Middle Keys

Blow, blow, blow your boat…

Blow, blow, blow your boat…

Social media helps boat get back In the midst of gutting houses and having more things on his to-do list than ever before, Key Colony Beach City Commissioner Jerry Ellis just wrote his boat off as a loss. “I didn’t have a lick of insurance on it and just never dreamed I would see it […]

Pigeon Key, Marathon Community Theatre rebuild

Pigeon Key, Marathon Community Theatre rebuild

REBUILDING INSTITUTIONS They’re down, but not out. Both Pigeon Key, the tiny and historic island in the middle of the 7 Mile Bridge, and Marathon Community Theatre, the homegrown theatre and cinema, sustained significant damage from Hurricane Irma. And while the task is formidable, it’s completely within the organizations’ reach to rebuild. PIGEON KEY It […]

It’s the little things, and the big things

It’s the little things, and the big things

Woman raises thousands for Irma supplies More than 50 bottles of bleach, gloves, masks, and cases of garbage bags, 32 garbage cans, 10 tarps, shovels, extension cords, six fans, five chainsaws and wheelbarrows, four mailboxes, two machetes, one bar of chocolate (yes, this says chocolate), and the list goes on… More than 50 people received […]

Marathon’s Faro Blanco houses the needy

Marathon’s Faro Blanco houses the needy

Ninety percent of guests are displaced locals It’s a good thing 79-year-old Carl Redfern didn’t stay in his Galway Bay trailer in Marathon like he had planned. After Hurricane Irma, he found his home ripped in half and nothing left inside. Redfern didn’t have a pet carrier and couldn’t take his cat, “Smooch,” to a […]

Fishermen’s field hospital opened Sept. 26

Fishermen’s field hospital opened Sept. 26

A temporary field hospital is open in Fishermen’s parking lot in Marathon.   Fishermen’s Hospital will be rebuilt, representatives say.   That’s the message from Baptist Health South Florida about Fishermen’s Hospital in Marathon. Whether that means the structure will be demolished, or thoroughly renovated, or possibly relocated, there will be permanent and consistent medical […]

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