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What’s to say substantial

The letter arrived. They have been out of their Big Pine Key home since Sept. 10, 2017 when it took on two feet of storm surge in...
debris cleanup in Marathon

‘By the end of next week’

According to Renato Marrero of the Florida Department of Transportation, the debris hauling contractor will be finished clearing debris out of the right of way by the...
Miami Heat brings heat

Bringing the Heat

Days after Hurricane Irma, Steve Stowe, executive director of the Miami Heat Charitable Foundation, made a phone call to Big Pine Academy’s Drew Haggard. “We want to...
Hurricane Irma talks

HURRICANE TALK: County to hold public workshops

Monroe County will be holding six public workshops all around the county beginning in January (see sidebar). The purpose is to get community input about how to...
tooth fairy life

The year of the hurricane and the tooth fairy

Nineteen days after Hurricane Irma hit, we had our first real outing - down to Key West to watch the Miami Hurricanes play, how appropriate. It was...
canal cleanup in the Keys

Canals: the final piece of debris puzzle

The Department of Environmental Protection has agreed to lead marine debris removal efforts throughout Florida, including the Keys. Monroe County and the City of Marathon have agreed...
Cleanup the Lower Keys

Making the Lower Keys Beautiful Again

Square Grouper bartender Lenore Baker used to spend her weekends relaxing on the boat at offshore sandbars – that is, until Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on her...
Volunteers in the Keys after Hurricane Irma

Help From Above

Samaritan's Purse Disaster Response will be in town through Nov. 15, and will stay longer if there continues to be need. "Right now we aren't getting enough...
8 things to do before the tourists come back - A close up of text on a black background - Sketch

Marathon: Top 10 reasons Hurricane Irma was awesome!

10) Sunset Grille cleaned their pool. 9) American Red Cross gift cards accepted at the Brass Monkey and Overseas Lounge. 8) No lines at Sweet Savannah’s. 7) Those pesky mangroves...
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Local attorney brings $40k back to Keys

Richard Malafy, left, Carol Moore, Mike Papantonio, Mark Proctor and Cristina Malafy attend the conference in Las Vegas. The firm of Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty &...