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Harris Harris Park

Harry Harris Park opens, Big Pine next

Much to the excitement of Upper Keys residents, Monroe County reopened portions of Harry Harris Park on Feb. 9 following months of closure after Hurricane Irma. With phase...

More Middle and Upper Keys lodging reopening

With Pelican Cove due to reopen on Friday, Feb. 16, and Cheeca Lodge & Spa opening on Mar. 30, the number of lodging and hotel rooms available...
daycare

No home away from home

“We’ve been juggling,” said Marathon resident Liz Samess. She’s mother to two girls, ages 4 and 6. Like many families with young children, it’s been almost a...
Big Pine Key Canal cleanup

Hurricane marine debris removal signed

MONROE COUNTY SUPPORTS COMMUNITY CLEANUPS WITH ADVANCE REQUEST Monroe County welcomes groups that want to do community cleanups of areas that big equipment couldn’t reach following Hurricane Irma....

Hurricane land debris collection nearing completion

Monroe County’s contractor is completing the final pass on Big Pine Key and is expecting to be completed within a day or two. This will mark the...
Lung CD

Harnessing music for a purpose

Local two-piece act Lung is preparing for the digital release of its album benefitting victims of Hurricane Irma titled “In the Key of West.” The three-song album...
Red Tag

What’s to say substantial

The letter arrived. They have been out of their Big Pine Key home since Sept. 10, 2017 when it took on two feet of storm surge in...
Hospice leaving the Keys

VNA Hospice is leaving Monroe County

On Monday, the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of the Florida Keys announced its decision to pull out of Monroe County. “It has been our honor and privilege...
FIRM in Key West

Rising Waters

FIRM (Fair Insurance Rates In Monroe) is always trying to help. Navigating wind and flood insurance with changing policies and government requirements is difficult for any Keys...
debris cleanup in Marathon

‘By the end of next week’

According to Renato Marrero of the Florida Department of Transportation, the debris hauling contractor will be finished clearing debris out of the right of way by the...