Utility lines must move for Islamorada pedestrian bridge project, and it’s going to cost

A project to get pedestrians safely across U.S. 1 in Islamorada is set for construction this May. Concerns are arising, however, over the costs associated with the...

MCSO’s Kellenberger promoted; headed to Islamorada patrol division

On Jan. 9, Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay announced the promotion of Sgt. Chuck Kellenberger to the rank of lieutenant.  Kellenberger is to head up the patrol division...

Ralphie Bra/Pub/Poker Walk to take place Jan. 26

The 12th annual Ralphie Bra/Pub/Poker Walk will take place in Key Largo on Sunday, Jan. 26. The 5-mile fundraiser takes place between Sharkey’s Pub & Galley Restaurant...
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Dive instructor prepares youths for success with scuba

Daniel Blezio uses scuba diving to give local youths a path forward. Through a scholarship by Neptune Scuba Ventures, Blezio’s Key Largo-based company, the master scuba diver...
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CRF, Mote kick up restoration efforts in 2019

Sometimes, the news from the reef can feel heavy and hopeless. Between record coral bleaching, overuse of ocean resources, toxic runoff, and now a mystery coral disease,...
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BUILDING, SUPPORTING AND EXCELING IN 2019

From construction of new affordable housing units to funding to save the coral reef tract, Upper Keys Weekly is looking back to some of the top news...
Youths take a stand for their future

Youths take a stand for their future

From the “Big Apple” to Big Pine, young people are fed up. They’re angry about what the climate crisis means for their futures, they’re organized and they’re...
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Forster named Mayor – Legalizing golf carts discussed

Before digging into the agenda, nominations for leadership positions on the Islamorada dais were unanimously passed during the Dec. 12 meeting at Founders Park Community Center. Mike...
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Bogus letter claims Mooney, supporters under investigation

A letter targeting a state representative candidate and his supporters is fake, per the Monroe County State Attorney’s Office. Just last week, six supporters of current Islamorada councilman...
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Upper Keys community remembers captain who lived big and loved hard

On Nov. 18, the Keys lost one of its own. Jeffrey Leonia, 24, was beloved by all who met him. He grew up on Marco Island and...