Freebee: The Environmental Shuttle that Might Change Transportation in the Keys

By Charles Fulco Lately you may have noticed brightly colored vans shuttling passengers up and down Overseas Highway in Islamorada. Freebee Inc. is a no-charge, environmentally friendly shuttle...

Keys photographer captures environmental crisis

Andreas Franke, a Keys-based photographer, has been creating exhibits that also raise environmental awareness. Most recently, his “Plastic Ocean” has garnered attention for its unblinking look at...

Reef wreck? Council considers artificial reef for Marathon

Before the discussions of which decommissioned ship, where to put it and how much the project will cost, the Marathon City Council must first decide whether to...

Jackyl Talks Upcoming Coral Head Music Fest

It’s been a year since Jesse James Dupree has visited the Keys. In fact, he was here with friend Michael Ballard (“Full Throttle Saloon”) scouting locations for...

Crane Point clears the creek

Crane Point Hammock Museum and Nature Center is clearing out what’s known as “Rachel Creek.” The little cut in the mangroves of the bayside property has existed...

Florida Keys react to DeSantis’ water plans

Capt. Xavier Figueredo is very pleased with Florida’s new governor, straight out of the gate. “Gov. Ron DeSantis hit the ground with both feet running,” said Figueredo, a...

Experts convene in bid to restore, reinvigorate coral reef

A “meeting of hope” is how Scott Winters termed it during the opening remarks of Reef Futures 2018 on Dec. 11 at Ocean Reef. With 500 in attendance,...

Mote Marine hosts eco-friendly event

Mote Marine Laboratory’s first annual Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration is set for Saturday, Dec. 1 at Founders Park in Islamorada. The fun and activities go from...

The Mystery of the Hammerhead

For generations, Keys watermen have been terrorizing youngsters with stories of “Big Mo.” Legend has it the 18-foot Great Hammerhead had eyeballs “as big as baseballs” and...

RED TIDE BLOOM/WHITE FLY INFESTATION

Tom Frankovich was taking a break from putting together a report on THAT red tide, out stretching his legs, when a Key Largo man pulled up in...