Available 7 Days/Week       MON - FRI  8am - 7pm       SAT - SUN  10am – 6pm
Call us (786) 755-7400
Apply Now

Category: Entertainment

KEY WEST’S GENERAL HORSEPLAY IS SERIOUS ABOUT LIVE MUSIC

In a town with a stellar music scene, General Horseplay is quickly becoming a destination for a great live music experience. From the on-stage talent and sound and lighting experts, to the friendly staff and overall hip, welcoming vibe, General Horseplay is making a name for itself alongside some of the other long-standing live music venues on the island. “My vision is to have a safe and inviting atmosphere for all,” said general manager Andre Amador. “We strive to offer the best cocktails in town, along with the best customer service and to provide an unforgettable experience. Not only do we...

Continue reading

MUSICIAN TONY BALTIMORE FINE TUNES HIS STYLE IN KEY WEST

The past decade has defined Tony Baltimore as a performer, songwriter and musician. Baltimore (whose last name is really Durante) moved to Key West from Baltimore, Maryland in February 2011. Like many who love our hometowns, he had grown tired of his and was looking for a change. His longtime friend Nick Doll had recently moved to Key West and suggested Tony come down.  I also moved to Key West in 2011 from Columbus, Ohio, only a month after Tony. We met soon thereafter, and I became a friend and a fan. His journey has been both remarkable and inspirational to me. I recently had occasion to...

Continue reading

AFRO ROOTS CONCERT SERIES RETURNS TO ISLAMORADA

The 23rd season of the award-winning Afro Roots Fest makes a second run to the Florida Keys on May 29-30 to the Florida Keys Brewing Company. The event will feature live music on both days, with JUke and Electric Piquete on May 29 and Electric Kif and the Nag Champayons on May 30. It all begins at 6 p.m. both days. All ages are welcome and a donation of $10 will earn attendees an official festival swag item.   “It feels good to finally bring the festival back to Islamorada after a year where much of the musical programming in the Florida Keys was canceled,” said festival founder and musical...

Continue reading

OPINION: ‘LOVE’ ISN’T A STRONG ENOUGH WORD FOR MOMS

 ‘Love’ isn’t strong enough. Our language is woefully inadequate. How can the word that describes our affection for, say, a favorite sweatshirt, be the same one we use for the woman who is our everything?  Not only is the word inadequate, but also shamefully overused. We need a stronger, better, more descriptive word for the love between a mother and child. Sure, “love” works for little kids drawing hearts with crayons. But as those kids become adults, we realize the sacrifices this woman has made. The worries we caused. The school projects we forgot until the night before and the...

Continue reading

BOOK-LOVIN’ MAMAS, THIS IS YOUR JAM

Every May we celebrate Mother’s Day filled with candy, cards and flowers, sometimes even breakfast in bed! We honor the women who care for others, the generations that came before and those that raised us. These five timeless books beautifully share one of life’s most complicated and rewarding relationships. My Name is Lucy BartonBy Elizabeth Strout Lucy Barton lies in the hospital after a routine surgery that has unexpectedly left her very ill. The doctors have it under control, but Lucy is beginning to despair. As a young mother she misses her two daughters, her husband and the life she...

Continue reading

KEYS CHORAL ARTS OFFERS CHORUS OF MOTHER’S DAY WISHES

Chorus. Glee Club. Choir. Call it whatever you’d like, as long as you also listen to it. The blending of harmonies, melodies and ranges creates a powerful collective voice that you can’t help but enjoy. As anyone knows who has stood on risers to sing in a school auditorium that doubled as a cafeteria, there’s something fundamentally enjoyable about choral music. Those glee club students have all grown up and are now part of Keys Choral Arts, a nonprofit chorus that performs two concerts a year — one in the spring and one at Christmastime — under the direction of Tim Peterson. Keys Choral Arts...

Continue reading

TOP 10 REASONS BIDEN’S FAMILIES PLAN MAY NOT WORK FOR YOU

President Joe Biden is getting ready to unveil another $1.8 trillion plan to support education, child care and paid family leave during his first address to Congress this week. The massive package, dubbed the “American Families Plan,” is supposed to provide an equitable recovery from the COVID pandemic. The plan includes $1 trillion in spending and $800 million in tax credits for the middle class.  Top 10 reasons Biden’s American Families Plan may not be good for you:  The name of your boat is “Buck Fiden.” The Child Tax Credit doesn’t apply to your 28-year-old son who refuses to move out...

Continue reading

KEY WEST CONCERT BENEFITS MUSIC ICON BILL BLUE

The musical lineup read like a Who’s Who of the Key West music scene. Dozens of performers, producers and sound technicians shared their sound and donated their time and talent for the April 17 Bill Blue Most Exceptional Benefit Concert, which raised money to help legendary bluesman Bill Blue, who lost his voice to cancer. Performers included CW Colt, Barry Cuda, Mick Kilgos, Kim Jad? Fry, Gabriel Wright, Chris Rehm, Adrienne Z, Claire Finley, Ray West, Tony Baltimore, Tony Roberts, Dani Hoy, Joey Marchiano, Kenny Fradley, The Happy Dog, Larry Baeder, Gary Hempsey, Ericson Holt, Julianna MacDowell,...

Continue reading

BOOKS: WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS

If you find yourself daydreaming about the city of lights, pick up one of these fabuleux novels to take you away for the day. Armchair traveling at its best with historical fiction, mystery, romance and always a bit of bubbly — you don’t need to speak French to enjoy the language of love. The Paris Apartment By Kelly Bowen When Aurelia Leclaire walks through the door of a lavish apartment she recently inherited, she is both shocked and astounded. Her grandmother not only left Lia an apartment that no one knew of — but it has also been deserted since 1943. The apartment is overflowing with magnificent...

Continue reading

PHOTOGRAPHER CJ GROTH CAPTURES THE KEYS

In recent years, the world of photography has seen a bit of a renaissance. The age of camera phones and digital photography sprouted a significant uptick in images posted on countless platforms and apps. Few of us can say we do not like to share our photos – maybe even oversharing on occasion, or so we’re told. Being a 24/7 digital clicker, a social-media addicted selfie-master, or filtering one’s face into a younger, sexier image with the aid of a phone or pad, hardly makes a photographer. Even with all the nifty tricks and treats the digital world has bestowed upon modern society, most of...

Continue reading

*Assumes 2.799% APR, 20% down payment, and conforming 30-year fixed rate first mortgage on a single family, primary residence. The monthly payment you enter includes only principal and interest. Additional required amounts such as taxes, insurance, home owner association dues, assessments, mortgage insurance premiums, flood insurance or other such required payments should also be considered. Not all individuals will qualify for a mortgage loan based on the payment entered. Rates cited are for instructional purposes only; current rates are subject to change at any time without notice.  **Posted APR is based on Mortgage Assumptions
 
Copyright © 2021 Fidelity Home Group supports Equal Housing Opportunity | All Right Reserved  | NMLS Identifier 1834853. Fidelity Home Group is not affiliated with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). Not intended for legal or financial advice, consult your own professionals if such advice is sought. Accessibility Statement  | Consent to Receive Electronic Loan Documents  |  Cookies Policy   |  Disclosures  | Email and Mobile PolicyFair Lending Policy  |  Mortgage Assumptions  |  NMLS Consumer Access  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Use 

Florida Keys Mortgage | Fidelity Home Group
2011 Flagler Ave, Key West, FL 33040

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday 8am to 7pm EST
Saturday - Sunday 10am to 6 pm EST