Flavor at Pilot House

Flavor at Pilot House

Chef’s fare: simplicity By Theresa Java There’s a new head chef at Pilot House, Luigi Maestri. Compared to most stereotypical restaurant chefs, he’s a little different —soft-spoken, unassuming and seemingly relaxed. Maestri joined Mark Charles at the Pilot House two months ago bringing his 15 years experience and skill to the kitchen. Originally from Colombia, […]

Super Doctor: 20 Questions with Dr. Mahoney

Super Doctor: 20 Questions with Dr. Mahoney

By Theresa Java Dr. Joanne Mahoney has been practicing Internal Medicine for 30 years now. She took the slow route through medical school; first starting out as a medical technician, then went on to become a physician’s assistant, and then decided to become a medical doctor. She’s the medical director with Hospice VNA, the Rural […]

I Love Stock Island Festival coming soon!

I Love Stock Island Festival coming soon!

New I Love Stock Island Festival Offers More Than 50 Events and Activities Thanksgiving Weekend.  The I Love Stock Island Festival is a city-wide event Thanksgiving weekend, November 25-27, 2016 celebrating the heritage and history of Stock Island. Not limited to any one specific venue or happening, guests are invited to experience three full days of […]

Baptist, Fishermen’s Hospital explore the possibilities

Baptist, Fishermen’s Hospital explore the possibilities

Baptist Health South Florida and Fishermen’s Community Hospital have signed a letter of intent to explore a potential affiliation between the two organizations and are now working toward a definitive agreement expected to be formalized sometime in 2017. Fishermen’s Board of Trustees Chairman Peter Chapman says the letter begins a period of due diligence that will […]

Dani Hoy: A rising star

Dani Hoy: A rising star

By Susanne East-Brooke Coming from a musical family, singer-songwriter Dani Hoy started playing guitar at age 12.  Over the years she also sang with church and school choirs and did some community music theater.  But it wasn’t until 2009 that she put singing and playing guitar together.  She got her singer-songwriter start doing open mic […]

This Friday: SPAYGHETTI SIMMERING

This Friday: SPAYGHETTI SIMMERING

Pet rescue ready to host annual gala By Theresa Java Marrvelous Pet Rescue hosts its Spayghetti & No Balls Gala on Fri., Nov. 11 at Snook’s Bayside Grand Tiki Bar at MM 95. Funds raised at the event underwrite foster animals’ healthcare throughout the year, which is more than just spaying and neutering pets. The […]

Parrot Sanctuary

Parrot Sanctuary

 Local woman plans to make home for unwanted pets By Theresa Java Jenifer Dermer envisions a place where parrots fly, forage for food and bathe. They flock together and socialize and they’re happy. Dermer dreams of a parrot sanctuary, a place for all unwanted and neglected parrots in Key Largo. Last week, the county permit […]

Craving a hint of fall?

Craving a hint of fall?

 By Leah Maki Fall is my favorite season. I grew up going to apple orchards and pumpkin patches, baking pumpkin and apple pies, sipping cider next to a fireplace, and going for walks to find the most radiant red, orange and yellow leaves. But in the Florida Keys when the temperatures are pushing 90 degrees, […]

Fiona going home

Fiona going home

Fiona will be returned to her ocean home on Saturday, Oct. 22nd at 10 a.m. at Sombrero Beach in Marathon. The turtle was rescued the end of July just offshore of Crane Hammock Subdivision in Marathon.  Fiona was emaciated and entangled in fishing line and had ingested fishing line.  Fiona is fully recovered and has […]