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Keys nonprofit spares foxes from fur farm

KEY LARGO — Marred by slight imperfections, red foxes “Libby” and “Louie” were recently deemed unwanted by a Midwest fur farmer. To save them from certain death, longtime animal advocate Nicole Navarro stepped in to rescue the pair as part of her Key Largo-based nonprofit, Pawsitive Beginnings. Red foxes, despite[…]

When pandemic closes church doors, people open browser windows

FLORIDA KEYS — Sheltering-in-place has restored religious observance to many people’s homes. After COVID-19 precautions prompted the closure of in-person church services, people have flocked to online attendance across all religious denominations. “It’s a weird world right now and we have gone digital,” said the Rev. Chris Todd, pastor of[…]

Jewelry Design Winners

ISLAMORADA — A lot of moms will be adorned with handmade macaroni necklaces this Mother’s Day, but only three mothers in the Keys will get to wear new, custom-made fine jewelry pieces that their children designed. Blue Marlin Jewelry has announced the winners of its annual junior designer competition. And,[…]

Fundraiser for forgotten children moves online

UPPER KEYS — The children housed at Casa Agua Azul, a youth safe house in Guatemala, have come a long way in the few short weeks of being in a loving environment. The children’s home has been providing a safe haven for 17 children since February after being certified by[…]

Competition bejewels kids’ concepts

ISLAMORADA — Three children will be crowned winners, or rather, their mothers will be jeweled in this year’s annual Saige Raiche Memorial Junior Designer Mother’s Day Contest hosted by Blue Marlin Jewelry. The Saige Raiche competition is an entry call to all Monroe County school children to submit a jewelry[…]

Chamber leader: ‘My time to give back’

KEY LARGO — Reliable and stable are words often used to describe the community-minded Roberto Alonso. “I’m just a simple man,” he said of himself. Alonso has spent time as the manager of a small bookkeeping firm. “Before that, my trade was fine jewelry hand-engraving, a dying trade that I[…]

Dance, or meditate, as if no one is watching

FLORIDA KEYS — If you’re looking for motivation to exercise during the “Safer at Home” order in place to combat the spread of COVID-19, local dance and yoga studios alike are offering classes online. Dance as if no one is watching. While most dance classes are midterm, Dance Journey Performing[…]

Keys quilters answer call for face masks

KEY LARGO — With common medical supplies in short supply because of the coronavirus, Florida Keys volunteers have mobilized for mask production. “I’ve renewed my acquaintance with my sewing machine,” Sarah Marter of Key Largo said while stitching a line through fabric. “Those of us who are quilters always have[…]