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Jim McCarthy

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.
Islamorada Fire Chief Terry Abel grilling.

Annual barbecue supports advanced life support training

Barbecue smells will fill the air in and around the Islamorada Moose Lodge on Saturday, Sept. 21, as chef and Islamorada Fire Chief Terry...
A body of water - Ocean

‘NEVER OUR INTENTION’ – Three preservation areas not just for Blue...

The proposal by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary of three spots in the Keys as “limited use” for Blue Star Dive Operators only...
Plastic Drinking straws

Plastic Straws – Council talks ordinance following action in Key West

Curious to know the impact plastic pollution plays in the environment? Just watch WLRN’s “Troubled Waters: A Turtle’s Tale,” or the 2016 documentary “A...
Work underway at college’s new Upper Keys Center - A road with palm trees and a building

Work underway at college’s new Upper Keys Center

The College of the Florida Keys President Jonathan Gueverra remembers speaking to Rotary clubs and chambers of commerce in the Upper Keys roughly seven...
Phosphorus Fertilizer

Fertilizer ordinance approved in bid to protect near shore waters

There’s such a thing as too much of a good thing, especially when it comes to the harmful effects associated with excess nutrients, such...
Coral Shores’ Male and Female Athlete of the Week — Aug. 29 - A woman in a white shirt and smiling at the camera - Ear

Coral Shores’ Male and Female Athlete of the Week — Aug....

The Upper Keys Weekly is proud to partner with the Coral Shores’ Athletic Department in choosing “The Male and Female Athlete of the Week.”...
Canes Convincing In First Win Of Season - A group of people playing football on a field - American Football

Canes Convincing In First Win Of Season

A big kickoff return set the tone right from the start for the young, energetic Coral Shores Hurricanes varsity football team. Stout defensive play,...
Keys residents gathering supplies, funds for Bahamas - A flock of birds sitting on top of a building - Snake Creek Bridge

Snake Creek Bridge will close for four hours at a time...

Nighttime traffic over Snake Creek Bridge will be affected — and literally stopped — beginning Sunday, Sept. 8, as the Florida Department of Transportation...
‘CONDUCTED IN BAD FAITH’ - A drawing of a person - Miami


On Aug. 23, a federal judge in Miami turned the tables on a plaintiff and lawyer who were suing a South Florida gas station...
Poker paddle set for Sept. 7 - A woman rowing a boat in the water - Sea kayak

Poker paddle set for Sept. 7

It’s not a race. It’s a poker paddle. Paddlers, families and those looking for a relaxing yet adventurous weekend can paddle 4 miles along the...