Episode 11: “Leave This Island”


Episode #11: “Leave This Island”
Initial Airing January 20, 2011

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The East Martello Museum is haunted by the past of the Florida Keys. Claudia Pennington gives us a tour of the Civil War Fort and the history of Key West
Carol Shaughnessy, is in the know. We see the hi-lites of the Hemingway Days Festival and Key West Literary Seminar.
Lloyd from Lloyd’s Tropical Bike Tour shows Howard how to whack into a coconut. Howard stands at a safe distance from Lloyd and his very sharp machete. Lloyd underestimates Howard’s playing of a Conch Shell.
Artist Chris Guinto builds a giant Sculpture of sand before our eyes.
In “Howie’s Happy Hour” Flare Mixologist Tim Schwarz shows us all how to makes a cocktail with 4 Orange Vodka
Closing the episode Howard talks about the inspiration of his song and a man that couldn’t move away from the Keys. Howard and the Mile Marker 24 Band perform “Leave This Island”. Don’t worry folks.

Howard’s Motto is “Sell your Stuff, Keep the Dog and Move to an Island”



  1. Have visited your fine Island in 05, stayed, and partied for a week, loved it. Am retired now, and money is a little tight, but i hope to visit you guys again.

    Ralph Payton on January 21st, 2011
  2. Sorry to hear of your pouch Howard. But shes up in the big Dog Bone Heaven Grounds in the Sky Just waiting for us.Enjoy that new boat……

    David Crawford on January 21st, 2011
  3. i really love your show. keep’em comin’

    edna fox on January 21st, 2011
  4. Great show!!!! keep up the good work!!!!

    Mike Murthough on January 21st, 2011
  5. I have the cure for those living in Key West and think they want to move somewhere else….just pick another Keys Island and experience the Keys in a whole new way. You’ll be back to Key West someday and appreciate it even more. Keep living on Key West Time! Thanks Howie. Great show.

    Elaine Chinnis on January 21st, 2011
  6. Can’ wait to get there…1st week in March

    Renee on January 23rd, 2011
  7. Gotta get back to Key West and stay forever!

    Jody Upp on January 23rd, 2011
  8. Wish I was there.
    I’ll just have to wait until our next visit or until we win the lottery, quit our jobs and move to Key West.
    ..just love it there!

    Patti on January 23rd, 2011
  9. Be there in March . Love your site. Been to Keywest 10 times and keep coming back……
    Great show…..

    Kathleen Hilferty on January 25th, 2011
  10. I absolutely love coming to see Key West and all my friends, including the MM24 Band. We love our friends Dave and Leigh and their dog Baxter. Keep wait to be able to see them again. Love you guys sooooo mmmmmuuuuuuuuccccchhhhh!!!!!

    Liz Foster on January 25th, 2011
  11. Could be a great video. Don’t know if the there is something wrong, but STOP the over dubbing of the Music. I get the message!

    wayne on January 26th, 2011
  12. Thanks Wayne for your candid feedback. Glad you’ve enjoyed the shows otherwise… Episodes 12 and 13 are in the can but will keep your thoughts in mind for upcoming episodes in the future!
    Craig Hollenback
    Executive Producer

    craig on January 26th, 2011
  13. I have enjoyed all the episodes I have watched. Having only been to the Keys on a couple of occasions, this show has let me know that the next time I am there there is a lot more left to be seen and done. Thanks so much. Waiting for the next episode.

    Bobby Curran on January 26th, 2011

    wayne morgan on January 27th, 2011

    wayne morgan on January 27th, 2011
  16. We have lived here in the Keys for over 6 years. We are shocked (and ashamed) at how many places and events are here that we were not even aware of. It’s been amazing! We now have a LOT of catching up to do! Thanks to the show for bringing this all to our attention.

    David and Debbie Cooper on January 27th, 2011
  17. That “current temperature” doesn’t hurt either! We have DirecTV & have set it to record all episodes! REALLY enjoying the show!

    Sharon on January 27th, 2011
  18. I visit the Keys every year for a month Feb-March. I have been a fan of MM24 for years. The episodes of Key West Time have enlightened me to several things that i will put on my itinerary for this years visit. ( the haunted fort for one)

    I am a very big fan of troprock music & would like as much info on this kind of music as possible.

    Ed Wagner on January 27th, 2011
  19. Love the show. Would love to see you highlite great, unique places to stay when visitng the Keys.

    Jeff on January 27th, 2011
  20. We look forward to each episode. We have our tickets and condo is rented. See you at the Marathon Seafood Festival, again.
    Hope you are playing Boondocks the first two weeks in March.
    Want Snow?

    Russ Tassie on January 27th, 2011
  21. Had to answer No on your survey as we been here since 1992.

    Liz Leonard on January 27th, 2011
  22. We come down to the Keys at least twice a year and stay on Big Pine. Always enjoy fishing, Boondocks, Looe Key across the street’ and partying around Key West. The show just makes us want to come back sooner and more often.

    Phil Haynes on January 27th, 2011
  23. Will look forward to more “blog” and info from the Keys. I was happy to meet Howard (Howie – as my cousin Gregg calls him) last week. I have enjoyed your music everytime I see your band. And your attitude is inspirational…I wish I could be as happy as you seem to portray. Keep it up.

    Back here in freezing, snowing Wauconda, IL.

    Karen Schaid Wagner on January 27th, 2011
  24. At 7 tonight, I poured a glass of Chardonnay and sat down at my computer to watch the show, and Howie, I have to say, this was your best one ever! It showed more of the real Key West than anything else has, even to the sand sculptures at White and Virginia, right around the corner from where I lived until last February. I loved every minute of the show and I have to tell you, I was actually sobbing all the way through “Leave This Island”, for obvious reasons, since I really never wanted to leave that island. I miss it so much, but I know I’m near my children and grandchildren where I’m meant to be right now and I’m happy about that. I can’t wait to come back to see all of you in March for a few weeks! God bless and you all take care down there. Love, Peggy

    Peggy Butler on January 27th, 2011
  25. I took you poll and had to answer no. However this may be misleading.
    I have been coming to Key West every year since 1998. At least twice a
    year, sometimes 3 times a year and one year 4 times. However I love
    your show and have not missed one. Keep up the great work Howie.
    I love your music and your attitude about life. Meet me in the keys.
    Perry Dickinson

    Perry Dickinson on January 27th, 2011
  26. Chris Guinto, is super hot !!!

    DEAN on June 24th, 2012

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