REEF’S REPORT: ‘SPAYGHETTI & NO BALLS’ GALA

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Hello friends, Reef the fox here for another weekly edition of  “Reef’s Report.” My friends at MarrVelous Pet Rescue are gearing up for their 10th annual “Spayghetti and...

LOCAL FRIENDS REMEMBER MIKE FORSTER

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Born into a family of anglers, Mike came into the world with a fishing rod in hand on Oct. 21, 1960, in Portsmouth, VA, to Milton Forster...

HEARTS HEAVY FOLLOWING COMMUNITY ICON’S PASSING

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A community grieved on the morning of Sept. 6, as news spread of Mike Forster’s passing following a battle with COVID-19. On Facebook, a flood of posts...

FROM ‘HABITUAL HOOKER’ TO KEYS KRITTER — A KEYS (SEA TURTLE) SUCCESS STORY

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“This is a repeat offender or ‘habitual hooker,’ as we call it,” said Whitney Crowder, a sea turtle rehabilitation coordinator from the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in...

FUNDRAISER SUPPORTS CRITICAL FIRE RESCUE TRAINING

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An ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and a recent surge in cases canceled the 8th annual Fall September barbecue event  that supports critical classes for fire rescuers. A virtual...

MONROE COUNTY FIRE REMEMBER 9/11

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Sept. 11 marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks against the United States, which claimed the lives of 2,996 people and injured more than 6,000 others...

National Parks Service gives local nonprofit historic Islamorada lighthouse

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Off the Islamorada shores, boats circled Alligator Reef Light Station during a Labor Day weekend, which saw pristine conditions on the water. Activity at the iconic lighthouse...

INAUGURAL MARINE DEBRIS CLEANUP COMPETITION SET

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Collect debris on land or sea and vie for more than $5,000 in cash prizes. An inaugural marine debris tournament in Islamorada is seeking teams eager to...

CANAL RESTORATION COSTS LIKELY TO EXCEED $300 MILLION

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A long-term plan to improve water quality and reduce sediment buildup in 63 village canals could cost well over $300 million.  That’s according to a recent report that...

LABOR DAY SERVICE GOES VIRTUAL

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The Matecumbe Historical Trust will hold its annual Labor Day service in memory of the civilians and war veterans who lost their lives in the Hurricane of...
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