BREAKING NEWS: STATE SENATE PASSES BILL TO VOID KEY WEST CRUISE SHIP REDUCTION

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The Florida Senate on Thursday passed the bill that voids Key West's initiative to significantly reduce the number of cruise ships that can visit the island city. Senate...

WHEN YOU LIVE IN THE FLORIDA KEYS, EVERY DAY IS EARTH DAY

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  Our theme for APRIL is MOTHER NATURE. In MAY, we’re celebrating MOMS! Send us pictures of any moms you want to celebrate and/or the human, furry, plant...

Orchid celebration at Cheeca to benefit area students

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Traveling north and south in the Upper Keys, Islamorada flower shop owner Maria Estrada visits hotels, restaurants and businesses daily with a selection of flowers for purchase.  Among...

Hurricane forecast does not paint a cheery picture

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As usual, Colorado State University issued its hurricane forecast first. Phil Klotzbach is calling for 17 named storms, eight hurricanes, and four major hurricanes. In 2020, the...

SCHOOL DISTRICT PONDERS STATE GRADES

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Monroe County school officials say they are undecided about whether to seek the annual grade assigned to the district by the state, until they see what other...

THAT HIPPIE BAND ROCKS EARTH DAY IN KEY WEST

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Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson saw the ravages of the 1969 Santa Barbara, California oil spill. He saw the Cuyahoga River catch fire from pollutants in downtown Cleveland....

Marathon Council focuses on dollars and cents

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Executives from Baptist Health South Florida showed up in force at the Marathon Council meeting on April 13. The new CEO of Fishermen’s Community Hospital and Mariners...

MORE OPEN JOBS THAN APPLICANTS IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

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By Jim McCarthy, Sara Matthis and Mandy Miles Servers, retail associates, dockhands, front desk associates — the list of employment opportunities goes on and on in the Florida...

KEY WEST BEGINS CITY MANAGER SEARCH

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Greg Veliz had tears in his eyes by the time the city commission meeting ended at 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 13. It was the last such meeting...

40th annual bridge run set for April 17

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Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 17. That’s the day of the 40th annual 7 Mile Bridge Run. Two important notes on that: that portion of U.S.1...