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.

MONROE COUNTY MOVES TO SETTLE $26.5 BILLION OPIOID LAWSUIT

Monroe County has moved to settle its part in a nationwide class-action lawsuit against distributors and a manufacturer of opioid pain pills. According to the December 2021 county commissioner...

UPPER KEYS HUMANE SOCIETY HOSTS FUNDRAISER FOR NEW BUILDING TO CARE FOR ANIMALS

Veterinarian Michael Claudio delicately picked up a mewling ginger kitten, who had been nestled against her mama on a pile of blankets. A few weeks prior, her pregnant mother...

FAMILY OFFERING $25,000 REWARD FOR MISSING SUGARLOAF BOATER

Heath, last seen on Nov. 22, was wearing a navy blue short sleeve shirt, gray shorts, prescription sunglasses and Keen sandals. He is 5-foot-seven-inches tall. CONTRIBUTED The family of Jason...

UPPER KEYS PRACTITIONER OFFERS COMPASSION & CARE FOR MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

Ja’el (pronounced like the initials “J.L.”) Powers is in her 13th year of nursing. Throughout her career, she has worked in every specialty/department except for an ICU: a cardiac...

STATE-MANDATED PARENTAL CONTROL OVER SEX EDUCATION BEGINS IN KEYS SCHOOLS

Legislation that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law back in June giving parents more control over the sexual education of their children is now being carried out within...

MOTHER NATURE MOURNS: RENOWNED BIOLOGIST’S MOST FAMOUS STUDIES TOOK PLACE IN THE KEYS

Imagine this scenario: A young scientist asks Monroe County agencies if he can conduct an experiment. He would like to tent off some small mangrove islands — just six...