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Urban Farming Institute

Urban Farming Institute

Healthy Living Begins With Nutritious Food Grown Everyday, Everywhere, For Everybody Producer Gabriel Tyner heads out to the Institute for seeding 101 and to learn more about the program in our own backyard. The Urban Farming Institute is a registered 501© (3) tax exempt non profit organization located in Oakland Park, FL. UFI serves as a regional education, demonstration, and resource center for educators, health practitioners, gardeners, farmers, and producers interested in growing food in an urban setting. We help […]

by · August 29, 2015 · Broward County, Lifestyle
New Year’s Eve “Ball Drop” Key West Style (Video)

New Year’s Eve “Ball Drop” Key West Style (Video)

By FloridaKeysNewsBureau For EyesOnNews.com,Jan 1, 2015 – KEY WEST, Fla. — New Year’s Eve celebrants in subtropical Key West enjoyed four offbeat warm-weather takeoffs on New York City’s Times Square “ball drop” — including the “drop” of a female impersonator called Sushi in a super-sized red high heel. Thousands of revelers flocked to Key West’s famed Duval Street outside a local pub complex to watch Gary Marion, costumed as Sushi, “drop” while perched in the giant ruby slipper. Dressed in an […]

A dachshund portraying a racehorse, trots down Duval Street in Key West, Fla.(Steve Panariello/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

10th Annual Key West Daschund Walk (Video)

By FloridaKeysNewsBureau For EyesOnNews.com, Jan 1, 2015 – KEY WEST, Fla. — America’s southernmost island went to the dogs New Year’s Eve, when about 175 short-legged, long-bodied canines and their owners staged the 10th annual Key West Dachshund Walk. The procession in the island city’s historic Old Town was an informal, family-friendly prelude to the more exuberant antics planned to accompany 2015’s midnight arrival. Canine participants included miniature and standard dachshunds garbed in costumes and offbeat accessories. Among the standouts were […]

Santa Claus, scuba dives in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary  (Frazier Nivens/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Santa goes scuba diving to raise money for charity (video)

FLORIDA KEYS NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY — A scuba diving Santa Claus submerged 30 feet below the surface in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to deliver a bit of holiday cheer to marine inhabitants and to raise funds for a children’s charity. It’s an annual Keys tradition for Santa Claus, played by Florida Keys dive shop operator Spencer Slate, who wears the jolly man’s attire each year. But beyond the fun and entertainment for people and marine life, Slate’s dives […]

Underwater Class Dismissed (Video)

Underwater Class Dismissed (Video)

By FloridaKeysNewsBureau For EyesOnNews.com, Dec 16, 2014 – KEY LARGO, Florida Keys — Two Tennessee college educators completed a 73-day mission living in an underwater dwelling in a Florida Keys lagoon Monday to break a record for the longest human underwater habitation. Roane State Community College Associate Professor Bruce Cantrell, 63, and Adjunct Instructor Jessica Fain, 25, surfaced from the Jules Undersea Lodge just after 1:40 p.m. They remained underwater for 73 days, 2 hours and 34 minutes. The previous record […]

Yahoo! – Info seekers placed Key West in top 10 requests (Video)

Yahoo! – Info seekers placed Key West in top 10 requests (Video)

By FloridaKeysNewsBureau For EyesOnNews.com, Dec 5, 2014 – KEY WEST, Fla. — Key West is among the top 10 destinations Yahoo! users sought travel information for in 2014. The popular website/search engine has released an annual roster of “Most Searched Destinations, Airlines and Hotels.” Coming in at number five, Key West is the only Florida destination on the list. Ahead of Key West are Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; New Orleans and Atlantic City, N.J. Behind are Ocean City, Md.; Santa […]

Florida Keys hosts International Sand Art Competition (Video)

Florida Keys hosts International Sand Art Competition (Video)

KEY WEST, Fla. — The lively creativity and oceanfront vibe that characterize Key West have come together in the International Sand Art Competition, a Thanksgiving weekend beachside event for visitors to the Southernmost City in the Continental U.S.A. Six renowned U.S. and international sand sculptors are participating in the artistic challenge that began Wednesday on the Atlantic Ocean beach at the island city’s Casa Marina Resort. Competitors include Rusty Croft, host of the reality television show “Sand Masters,” veteran Key […]

Cold NE Weather forces rescue of turtles to the Keys (Video)

Cold NE Weather forces rescue of turtles to the Keys (Video)

MARATHON, Florida Keys – The Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital is caring and warming up 30 Kemp’s ridley sea turtles suffering from hypothermia just days after they were rescued from a frigid beach on Cape Cod Bay, Mass. On Wednesday, each cold-stunned turtle had a full physical examination, X-rays, a swimming test and was administered intravenous fluids and Vitamin D, according to Bette Zirkelbach, the hospital’s manager “We’re trying to slowly raise their body temperatures,” Zirkelbach said. “We’re hoping they will […]

Key West Chalk Fest (Video)

Key West Chalk Fest (Video)

KEY WEST, Fla. — A kaleidoscope of color and creativity has transformed a portion of the harbor front promenade at Key West’s Truman Annex waterfront during Key West Chalk Fest that ended Sunday. During the past few days, about three-dozen artists have showcased their talents in the tradition of 16th century Italian artists known as “madonnari” who, with chalk, recreated primarily biblical paintings on city streets. 21st century chalk artists, however, do not limit themselves to biblical subjects. Today’s chalk […]

Road Trip: Florida Keys mile-marker guide

Road Trip: Florida Keys mile-marker guide

By Bonnie Gross and Bob Rountree, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Nov 11, 2014 – The Overseas Highway through the Florida Keys is the ultimate road trip: Spectacular views and things to do, places to go and places to hide, hidden harbors and funky tiki bars. There are hundreds of places to pull over to fish or kayak or enjoy a cocktail at sunset. There are dozens of colorful coral reefs to snorkel or dive. Fresh seafood is a Keys staple, offered at roadside fish shacks and upscale […]

Rough waters and gusty winds helped powerboat winners

Rough waters and gusty winds helped powerboat winners

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Rough seas and winds gusting above 20 mph were just the conditions powerboat racers Marc Granet and Scott Begovich needed to pilot Miss Geico to the Superboat Unlimited class title Sunday at the Key West World Championship. It was the second consecutive world championship for Granet of Boca Raton, Fla., and Begovich of Jupiter, Fla. Their 44-foot catamaran averaged 81.2 mph during the 10 laps of the three-event series’ final race. “We had to win […]

Fantasy Fest continues in the Keys with Masquerade March (Video)

Fantasy Fest continues in the Keys with Masquerade March (Video)

By FloridaKeysNewsBureau For EyesOnNews.com, Oct 25, 2014 – KEY WEST, Florida Keys — With a rain-producing weather system moving away from Key West, thousands of costumed revelers are expected to parade through the island city’s historic Old Town Friday evening during an offbeat Masquerade March. The march is a highlight of the island city’s Fantasy Fest celebration, a lavish annual masking and costuming festival that continues through Sunday with more than 40 events. The 2014 festival is themed “Animeted Dreams & […]