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 LOSES 10 FIREFIGHTERS TO HIGHER-PAYING MAINLAND JOBS

Monroe County Fire Chief Steven Hudson confirmed to Keys Weekly that his department has lost between 10 and 12 staff members within the last two to three months, all...

‘WE’RE LOSING KIDS’: MONROE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT CONCERNED ABOUT TRUANCY

At the Oct. 12 and Oct. 16 Monroe County School Board meetings, board members and staff said that they are concerned about students’ “chronic absenteeism” and truancy. Staff is...

BREAKING NEWS: MASKS COMPLETELY OPTIONAL AT KEYS SCHOOLS

John Dick made his position crystal clear about the mask mandate at the Oct. 26 Monroe County School Board Meeting. “I want to see this district get back to normal,”...

‘NOBODY WALKS ALONE’ – MARATHON WOMAN SHARES HER BATTLE

Shayne Messina is a 20-year Marathon  resident, local business owner of Sunmasters Elite Travel Inc., Upper Keys BPW member and a six-year breast cancer survivor and activist. She recently...

Silent Heroes: Breast Cancer Caretakers

Marathoner Armand Messina has been married to his wife, Shayne Messina, for 17 years. When the couple got the phone call in 2016 that she had been diagnosed with...

KEYS STONE CRABS: HIGH DEMAND & LOW SUPPLY EQUALS BIG MONEY

It’s stone crab season! As of Oct. 15, Keys commercial fishermen and -women have been bringing up their traps, hoping against all hope that they are full of the...