Monthly Archives: September 2011
Key West’s independent movie theatre, The Tropic, is hosting the Wild and Scenic film festival to benefit the cause of Reef Relief in the Florida Keys. The magnificent underwater wilderness that surounds Key West is a rare natural treasure, but under a lot of pressure from human pollution and negligence. For 24 years Reef Relief has been working to protect and enliven the underwater world that surounds the Florida Keys. This fundraising film festival will showcase films about environmentalism and natural beauty around the world. The festival will start at 7:30 pm Oct 13, for more information call the tropic at 877-761-FILM (3456)
It’s 88°F and sunny right now at Parrot Key, with some light winds dying down as the day ends. This week will be pretty stormy, but with a couple of sunny days mixed in as the week ends. There is a chance things will be clearing up for all of next week, but this time of year its important to keep track of storms which can change course very quickly. Tonight sunset is at 7:30, festivities at mallory square will be starting around 5:30 pm.
Starting tomorrow is the first day of the annual Robert James celebrity S.L.A.M. tournament off of Key West. Participants compete to catch one or more of each of the three major flats species: tarpon, bonefish and permit, with the most catches for points winning the tournament. Past celebrity participants include Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Wade Boggs, New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays; NASA space shuttle astronaut Bruce Melnick and former Denver Broncos football player Mark Cooper. Should be tons of fun, for more information check out the Redbone website here.
It’s 83°F and partly sunny right now in Key West, but there is another week of rain and scattered thunderstorms predicted for the rest of the week. This stormy weather is pretty typical for this time of year, but it doesn’t look like anything to frightening is coming this week. The high pressure coming through should make tonight pleasantly breezy and a little bit cooler.