‘ISLAND HOPPING’ NATIONAL TV SHOW HIGHLIGHTS FLORIDA KEYS

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Talk about a cool job. Christina Wilson’s “real” job is as a field inspector with the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District. But the past few months have turned...

Baptist administers shots at Marathon City Hall next week, sign-up opens @ 10 a.m.

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Next week, Baptist Health will be administering COVID-19 vaccines to eligible members of the Florida Keys community on an appointment-only basis. Appointments for next week will be made...

MARATHON COUNCIL TO CONSIDER TAXING DISTRICT, WATERING LAWS

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At its next meeting, the Marathon City Council will consider two important topics: the continuation or cancellation of the hospital special taxing district, and the city’s watering...

City of Marathon hosts housing forum

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It all started with a Facebook post by local Marathon business owner Larry Smorgala. He wrote, “Just this month alone, two hard working, great families, are moving...

JULY FOURTH FESTIVITIES RETURN TO UPPER KEYS

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Fourth of July celebrations are coming back to the Upper Keys following a year that saw little to no festivities due to the coronavirus pandemic.  In Key Largo,...

HISTORICAL DIG: RESEARCH ARCHAEOLOGISTS DIG INTO 1800S LIFE IN KEY WEST

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Digging a 2-foot hole in one’s backyard usually wouldn’t warrant a team of student archaeologists from the University of Miami. But then, most backyards don’t date back...

HELP NEEDED: KEYS HOTELS LOSE STAFF TO LABOR INVESTIGATION

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By Mandy Miles and Sara Matthis A recent federal investigation and indictment of contractors who hire foreign workers and get them jobs in American hotels and restaurants has...

HIGGS BEACH IS CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION

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Monroe County’s Higgs Beach in Key West is undergoing about 570 feet of shoreline restoration to renourish sand above and below the mean high water line, reestablish...

MARATHON CITY COUNCIL APPROVES 7 MILE MARINA ACQUISITION & CONSIDERS VACATION RENTALS

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Tracking of vacation rental violations, acquisition of the 7 Mile Marina, unsafe subdivision of rental mobile homes and discussion of beach and boat ramp parking and launch...

ENDANGERED KEY DEER SHOT ON SUGARLOAF KEY

Multiple organizations are offering rewards totaling up to $7,000 for information regarding the shooting of a federally protected and endangered Key deer. On the morning of Jan. 27,...