Upper Keys

Porthole to the Soul

Prior to living on their 34 foot sailboat the “Aundrea Lynn,” artist Valerie Perreault and her husband, Andy Downs, rented a home adjacent to what would become...

Football success lifts community

The 2017 Coral Shores High School Hurricanes. DOUG FINGER/ Contributed CORAL SHORES: Outlasting the Storm The 2017 Coral Shores Hurricanes Varsity football season will be remembered for many reasons...

Robert the Doll Returns to Upper Keys

‘Possessed’ doll to haunt Keys History & Discovery Center He’s back. Robert the Doll will return to the Keys History & Discovery Center on Thursday, Oct. 26. In...

What’s next for fishing guides post-Irma

Zinke caps permit fees for Everglades Everglades National Park and local fishing guides seemed to be making progress on proposed fees to the park’s commercial use authorization permit...

Reefs resilient post-Irma

Following Hurricane Irma, the biggest question some divers had was, “How’d the reefs do?” The answer: “The reefs were in better shape than we anticipated,” said Jack Fishman, Rainbow...

Habitat’s Builder’s Club boosting construction

Join the Club The first rule of Habitat for Humanity’s Builder’s Club is you tell everyone about the Builder’s Club. The homebuilding organization’s Upper Keys affiliate created the...

Alexa Wheeler: Doyenne of vacations

At 21 years old, Alexa Wheeler was already working the real estate scene in Gainesville after graduating from the University of Florida. After some time in north...

First time for everything

Newbie takes on paddleboarding A quick phone call from Paddle the Florida Keys’ owner Scott Baste, and the plans for my first stand-up paddleboard trip are finally set....

Fly the coop, visit the Roost

It was the fresh citrus and elevated fertile lands of North Key Largo that earned Garden Cove its name. The waterfront bay was a destination for pirates...

Ken Meeks makes donation to local museum

BELOVED BANKER What would you do with one million dollars? Ken Meeks has decided to pledge $1 million to the Florida Keys History and Discovery Center – a...