Local artist refuses to let cancer or coronavirus fears keep her down

Local artist Maxine Trainer has never been one to sit still. She’s active in the community and the arts, teaching painting classes at the Islamorada Library-Helen Wadley...

KEY WEST, ISLAMORADA AND KEY COLONY TO SHARE CITY MANAGER SERVICES

APRIL FOOLS In a confusing and inspiring move of solidarity mixed with a bit of desperation, three Florida Keys municipalities have launched a new job search for a...

Marathon, Islamorada declare state of emergency

By Jim McCarthy and Sara Matthis The city of Marathon and village of Islamorada declared a state of emergency on Monday evening, joining Monroe County and the city...

TVM students head to National Spelling Bee regional in Miami

“Say the word, then spell it, then say it again.” Zachary Woltanski, 14, and Gabby Gutierrez, 11, are the only students from Monroe County moving on to the...

GIGANTIC NAUTICAL FLEA MARKET

It’s the biggest shopping event of the year, and it all happens this weekend at Founders Park in Islamorada.  This year’s 25th annual Upper Keys Rotary Club Gigantic...

Utility lines must move for Islamorada pedestrian bridge project, and it’s going to cost

A project to get pedestrians safely across U.S. 1 in Islamorada is set for construction this May. Concerns are arising, however, over the costs associated with the...

Interested in serving on council? Step forward

There’s an opening on the Islamorada dais following the recent resignation of Cheryl Meads. Interested village residents now have the opportunity to serve the rest of her...
Dive instructor prepares youths for success with scuba - T-shirt

Dive instructor prepares youths for success with scuba

Daniel Blezio uses scuba diving to give local youths a path forward. Through a scholarship by Neptune Scuba Ventures, Blezio’s Key Largo-based company, the master scuba diver...
Youths take a stand for their future

Youths take a stand for their future

From the “Big Apple” to Big Pine, young people are fed up. They’re angry about what the climate crisis means for their futures, they’re organized and they’re...
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Upper Keys community remembers captain who lived big and loved hard

On Nov. 18, the Keys lost one of its own. Jeffrey Leonia, 24, was beloved by all who met him. He grew up on Marco Island and...

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