Florida Keys Voices Profiles with Personality
The Upper Keys:
In Key Largo and Islamorada, where KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has two exclusive locations, Mariners Resor t Villas & Marina and the Historic Tavernier Inn
|Kelly Grinter: Maintaining a Safe Haven for Wild Birds
Kelly Grinter has spent 18 years at the helm of the Marathon Wild Bird Center and is now one of the Florida Keys’ most prominent wildlife rehabilitators. Click here to meet the woman whose passion is “for the birds.” (September 2012).
|Marine Mammal Connection Fuels Lingenfelser’s Dedication
Two decades ago Robert Lingenfelser changed his life, inspired by an emotionally charged stint in the Keys volunteering for marine mammal rescue efforts. To meet the man whose marine mammal connection became a career, click here (November 2009).
|Mandy Rodriguez: A Mellow Fellow
The guiding spirit behind Marathon’s Dolphin Research Center, Armando “Mandy” Rodriguez, calls his work with dolphins a blessing and a gift. To meet this dedicated dolphin advocate, click here (September 2009).
|Laura Quinn: Providing Pelicans and Friends A Save Haven
Laura Quinn is the quintessential “bird lady,” a name she earned over the years since founding the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center in Tavernier. Find out how her unique facility took flight by clicking here (March 2009).
Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, Laura Quinn passed away at her home Sept. 18, 2010. Her legacy lives on through the Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary visitor center.
|Making A Dolphin Connection With Cheryl Messenger
Cheryl Messenger’s work at Dolphin Connection at Hawks Cay Resort includes nurturing and caring for pregnant dolphin, monitoring the growth of their calves via monthly ultrasounds, celebrating as they give birth and watching the calves thrive and grow. Click here to discover her “dolphin connection” (October 2008).
The Middle Keys:
Authors & Wordsmiths
|Corcoran’s Tantalizing Tales … And Tacos For Tennessee
He peddled tacos from a three-wheeled bicycle when he first moved to Key West — and Tom Corcoran has never forgotten the irreverent, weird, magical island he discovered from that vantage point. Find out how he became Key West’s master mystery writer by clicking here (May 2009).
|Lorian Hemingway: Key West Heart
The granddaughter of legendary writer and former Key West resident Ernest Hemingway, author Lorian Hemingway fell in love with the Florida Keys in the late 1960s. Learn more about the director of an internationally recognized short story competition based in Key West by clicking here here (September 2009).
Adventurers Beneath The Sea
In the Middle Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has the Village at Hawks Cay Villas on Duck Key, Indigo Reef Resort Villas & Marina and the Coral Lagoon Resort Villas & Marina vacation rentals in Marathon
Adventurers Beneath The Sea
|Stephen Frink: Immersed in Capturing the Underwater World
Every day in the water brings a new adventure and a new photo for Stephen Frink. Click here to find out why this world-renowned underwater photographer calls the Florida Keys his home and Keys waters his “office.” (January 2011).
|Sally Bauer: Diving into Underwater History
Sally Bauer, co-founder of the Florida Keys History of Diving Museum, was recently inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame and is dedicated to telling the story of man’s quest to explore the undersea world. Click here to “meet” this passionate diving historian. (April 2011)
|Sean Fisher— Driven by Passion and Heritage
Sean Fisher was 7 years old when his grandfather, Mel Fisher, discovered a legendary 17th-century Spanish shipwreck in Key West waters — and today, he helps guide an ongoing search for artifacts and treasures. Click here to “meet” this third-generation shipwreck seeker. (November 2010)
The Lower Keys:
In the Lower Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has the Coral Hammock Resort Villas and Kings Point Marina & Condominiums vacation rentals
These are some of my favorite experiences this week in the Florida Keys. If you’re coming down to visit and stay with us at the KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas in our vacation rentals, share your favorite experiences with us in the comments section of our blog…
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