Caterpillars taking a bite out of Royal Poinciana trees

Almost as if a starting bell rang, hundreds of Royal Poinciana caterpillars can be seen ascending Royal Poinciana trees just after sunset. Then, nearly in harmony with...

‘The destination became Florida’

Young Sam Carlson was only planning to come down to Key West for a few days at the end of a long road trip in 2017. Previously,...

Coming soon: more affordable housing!

A partnership between the Village of Islamorada, Monroe County and Habitat for Humanity hit pay dirt last week when ground was broken on a new affordable housing...

Baptist Health holds town hall Monday

In an effort to hear public concerns and questions regarding plans for Fishermen’s Community Hospital and its future, Baptist Health South Florida officials are holding a town...

Haircuts & school supplies – Marathon and Key West offer free events

Kiley Mae is 9 years old and heading into the third grade. Her home was devastated by Hurricane Irma and she’s been living in an RV since...

New Drop-off Rules at Stanley Switlik

The entire Stanley Switlik Elementary campus has been reconfigured. When parents arrive on Wednesday, Aug. 15 to drop off their children, it will be a completely new...

Village of Islamorada: Re-Think the Proposed Ban on Plastic Straws

On July 19 the Islamorada Village Council voted to ban “plastic straws” everywhere in the Village including personal property (if a permit is required). There is no...

SHE’S HOME

By Christine Todd-Young On April 2, Monroe County Commissioner George Neugent called Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys asking if there was any assistance available to help...

Modular move in – Fishermen’s temporary hospital opens

A new chapter has begun for Baptist Health South Florida, which welcomed its first patient July 23 at the modular facility on the Fishermen’s Community Hospital grounds...

Jumping the gun

Three men from Homestead allegedly got an early start looking for lobster. Unfortunately for them, the Fish and Wildlife Commission officers also started early. Rafael Andino, 47,...