September 11, 2019

TAVERNIER — Shirley Faye Albury, a longtime resident of Tavernier, died recently. She was 83.

Albury was born to William and Violet Albury six months after the historic and devastating Labor Day hurricane of 1935.

According to Upper Keys historian Jerry Wilkinson, Albury was among the first graduating class at Coral Shores School as one of 13 students.

Albury served on the board of the Matecumbe Historical Trust and was a trusted source of local historical knowledge.

A celebration of life for Albury is being planned for 10:30 a.m. Sept. 28 at Burton Memorial United Methodist Church,93001 Overseas Highway, where she was a lifelong member of the congregation. For more information, call the church at 305-852-2581.

Toll increase

begins Oct. 1

CARD SOUND ROAD — A new toll rate on Card Sound Road will be effective on Oct. 1.

The new rates are $1.54 for two-axle vehicles, $3.06 for three axles, $4.08 for four axles, $5.10 for five axles and $1.02 per additional axle.

The toll, which is collected electronically using Toll-By-Plate or SunPass, helps fund maintenance costs of the road and future repair and replacement of the five bridges along Card Sound Road.

Two discount programs are available for Monroe County residents with two-axle vehicles that use SunPass and have an account in good standing. They are the monthly discount program, which requires no enrollment, and the annual pass program.

Drivers do not need to sign up for the monthly discount program. Drivers will automatically receive a 40 percent rebate on their SunPass account after any calendar month that 28 or more one-way trips are made through the toll.

The annual pass is for frequent users and allows for unlimited trips through the toll. The fee is $370 per year and runs from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. Visit