Jim McCarthy

Jim McCarthy believes in community reporting, giving back and life on the water. A workout fanatic, diver and a bogey-golfer, Jim loves chicken wings, Marvel movies and sports.

MORE BOATS MEANS MORE PROP SCARRING OF SEAGRASS

An aerial view of the Florida Keys’ beauty is one to behold, with different shades of blue wrapping around historical lighthouse structures, sandbars, bridges and the island. Bird’s-eye shots...

ISLAMORADA PLANNING DIRECTOR RESIGNS

Islamorada’s planning department is seeking a new director following the recent resignation of Ty Harris. Having served as the head of planning since fall September 2018, Harris’ resignation on July...

EDUCATION: KEY LARGO CHARTER SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY FOR NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL

Construction of a second-story, middle-school wing at Key Largo’s Ocean Studies Charter School is moving quickly in anticipation for completion later this year.  Students attending the NOAA-recognized Ocean Guardian School...

ISLAMORADA TRAFFIC SOLUTION? VILLAGE MULLS MULTI-MILLION PARK-N-RIDE

Traffic and parking concerns in Islamorada prompted village council members’ consideration of a potential property on Upper Matecumbe Key.  Concerns were expressed during a recent council meeting, however, over where...

KEY LARGO RESORT SELLS FOR $200 MILLION

A Key Largo resort that reopened in January 2019 following damage from Hurricane Irma was recently acquired by a Maryland-based lodging real estate investment trust.  Host Hotels & Resorts announced...

DAMAGED BOAT RAMP IN ISLAMORADA LIKELY CLOSED THROUGH 2021

A boat ramp visitors and locals once used at the Fills is still closed due to damage sustained earlier in the year. Repair work could last through the end...