House Hunting? The market vs. Irma.

The Florida Keys real estate market has momentum after Hurricane Irma.  “Everyone thought we were going to have a ton of distressed properties,” said David Grego, president of...

EIGHT IS ENOUGH

On Thursday, May 24, eight Island Christian School seniors will receive their diplomas, flip their tassels, and begin the next chapter of their young lives. In honor...

Where to go from here

Stand in front of a mirror in the dark, say “thirteen hundred” out loud three times, and Monroe County’s ghost of affordable housing will appear to have...

The race is on

With five and a half months to go until Election Day, two more Marathon residents have put their names on the ballot for Marathon City Council. There...

In-sync – Synchronized swimmers headed to Junior Olympics

The duo of Riley Cooper, 12, and Alice Dangel, 11, placed third at the Florida Regional Synchronized Swimming Championship Competition. Both swimmers are now headed to Junior...

‘Take Stock’ grads capped on May 19

The Monroe County Education Foundation will recognize the accomplishments and celebrate the graduation of its 58 Take Stock in Children senior scholars on Saturday, May 19, at...

County to create taxing district

Monroe County Commissioners got the ball rolling Wednesday to create a special taxing district in the Middle Keys, the proceeds of which will go to rebuilding Fishermen’s...

COUNTY STALLS ON ACCEPTING THE ‘1,300’

There’s potentially a boatload of affordable housing units coming from the state to Monroe County, discussed at a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners May 10...

Star Spangled Snafu – Veteran business-owner fights to install flag pole

Patty Sparks’ favorite song is the national anthem. She sang it more than 1,000 times over her six years of military service. In fact, her love of...

METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE

Congratulations to long time resident Chip Kasper newly appointed Meteorologist-In-Charge at the NOAA/Florida Keys National Weather Service in Key West, Florida. The position was previously held by...