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.

FISHING COMMUNITY RALLIES BEHIND ARTIST WHO LOST MONTHS OF WORK

Imagine this: You are a fine-arts painter during the pandemic. Quarantined at home, you cast about for something to do, just like the rest of the world. Then —...

MONROE COUNTY GUIDANCE/CARE CENTER OFFERS SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING

Sometimes our friends here in the Keys are gripped by such overwhelming moods and problems that they need help from others. In fact, the emotional black cloud can be...

SCHOOLS ON TAP TO GET $20 MILLION IN FEDERAL AID

Just as many U.S. citizens have been receiving stimulus payments from the federal government throughout this pandemic, the Monroe County School District has received emergency relief funds to address...

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...