida Keys tips.

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The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West, Florida

In honor of the release of the trade paperback of Hemingway’s Cats by Carlene Brennen, I wanted to mention The Hemingway House in Key West, Florida.

I’ve visited there twice. It’s a real pleasure to stroll through the gardens and visit with the six-toed cats. You get a definite feel for Hemingway’s life in the Keys during his time there. The house is also a nice stop between any bar-hopping or touristy shopping you might be doing. Take a minute to stop in and visit this landmark site.

I thought this video really captured the essence of the home.

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