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.

COVID CASES SOAR IN THE KEYS AS MANY SEEK TESTS FOLLOWING BUSY HOLIDAY SEASON

Lines poured out the door of the Advanced Urgent Care facility in Key Largo on the morning of Jan. 4 as people waited to receive a COVID-19 rapid test....

FROM THE FAMOUS FOX: REEF LOOKS BACK ON A MEMORABLE YEAR

Hi friends! Reef the fox here with your weekly “Reef’s Report.” So how was everyone’s holiday weekend? I heard traffic and sirens and horns outside and boy oh boy...

2021’S TOP STORIES FROM THE UPPER KEYS

Construction of new facilities, acquisition of an iconic lighthouse off the Islamorada shores and the closure of one of the Keys only remaining box stores highlighted a busy 2021...

SLEIGH SPOTTING: WOMAN’S SCOOTER TURNS UP HOLIDAY SPIRIT IN KEY LARGO

In Key Largo, sightings of a decorated sleigh are increasing in select neighborhoods. On certain portions of U.S. 1, reports say the well-built glide structure appears as the sun...

DIVE REPORT: MORE DIVE CERTIFICATIONS MEANS MORE DIVING IN THE KEYS

This Week’s Dive Report We’re giving our good friend Eric Billips a break as the holidays approach. So, here we go! The days are ticking away before we say goodbye to...

UNSUNG HEROES FROM OUR FAVORITE CHRISTMAS MOVIES

They’re the ones who stuck their necks out and went the extra mile to allow our favorite Christmas movie stars to prevail. The unsung heroes of our favorite Christmas...