‘I’ll call today’ – Rubio promises support for FEMA funds, canal cleanup

The process of preparing for another hurricane season while still recovering from the last one was the main focus for local officials during a visit with U.S....

Green Dwellings

Editor’s note: Hurricane Irma claimed about 1,000 mobile homes, the Keys’ previous answer to affordable housing. Many single-family, ground level homes weren’t spared either. With those wiped out,...

County, cities still waiting on FEMA funding

By Sara Matthis & Gabriel Sanchez Across the board, the governmental entities in Monroe County have yet to receive any federal funds associated with Hurricane Irma. In fact,...

Don’t forget to file for hurricane tax relief

By U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo When some in the Lower and Middle Keys lost everything to Hurricane Irma’s 130 miles-per-hour winds and 10-foot storm surge, I knew perhaps the...
Coral Head Music Fest

Music Fest Money

Some are almost done, others are in the middle, but some haven’t begun home repairs after Hurricane Irma. Terri Metter is one of the latter. A Keys...

HOUSING: What’s available as Keys rebuild

Hurricane Irma claimed about 1,000 mobile homes, the Keys’ previous answer to affordable housing. Many single-family, ground level homes weren’t spared either. With those wiped out, the...

Katrina Cottages now a Keys thing

The first three Florida “Keys Cottages” are set to break ground at the end of the month in one of the hardest hit areas in Big Pine...

Grandfather dock – Village to discuss registration

As residents of the Village of Islamorada continue their post-Hurricane Irma recovery, the village’s planning department must tackle how to issue permits for non-conforming docks built before...

BUILDING PERMIT ISSUES – Delays prompt changes

Municipal building departments are struggling to keep up with the volume of work following Hurricane Irma. In the Village of Islamorada, the numbers are up, from issuing...
fashion show

‘Blue tarp blue is the new black’

With scraps of blue tarps flying across the floor at 2015 Fantasy Fest Queen Mary-Lynne Price’s Key West house, she was piecing together blue for a wonderful...