POWERBOATS ARE COMING BACK TO MARATHON IN 2023

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For the first time since 2016, powerboat racing is set to return to Marathon in 2023. The announcement comes courtesy of a June 21 press release from Race...

KEY WEST OFFICIALS EYE TOURIST TAX REVENUE FOR WORKFORCE HOUSING

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A discussion at the end of last week’s Key West city commission meeting raised a familiar topic:  could a portion of the tourist development tax, collected from...

PLAN AHEAD FOR THE PETS & KIDS THIS STORM SEASON – OFFICIAL FLORIDA KEYS...

These vulnerable ones need your care PETS Your pets are dependent on you and the decisions you make. Hurricane Katrina revealed the folly of trying to separate humans from...

MASSIVE 7-DAY ROTARY PARK BUILD CONCLUDES

More than 400 volunteers donated 1,600 hours over seven days to rebuild Marathon Rotary Park last week. The job site was crawling with men and women, both...

KEY LARGO RESIDENTS DISPLACED FOLLOWING 2 FIRES IN A 72-HOUR SPAN

Two Key Largo homes suffered extensive damage after a pair of fires broke out within a 72-hour span.  On June 23, firefighters responded to a reported structure fire...

ISLAMORADA RESORT CHANGES HANDS FROM ONE FAMILY TO ANOTHER

Take a stroll through the lushly landscaped grounds of Pines and Palms Resort in Islamorada and prepare to be taken back in time. The 4-acre oceanfront resort...

DOWNLOAD THESE APPS TO STAY UP TO DATE ON THE WEATHER & LOCAL NOTIFICATIONS...

MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Stay informed of emergency situations in the Florida Keys during storm season such as hurricane evacuation. The app is available to iPhone and Android...

NEIGHBOR OF THE WEEK: MARIE MARTINEZ

We’ll admit: though Keys Weekly is tasked with reporting the news in the Keys every week, we’ve got a problem. No matter how many individuals appear in...

TAKE ME HOME: ADORABLE FACES ARE WAITING AT THE FKSPCA

Dating in the Keys can be a drag, but thankfully there are plenty of animals waiting for their perfect adoption “match” at the Florida Keys SPCA. Keys...

EXPERTS DECIPHER THE HISTORY OF A LOCAL SHIPWRECK IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

“If you look at this as just a wreck to dive on, you’re missing the whole story,” said Kamau Sadiki. “Each of these vessels has a powerful...