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Memorial Day ceremonies set

May 26, 2018

Veteran’s groups and other organization will honor fallen military personnel on Memorial Day, Monday May 28, with ceremonies.  Islamorada The Matecumbe Historical Trust will hold its...more

Parking solutions dominate meeting

May 26, 2018

City of Key West officials asked for recommendations to fix parking and transportation issues and they’ll get plenty following a temporary advisory board’s approval of more than 25...more

Rare sea turtle rescued off Little Palm Island

May 26, 2018

A rare Kemp’s ridley sea turtle was rescued off Little Palm Island and has been taken to the Marathon Turtle Hospital for treatment. Named “Echo,” the critically endangered...more

Deputies arrest two in dispute involving an AK-47

May 25, 2018

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Miami man and a Key West woman following a domestic dispute between the two on Wednesday. Around 1 a.m., Sheriff’s Office deputies...more

Teens get stoned for ‘dirty fishing’

May 25, 2018

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Islamorada man after a video surfaced showing him throwing rocks at three teenagers.  On Tuesday, MCSO deputies responded to a reported battery at Robbie’s Marina in Islamorada, where he met the complainants, who were 18, 17 and 15. According to the report, the three were fishing on...more

May 26, 2018

“I don’t understand why, if you have a KW resident sticker on your windshield, you have to have a hurricane re-entry pass. Will someone please explain?” “Never, ever, ever should we, as taxpayers, allow any government agency to give raises as a percentage. It is the quintessential gap creator where the rich get richer and...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Hardwood hammock home to nature preserve

May 23, 2018

ISLAMORADA — Sunlight filters through the leaves of a towering gumbo limbo tree on a walk down the path through Green Turtle Hammock Nature Preserve, a route that winds past a classic...more

Megaplex is linchpin of South Dade revitalization

May 23, 2018

HOMESTEAD — Construction began last week on a new 70,000-square-foot Homestead Station, a complex that will feature movie theaters and a bowling alley, shopping and dining, and a transit...more

Memorial service an Islamorada tradition

May 23, 2018

ISLAMORADA — The Florida Keys on Memorial Day do not forget those who died while defending the nation, nor those veterans who perished while working to link the islands. At 9 a.m. Monday,...more

Publix likely to be discussion topic at Thursday meeting

May 23, 2018

ISLAMORADA — By the time Village Council members meet Thursday, they may have an idea how the newly opened Publix market will affect U.S. 1 traffic. That also could be a source of...more

Editorials

Public Art improves life

May 26, 2018

At the May 1 City Commission meeting, I was shocked to see the lack of respect that the commissioners, [except for Kaufman], showed for public arts. They voted to excuse the Catholic church and...more

Rainbow that is Key West High

May 26, 2018

As a mentor for the scholarship program, Take Stock in Children, I had the opportunity to hear presentations from Key West High School graduates who had made significant successes of their lives....more

Stop kicking the can down the road

May 25, 2018

Monroe County’s housing … We need to stop kicking the can down the road. The affordable housing can — a persistent county problem in search of a long-term solution — has...more

The death of the reef

May 24, 2018

Imagine being able to transport yourself back in time to the year 1851 and diving the reefs of the Florida Keys — giant stands of elkhorn and staghorn corals, crystal clear water and...more

Sports

Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing hosts LLGF Screamin’ Reels Tournament

May 26, 2018

 Women, men and teens are invited to the non-intimidating LLGF Fishing Screamin’ Reels tournament with education June 22-23 in Islamorada. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go...more

Wilson, Harrelson guided their squads through transition of learning new coaching styles

May 26, 2018

In a season of transition, with new coaches at the helm of both the Key West and Coral Shores girls lacrosse teams, leadership was an important aspect for the first-year instructors, the...more

Morays remain in first with walkoff victory

May 25, 2018

Tied at 11-all going into the bottom of the seventh and final frame, T&W Chevron Auto Repair Morays scored the winning run for a 12-11 victory over the Key West Auto Repair Jaibas last Friday...more

Welzien completes 100th 12.5-mile circumference of the island

May 25, 2018

More than 100 times Bill Welzien has stepped into the waters off Smathers Beach, looking to complete the rigorous 12.5-mile swim around Key West. There have been times he finished the swim in a...more