ISLAMORADA BOAT RAMPS SET TO CLOSE THROUGHOUT THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND

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The public boat ramps at East Ridge Road and Blackwood Drive will be closed to boat launching from 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 2 through 8 a.m....

ISLAMORADA GIVES $50,000 TO HELP COVER KEYS AHEC’S BUDGET SHORTFALL FROM NO STATE FUNDING

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During a June 23 meeting, Islamorada Village Council members unanimously approved a $50,000 request by Keys AHEC for health and dental services to medically vulnerable and underserved...

HIALEAH MAN CHARGED FOR ALLEGEDLY CATCHING LOBSTERS OUT OF SEASON IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

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A Hialeah man was arrested after he was reportedly found with out-of-season spiny lobsters.  According to Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation, Lt. Paul Hein and Officer Courtney Carrol...

BASEBALL PROGRAM IN THE UPPER KEYS BUILDS SKILLS & HELPS MAINTAIN A HEALTHY MIND

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A banner with the words “Outwork ’Em” hangs from the dugout at the Coral Shores baseball field at Founders Park in Islamorada. The diamond, home to the...

VICE MAYOR ROSENTHAL GRILLS LOBBYISTS’ EFFORTS ON BEHALF OF ISLAMORADA

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An agreement between Islamorada and a lobbying firm advocating on behalf of the village for more than a decade was pulled off the June 23 meeting agenda.  The...

ISLAMORADA PLANNING DIRECTOR OUTLINES POSSIBLE ACTIONS AS BUILDING PERMITS DWINDLE

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A room full of concerned village residents awaiting a building permit packed the Founders Park Community Center during a June 16 special meeting of the Islamorada Village...

HARRY HARRIS PARK FULLY REOPENED AFTER IRMA

A group of county officials and Harry Harris neighborhood residents walked out onto a revamped Wilkinson Point during a sunny, hot early evening on June 14. A...

GUARDRAIL ALONG ISLAMORADA’S FILLS PROPOSED

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Guardrail, delineated parking with declaration lanes and kayak launches are among the items within the village’s proposed plan for a scenic yet dangerous stretch of road that...

INCOMING ISLAMORADA MANAGER CONTRACT INCLUDES $263K+ IN SALARY & BENEFITS

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Incoming Village Manager Ted Yates will receive a $200,000 salary, a monthly housing allowance of $4,000 and $15,000 to cover moving expenses from his Ohio home to...

COAST GUARD REPATRIATES 99 CUBANS OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark's crew repatriated 99 Cubans to Cuba on May 31, following seven interdictions off the Florida Keys.  A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144...