HOUSING: What’s available as Keys rebuild

Editor’s note: Hurricane Irma claimed about 1,000 mobile homes, the Keys’ previous answer to affordable housing. Many single-family, ground level homes weren’t spared either. With those wiped out,...

Katrina Cottages now a Keys thing

The first three Florida “Keys Cottages” are set to break ground at the end of the month in one of the hardest hit areas in Big Pine...

Grandfather dock – Village to discuss registration

As residents of the Village of Islamorada continue their post-Hurricane Irma recovery, the village’s planning department must tackle how to issue permits for non-conforming docks built before...

BUILDING PERMIT ISSUES – Delays prompt changes

Municipal building departments are struggling to keep up with the volume of work following Hurricane Irma. In the Village of Islamorada, the numbers are up, from issuing...
fashion show

‘Blue tarp blue is the new black’

With scraps of blue tarps flying across the floor at 2015 Fantasy Fest Queen Mary-Lynne Price’s Key West house, she was piecing together blue for a wonderful...
Harris Harris Park

Harry Harris Park opens, Big Pine next

Much to the excitement of Upper Keys residents, Monroe County reopened portions of Harry Harris Park on Feb. 9 following months of closure after Hurricane Irma. With phase...

More Middle and Upper Keys lodging reopening

With Pelican Cove due to reopen on Friday, Feb. 16, and Cheeca Lodge & Spa opening on Mar. 30, the number of lodging and hotel rooms available...
daycare

No home away from home

“We’ve been juggling,” said Marathon resident Liz Samess. She’s mother to two girls, ages 4 and 6. Like many families with young children, it’s been almost a...
Big Pine Key Canal cleanup

Hurricane marine debris removal signed

MONROE COUNTY SUPPORTS COMMUNITY CLEANUPS WITH ADVANCE REQUEST Monroe County welcomes groups that want to do community cleanups of areas that big equipment couldn’t reach following Hurricane Irma....
Lung CD

Harnessing music for a purpose

Local two-piece act Lung is preparing for the digital release of its album benefitting victims of Hurricane Irma titled “In the Key of West.” The three-song album...