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50 lionfish = 1 extra lobster

50 lionfish = 1 extra lobster

Catching lionfish leads to lobster rewards For last year’s lobster mini season, Florida Fish and Wildlife allowed one extra lobster per day for every 10 lionfish collected per day. This year, the rule has changed a little bit, but the extra lobster is still up for grabs if lionfish harvesters can produce 50 lionfish before […]

Patterson joins Weekly Newspapers team

Patterson joins Weekly Newspapers team

The Weekly Newspapers are proud to welcome former hotel and resort sales manager Anneke Patterson as the newest account executive to their sales and marketing team. A native of Richmond, Indiana who immigrated from the Netherlands with her immediate family at only a year old, Patterson graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts […]

Social Shortcake and Engaging Ice Cream

Social Shortcake and Engaging Ice Cream

Ice Cream Social nets a lot of cake for the MARC House By Jason Koler Sugar-crazed foodies from throughout the Keys mingled among neighbors and plants this past Saturday at the 8th Annual ReMARCable Mattheessen’s Ice Cream and Fresh Fruit Social. In an evening dedicated to desserts, more than $8,000 was raised by patrons feasting […]

Christmas in July for the Kids

Wesley House Family Services will be hosting “Christmas in July”, this Friday, July 29 from 5pm-9pm at Conch Town Bar, 3340 North Roosevelt Boulevard. This event is the kickoff to a collaborative effort between all Monroe County agencies who support children and families during the holiday season. It is the goal of these agencies to work together […]

The Crustacean Carnival

The Crustacean Carnival

Lobster Mini Season this Wednesday & Thursday   Recreational and commercial harvest seasons for spiny lobster in Florida are set to reopen soon. The special two-day spiny lobster sport season comes first, July 27 and 28 this year, followed by the regular lobster season Aug. 6 through March 31. The special two-day sport season occurs […]

Key Largo Food & Wine Festival: Schedule of Events

Key Largo Food & Wine Festival: Schedule of Events

    Key Largo Food & Wine Festival: Schedule of Events   Friday, July 29 4-7pm at Tradewinds Liquors TGIF Happy Hour Festival Kick-off & Wine Tasting 10% discount on featured wines throughout festival.   7pm at Señor Frijoles/Key Players “Pollo, Passion and Pistols” Murder Mystery Dinner with wines.     Saturday, July 30   […]

“Rodney Barreto was one of the best friends…”

“Rodney Barreto was one of the best friends…”

Retirement party held for former FWC Chairman Rodney Barreto By Jason Koler Joe Weatherby, the man who fought for years to create one of the largest artificial reefs in the world off the shores of Key West, summed up the sentiments of many Florida Keys residents this past Wednesday night. Business leaders, elected officials, and […]

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