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.

Honoring Frontline Females: YALIANYS ‘YALI’ ROQUE

Yalianys Roque, “Yali” for short, was 13 when her family moved from Cuba to Marathon. She was 15 when she started working at Publix after school, on weekends and...

Music a passion and means of expression for Leah Sutter

A karaoke machine would play inside the Tavernier home where a young Leah Sutter would walk around and sing. Her parents knew there was something special inside early on...

VILLAGE HEARS ORGANIZER, VENDOR CONCERNS RE: FARMERS MARKETS

Organizers of two Islamorada farmers markets recently expressed their frustrations to council members over the village not only deeming the events flea markets, but also notifying them to cease...

ISLAMORADA HALTS SANCTIONED EVENTS THROUGH JUNE 1

Large-scale events and festivals in Islamorada won’t happen any time soon, following the village council’s recent decision to halt the issuance of temporary use permits to early summer.  Concerns over...

Parents frustrated as students not back to school full-time

K-5 students in Monroe County have been back in the classroom full-time, but those in grades 6-12 continue to attend on an alternating A/B schedule. That has parents, like...

Honoring Frontline Females: GINNY CONE

Arriving in the Keys as the coronavirus pandemic first hit, Ginny Cone, 33, went right to work caring for patients as a nurse at Mariners Hospital. “I kept thinking to...