Charlotte Twine

Charlotte Twine fled her New York City corporate publishing life and happily moved to the Keys six years ago. She has written for Travel + Leisure, Allure, and Offshore magazines; Elle.com; and the Florida Keys Free Press. She loves her two elderly Pomeranians, writing stories that uplift and inspire, making children laugh, the color pink, tattoos, Johnny Cash, and her husband. Though not necessarily in that order.

TASK FORCE TACKLES LOBSTER MINI-SEASON

I f you ever want a conversation to get heated on a community Facebook page, lob out this question: “Hey, do you think we should have lobster mini-season?” Then buckle...

VOLUNTEERS SEEK SOLUTION FOR COUNTY’S HOMELESS CAT PROBLEM

For decades, Sharon Mahoney-Ellenwood has been working tirelessly through her nonprofit Casting for Cats to raise money with fishing tournaments and use the funds to control feral/abandoned cat populations.   Her...

SCHOOL DISTRICT PONDERS STATE GRADES

Monroe County school officials say they are undecided about whether to seek the annual grade assigned to the district by the state, until they see what other districts plan...

EX-DEA AGENT IS RUNNING FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER

Last week, Tavernier resident Tom Raffanello announced his candidacy for Monroe County Commissioner, District 4, to run against David Rice in 2022. Rice is a longstanding member of the...

COUNTY: SOFTWARE WILL FIX PERMIT HANG-UPS

At a BOCC March 31 workshop, Mayor Michelle Coldiron’s announcement at the start of the proceedings gave a hint about the frustrations that staff and the public have had...

ALL MONROE COUNTY STUDENTS MAY GO TO SUMMER SCHOOL

Monroe County officials are mulling a special summer school session that would be open to all students as a way to regroup after a historic and challenging pandemic year....