Archive for the ‘dance club’ Category

Dancing with the Stars
November 29, 2007


LOS ANGELES (AP) – Speed trumped Spice in the “Dancing with the Stars” finale on Tuesday night, as Helio Castroneves upset Melanie Brown to capture the fifth “Dancing With the Stars” mirrorball trophy.

“It will look so good between my two Indy 500 trophies,” Castroneves said. Later he admitted he was “shocked” by the victory: “I was not expecting it. Mel, she’s an incredible dancer.”

Indeed, Brown was by far the more polished performer, consistently wowing the judges with her versatility and flair. She and her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, entered the finals in first place, one point ahead of Castroneves and Julianne Hough.

Both couples received perfect scores of 30 from the judges in their final dances Tuesday. But Castroneves’ personality and enthusiasm, plus an effortless quickstep on his final performance, earned enough viewer votes to win.

Losing “was a horrible feeling,” Brown admitted. “I’m not going to deny it.”

Hough also had won last season’s competition, with speed skater Apollo Anton Ohno.

Earlier Tuesday, as expected, Marie Osmond was the first finalist to be eliminated. She and her partner, Jonathan Roberts, came into the finals in third place with 46 points after a doll-inspired freestyle routine panned by judges and bloggers alike.

Osmond, 48, had enjoyed strong viewer support throughout the hit show’s fifth season while enduring the death of her father and fainting on stage.

The show “gave me something that I knew was solid, something I can count on,” she said in a segment recorded before her ouster. “It’s been one of the best experiences of my life.”

The ABC hit, which drew up to 20 million viewers per week, began with a dozen dancers. Model-actress Josie Maran was the first to be eliminated. Other nixed contestants were actresses Sabrina Bryan, Jennie Garth and Jane Seymour, billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban, entertainer Wayne Newton, boxer Floyd Mayweather, actor Cameron Mathison (who took off his shirt after his last dance Tuesday) and model Albert Reed.

Boat Charters in Key West,Florida
November 27, 2007

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A Guide to Christmas in Key West
November 26, 2007



Kids love Christmas in the Keys because it’s different. What’s different is the warm weather and climate, but many of the customs are the same. Most folks have a tree of pine, spruce or fir. You’ll even see Charlie Brown type trees. In the Keys some folks decorate corn plants, Norfolk Pines or palm trees with tropical fish lights and seashells. Below are two places to take the family to during the Christmas hiolidays. The first has traditional trees from around the world and is educational. The second is purely the Keys

Marathon Garden Club – 5270 Overseas Highway, Marathon – “Christmas Around the World” , an educational Christmas tree exhibet with trees decorated from different countries of the world. the traditions, customs, and festivals of lands such as Germany, Russia, Holland December 9 through 30, closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, hours Monday through Thursday 10 AM – 5 PM, Friday and Saturday 12 noon – 5 PM, group appointments, no admission fee for children under 6, students 6- 17 $2.00, adults $5.00, Seniors $2.50 on Wednesday, Phone 305-743-4971, December 6 Gala Preview Party, December 8 Holiday Brunch

Upside Down Christmas TreeKey Largo Lodge, bayside- Take the kids to see the tree hanging from the ceiling with ornaments, tinsel and blinking lights. This inverted Christmas tree began about 20 years ago and was conceived by the lodge’s proprietor, Harriet “Hat” Stokes. An account in local newspaper states that one year Harriet Stokes erected the tree in the more customary point up position, but since everyone seem to be disappointed the tree was returned to the ceiling.

Keys Christmas – Robbie’s Marina at MM 77.5 bayside 305-664-2540 for infrmation

December 1-2, 9 AM to $ PM – celebrate an old fashioned Christmas on Lignumvitae Key at the historic Matheson House hosted by the Friends of Islamorada. Decorated in traditional keys style $10 donation includes boat ride to the island and house and hardwood hanmmock tour plus Christmas treats.

Annual Christmas Tree Sale – The Marathon Lion’s Club begins its annual tree sale November 23 in the Winn-Dixie Plaza in Marathon. Earnings to help residents of Marathon in need of eyecare.

 Marathon Community Park holiday lighting – December 1, 5:30 PM, 36 Street , Marathon

 Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce annual Christmas Party and Dinner – December 4, 6-9 PM, Sugarloaf Spports and Leisure Club, Bad George Road, Santa and Mrs. Claus Admission fee. 305-872-2411 Chamber of Commerce

Breakfast With Santa Claus – Key West Diner, 2814 North Roosevelt Blvd. Key West – $5 for children under 10 includes breakfast buffet and picture with Santa. call for date and time

Marathon Community Theatre Free Holiday Concert – December 22, 5 PM, Marathon Community Theatre, classic and seasonal songs, family oriented sing-along , seating limited so reserve ahead of time 305-743-0994

also Sheila’s Silly Nonsense Show for Kids – December 30, 3 PM, Marathon Community Theatre Galleryshort skits, silly songs and fairy tales, free but donations encouraged, seating limited, reservations recommended, 305-743-0994.

Moose Lodge Christmas children’s party – December 22, 12 noon to 2 PM, 11601 First Ave., Marathon – adult must accompany children under 10, games, lunch, Santa

Pigeon Key – Red, White and Blue Christmas Concert – December 22, 1 PM to 6 Pm , $15 donation goes to local charities, local bands The Happenings, fireworks, exhibits, motorcycle show, and Santa

Sombrero Beach in Marathon, Christmas at the Beach – December 23, 4 PM to 5:30 PM, community Christmas caroling and entertainment from Marathon churches

Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department – Christmas caroling route, 6 PM to 10 PM, check with Department on route, Santa on truck and candy for kids along the way.


Operation Christmas Child The Island Community Church is the main collection center for Monroe County. Residents can send shoe boxes filled with toys and essential items to children around the world living in crisis areas through Operation Christmas Child. Small toys, supplies for school, and basic hygiene items which can be fit into a shoe box are to collected at Island Community Church. Call 305-667-7303 or 800-123-4567 for information.

Toys for Tots Run – The annual Toys for Tots Run organized by ABATE ( American Bikers Aimed Toward Ed ucation) begins in late November each year. Toy donations ( new and unwrapped ) for children age 1 to 10 will go to kids at the Wesley House Child Care Ce3nter, Grace Jones Care and the Florida Keys Children Shelter. Collection Centers for toys are all Florida Keys fire stations, Marathon American Legion, and US1Radio in Big Pine. Information on the Toys for Tots Run call 305-872-2341 or 305-289-4383

Places to see in Key West
November 14, 2007

Virtual Tour Video of Key West,Florida
November 12, 2007

Key West Casino Cruises
November 5, 2007


Vegas West
237 Front Street
Key West, Florida 33040
Vegas West Casino Cruises offers you an affordable and fun experience. Slots , Blackjack, Dice, Roulette & Poker and more. Enjoy the free buffet, or order from the outdoor grill. We also have a full service bar offering a wide variety of liquors and domestic and imported beer.

RumRunners Entertainment Complex
November 3, 2007


Key West, FL 33040
The RumRunners Entertainment complex is 4 GREAT CLUBS under 1 ROOF in the heart of Key West’s Entertainment District. Each Club has a different personality…a different look and a different sound. Experience them all. And ENJOY!