House Hunting? The market vs. Irma. - A close up of a device - House

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...
‘I’ll call today’ – Rubio promises support for FEMA funds, canal cleanup - A group of people standing next to a fence - Crowd

‘I’ll call today’ – Rubio promises support for FEMA funds, canal cleanup

The process of preparing for another hurricane season while still recovering from the last one was the main focus for local officials during a visit with U.S....
GOOD EGGS: Art Studio decorates the season - Florida Keys

County, cities still waiting on FEMA funding

By Sara Matthis & Gabriel Sanchez Across the board, the governmental entities in Monroe County have yet to receive any federal funds associated with Hurricane Irma. In fact,...
Katrina Cottages now a Keys thing - A house with a lawn in front of a building - Katrina Cottage

Katrina Cottages now a Keys thing

The first three Florida “Keys Cottages” are set to break ground at the end of the month in one of the hardest hit areas in Big Pine...
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‘Blue tarp blue is the new black’

With scraps of blue tarps flying across the floor at 2015 Fantasy Fest Queen Mary-Lynne Price’s Key West house, she was piecing together blue for a wonderful...
More Middle and Upper Keys lodging reopening - A wooden bench sitting in a chair in a room - Florida Keys

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...
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....
Miami Heat brings heat

Bringing the Heat

Days after Hurricane Irma, Steve Stowe, executive director of the Miami Heat Charitable Foundation, made a phone call to Big Pine Academy’s Drew Haggard. “We want to...
Hurricane Irma talks

HURRICANE TALK: County to hold public workshops

Monroe County will be holding six public workshops all around the county beginning in January (see sidebar). The purpose is to get community input about how to...
canal cleanup in the Keys

Canals: the final piece of debris puzzle

The Department of Environmental Protection has agreed to lead marine debris removal efforts throughout Florida, including the Keys. Monroe County and the City of Marathon have agreed...