EMERGENCY RESPONDERS MOVING TO A SAFER LOCATION

EMERGENCY RESPONDERS MOVING TO A SAFER LOCATION

County Emergency Management has directed all emergency service personnel and employees to evacuate together to return as quickly as possible to render aid and restore essential services. “We have prepared for the worst case scenario, but continue to hope for the best,” said Marathon City Manager Chuck Lindsey. “Our staff will be moving slightly to stay […]

JELLYFISH: The secret is shaving cream

JELLYFISH: The secret is shaving cream

It is another beautiful Keys day and you’ve decided to go out on the water.  You are snorkeling, diving or just taking a dip in the ocean when you suddenly experience a sharp, piercing pain. JELLYFISH! Although you may not see them, you know when you’ve been hit. There are many old wives’ tales when […]

Sewer Celebration marks completion of big task

Sewer Celebration marks completion of big task

Department of Economic Opportunity Director Cissy Proctor speaks to agency representatives at Marathon City Hall during Thursday’s Sewer Celebration. SARA MATTHIS/Keys Weekly 20 years & $1 billion On Thursday, representatives from many agencies and municipalities gathered at Marathon City Hall to formally declare the sewering of the Keys complete. It took almost 20 years, $1 […]

THIRD BIRD

THIRD BIRD

The Trauma Star air ambulance service in the Keys has a third helicopter. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday received the third copter for the service, a joint effort with Monroe County Fire Rescue. This machine will be stationed at the Lower Keys Medical Center. The other two are based at the Marathon airport. […]

Overseas Toll 1938-1954

Overseas Toll 1938-1954

What’s old is new again By Hays Blinckmann & Sara Matthis Monroe County, the City of Marathon and the Village of Islamorada have signed off on a resolution to explore the idea of a toll on Overseas Highway. It wouldn’t be the first time. From 1938 to 1954, Overseas Highway was officially called the “Overseas […]

Solar: Here comes the sun

Solar: Here comes the sun

Here comes the sun DECK: FKEC offers loans for solar systems Florida Keys Electric Cooperative has introduced a solar loan program for customers in the Middle and Upper Keys. The loans, up to $20,000, are for qualified electric customers to buy and install grid-tied systems capable of sending energy back to the utility, or battery […]