Troop 912 rescues bird, cleans up environment

Scoutmaster Ari Poholek knows that it’s important for younger generations to understand that they can be the solution to the plastic pollution problem. The scouts recently participated...

Sweet sendoff at Ocean Studies

May 29 marked the final day of school for students at Ocean Studies Charter School at MM 92, oceanside, in Tavernier. While students have seen...
Stormtroopers! - A group of people posing for a photo - Florida Keys


On April 14, Leadership Monroe County graduated Class XXVI. Although Hurricane Irma threatened to disrupt the Keys galaxy, the “Stormtroopers” came together to become true ambassadors of...
CELEBRATING CONSERVATION DECK: REEF Fest brings education, adventure - A group of people in a small boat in a body of water - Sea kayak

CELEBRATING CONSERVATION – REEF Fest brings education, adventure

REEF hosted its annual celebration of marine conservation in Key Largo on Oct. 17-20 and welcomed attendees from around the globe. The events were studded with leaders...

Canes’ Oakley shines bright in performance

A school record was set during the Coral Shores track and field team meet at Coral Shores on Friday, March 6. On the boys side, Riley Oakley...

Music & Mermaids – 36th annual event draws environmental awareness

Mermaids and music delighted divers beneath the waters at Looe Key Reef for the Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival on July 11.  
‘Spines and Spiny’ event a win-win - A woman sitting on a cutting board with a cake - iT'Z

‘Spines and Spiny’ event a win-win

…because a dead lionfish is a good lionfish The annual lobster and lionfish tournament hosted by Tilden’s Dive Shop netted $5,300 for Sanctuary Friends Foundation of the Florida...
Zombie Invasion - A group of people riding on the back of a bicycle - Road Bike

Zombie Invasion

There were Zom-bees zombies, Borat zombies scantily thonged, Super Mario zombies, Where’s Waldo zombies, priest and pope zombies, even early American settler zombies- more zombies than the...
ROLLIN’ INTO THE HOLIDAYS – Bike rides give back - A person sitting on a motorcycle - Car

ROLLIN’ INTO THE HOLIDAYS – Bike rides give back

On Dec. 13, more than 100 bikes lit up U.S. 1 north in Key Largo during the second annual Cindy Claus Lighted Bike Ride. With Santa hats...

LOVE FEST – Well wishers salute EMS, LEO parade

On Monday, a parade of emergency vehicles from Monroe County and Marathon blasted their sirens as they passed a small crowd of properly masked and...