The year’s Conch Republic Independence celebration continues, but mandatory federal budget cuts have kept the Coast Guard docked.
Dresses, pancake makeup and high platform heels aren’t the traditional attire for drag car racers. But that’s what competitors wore in Key West this weekend, when a group of big-haired female impersonators staged the Great Conch Republic Drag Race.
Federal budget cuts have scuttled the Coast Guard’s plans to take part in the annual Conch Republic celebration this year.
The Florida Keys without conch on the menu? That is the fear of some lawmakers who believe a federal prohibition of the large marine mollusk from being served from Florida City to Key West will harm tourism.
Dozens of contestants blew their own horns in Key West Saturday, but none did it better than 76-year-old sailing buff Bill Ochse of Ocean City, Md.
In anticipation of Tropical Storm Isaac, Monroe County officials decided Thursday to shut down county offices and cancel school on Monday — the day Isaac’s weather is expected to impact the Florida Keys.
The Conch Republic is home to a weekend symposium honoring the late Present Harry Truman.
A seven-foot-round Key lime pie and a re-enactment of the Florida Keys’ “secession” from the United States marked the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Conch Republic late Monday afternoon in Key West.
Decked out in staggeringly high heels, false eyelashes and loads of attitude, “drag racers” took to the famous Duval Street in the Southernmost City for Saturday’s Key West Great Conch Republic Drag Race.
If you heard an interesting honking sound coming from down south, have no fear, it’s was only a yearly competition marking a major milestone.