Baptist Hospital


The Monroe County Board of Commissioners approved Baptist Health South Florida’s request to erect a modular hospital at the west end of Marathon airport while Fishermen’s Community...
Irma Brew at Florida Keys Brewing Co.

Brewer creates beer from Irma rainwater, fallen fruits

Neighbors must have thought Florida Keys Brewing Co.’s Brad Mullis was a little off when – in the middle of Hurricane Irma– ­ he ran outside with...
canal cleanup in the Keys

Canals: the final piece of debris puzzle

The Department of Environmental Protection has agreed to lead marine debris removal efforts throughout Florida, including the Keys. Monroe County and the City of Marathon have agreed...
Elves light up Fred again - A group of people standing next to a tree - Seven Mile Bridge

Elves light up Fred again

Two elves sit in a bar and order a cocktail. After overhearing the conversation beside them between two bachelors, they decide to chime in. “Oh wow, you...
Dancing at Mallory Square post Hurricane Irma

The Weekly’s Top 10 of 2017

There is something about lists that people like to read. Here’s the Top 10 list of the Keys-based stories that went viral this past year. Although Hurricane...
Hurricane Irma talks

HURRICANE TALK: County to hold public workshops

Monroe County will be holding six public workshops all around the county beginning in January (see sidebar). The purpose is to get community input about how to...
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...
Here's your hat

‘Here’s Your Hat’ this weekend at The Studios of Key West

Stephen Kitsakos, director of the Studios of Key West production of “Here’s Your Hat, What’s Your Hurry?” calls the play “a bittersweet affair.” It is the final...
Celtic Fest

Celtic Fest this weekend

As a nod to Hurricane Irma, organizers of the annual Celtic Festival have reduced the price of admission to $5 a head. “The community is experiencing a financial...
The Warrior

Blood, Sweat and Prayers

Wilfredo “The Warrior” Gonzalez (1-0-0) first found interest in martial arts when he incorporated boxing into his workouts. His curiosity in the sport flourished and before long...