The Tops

‘I’m gonna rock your world’

‘I’m gonna rock your world’

The Key West event featuring Jim Knight on Wednesday, June 28 at 4 p.m. will also include an expo featuring top products and services for the hospitality industry and businesses in general. Tickets are $52 in advance and $75 at the door. For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, contact Lynne Hernandez at 305-710-3962 or email lhernandez@frla.org. […]

Ed Russo: Passion trumps politics

Ed Russo: Passion trumps politics

Russo speaks on environment, president   For 17 years, Edward Russo has lived in the Florida Keys, “the most unpretentious place I know.” This from a man who wrote the 2016 book “Donald Trump: An Environmental Hero.” Russo was not afraid to tackle the most polarizing American political figure in recent years. Why? Russo has […]

Crocodiles not uncommon in the Florida Keys

Crocodiles not uncommon in the Florida Keys

After awhile crocodile… Well, hello, my 1,000-pound, four-footed, reptile friend, been here long? Actually, yes. Last week, a rather pot-bellied 7-foot American saltwater crocodile found itself newsworthy on Stock Island, but is this unusual? Not really. Residents of the Keys have been living with crocodiles, whether knowingly or not, since the ’70s. “Florida Keys Crocodiles” […]

Fishermen & The Fish House

Fishermen & The Fish House

An examination of the management plan for county-owned commercial waterfront Monroe County is one step closer to acquiring the 8-acre parcel known as Gulf Seafood on Stock Island. At its most recent meeting, the Monroe County Board of Commissioners approved a broad-stroke management plan, one of the requirements of the state’s Stan Mayfield Working Waterfront […]

Take Stock evens the odds for students

Take Stock evens the odds for students

A BETTER CHANCE By Kristen Livengood When Chuck Licis moved to the Keys, “there was a tremendous level of need for students with economic disadvantages,” he said. Licis moved to the Keys with an extensive background in rural education. In his third year as Take Stock program coordinator, and as a success coach at Key […]