Local restaurants team up for free lunches throughout the Keys

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On Saturday, Islamorada Mayor Mike Forster, owner of Mangrove Mike’s, teamed up with Brutus Seafood and Sweet Savannahs to hand out free meals to the community in...

Passengers, number of flights to Keys slowing

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All is going according to plan at Monroe County’s two airports. Passengers who arrive from Connecticut, New Jersey or New York — areas with high community spread...

CHI tests another 20 in Marathon

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The Community Health Inc. clinic created its own drive through spot behind its facility at 2805 Overseas Highway in Marathon on Saturday, March 28. About 60 Monroe...

Ready, set, takeout!

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Starting today, through the weekend, there’s a great contest going on in Marathon. Its sole purpose is to support our struggling servers and restaurants. The contest is sponsored...
Municipalities proactive on flooding, sea level rise - A body of water - Key West

State of the cities

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By Sara Matthis, Mandy Miles and Jim McCarthy The most important thing to know is this: municipalities in the Florida Keys can take MORE restrictive measures than Monroe...

Virtual support platform delivers supplies, meets needs and helps locals

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Community. Reaching out. Locals helping locals. These were the things on Stephanie Stevens’ mind when she launched the Florida Keys Request Line Facebook group earlier this week.  “From...
Aquarium Encounters

Options for tourists narrowing

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As of this writing, Marathon’s main tourist attractions are still operating: Dolphin Research Center, The Turtle Hospital and Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters. All three have modified safety...

Marathon, Islamorada declare state of emergency

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By Jim McCarthy and Sara Matthis The city of Marathon and village of Islamorada declared a state of emergency on Monday evening, joining Monroe County and the city...

The economics of the seafood festival

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If tourism and commercial seafood got married, it would be the Marathon Seafood Festival. If they had babies, it would be all the organizations that benefit from...

A LOOK INSIDE THE FISH HOUSE

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The fish house and processing plant on the bayside of Marathon has a long and storied history, important to tell here — it supplies so much of...