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The importance of being Ernest

The importance of being ErnestApproximately 125 stocky, white-bearded men are set to flock to Ernest Hemingway’s 1930s island retreat to compete in Sloppy Joe’s 33rd annual “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. To be held July 18-20, the contest takes place at Sloppy Joe’s Bar, 201 Duval St., where the legendary author often enjoyed cocktails with literary and local cohorts. The event is a highlight of the annual Hemingway Days celebration of his writing talent, sporting pursuits and colourful Key West lifestyle. ( ,