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The Biking Dead

The Biking Dead

Upper Keys Zombie Pub Crawl is Saturday If Key West seems like a bit too far of a drive for some zombie fun, Islamorada will be holding its third annual Zombie Pub Crawl bike ride on Saturday, Oct. 21. “The Islamorada Zombie Pub Crawl started with three friends three years ago. While enjoying a pint […]

MM50 Relief Project gathers costumes

MM50 Relief Project gathers costumes

Outfits for bigger kids still needed After Hurricane Irma hit the Keys, homegrown islander Krystal Langley was formulating a plan that has since turned into a mission. It was a sleepless night, she said, worrying about tornadoes in Coconut Creek where she lives now, but mostly about her hometown of Marathon. “I had all these […]

Top 12 Things that are normal in October

Top 12 Things that are normal in October

“Can I get a Candy Bar” Face it, we don’t live here just because the sun shines all the time. Get real. And thanks to the most creative and forgiving holiday of all time, Halloween, October seems to be our signature month to let our ‘whatever’ fly. Add Fantasy Fest to the mix and we […]

The Cavalry: The Navy to the rescue

The Cavalry: The Navy to the rescue

“It wasn’t all that different from working combat missions,” said Captain Bobby Baker, commanding officer of Naval Air Station Key West. “It was everything from air to ground in an emergency situation but without the fighting.” The Navy’s immediate action in the hours and days following the storm, now in comparison to Texas and Puerto […]

Refuge assesses bunny population after storm

Refuge assesses bunny population after storm

Irma’s storm surge, a lack of fresh water and freshly altered habitat spell danger for the Lower Keys marsh rabbits. CHAD ANDERSON/Lower Keys Marsh Rabbit Guide The poor bunnies! By Karuna Eberl It’s been a rough few weeks for bunnies. In the wake of Hurricane Irma, biologists are worried about how many of the Lower […]

No one outperformed Keys linemen

No one outperformed Keys linemen

Locals rise to the occasion Every single Florida Keys Electric Cooperative lineman turned into a customer service representative this week. Locals like FKEC journeyman lineman Rob Christensen had their personal cell phones blowing up as friends called with questions about service. “We, as a team, worked as fast as possible,” said Christensen. “I still get […]

JELLYFISH: The secret is shaving cream

JELLYFISH: The secret is shaving cream

It is another beautiful Keys day and you’ve decided to go out on the water.  You are snorkeling, diving or just taking a dip in the ocean when you suddenly experience a sharp, piercing pain. JELLYFISH! Although you may not see them, you know when you’ve been hit. There are many old wives’ tales when […]

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