Top 12 Things that are normal in October

Top 12 Things that are normal in October

“Can I get a Candy Bar” Face it, we don’t live here just because the sun shines all the time. Get real. And thanks to the most creative and forgiving holiday of all time, Halloween, October seems to be our signature month to let our ‘whatever’ fly. Add Fantasy Fest to the mix and we […]

Turtle hurdles: Prognosis remains static

Turtle hurdles: Prognosis remains static

It had been exactly two weeks since the storm rolled through and still there wasn’t a single boat within earshot or sight. The water was flat as glass. The air: silent. This wildlife reconnaissance mission had started on a low note. Just 20 minutes in, a 4-foot-long dead sea turtle floated ominously at the entrance […]

What exactly defines a storm hero? 

What exactly defines a storm hero? 

Here’s our top list of what definitely does NOT define a #storm hero. September ushered in one feisty old lady named Irma. She came, blustered, blew and handed our backsides back to us tenfold. Yet from the ashes, some rose to the occasion—preserving our belief in the human spirit. No doubt about it, Irma brought […]

Refuge assesses bunny population after storm

Refuge assesses bunny population after storm

Irma’s storm surge, a lack of fresh water and freshly altered habitat spell danger for the Lower Keys marsh rabbits. CHAD ANDERSON/Lower Keys Marsh Rabbit Guide The poor bunnies! By Karuna Eberl It’s been a rough few weeks for bunnies. In the wake of Hurricane Irma, biologists are worried about how many of the Lower […]

Monroe County Schools closed “indefinitely”

Monroe County Schools closed “indefinitely”

The Monroe County Schools remain closed indefinitely at this time, but at this time school is canceled with certainty through Friday, Sept. 15. Superintendent Mark Porter made the decision following conference call meetings with Monroe County Emergency Management officials. Due to the need to survey damage from Hurricane Irma throughout the Keys, officials ask that […]

UPDATE: Snake Creek Bridge is OK according to Islamorada Fire Chief Terry Abel

UPDATE: Snake Creek Bridge is OK according to Islamorada Fire Chief Terry Abel

UPDATE: Snake Creek Bridge is OK according to Islamorada Fire Chief Terry Abel. Snake Creek Bridge is okay Monroe County officials were receiving eye witness reports that the Snake Creek Bridge in Tavernier is “out” and that several other bridges may have been compromised.  However, Islamorada Fire Chief has said the bridge is “driveable.” Monroe County […]

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