Islamorada ups rental license fees, tries new software for tracking

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Growing vacation rentals and properties using their homes as an illegal business in the village of Islamorada have officials strengthening measures. Council members unanimously supported a resolution to...

LOCALS MONTH: RESTAURANTS OFFER LOCAL APPRECIATION SPECIALS

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September in the Florida Keys brings the first day of fall, but not falling temperatures. That usually happens in October.  But the most-anticipated seasonal change comes with local...

COLLECT THE INVASIVE LIONFISH & WIN CASH

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Capture and remove an invasive species underneath the Florida Keys waters for the chance to win prize money. Reef Environmental Education Foundation’s 12th annual Florida Keys Lionfish...

Back-to-back movie nights highlight museum’s Vintage Diving Days celebration

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The History of Diving Museum is celebrating Vintage Diving Days with back-to-back movie nights.  A screening of select “Sea Hunt” episodes will take place during the Morada Way...

ON COMMUNISM – SCHOOL BOARD’S JOHN DICK MAKES IMPASSIONED SPEECH

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On July 19, Monroe County School Board Chairman John Dick made a speech in advance of a proclamation signed by the Marathon City Council in support of...

OVERSEAS HIGHWAY HISTORY, THE FINAL CHAPTER

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Necessity inspired the first version of the Overseas Highway. It opened in 1928. The Category 5 Labor Day Hurricane forced a reimagining of the second version of...

Caretakers, boaters, fishers and superheroes

Moms wear many hats. They’re more than caretakers who try to get us out of bed, keep us clean and fed, and teach us right from wrong....

The piano: inspiring great music since 1700

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The piano was invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori sometime around 1700, and it has inspired centuries of musicians and composers ever since. It was originally called the pianoforte,...

BINGO’S A BLAST AT MARYLIN’S IN KEY WEST

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I was three syllables away from victory. G-50 was all I needed.  My knees bounced up and down, my ankles wound around the rungs of my stool. I was...

Guests create island Easter-themed painting

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A group of Keys visitors took paint brush to canvas as they readied themselves for an Easter masterpiece of epic proportions. A special holiday-themed “paint and sip”...
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