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It’s that time Again

The 2011-2012 season runs through May 15. Steam, crack, plate and eat. FLORIDA KEYS — Bring on the dipping sauce! As of Oct.15, stone crab claws, brought fresh to shore from Florida Keys waters, are being harvested to be steamed, cracked, plated and served dipped in melted butter or a savory mustard sauce.During the seven-month-long [...]

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The REAL History of the Conch Republic

The Conch Republic, which is also known as the Florida Keys, has quite a colorful history. Like many independent nations, their journey began in difficulty and ended with independence and lots of fun activities that are celebrated on a regular basis. The Beginning of the Conch Republic It happened April 23, 1982. What started as [...]

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Stone Crab Season starts with Full Pots

Fantasy Fest 2013

Tens of thousands of visitor's from around the world came to the Republic to celebrate Fantasy Fest. This Multi Week function brings out the best of the Key's Food, Beverage's and music Tens of thousands partied round the clock. Pirates, Super Hero's, Leather and Lace where all part of the attire.

Lion Fish on the Attach

Lionfish still attacking Florida Keys Permit needed to catch invasive species in some areas BY ALEX PRESS Citizen Staff Florida Keys' coral reefs are still under attack by the invasive lionfish. Keri Kenning, of the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF), said the fish is devastating to marine ecosystems here. "Lionfish eat snapper, grouper, Spanish hogfish, [...]

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