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Bahia Honda friends to hold fundraisers

November 14, 2018

In an effort to continue its recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Bahia Honda State Park is hosting several fundraisers in the near future. The nonprofit corporation, Friends of Bahia...more

Lease of reservoir land called ‘shameful’

November 14, 2018

SOUTH FLORIDA — Everglades advocates and Florida’s potential next governor this week objected to an unexpected lease extension granted to a sugar company farming the site of a future reservoir —...more

New studio combines yoga, mental health counseling

November 14, 2018

KEY LARGO — Change can be overwhelming to many and downright scary to some, according to Carrlee Pinder, a mental health counselor and yoga instructor helping those seeking relief from mental...more

Program teaches kids to identify, resolve conflict

November 14, 2018

FLORIDA KEYS — Being in middle school can be tough, but help for both kids during this tender age, and their parents, is now available through the Florida Keys Children’s Shelter’s Stop Now and...more

Man attacks friends for leaving him on Duval St.

November 14, 2018

A 56-year-old man was arrested on Saturday for aggravated battery after he allegedly attacked two men for leaving him on Duval Street.Karl Michael Lambert was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and damaging property.Around 3:19 a.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Calle Uno on Rockland Key in response to a report...more

November 14, 2018

“How do you justify a totally free pass to the city assistant? She did something illegal, got caught, and then thumbed her nose at code enforcement for nine years? Are these the type of employees who should be allowed to work for our city? How does our city manager and entire commission condone this act? Thank you, Margaret Romero and Tom Milone, for speaking up against this favoritism. We...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Councilman looks to close deadly pass

November 14, 2018

ISLAMORADA — A local councilman wants to ban his own boat from a narrow channel off Whale Harbor, along with other motorized craft.“I’m a guilty offender myself,” Village Councilman Mike Forster...more

Early morning crash fatal for pedestrian

November 14, 2018

MARATHON — An early morning traffic incident left a man dead last Friday morning after he was struck by a passing vehicle on U.S. 1.Around 6:30 a.m., a pedestrian was walking on the northbound...more

Homestead hunter lands biggest python

November 14, 2018

HOMESTEAD — One of the South Florida Water Management District’s snake hunters last week killed the largest Burmese python caught so far in the state — a 17-foot, 5-inch female weighing 120...more

Lease of reservoir land called ‘shameful’

November 14, 2018

SOUTH FLORIDA — Everglades advocates and Florida’s potential next governor this week objected to an unexpected lease extension granted to a sugar company farming the site of a future reservoir —...more

Editorials

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

Children’s Day was best Fantasy Fest event

November 3, 2018

Now that Fantasy Fest is over, I have to say the best event was Children’s Day.Bayview Park was turned into an amusement park. Local organizations had the opportunity to run a booth, operate a...more

Help conservation with your vote

November 3, 2018

With 1,000 people moving into Florida each day, it is more important now than ever to protect the state’s most significant environmentally sensitive areas by holding them in the public trust for...more

Sports

Hurricanes’ Zoe Marchetti, Conchs’ Sweeney, Cowan garner berth in state finals

November 14, 2018

A trio of Keys swimmers qualified for the Florida High School Swimming and Diving State Championships set for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17, at the Sailfish Splash Waterpark and Aquatics Center...more

Six class champions not determined until Sunday’s finale

November 13, 2018

No matter what happens during the first two days of racing at the Offshore World Championship, Sunday’s finale, being worth half of the final point totals, can either bring unexpected jubilation...more

T&W Chevron, Roost take care of business

November 13, 2018

Heading into week seven of the Key West Coed Softball League, T&W Chevron Auto Repair remained unbeaten with a win over the second-place Blind Squirrels. The Roost improved to 3-3 with a...more

Pitchford matches best individual finish in Keys history; KW boys claim best team placing in 20 years of program

November 12, 2018

A final kick at the finish line helped Marathon sophomore Jonathan Pitchford steal the show at the Florida High School Athletic Association Cross Country State Championships as he passed three of...more