‘KING OF COOL’ ON-AIR PERSONALITY JOEY NAPLES PASSES AWAY AT 61

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OceanView Inn & Sports Pub’s Tuesday jam night wasn’t the same without local icon and on-air personality Joey Naples. A radio favorite and the “King of Cool”...

UPPER KEYS MOM SANDY BRITO BECOMES AN IRONWOMAN AT RACE IN TEXAS

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Mother of two and dentist Sandy Brito could hear the crowd a half-mile out as she ran to the finish line of the Memorial Hermann Ironman triathlon...

HOMESTEAD WOMAN CHARGED FOR ALLEGEDLY STEALING $60K FROM KEY LARGO BUSINESS

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A 42-year-old Homestead woman was arrested on April 20 for allegedly stealing nearly $60,000 from a Key Largo RV park. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said Misglenia Guerra,...

’CANES BASEBALL TURNS SEASON AROUND WITH SMART PLAY

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An 11-run ninth inning powered the ’Canes past their rivals to the south in the Marathon Dolphins, 15-6, on April 20. A seven-run fourth inning propelled the...

CORAL SHORES WEIGHTLIFTER XAYVER ARRINGTON WINS FIRST STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

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There’s a state champion roaming the halls of Coral Shores High School.  His name? Xayver Arrington. He’s a 5-foot 10-inch junior and a member of the varsity boy’s...

JOYFUL LIVING: TECHNOLOGY OPENS DOOR FOR ZEWADSKI-BRICKER

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By EMILY STEELE Edith Zewadski-Bricker is a fifth-generation Floridian. As a young adult she and her first husband, now deceased, lived on a boat traveling the Bahamas.  As Zewadski-Bricker...

ANNUAL SAILING REGATTA IN MEMORY OF CRIS SANDIFER BUILDS WOMEN’S CONFIDENCE

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By KELLIE BUTLER FARRELL The backdrop was stunning, the action exhilarating and the atmosphere competitive, yet festive.  On April 16, 39 women from the Upper Keys Sailing Club hoisted...

KEYS MARINE SANCTUARY’S UPDATED RESTORATION BLUEPRINT COULD RELEASE IN JUNE

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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary resources are under threat and facing continued deterioration. With threats of hurricanes and a stony coral tissue loss disease also came a...

WILKINSON POINT REOPENS FOLLOWING HURRICANE IRMA DAMAGE

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A county-owned park in Tavernier saw a long-awaited celebration among residents of the Harry Harris community on April 13. Standing out on Wilkinson Point, glasses of champagne...

CANAL IN KEY LARGO’S ROCK HARBOR UNDERGOING RESTORATION

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Monroe County is underway with its water quality improvement and restoration project on canal No. 84 in Rock Harbor in Key Largo. The restoration project is funded...