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WINNER – Keys Holiday Photo Contest - A person standing next to a christmas tree posing for the camera - Christmas tree

WINNER – Keys Holiday Photo Contest

And the results are in! Thanks to everyone who participated in our first-ever Keys Holiday Photo Contest! We wanted to see your photos that capture what the...
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Prescribed Burns planned on Big Pine Key Next Week (October 28 – November 1)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to conduct prescribed burns on one or more locations within the National Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine Key next...
#Column: What do tequila, government meetings, and Key deer have in common? - A close up of a sign - Logo

A guide to the local wildlife that doesn’t hang out in bars – Dangerous...

Visitors to our islands often notice that the various types of wildlife that inhabit these coral rocks are different that the species they have at home. No...
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The United States Geological Service (USGS) reported a 4.7 magnitude earthquake off the north...

The epicenter was reported approximately 17 miles northwest of Corralillo, Cuba. The website of the USGS offers a “did you feel it” tracking system. By 8:01 a.m., 8...
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Two days of chocolate! – Workshops on Big Pine Key set for this weekend

Patrick Garvey and Eric Gilbert are co-hosting two chocolate workshops at the Grimal Grove on Big Pine Key. The event on Saturday, Feb. 1 is for adults...
A person with dark hair and a sunset in the background - Big Pine Key

Brush fire ignites Key Deer Refuge – No injuries or structure damage reported

A brush fire on the National Key Deer refuge on Big Pine Key Tuesday night caused one home to be evacuated and shut down Key Deer Boulevard...
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Maimed pelicans recuperating – Florida Keys Wildlife Rescue offers care to six surviving birds

Maya Totman focused the national spotlight on the plight of dozens of brown pelicans that had their throats slit recently in the Florida Keys. “I cannot believe how...
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The elves strike again – Revelers festoon tree on 7 Mile Bridge

Now the tree has more than “2,000 imported Italian twinkle lights” and a complex security system to thwart would-be saboteurs.
A person holding a fish on a boat in a body of water - Hawk Channel

Redfish and snook move to the edges of flats and channels

With apologies to Bob Dylan, “the seasons are a changing.” The flats angler’s winter arrived last weekend when the first cold front and stiff NNW winds blew...
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Lower Keys float-building club works hard to prepare for parade

For the past four years Christine and Steve Godlewski have been hosting their Lower Keys float building club at their home on Big Pine Key, to build...
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