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Jim McCarthy

Jim McCarthy
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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.
Council eyeing fertilizer ordinance - A tree next to a body of water - Natural environment

Council eyeing fertilizer ordinance

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In an effort to prevent igniting harmful algal blooms in local waters, Islamorada village officials are beginning to discuss an ordinance that would limit...
Monroe County Seal

State legislature working through budget differences

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The Florida Senate and House recent passed their respective budgets for the upcoming fiscal year. While overall spending is similar, the chambers are far...
Bringing awareness to cigarette littering - A close up of food - Ashtray

Bringing awareness to cigarette littering

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In an effort to keep Islamorada clean, village officials are looking to raise awareness of cigarette butt littering. While receptacles are in place for disposal,...
 - A tree in front of a house - Tree

Social services, meal site moving

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Following neighborhood concerns, services provided by Monroe County out of Pearl House of Worship in Islamorada are heading north to Key Largo. The Board of...
EYE ON TALLAHASSEE – 50/50 bill, Citizen Insurance bills in committee - Joe Negron et al. sitting at a table - Anitere Flores

EYE ON TALLAHASSEE – 50/50 bill, Citizen Insurance bills in committee

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Two bills with implications in the Keys are seeing a bit of movement in Tallahassee. Prospects over their passage remain unknown, but the sponsor...
UNDER THE SEA – Drama Club presents ‘The Little Mermaid’ - A girl in a pink dress - The Little Mermaid

UNDER THE SEA – Drama Club presents ‘The Little Mermaid’

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While spring break is in full swing at Coral Shores, March 15 was a music rehearsal day for students in this year’s CSHS Drama...
Line up at Bay Jam, hitting the Keys THIS weekend! - Stephanie Quayle et al. posing for a photo - Glasses

Line up at Bay Jam, hitting the Keys THIS weekend!

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Born 25 years ago, the annual Bay Jam music festival began with local musicians performing to raise money to provide grants for local students...
STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE - A group of people preparing food in a kitchen - United Way of the Florida Keys

STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE

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Paying for the basic needs is a struggle for many in the Keys. Per the United Way of the Florida Keys, 42 percent of...
Canal cleanup moving along - A close up of a map - Water resources

Canal cleanup moving along

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Canal debris removal in Islamorada hit completion last December. With 20 canals cleared of large amounts of hurricane debris, village officials are now working...
HIGH ADVENTURE - A group of people that are standing in the snow - Florida National High Adventure Sea Base, Boy Scouts of America

HIGH ADVENTURE

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At the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base dock, a troop of scouts spent a portion of their Tuesday afternoon in scuba training. Across...