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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 […]

HUMANITARIANS OF THE YEAR

HUMANITARIANS OF THE YEAR

Elwell family and Shirley Freeman honored The American Red Cross Greater Miami & the Keys Chapter is proud to announce the Florence Spottswood 2017 Humanitarian of the Year Honorees, Ross and Janice Elwell and family, and the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Honoree, Dr. Shirley Freeman. In a teary eyed acceptance, Janice Elwell, thanked her family and […]

Grab your ballot for Best of Marathon

Grab your ballot for Best of Marathon

Best of Marathon a celebration of democracy and community Freedom. Liberty. Democracy. Merriment. These principals are the cornerstones of what has become a symbol of the purest form of democracy in the city of Marathon. For 2016 Keys Weekly are teaming with the Rotary Club of Marathon to produce the one event that brings the […]

Blessing of the Key West Fleet

Blessing of the Key West Fleet

Keys Marine Service hosts service at Stock Island Marina Village Since the late ’80s, commercial fisherman Adam Disson has spent July waking up early prepping his traps making sure all the loose ends are ready for Monday, Aug. 1, the first day traps can get wet for the lobster season opener on Saturday, Aug. 6. […]

Smooth Sailing: Camp rears new sailors

Smooth Sailing: Camp rears new sailors

“There’s no crying in sailing,” Captain Chris Anderson tells three slightly scared five-and six-year-olds on the first session’s morning class for kids eight and under. “Now pull in the sail, and let’s go to Mermaid Island.” Where is Mermaid Island, you ask? Well, it’s the floating docks at the City Marina at Boot Key Harbor, […]

Sponge Science: Florida Sea Grant, FWCC partners with professor

Sponge Science: Florida Sea Grant, FWCC partners with professor

By Gabriel Sanchez In recent months, the crisis surrounding Florida coastlines and the Everglades has exploded into the national spotlight. Stories of algae filled waters, massive fish kills, and seagrass die off have haunted Floridians. Fortunately, scientists like Dr. Mark Butler, Elliot Hart, and Jack Butler are pioneering sponge studies that could have positive implications […]

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