Local artist refuses to let cancer or coronavirus fears keep her down

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Local artist Maxine Trainer has never been one to sit still. She’s active in the community and the arts, teaching painting classes at the Islamorada Library-Helen Wadley...

Third death confirmed, 52 cases in County

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The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County confirmed the third COVID-19-related death in Monroe County, a 75-year-old male resident who had underlying chronic conditions. There are currently...

Keys jails free from COVID-19 so far

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Social distancing isn't entirely possible inside a jail, where, by definition, people are confined in close quarters. But by implementing comprehensive prevention and protection measures, Monroe County's three...

Rapid tests slowly trickling into hospitals

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After a slow start, coronavirus testing over the past two weeks is ramping up, with more than 143,700 tested in Florida and just over 600 in Monroe...

‘Live love out loud’

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In a heartfelt message posted on YouTube on April 6, Islamorada Fire Rescue Department’s Mikey Hampson reaches out to everyone during these “unprecedented times.” Hampson notes that everyone...

First arrest made in Key West for illegal vacation rental

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Days after calling code enforcement against illegal vacation rentals a “top priority” for Key West and Monroe County, the first arrest has been made.  A task force of...

What restaurants are “to-go” and delivery

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As we navigate through this new reality of social distancing and community support, we wanted to create a community resource of which restaurants are still open and...

Key West announces new protective measures

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The city of Key West on April 5 renewed its seven-day emergency order and implemented additional protective measures for essential businesses and the people who need to...

Emergency help on the way from the Keys to Tallahassee

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In times of disaster, it’s usually the state capitol sending help to Monroe County. In this case, it’s the opposite. On April 6, Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi...

School lunches go mobile, too

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To ensure that all Monroe County School District students can receive a free lunch and breakfast to-go, the district has expanded the number of locations it is...