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KEYS HISTORY: THE ALBURYS & AN OLD CONCH HOME

The Reef Environmental and Education Foundation (REEF) invited me to give a talk for their “Fish and Friends” lecture series. A talk about the local history is...
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ISLAMORADA COUNCIL COULD CONSIDER A VESSEL-EXCLUSION ZONE NOT FAR FROM THIS OCEANSIDE COMMUNITY

Ideal conditions during two recent holidays brought many boaters to a shallow sandy patch not far from Sunset Drive in Islamorada. For residents whose properties look out...
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KEYS MAN GETS 18-MONTH PRISON SENTENCE FOR THREATENING JUDGE & FAMILY

A Monroe County man was sentenced July 12 to 18 months in prison followed by two years probation after pleading guilty to threatening Circuit Court Judge Mark...
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CONCH CONNECT OFFERS $2 RIDES ON STOCK ISLAND & KEY WEST

Need a lift? Monroe County launched Conch Connect, a new, on-demand, door-to-door rideshare service for Key West and Stock Island with all-electric Teslas, funded with a grant from...

DEVELOPMENT SAGA: TAVERNIER GROUP APPEALS FLORIDACOMMERCE’S DECISION FLIP ON PUBLIX-WORKFORCE HOUSING PROJECT

A recent decision by FloridaCommerce to approve a county ordinance to help pave the way for developers to build a supermarket and workforce housing in Tavernier has...
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ARTIST’S CORNER: PHOTOGRAPHER EMMA PUTNEY CAPTURES BREATHTAKING SCENES IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

One of the most beautiful spots in the Florida Keys is Alligator Reef Lighthouse. It is here where we find photographer Emma Putney’s spot.   “The colors of the...
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THE KEYS AND NEW YORK CREATE A TURTLE MASTERPIECE USING MARINE DEBRIS

In the months before World Oceans Week in early June, Keys resident Tiffany Duong worked in collaboration with Islamorada sponsors, as well as New York students and...
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HOW MUCH MORE DEVELOPMENT IN THE KEYS? MONROE COUNTY RELEASES SECOND ROGO SURVEY

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is seeking  robust public participation regarding the state-mandated hurricane evacuation modeling discussions that will continue through January 2025. In...
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KEYS HISTORY: FOR BETTER OF WORSE, CRAWFISH CATCHING FOREVER CHANGED IN 1975

The Dry Tortugas were once fair game when it came time to hunt spiny lobster.  In a newspaper article published in the Naples Daily News on Aug. 3,...
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NOAA ARCHAEOLOGIST TALKS LINK BETWEEN THIS NAVY SHIP & LOWER KEYS REEF AT UPCOMING...

Florida Keys underwater archaeology will be the main topic of a lecture at the History of Diving Museum in Islamorada on Wednesday, July 17. Set for 7 p.m.,...

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