Local biz gives away 2,000 buffs

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In five days, Onboard Band-it gave away 2,000 buffs. The face coverings, very popular with local fishermen, have found new uses in the COVID-19 era. “We decided to...

BOCC, FKNMS SAC virtual meetings welcome public comment

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Monroe County will hold the Wednesday, April 15 BOCC meeting, scheduled for Marathon, virtually to handle any items needed to move the county forward. The meeting can...

Two more arrests for illegal rentals in Key West

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The City of Key West’s illegal rental task force continues to crack down on illegal rentals. After the first arrest was made Tuesday, the task force made...

STATE OF THE CITIES

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KEY WEST As of April 8, the City of Key West had no plans to lay off or furlough any city employees, City Manager Greg Veliz told Keys...

What restaurants are “to-go” and delivery

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  As we navigate through this new reality of social distancing and community support, we wanted to create a community resource of which restaurants are still open and...

Local artist refuses to let cancer or coronavirus fears keep her down

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Local artist Maxine Trainer has never been one to sit still. She’s active in the community and the arts, teaching painting classes at the Islamorada Library-Helen Wadley...

Right whales safe in deeper water off North Carolina

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Good news from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary: A mother and calf right whale (Eubalaena australis), which were spotted March 26 in the Gulf of Mexico...

Free rooms for health care professionals

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Frank Catchpole and his partner Chris Kessler were inspired by the Four Seasons hotel in New York City. The landmark hotel opened its doors, free...

Keys jails free from COVID-19 so far

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Social distancing isn't entirely possible inside a jail, where, by definition, people are confined in close quarters. But by implementing comprehensive prevention and protection measures, Monroe County's three...

County and cities discuss pay policies during COVID-19 crisis

Monroe County employees currently at home with no available work could be furloughed, while others could be partially laid off, as officials align operations with...