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Local restaurants team up for free lunches throughout the Keys

On Saturday, Islamorada Mayor Mike Forster, owner of Mangrove Mike’s, teamed up with Brutus Seafood and Sweet Savannahs to hand out free meals to the community in...

CHI tests another 20 in Marathon

The Community Health Inc. clinic created its own drive through spot behind its facility at 2805 Overseas Highway in Marathon on Saturday, March 28. About 60 Monroe...

Ready, set, takeout!

Starting today, through the weekend, there’s a great contest going on in Marathon. Its sole purpose is to support our struggling servers and restaurants. The contest is sponsored...

More COVID-19 testing in Marathon on Saturday

On March 22, about 50 Monroe County residents made use of Community Health Inc.’s drive through COVID-19 site at Marathon Community Park. Of those, three met the...

Virtual support platform delivers supplies, meets needs and helps locals

Community. Reaching out. Locals helping locals. These were the things on Stephanie Stevens’ mind when she launched the Florida Keys Request Line Facebook group earlier this week.  “From...

Key Colony Beach sends ‘snowbirds’ home

Anyone renting for less than six months must leave Key Colony Beach (KCB) by noon on Tuesday, March 23. The council of the small Middle Keys community...

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...

Sombrero Beach Run to raise funds for those in crisis

On Saturday, March 7, hundreds of local and visiting runners will take to the beach and golf course for the 14th annual Sombrero Beach Run.  In past years,...

Five million secured for water quality

While the Florida Keys led the way in ridding leaky septic systems and cesspools, municipalities continue to wait for tens of millions in federal reimbursement. Following a...

History buff explores how land and resources created this country

Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “land of opportunity” as a place where people have many chances to succeed, achieve things, etc. And while it doesn’t outright list the United...