Jumping the gun - Florida Keys

Jumping the gun

Three men from Homestead allegedly got an early start looking for lobster. Unfortunately for them, the Fish and Wildlife Commission officers also started early. Rafael Andino, 47,...
Keys Schools

School safety still top priority

Coming off spring break, the shooting that took place on Valentine’s Day in Parkland, Fla. is still fresh on the minds of the legislature, school board, teachers,...
Katrina Cottages now a Keys thing - A house with a lawn in front of a building - Katrina Cottage

Katrina Cottages now a Keys thing

The first three Florida “Keys Cottages” are set to break ground at the end of the month in one of the hardest hit areas in Big Pine...
Mosquito: Oxitec is courting the Keys again - A close up of a person - Mosquito

Mosquito: Oxitec is courting the Keys again

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Oxitec is back in the Keys, meeting with local officials and hosting town hall meetings, including one on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. in Marathon. The...
Cheer on the MHS girls basketball team tonight! - A group of people posing for the camera - MARATHON MIDDLE HIGH SCHOOL

Cheer on the MHS girls basketball team tonight!

The Marathon High School girl's basketball team is competing in the regional tournament tonight at 7 p.m. at Marathon High School. Admission is $7 and they are...
More Middle and Upper Keys lodging reopening - A wooden bench sitting in a chair in a room - Florida Keys

More Middle and Upper Keys lodging reopening

With Pelican Cove due to reopen on Friday, Feb. 16, and Cheeca Lodge & Spa opening on Mar. 30, the number of lodging and hotel rooms available...
homecoming

HOME(coming) at LAST

Marathon High School celebrated homecoming this past weekend. The festivities, originally scheduled for the fall semester, included a pep rally, basketball game with the crowning at halftime,...
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Lobster harvest takes a hit

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The 2017-18 lobster season could produce half the expected harvest because of Hurricane Irma, and stone crab numbers are likely to suffer as well. “Harvest levels are returning...
Miami Heat brings heat

Bringing the Heat

Days after Hurricane Irma, Steve Stowe, executive director of the Miami Heat Charitable Foundation, made a phone call to Big Pine Academy’s Drew Haggard. “We want to...
Marathon family needs the essentials - A close up of a tripod - Illustration

Marathon family needs the essentials

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories featuring locals who need help this holiday season. In 2017, following Hurricane Irma, the need is...
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