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canal cleanup in the Keys

Canals: the final piece of debris puzzle

The Department of Environmental Protection has agreed to lead marine debris removal efforts throughout Florida, including the Keys. Monroe County and the City of Marathon have agreed...
FIRM

Insurance Rate FREEZE

Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe (FIRM) was the only grassroots entity mentioned in the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation’s (OIR) order filed on Dec. 6. The order...
Key West soccer

City of Key West wants to play ball

It’s hard not to cry foul when the “Beach Bum” movie trucks are parked on one of the few usable sports fields in Key West. Unfortunately, Irma’s...
Stouts and aquarium reopening

Marathon: Aquarium, Stouts to re-open

Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters will reopen to the public on Saturday, Dec. 16. With almost all the Hurricane Irma damages repaired, the only thing lacking is excited...
Baptist Hospital

FROM TENTS TO TEMPORARY

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners approved Baptist Health South Florida’s request to erect a modular hospital at the west end of Marathon airport while Fishermen’s Community...

Dumping Arrests Begin

On Saturday, two men from Key Largo were arrested, charged with dumping a large amount of debris beside the highway on Grassy Key. The pile of dumped...

Home for Christmas

While sitting around the table at the Wesley House Family Service’s Adoption Day luncheon in November, Kelley Porter shared her Hurricane Irma evacuation story. Her two children,...
Cleanup the Lower Keys

Making the Lower Keys Beautiful Again

Square Grouper bartender Lenore Baker used to spend her weekends relaxing on the boat at offshore sandbars – that is, until Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on her...
Langhorne on a car

Langhorne Slim plays music fest to help the Keys recover

HUMBLE HELP Over the past several years, Billy Kearins (Founder of COAST) “found his groove” hosting established and emerging songwriters in what he calls the “indie folk and...
Foundation presents check

Big Check

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys donated $156,650 to Marathon area nonprofits to help the Hurricane Irma relief. The check was presented to the nonprofits by...