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A group of people in a small boat in a body of water - Kayak

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...
A group of young children sitting next to a child - Tree

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...

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...
A group of people swimming in a body of water - Surfing

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.
A person standing next to a body of water - Keys Cable Park

Keys Cable opens in Marathon

Otherside Boardsports in Islamorada has expanded to offer an "adrenaline-fueled adventure park" at Keys Cable in Marathon.
A group of people swimming in the water - Water

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.
A man holding a dog posing for the camera - Dog breed

Philanthropic pilot still on the move

Despite unstable economic conditions that brought Big Pine Key resident Jeff Bennett out of retirement, the volunteer pilot is still finding time in his schedule to help rescue furry, feathered and slithery animals across the country.
A group of people posing for the camera - Vanessa Martinez

Switlik students rally to Save Old Seven

Stanley Switlik Elementary school students recently explained through an essay and art contest why preserving the Old Seven Mile Bridge is so important for the community and future generations.
A group of people posing for a picture - Marathon

6th Annual Sombrero Beach Run 5K Run/Walk

Over 600 Runners from across the country joined in two races Saturday morning, a 10K starting at 8 am and a 5K Run/Walk following...
A group of people sitting on a bench next to a tree - Florida Keys

Ocean Garden brings nautical dreams to life

Seashell shops line the Florida Keys and entice tourists from around the globe to take home a trinket from their travels. Though souvenir shells are...