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What FEMA flood maps mean for residents, real estate - A group of people walking down a street next to water - Sloppy Joe's Bar

What FEMA flood maps mean for residents, real estate

The much-anticipated day has finally arrived: the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released its draft floodplain maps, which will affect how insurance rates are calculated in...
Two employees in the office to run for tax collector - A group of people posing for the camera - Florida Keys Electric, Inc.

Two employees in the office to run for tax collector

In late June, Monroe County Tax Collector Danise “Dee Dee” Henriquez threw her name into the race for the District 1 seat on the Board of County...
Locals make Keys connection aboard USS Truman aircraft carrier - A large ship in a body of water - USS Harry S. Truman

Locals make Keys connection aboard USS Truman aircraft carrier

“Oh my gosh, it was amazing.” Monroe County Commissioner Michelle Coldiron gushed about her experience aboard the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier this past week. Her experience included...
Last day to apply for county to buy your damaged home – Keys have $10 million to spend on buyout program - A person standing in front of a building - Carlos Curbelo

Last day to apply for county to buy your damaged home – Keys have...

Can’t take it any more? Want to wash your hands of the whole affair — your storm-wrecked home — and walk away? Monroe County has a program...
Turtles, wildlife brought Bette Zirkelbach to the Keys - A person holding a fish - Florida Keys

Turtles, wildlife brought Bette Zirkelbach to the Keys

Marathon High School may have its own cheerleading squad, but just down the road there’s a self-described “cheerleader for turtles.” Meet Bette Zirkelbach, manager of The Turtle...
Public: ‘No’ to affordable housing planned for Port Largo - A close up of a map - Florida Keys

Public: ‘No’ to affordable housing planned for Port Largo

There are a few members of the public who don’t want to build affordable housing. Not even five units, not even on undeveloped property located next to...
County: 76 more canals to be cleaned in the Keys - A crane next to a pile of dirt - Florida Keys

County: 76 more canals to be cleaned in the Keys

On July 17, Monroe County announced it had secured permission to clean an additional 76 canals. One-hundred and seventy two canals have already been cleared of hurricane...
BOCC will review first proposed budget on July 22 - A close up of a bowl on a table - Bank

BOCC will review first proposed budget on July 22

Budget season is upon us at city and county levels. On July 22, the Board of County Commissioners will convene to review the first report of the...
Monroe County Tax Collector makes bid for commission seat - A group of people posing for the camera - Florida Keys

Monroe County Tax Collector makes bid for commission seat

Danise “Dee Dee” Henriquez announced her bid for the District 1 seat on the Monroe County Board of Commissioners on June 25, making the race one to...
Keys Animal Hospital welcomes Shavonne Corbet - A woman holding a dog - Florida Keys

Keys Animal Hospital welcomes Shavonne Corbet

By Sarah Mandile Local pet owners have something exciting to look forward to next time they bring their furry friends to Keys Animal Hospital. Recently, the staff has...
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