SWIM SURVIVAL

Parents bring their very young children — six months and up — to the pool four days a week for 10 minutes, for up to six weeks....

Iraq, Afghanistan War Veteran makes incredible 300 Mile Paddle Journey to Keys

Veteran Josh Collins and local paddleboard legend Scott Baste have completed the Everglades Challenge once before. Besides Baste and Collins, only two others have completed the long,...

Going Green on the Deep Blue – Honest Eco launches first electric hybrid charter...

Honest Eco’s Billy Litmer is making waves with his environmental mission: leading eco tours on an electric boat built from scratch, with a little help from an...

“On the Hook” with Mark Hedden —Captivating, Raw, Genius

History is always in the making, and it's local artists like photographer Mark Hedden who have the ingenious eye to capture it. Hedden’s new show “On The...

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...

Keys photographer captures environmental crisis

Andreas Franke, a Keys-based photographer, has been creating exhibits that also raise environmental awareness. Most recently, his “Plastic Ocean” has garnered attention for its unblinking look at...

Reef wreck? Council considers artificial reef for Marathon

Before the discussions of which decommissioned ship, where to put it and how much the project will cost, the Marathon City Council must first decide whether to...

Examining Florida Bay backcountry

Winter has set up camp here in the Florida Keys! By any northerner’s definition of winter we’ve had wonderful weather. Locals can be identified from a distance...

Out-of-county guides, ‘motherships,’ and illegal floating B&Bs threaten industry

Public awareness campaigns, signs at boat ramps promoting local guides, stickers, code enforcement, and changing state law — those are some of the points Doug Kilpatrick, president...

A fishing glossary of terms — “bull,” “bucket mouth,” and “swamp”

Hemingway ran with the bulls, Jordan played for the bulls and anglers are catching bull redfish in the Gulf! Bull redfish are the reds that can reach...