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4th of July, Keys Style

KEY WEST Leave it to Key West to celebrate Independence Day with Key lime pies, mermaids, jam bands and, oh yeah, fireworks! Historically, the 4th...

Tropical Almond Latest Branch in Tree Commission Controversy

By Reda Wigle A century-old tropical almond tree, rooted on Louisa Street in Old Town, has been approved for removal via a 4-2 vote by...

The Striking Work of Artist Dick Matson

by Reda Wigle Key West is a city of characters, and artist Dick Matson is among its most colorful. A Yale-educated, ex-advertising exec, Matson is...

Keys Animal Hospital welcomes Shavonne Corbet

By Sarah Mandile Local pet owners have something exciting to look forward to next time they bring their furry friends to Keys Animal Hospital. Recently,...

Dog and car wash benefits animal shelter and Forgotten Felines

Bring the dog for a scrub on Saturday, June 29. No, dog? That’s fine. Bring a car or a truck or a bicycle.  The folks...

Seaweed Smells Like Trouble Record – Breaking Sargassum Drifts Threaten Public...

by Reda Wigle In the past several weeks, a noxious smell emanating from the beaches of the Keys has kept swimmers, sun seekers and nature lovers...

Students partner with scientists on seagrass habitats

Third graders from Ocean Studies Charter School presented their project research for the NOAA Ocean Guardian School program, the Seagrass Restoration Experiment, throughout the...

BLUE STAR FISHING – Program encourages preservation of unique ecosystem

By IAN WILSON There are many different initiatives in the Florida Keys that are aimed at protecting our local natural environments. From seagrass and coral...

Top 10 Ways to Earn ‘Social Credit’ points in the Keys

China plans to rank all its citizens based on their "social credit" by 2020. People can be rewarded or punished according to their scores....

Familiar Faces of Fathers from Key West, Marathon, and the Upper...

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me.” — Jim Valvano