Blair Shiver

Peaceful way to end the week

As we approached the narrow entrance, the clicking of disassembled paddles echoed over Whiskey Creek. Chatter amongst a family from Georgia and a group of friends from Wisconsin slowly dwindled...

Key West Botanical Garden making Easter educational

Migration Mania events begin next weekend Keeping an eye out for migratory species flying and flitting over the Keys may be, well, for the birds for lots of kids. The mention...

Whitefly situation improving

Since 2009 when the first report of a whitefly surfaced in Miami-Dade County, the epidemic has spread across the islands of Monroe County and left residents and homeowners scratching...

Surfers at Sombrero Beach?

Unless a hurricane is rolling in offshore or a boat’s just blasted by, Florida Keys beaches are rarely sought out for surfing. But a lack of waves is no problem at all for a group of Deerfield Beach surfers who decided in 2007 to form a non-profit to introduce young riders to the sport.

Keys Cable opens in Marathon

Otherside Boardsports in Islamorada has expanded to offer an "adrenaline-fueled adventure park" at Keys Cable in Marathon.

New manager on duty

A long-time familiar face at Grassy Key’s Dolphin Research Center, former facilities director Bette Zirkelbach has joined the team at The Turtle Hospital.