National Parks Service gives local nonprofit historic Islamorada lighthouse

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Off the Islamorada shores, boats circled Alligator Reef Light Station during a Labor Day weekend, which saw pristine conditions on the water. Activity at the iconic lighthouse...

CORALPALOOZA 2021: DIVING INTO CORAL RESTORATION

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By Tiffany Duong and Jim McCarthy One of the largest coral outplanting events of the year might have been hindered due to conditions, but that didn’t stop the...

KEYS CAPTAINS REMOVE DERELICT TRAPS & RESCUE A SEA TURTLE

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Eleven fishing captains from Key West and the Lower Keys spent three days on the water May 24-26 removing not fish, but abandoned or derelict traps, line...

SWIM ZONE AT POPULAR BEACH EXPECTED BEFORE HOLIDAY WEEKEND

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Boats heading to the popular bayside beach in Islamorada will soon need to anchor farther from the shore. Those that don’t could face fines.  Twenty white buoys will...

EARTH DAY 2021: WAYS YOU CAN GET INVOLVED IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

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Every year, Earth Day celebrates all things wild on this big blue planet of ours. Here in the Keys, there’s no shortage of amazing places and animals....
Orange cones remain on the Fills in Islamorada to manage parking. DAVID GROSS/Contributed

Village council approves consultant to assist with Fills master plan

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Orange cones remain positioned on the Fills as part of a temporary control measure the village of Islamorada implemented upon securing state approval to manage the three...

RETIRED NAVY SEALS ARE ON A NEW MISSION

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A group of about 16 Navy SEALS may be retired from active duty, but are still serving their country and its people, having accepted a new mission...

BLACK SCUBA DIVERS UNCOVER KEYS SHIPWRECKS TO HEAL SLAVERY’S WOUNDS

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Sometimes you have to step back in order to move forward.  Ken Stewart, co-founder of Diving with a Purpose (DWP), takes this popular adage literally, but with an...

Swings turn to sails, and a little coaching, for former MLB player

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Former major league first baseman, Islamorada resident and captain, Doug Mientkiewicz remembers the days riding with his dad to his office next to the Tom Thumb in...

A dead whale washed up in the Everglades. Turns out, it’s a new species...

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In January 2019, a 38-foot, 30-ton whale washed up on Sandy Key in the Everglades. I happened to be camping at Flamingo, by chance, and ran over...
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