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Rose Key: A son’s love memorialized in island name

November 22, 2017

NORTH KEY LARGO — The first thing Joe Zumpano did after he purchased an offshore island in 2014 was name it Rose Key, after his mother, Rose Zumpano, who passed away in 1994. The...more

Scott’s budget proposes $20M for Keys housing

November 22, 2017

FLORIDA KEYS — Gov. Rick Scott released his final 2018 budget proposal last week, and $20 million will be sent to the Florida Keys for affordable housing if approved by the by the state...more

Village passes Snake Creek Bridge resolution

November 22, 2017

ISLAMORADA — The 36-year-old Snake Creek Bridge is the last drawbridge left in the Florida Keys, and the Islamorada Village Council passed a resolution during its regular meeting Nov. 16...more

Wastewater board taps second-string candidate

November 22, 2017

KEY LARGO — Just as local wastewater commissioners narrowed down general manager candidates to just one, he opted out.  Two more candidates remain to be considered but this leaves at...more

Roommates spar over pork chops

November 22, 2017

KEY LARGO — A spat among roommates ended with pork chops in the kitchen sink, an iced tea soaking and a trip to jail for one Monday night, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  The 64-year-old woman identified by deputies as the aggressor was charged with misdemeanor battery.  An arrest report states the women,...more

November 22, 2017

“I read that there is a desire to build 480 apartment units in Old Town, but it will require a parking variance in the most congested part of town. Earlier this year, some of the same people wanted us build a parking garage just a few blocks from this site because of they said we[...]

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Council wrangles with property fines, debris

November 22, 2017

ISLAMORADA — The Village Council went back and forth on how to handle property fines at the former Islamorada Boat Center at 81954 Overseas Highway, which has racked up code violations...more

Frequent vacationer to fry turkeys for locals

November 22, 2017

MARATHON — Jeff Folds of Pensacola has been so charmed by the Keys during his visits over the last six or seven years that he decided to pitch in with as many as 100 turkeys that will be...more

New gallery adds to growing arts district

November 22, 2017

ISLAMORADA — Poet, printmaker and visual artist Valerie Perreault was living on a sailboat in Islamorada when she conceived of Portside Gallery, a venue to showcase local artists that she...more

Rose Key: A son’s love memorialized in island name

November 22, 2017

NORTH KEY LARGO — The first thing Joe Zumpano did after he purchased an offshore island in 2014 was name it Rose Key, after his mother, Rose Zumpano, who passed away in 1994. The...more

Editorials

Big Pine residents thankful for assistance

November 18, 2017

As the lead of the Big Pine Park neighborhood, I’d like to thank the Baptist men and women of North Carolina. I got my yard cleaned up on Monday and I thank God and the Baptist men for...more

Cudjoe burning is illogical

November 17, 2017

For weeks, when the wind blows from the north, smoke and ash from the burning of yard waste on Blimp Road inundates the southern part of Cudjoe Key.  Numerous residents have complained about...more

The politics of fracking the Everglades

November 17, 2017

I’m glad to see that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was in South Florida to share his vision for Everglades restoration.  Although the proposed Lake Okeechobee reservoir project would...more

Hurricane Irma cleanup efforts need to continue

November 11, 2017

I am still working on cleanup from Hurricane Irma. I have received no help, although some neighbors have offered. But they have their own cleanup issues and jobs to go to, so it is unfair to want...more

Sports

Lady ‘Canes continuing to restructure

November 22, 2017

Still spending this season building toward a return to district play next year, the Coral Shores High girls basketball team started four freshmen and a sophomore in the regular-season opener....more

Season cruises into holiday with plenty of games on tap

November 22, 2017

The Key West Soccer League girls Under 14 and U12 divisions took to the pitch last week in regular season matches at the Poinciana Field. Normally the league is winding down for the season but to...more

Envelope Please : Broncos’ Noa chosen as 2017 homecoming queen

November 21, 2017

Saturday was a special day for the Key West Youth Football League. The league crowned a new Homecoming Queen from among four candidates during the festivities at the George Mira Football Field....more

Palencia powers Hurricanes to victory

November 21, 2017

After struggling through a rebuilding season last year, the Coral Shores High boys soccer team has seemed to take the next step in improvement as they opened the regular season with a 7-2 victory...more