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Above, live-aboard Ryan Newkirk, third from left, recently organized a cleanup of Boot Key Harbor after a previously sunken boat bobbed to the…

Florida Keys tourism industry representatives take time out for a group photo Tuesday, June 7, while attending the U.S. Travel Association’s I…

Florida Keys tourism industry representatives take time out for a group photo Tuesday, June 7, while attending the U.S. Travel Association’s I…

The Islamorada Moose Lodge presented $9,000 in scholarships to 10 graduating high school seniors. Picture from left are four of the winners, S…

Waves crash over the Southernmost Point buoy in Key West during the first weekend of June as Potential Tropical Cyclone 1 grazed the island ch…

The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County, in partnership with the Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition, is providing free sleep sacks…

Florida gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried greets the crowds gathered on Duval Street on Sunday, June 5, during the annual Key West Pride Par…

Ryan Rea, 14, of Sugarloaf Key, shows off his catch during a recent spearfishing trip. In addition to a huge hogfish, the young fisherman spea…

The National Key Deer Refuge is working with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Coastal Program and other partners to conserve and manage the im…

The old Bahia Honda railroad bridge is seen from the craggy islet off Bahia Honda State Park.

As spring transitions to summer, keep an eye out for local flower species like this sea oxeye daisy. Native plant species play a vital role in…

A blood moon during the recent lunar eclipse was to be followed early this week with another celestial show as the Earth passes through a stor…

A flock of bobolinks stopped over to rest and refuel recently in the National Key Deer Refuge. Bobolinks are related to blackbirds and orioles…

Billie Nichols, resident of Big Pine Key, extended her gratitude to Monroe County Fire Rescue Station 13’s C shift crew for responding to her …

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Larry and Cris Gavagni hosted a reunion last month of former John Pennekamp Coral Reef State employees and concessionaires at their 20-acre ho…

A squadron of pelicans dive-bomb schooling bait fish near Ballast Key off Key West recently.

The in-person Pascal’s Way 5K run/walk event held May 7 drew about 45 participants and raised $4,195 for the Upper Keys Humane Society thus fa…

Marathon Community Theatre is presenting ‘Unnecessary Farce,’ a comedy by Paul Slade Smith, on the main stage through May 28, with 8 p.m. show…

The Salvation Army of the Florida Keys has been awarded grant funding from Ocean Reef Community Foundation to assist Upper Keys residents who …

The Florida Keys History & Discovery Center hosted the return of the Indian Key Celebration April 30 on the grounds of the Islander Resort…

The Florida Keys Daughters of the American Revolutions chapter adopts a classroom each year. In 2021-2022, Pam Caputo, a STEAM (science, techn…

Key West photographer Liz Acar grabbed this shot of a bald eagle with her iPhone recently at the Key West Golf Club on Stock Island.

‘Bubble Butt,’ a male green sea turtle that survived a boat strike injury in the Florida Keys in 1989, died in late April at the Turtle Hospit…

Marathon Mayor John Bartus, center, and Friend of Old Seven’s Bernard Spinrad celebrate the nonprofit’s $18,000 donation to the city of Marath…

The Florida Keys Orchid, Fern and Bromeliad Society hosted a plant sale on April 12 to benefit the humanitarian group, Tavi Draugi, which has …

Marathon High School senior Rylan Chapa became the first Monroe County female weightlifter to win a Florida High School Athletic Association S…

The inaugural Swim Across America-Florida Keys cancer fundraiser on April 9 in Islamorada set a goal of having 50 swimmers raise $50,000 to su…

St. James Children’s Center students excelled in the school’s recent Read-A-Thon fundraiser. During the month of March, the school’s 44 presch…