CFK holds Dual Enrollment virtual events

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The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) is holding a series of virtual events next week for Monroe County high school students and their parents/guardians...

Netflix donates $40 million for scholarships

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The granddaughter of Key Wester Hortense Burgohy-Edwards has been selected as one of 20 high school graduates nationally to receive an inaugural scholarship financed by a $40...

Key Largo principal joins Community Foundation board

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The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys (CFFK) has appointed Key Largo School principal Laura Lietaert to its board of governors. Lietart is CFFK’s first...

KEYS SCHOOLS GO VIRTUAL. AGAIN.

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By Sara Matthis and Mandy Miles Monroe County students will not return to physical classrooms for at least the first four weeks of school, and the start of...

Paul named new principal at Stanley Switlik

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Christine Paul, the assistant principal at Marathon Middle/High School, will be the new principal at Stanley Switlik Elementary School (SSE), said incoming Monroe County School...

Weekly talks to task force member about plan to reopen schools

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Frank Derfler is a retired publishing executive and writer who has lived in the Keys for 22 years. He is an active Rotarian, a Take...

Back to school…One way or the other, it’ll happen

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No matter what else we’re facing, the world keeps turning. Falling poinciana flowers keep staining car roofs. Eyes turn a bit more often to weather...

Labor Day Hurricane: 85 years later

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Award-winning author and journalist Willie Drye is both fascinated and frightened by hurricanes. On Saturday, Aug. 1, Drye will compare the infamous Labor Day Hurricane, the “monster...

Library innovating ways to engage kids

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Much has changed for children since the pandemic began to affect the Keys in mid-March. Schools turned to virtual instruction for the rest of the school year....

School district clarifies reopening options

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Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday evening announced that all Florida families will have a choice between in-person and online instruction when the new school year starts next...