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Co-existing with the crocodile

Just recently, officials removed an 11-foot crocodile from Key Largo. And last week, Marathon resident Jim Tashijan called The Weekly to report seeing two different crocodiles in...
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Cities consider ‘optional’ tax break but state proposed homestead exemption for seniors already in...

On the Nov. 6, 2012 ballot there were four questions put to the voters regarding property taxes. Two were constitutional amendments approved by the majority and automatically...
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Giving Back Tour – Car caravan hits the Keys

Car enthusiasts rolling in Scions and Smart Cars motored through Monroe County recently to raise funds and awareness for restoration of historical 7 Mile Bridge. The “Trouble in...
#DayTripping: Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory & Key West Pub - A close up of a hand holding an animal - The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory

#DayTripping: Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory & Key West Pub

On Upper Duval Street is a fairylike world of flowering plants, vibrant butterflies and cascading waterfalls at the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. Day-trippers can experience...
#News: Monroe County may process yard waste differently - A screenshot of a cell phone - Product

#News: Monroe County may process yard waste differently

Monroe County recently put a proposal together for yard waste processing and two companies — Waste Management and Energy 3 — came back with bids and radically...
#News: City nixes parking garage study - A car parked in a parking lot - Light

#News: City nixes parking garage study

City officials had the discussion about spending $85,000 for a study by Calvin, Giordano & Associates Inc. to see if the city needs a parking garage, how...
#News: Marathon breaks ground on ‘Port of Entry’ - An aerial view of a city street - Florida Keys/Marathon International Airport

#News: Marathon breaks ground on ‘Port of Entry’

Monroe County Commissioner David Rice presided over the “ground breaking” at Marathon Airport’s new Port of Entry offices. Although the silver and gold sledgehammers were purely ceremonial,...
#News: Annual “SMART Ride” may cause traffic slow downs - A group of people riding on the back of a bicycle - Road Bike

#News: Annual “SMART Ride” may cause traffic slow downs

The Annual “SMART Ride” bicycle fundraising event will be taking place this coming weekend. Approximately 450 bike riders will travel southbound from Miami to Key West beginning...
#News: 5 hard facts about the Rockland Key development - A close up of a map - Site plan

#News: 5 hard facts about the Rockland Key development

The past Friday, Monroe County Growth Management received a site plan for a development on Rockland Key for a proposed commercial retail complex. Once reviewed by planning...
#See: ‘Nutcracker Key West’ Transforms Classic Ballet into Subtropical Fantasy - A group of people riding on the back of a horse - Modern dance

#See: ‘Nutcracker Key West’ Transforms Classic Ballet into Subtropical Fantasy

Holiday-loving audiences can immerse themselves in the heritage and underwater beauty of the Florida Keys while viewing a classic seasonal ballet during "Nutcracker Key West," set to...