Keys Tarpon Fishing: Going for the Silver … On Your Own

It’s not called the silver king for nothing. There is simply no other acrobatic fish on the inshore fishing scene more coveted by anglers than the tarpon.

Known for their high-leaping ability, tarpon are powerful and tenacious. It’s sometimes easy to get them to bite a bait, but often they have lockjaw and can frustrate anglers and captains alike.

I had caught and released a number of tarpon, but those achievements always came under the tutelage of a professional Florida … Read the rest

Monroe County Commission Proclaims Oct. 27, 2018, ‘Lieutenant Stuart G. Newman Day’

The founder of the Florida Keys’ longtime tourism public relations agency has been honored by the Monroe County Commission.

At its most recent meeting, the commission passed a unanimous resolution decreeing that Saturday, Oct. 27, be proclaimed “Lieutenant Stuart G. Newman Day” in the Florida Keys.

Newman, 96, served in World War II as a navigator aboard a B-17 Flying Fortress, completing 35 missions.

He and 72 other veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam are to travel to … Read the rest

Florida Keys Tourism Council Receives Gold Flagler Award for PR Creativity

Andy couldn't be there in person to accept the Gold 'Henry,' so ...
Andy couldn’t be there in person to accept the Gold ‘Henry,’ so …

It’s great to be a bride and not a bridesmaid.

Our marquee client, the Monroe County (Florida Keys & Key West) Tourist Development Council picked up the top Flagler tourism marketing award — dubbed “The Henry” for “Creativity in Public Relations” at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism that ended Friday.

It was for an initiative dubbed “It’s Too Cold in Ithaca (New York) … Go to the … Read the rest

Mount McKinley Renaming Creates Public Relations Opportunity

In this Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, photo provided by Holland America Line, a woman gazes at Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve. On Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, the White House said that President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's highest peak to Denali restoring an Alaska Native name with deep cultural significance. (Andy Newman/Holland America Line)
In this Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, photo provided by Holland America Line, a woman gazes at Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve. On Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, the White House said that President Barack Obama will change the name of North America’s highest peak to Denali restoring an Alaska Native name with deep cultural significance. (Andy Newman/Holland America Line)

Late yesterday afternoon I saw an AP story that President Obama had announced the renaming of Mount McKinley to … Read the rest

Florida Keys Soldier Ride

Brandon Dodson and Flagler the dolphin splash each other at Dolphin Research Center Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Marathon, Fla. The interactive experience with the dolphins was a facet of Soldier Ride, which has 60 vets — most suffering severe injuries from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — biking segments of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway. The event is staged by the Wounded Warrior Project to help restore injured soldiers’ physical and emotional well-being. It concludes in Key West Sunday, … Read the rest

Quantum Key West 2014

J/70 boats crowd the windward mark during the final day of racing at the Quantum Key West 2014 sailing regatta Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Key West, Fla. The five-day sailing event off the Florida Keys featured 123 boats sailing in 10 classes. With 60 boats in the class, the J/70 was the largest of the fleet. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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SI Top 100 Photo

SI.com (Sports Illustrated) chose one of Andy Newman’s Diana Nyad images among the top 100 sports pictures of the year. In 2013, Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a protective cage. Newman is an accomplished photographer who has been published globally. Congratulations to one of our own!

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K.W. World Championship

Superboat Extreme class boats make the turn in Key West Harbor Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, during the first of three race days at the Key West World Championship in Key West, Fla. More than 40 high-speed powerboats from the U.S. and other countries are entered in the competition. The second race is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8, and the finals, with double points, are set for Sunday. Nov. 10. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)

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Golden Keys Sunrise

Our own Andy Newman captured a stunning sunrise in the Florida Keys. Nothing says “it’s going to be a great day” like the golden hues of a morning sky shining over a shoreline adorned with Florida’s signature palm trees.

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Keys Turtle Off to Vegas

Staff at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital load OD, a 320-pound green sea turtle, into a golf cart so he can be moved to an examination room Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Because the turtle cannot be released into the wild due to an irreparable collapsed lung, on Thursday, July 25, he was flown via FedEx to Las Vegas to live out his life at the The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Resort and Casino. Photo by Andy Newman.

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