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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 […]

Baseball dads take on Omaha with Lower Keys Barracudas

Baseball dads take on Omaha with Lower Keys Barracudas

“Part time warm up partner, part time pitching machine, part time baseball critic, full time dad”   While a lot of Keys dads are spending Father’s Day leisurely on the couch, or the sandbar, a handful of local dads are spending their Father’s Day flying home from Omaha, Nebraska – where they are hoping to bring […]

Staying Power: Half Shell’s bartenders have been there for decades

Staying Power: Half Shell’s bartenders have been there for decades

For a brief moment in the spring of 2000, Michelle and Joe’s eyes met in the office of Half Shell Raw Bar. The next day Joe was training Michelle behind the bar at the popular restaurant, and they worked really well together. “I knew there was possibly something good in our future,” Joe said. For […]