Fourth positive case confirmed in Monroe County

The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County (DOH-Monroe) received a lab report Tuesday evening of positive COVID-19 (coronavirus) in a 48-year-old male resident of Monroe County....

BOCC votes to remove old provision allowing some lower elevations

In January, the BOCC took the last required step to upgrade to a Community Rating System (CRS) Class 4 designation -- or so they thought.  The Community Rating...

Dunk the likes of Koler, Coldiron and Capt. Bryan

What better way to raise funds than dunking your county commissioner, sheriff’s captain, fire chief or school principal?  The Big Kahuna competition is underway to benefit The Good...

Standing my ground as a mom

I have not been the best disciplinarian. Neither was my mom. My dad was away a lot, traveling for work. There were four of us rascals and...

Garden Walk makes five stops

From giant mahogany trees to aquatic gardens, five private Keys properties are set to showcase their beautiful island garden-style homes as part of the 40th Garden Walk.  On...

Realtor Sam Williams knows has three words: sell, sell, sell

After graduating from high school, Coldwell Banker Schmitt’s Sam Williams moved from Grove, Oklahoma — in the top, right hand corner of the state — to Colorado....
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Keylime Hibiscus Ale sales benefit cleanup

It's now possible to drink beer that supports the waterways of the Florida Keys.  Islamorada Beer Company (IBC) and Winn-Dixie's parent company Southeastern Grocers have launched a new...
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NEW, FRESH LOOK – Winn Dixie remodel includes liquor store

Winn-Dixie officially reintroduced a remodeled store to the Key Largo community last month. In March, Winn-Dixie refreshed its stores in Key West, Tavernier and Big Pine Key...
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Solar panels the “crown jewel” at Islander Resort

Following damage from Irma and major renovation, a new, reinvigorated Islander Resort greeted guests and locals in January. With 114 rooms on roughly 24 acres, a beach...
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Initiative measures value of local reefs

A team of scientists from Florida International University and The Nature Conservancy are setting out to show the ocean from a new point of view. Called “ocean...