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Survey asks public for views on plastic use

UPPER KEYS — A survey sponsored by the village of Islamorada and support groups asks: How much do customers depend on disposable plastics? More to the point, how much would they be willing to change restaurant takeout habits in the name of environmental protection? “We want to help local businesses[…]

Total value of home sales up 12% in 2019

FLORIDA KEYS — Sales of single-family homes in the Florida Keys hit $1.2 billion in 2019, up nearly 12% from 2018, according to reports from Florida Keys Board of Realtors listing services. The 1,451 houses listed as sold had an average sale price of $801,796. The 1,329 houses sold in[…]

Four keys to effective leadership

You don’t have to be in charge to be a leader. If you are a parent, sibling, part of a team, or if you manage people in any capacity (including customers), you have the opportunity to be leader. In fact, most organizations have an informal leadership system, a person or[…]

Salmon farming coming to Homestead

HOMESTEAD — Although an unlikely place to raise cold water Atlantic salmon, the agricultural community of South Dade will soon be home to one of the largest salmon aquafarms in the U.S. With its first phase of a large-scale salmon farm slated to be completed this summer, Atlantic Sapphire hopes[…]