[ x ] close

News

Business leaders optimistic about season

November 21, 2018

FLORIDA KEYS — The peak tourism season is fast approaching as visitors swarm the island chain swapping winter’s blast for ocean views and balmy temperatures.Chamber of commerce leaders concur...more

Planners updating rules to address rising seas

November 21, 2018

ISLAMORADA — The threat of sea-level rise in the Florida Keys often lies just a few yards away.“Monroe County residents know this area is very low-lying. It’s a very different environment from...more

Rare turtle faithfully nests at Bahia Honda

November 21, 2018

BIG PINE KEY — Fifty hawksbill sea turtle babies were released into the sea last week at Bahia Honda State Park. The rare hatchlings were rescued from the park’s marina after battling mounds of...more

Village manager to hear Lower Matecumbe concerns

November 21, 2018

ISLAMORADA — Concerns about Anne’s Beach, Indian Key Fill and rising seas likely will be among issues Lower Matecumbe Key residents will raise with Islamorada’s top executive Dec. 4.Village...more

Undercover sting leads to crack dealer’s arrest

November 21, 2018

In yet another undercover operation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, a Fort Lauderdale woman was arrested for selling crack cocaine on Monday.Kizmet Yatz Qualls, 45, was charged with selling cocaine and use of a two-way communication device to commit a felony.While Qualls was arrested recently, the undercover operation was conducted earlier this...more

November 21, 2018

“You said in your editorial, ‘Everyone knows the Bubba system exists in Key West, but it rarely is handled in such a blatant, arrogant, disrespectful manner.’ Then you added, ‘The community deserves better.’ Exactly why does the community deserve better? If everyone knows the Bubba system exists, and it is tolerated daily by the citizens, exactly why do we ‘deserve better?’ As in all levels...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Bay supporters dismiss clearing as a stunt

November 21, 2018

SOUTH FLORIDA — Bulldozers began clearing 560 acres of land for a “rapid start” on the Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir Nov. 14, but in the wake of a controversial lease extension, Florida...more

Boat captain accused of molesting young girl

November 21, 2018

KEY LARGO — Robert Garrett Nelson, a 32-year-old Key Largo boat captain, was arrested last week on a felony charge of molesting a victim younger than 12 years old, according to the Monroe County...more

Business leaders optimistic about season

November 21, 2018

FLORIDA KEYS — The peak tourism season is fast approaching as visitors swarm the island chain swapping winter’s blast for ocean views and balmy temperatures.Chamber of commerce leaders concur...more

Florida Keys Free Press

November 21, 2018

FLORIDA KEYS — During this season of giving thanks, Big Pine Moose Lodge members are grateful they can again welcome neighbors and the needy to the group’s annual Thanksgiving dinner.“We couldn’t...more

Editorials

Thank you, Key West

November 17, 2018

I feel like I constantly repeat myself when saying this, but I think this is the most amazing small town in the country! The next day after Hurricane Michael hit the Panhandle, I sat at my desk...more

Cheers and Jeers

November 10, 2018

Cheers: to Mayor Craig Cates for his 10-year tenure at the helm of the Key West city government. Cates is an ardent supporter of the community and has devoted his time to countless causes over...more

Snowbirds gardening in Paradise

November 10, 2018

Timing is everything in so many things and gardening is no exception. Full-time residents of the Keys enjoy myriad delights of the summer – glorious blooming shrubs and bountiful quantities of...more

Mid-term season ends — What does our future hold?

November 6, 2018

Now that the mid-term election season is mercifully over, what can we expect in the coming months? Even a crystal ball probably wouldn’t tell us exactly where we go from here. The nation’s...more

Sports

Mixed results for Lady ‘Fins to start season

November 20, 2018

Nothing could go wrong for the Marathon High girls soccer team in the season opener, as the Dolphins pulled away to a 6-1 victory against Archbishop Carroll last Wednesday. Rain Banks and Lilian...more

Coed losers assume turkey status, winners soars with buzzards

November 20, 2018

It should be an interesting night of Key West Coed Softball League action at the Pepe Hernandez Softball Field. In the 7 p.m. matchup today, the two second-place teams, Blind Squirrels and The...more

PREP BOYS SOCCER: Dolphins begin season with 3-0 mark

November 20, 2018

It was a clean sweep to start the season for the Marathon High boys soccer team. Under the guidance of assistant coach Justin Hare, the Dolphins won all three games at the Marathon Community...more

Sweeney breaks 2 more records

November 19, 2018

Key West High School swimmer Cruse Sweeney had a very good showing at the Florida High School Swimming and Diving State Championships on Saturday in Stuart. The record-setting senior broke two...more