Florida Keys Memorial – Hurricane Monument – Islamorada

Standing just east of U.S. Route 1 at mile marker 82 in Islamorada is the Florida Keys Memorial Hurricane Monument designed by the Florida Division of the Federal Art Project and constructed using Keys limestone (“keystone”) by the Works Progress Administration. Unveiled in 1937 with more than 4,000 people in attendance, a frieze depicts palm […]
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Marathon City Officials: Housing – Amenities – Beautification 2017 Goals

Marathon leaders are setting a laundry list of goals for the new year that include protecting residential areas, adding amenities, creating more workforce housing and more. “We are planning to work with [state Rep.] Holly Raschein and [state Sen.] Anitere Flores to regain more control of vacation rentals to help our residential neighborhoods,” Mayor Dan […]
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5 Must-Stop Island Spots in the Florida Keys

We often think we need to escape to the Bahamas or elsewhere in the Caribbean to get to paradise, but the truth is that we have a paradise right at home in the U.S. That’s right, we’re talking about the Florida Keys. Most of us have heard about how awesome Key West is, but the […]
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The Changing Road Trip Key Largo To Islamorada

In the old days the road trip from mile marker 100 to mile marker 80 was actually a pleasure, even factoring in the abnormally large number of orange cones that always lined Overseas Highway. Back then, the 20-mile drive usually meant 30 minutes of beautiful scenery and minimum traffic. The most dangerous part was swerving […]
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Middle Florida Keys Suggestions For Your Bucket List

The Middle Florida Keys are an often overlooked destination. Lying between the Upper Florida Keys where you will find the Diving & Fishing Capitals of Key Largo and Islamorada and the Lower Florida Keys with Big Pine Key’s Key Deer and world famous Key West, the Middle Florida Keys is sometimes referred to as the Heart […]
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Adams Waterway In Key Largo – New Span Planned for Spring

Construction on a new million-dollar bridge to carry pedestrians and bicyclists over “The Cut” through Key Largo likely begins this spring. When finished, the span will cross about 120 feet of water at the Marvin D. Adams Waterway at mile marker 103.6. Monroe County Commissioners will consider contracts for construction of the $966,960 bridge during the […]
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Florida Keys Residents Say FDOT Is Stealing Their Land

Sunset Cove, the oldest motel in Key Largo, has been in business 65 years. Photo by Jessica Weiss Bud Cornell slumps into a chair under a thatched chickee roof at the Sunset Cove Beach Resort in Key Largo. Taking a break from wrestling with his motel’s plumbing, he wipes sweat from his flushed cheeks and […]
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