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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.
Stanczyk top captain for swordfish - A person holding a fish on a boat in the water - Fishing

Stanczyk top captain for swordfish

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Last year, Capt. Nick Stanczyk tied for first in most swordfish tagged in the Atlantic Ocean. Stanczyk wasn’t ready to tie again this time...
Islamorada Allocates for Affordable Housing - A hand holding a video game - Real Estate

Islamorada Allocates for Affordable Housing

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Aside from the state’s 300 allocations, only 36 units are left designated for affordable housing in the village of Islamorada. Mark Gregg, Achievable Housing Citizens'...
Keys Eats: Ballyhoo’s Offers Great Seafood With a Side of Southern Hospitality - A pizza sitting on top of a plate of food - Vegetarian cuisine

Keys Eats: Ballyhoo’s Offers Great Seafood With a Side of Southern...

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At Sal’s Ballyhoo’s in Key Largo, stop in and get some chef-crafted Florida Keys seafood and enjoy a little southern hospitality.  Located in the median...
Senator Flores Walks the Walk With Proposed Affordable Housing Bill - Anitere Flores smiling for the camera - Anitere Flores

Senator Flores Walks the Walk With Proposed Affordable Housing Bill

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A bill recently introduced by Florida state Sen. Anitere Flores proposes a new tool to confront the affordable and workforce housing issue in the...
The Weekly Interview: 1-On-1 With Lt. Governor Jeanette Nunez - A person talking on a cell phone - Ron DeSantis

The Weekly Interview: 1-On-1 With Lt. Governor Jeanette Nunez

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Editor’s note: Standing at the marina near Key Largo Fisheries last November, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Jeanette Nunez as Election...
Furry Friends in the Upper Keys Need a New Home! - A black and white cat sitting on a table - Whiskers

Furry Friends in the Upper Keys Need a New Home!

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Lovable, furry friends in the Upper Keys are looking for their forever homes. The Upper Keys Humane Society, the Humane Animal Care Coalition and...
Weekly EATS:  Snooks Bayside Keeps the Vibe Alive - A plate of food with a fork and knife - Beef tenderloin

Weekly EATS: Snooks Bayside Keeps the Vibe Alive

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Keep the vibe alive and get your snook on: Snooks Bayside in Key Largo offers some of the finest waterfront dining along with breathtaking...
Island Christian School Fights to Survive - A sign on the side of a building - Island Christian School

Island Christian School Fights to Survive

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Dropping enrollment numbers have Island Christian School’s viability in jeopardy, but a last-minute effort is underway to keep the facility open and running past...
Hot pizza, saucy wings at Key Largo pizzeria - A plate of food - Kai yang

Hot pizza, saucy wings at Key Largo pizzeria

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Those looking for some hot and fresh pizza, saucy wings, a cold drink and a little entertainment have just the island to hop on...
REEF director hits the ground running - A person standing next to a tree - Tree

REEF director hits the ground running

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With 9.5 million records and 233,000 surveys to date, Reef Environmental Education Foundation continues its mission to conserve ocean life through citizen science, research...