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FKCC to run condensed term from Oct. 25 to Dec. 8

October 16, 2017

Florida Keys Community College is offering another opportunity to take classes this fall. Students can complete courses in just six weeks during the “Fall B” term, which runs...more

Florida expects thousands of displaced Puerto Rican students

October 16, 2017

ORLANDO — Thousands of Puerto Rican children displaced by Hurricane Maria are expected to enroll in Florida and other U.S. public schools this year. Most of the island’s 1,112 public...more

School community does double duty since storm

October 16, 2017

The office manager at Sugarloaf School gets choked up when she talks about some of the struggles students, teachers and parents are facing since Hurricane Irma unleashed its fury on their Lower...more

FEMA trailers may displace more residents

October 14, 2017

The remaining 20 or so residents of a Big Pine RV park find it hard to believe FEMA would displace them from their homes — in order to house other displaced people in FEMA trailers that are...more

Drunk man charged with misusing 911

October 16, 2017

GRASSY KEY — A drunk man accused of calling 911 after deputies told him he would be arrested, was arrested Wednesday night after he refused to leave a man’s property, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  Thomas Bieger, 54, of Hollywood, Florida, was charged with misuse of the 911 system.  A deputy went to...more

October 16, 2017

“While many homeowners in Key West have been able to get their property cleaned up, many of us who have been working in the recovery effort have not had time to take care of our own properties. The city is now requiring permits for tree removal and trimming. Therefore, recovery workers who own property are...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Café offers respite for storm-stricken locals

October 11, 2017

BIG PINE KEY — In the midst of the daunting task of cleanup and recovery following last month’s devastating hurricane, Big Pine residents and those from nearby areas have somewhere to...more

Community won’t let Irma put damper on homecoming

October 11, 2017

UPPER KEYS — When Hurricane Irma derailed homecoming dance fundraising efforts, the student committee at Coral Shores High School rallied the community to give them a boost. Donations...more

Fallen trees aside, garden club’s mission unswayed

October 11, 2017

TAVERNIER — At a time when the Garden Club of the Upper Keys was thriving, Hurricane Irma delivered a blow to the club’s hub, the Francis Tracy Garden Center, forcing the non-profit...more

Fruit tree farm hopes to rebound, again

October 11, 2017

BIG PINE KEY — Grimal Grove, a small farm that features mango, avocado, breadfruit and other exotic, fruit-bearing trees, was torn apart by Hurricane Irma. The namesake of Adolf Grimal, who...more

Editorials

Hurricane brings together many people

October 14, 2017

It took a couple of killer hurricanes to bring this whole country together and for the moment, got our minds off our problem of racism. I met a beautiful black woman named Susan volunteering with...more

Recognizing Keys’ unsung heroes

October 14, 2017

Last Sunday, wanting to help with the cleanup in the Lower Keys, I drove from Islamorada to Big Pine Key not really knowing where I would find a group that needed volunteers. It did not take me...more

Trump not letting media turn Puerto Rico into his ‘Katrina’

October 10, 2017

President Donald Trump punched back hard against the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, who accused him of insufficient concern about her island. In doing so, Trump shows that he learned from...more

Storm reveals true character

October 7, 2017

Adversity does not build character — it reveals it. This is nowhere truer than here in the Florida Keys. Those in various aspects of government and first responders certainly did an...more

Sports

Dolphins claim title berth with shutout

October 16, 2017

Knowing a spot in the conference championship game could be secured, the Marathon High football made sure to take care of business with a 42-0 victory despite the game being moved to Florida...more

Dolphins falter in final match of season

October 16, 2017

The regular season and final home match ended on a sour note for the Marathon High School volleyball team. On Friday night, the Dolphins fell 3-2 (25-23, 25-22-25, 23-25, 17-25, 3-15) to Westwood...more

Hurricanes return to the run to snap 2-game slide

October 16, 2017

Run after run, the Coral Shores High football team pounded the ball all night against visiting Miami Christian in front of a Hurricanes’ homecoming crowd. It paid off as the change in...more

League extends schedule to make up for lost time

October 14, 2017

After four weeks of recovery, the Key West Youth Football League got back into action last Saturday with five games at the George Mira Football Field. With the unexpected break from Hurricane...more