Nyad swings a hammer for Habitat on Big Pine

On Friday, April 5, long distance swimmer and motivational speaker Diana Nyad brought her EverWalk team back to Big Pine to help Habitat for Humanity build and...

Ultimate Guide to Easter in Key West

Key West isn’t exactly known for walking the straight and narrow. Even a weekend that is known as a sacred holiday may upend our expectations in the...

MICRO-LIVING?

The owners of Skipjack Resort & Marina have an interesting proposal for the City of Marathon: Let them take 109 rooms at the resort, convert them into...

Sorry Harmony Korine, We’re Not ‘Bums!’ A Key West Local’s Response to “The Beach...

As it turns out, we aren’t actually beach bums. Director Harmony Korine’s new movie, “The Beach Bum,” hit Key West more with the thud of an empty...

STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE

Paying for the basic needs is a struggle for many in the Keys. Per the United Way of the Florida Keys, 42 percent of households in Monroe...

Wesley House expands its reach in Marathon

Hurricane Irma wiped out the place where Melissa Tur and her twin newborn girls lived in 2017. For three months, they bunked with a local church. Then,...

Stanczyk top captain for swordfish

Last year, Capt. Nick Stanczyk tied for first in most swordfish tagged in the Atlantic Ocean. Stanczyk wasn’t ready to tie again this time around, so he...

Islamorada Allocates for Affordable Housing

Aside from the state’s 300 allocations, only 36 units are left designated for affordable housing in the village of Islamorada. Mark Gregg, Achievable Housing Citizens' Advisory Committee member,...

Freebee: The Environmental Shuttle that Might Change Transportation in the Keys

By Charles Fulco Lately you may have noticed brightly colored vans shuttling passengers up and down Overseas Highway in Islamorada. Freebee Inc. is a no-charge, environmentally friendly shuttle...

Two Paws Up! New Florida Keys SPCA Facility Opens

One of the most touching moments in literature was between a pig and a spider. “‘Why did you do all this for me?' he (Wilber) asked. 'I...