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FINANCIAL HELP AVAILABLE

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Gov. Ron DeSantis on March 16 activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The bridge loan program, managed...

Keys farm busy selling eggs

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In the span of an hour, Candice McCarthy sold dozens of eggs to patrons outside her Keys farm in Tavernier last Saturday. There’s a demand for eggs...

Key West extends state of local emergency

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The City of Key West has extended the State of Local Emergency for the next seven days. By doing so, all previous directives remain in effect. “All residents...

Local restaurants team up for free lunches throughout the Keys

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On Saturday, Islamorada Mayor Mike Forster, owner of Mangrove Mike’s, teamed up with Brutus Seafood and Sweet Savannahs to hand out free meals to the community in...

More meats supporting meal drive, courtesy of Tyson this time

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Another shipment of protein made its way to the Keys on Monday morning to support the ongoing meal drive through Mangrove Mike’s Endeavors. This time, the dropoff...

The data and the curve

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From the local level to the state, task force groups are forming to examine reopening plans and the easing of restrictions, which have been in place for...

Mask requirements a new business opportunity

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Keys entrepreneurs wasted no time turning masks into merchandise, as a branding initiative or a sales opportunity. And while there are many types of masks on the...

Food pantries brace for impact

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Officials with the county’s food pantries are bracing for fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, expecting the situation to get worse before it gets better. “We know that with...

Travel on Overseas Highway restricted

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Locals like to joke about “blowing the bridges” — an isolation technique much wished for during high season. Well, no one’s laughing anymore. Four things happened: One, many locals...

Isolation hydration boozy bags are the quarantine fix you didn’t know you needed

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“Hi! Thanks for stopping by today. How can I help you?” Islamorada Beer Co. (IBC) bartender Caitlin Perdomo encourages people passing by on the Overseas...