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Playa Largo resort, currently under construction at mile marker 97.4, bayside, is seeking Monroe County Planning Commission approval for 24 off-site affordable housing units to serve as employee residences for its staff. It is also proposing to build 28 single-family homes on the same parcel of land as the two 12-unit ...Read More
A little video of Red Rum artist Daniel Del Sol murderin' the lobster down in the Florida keys from his paddle board ...Read More
Tiff, Roger, Jenny and Dan kayaking in the Fla Keys! August 2015
Tour Guide: Kristy (K-Bear) Batista
Location: Robbie's Marina/ Back Country Mangroves
Critters Seen: Nurse Sharks, Reef Sharks, Osprey, Starfish ...Read More
It was 80 years ago, on Sept. 2, 1935, the fiercest storm (even today) to hit North America, came ashore in Islamorada, wreaking death and destruction from Tavernier to Duck Key. The event marks a significant period in the life of the Upper Keys, a time that should never be ...Read More
Four Homestead men aboard a 15-foot skiff off North Key Largo were arrested Sunday on multiple conservation charges Sunday, state marine officers report. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers recovered a mesh bag from the bottom of Angelfish Creek, agency spokesman Officer Bobby Dube said. The bag held ...Read More
A final decision on new rule to protect barracuda in South Florida goes to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission at its Sept. 3 meeting in Fort Lauderdale. Barracuda, a popular catch for Florida Keys flats fishermen and a familiar sight to Keys divers and flats fishermen, currently lack harvest ...Read More
A push to end lobster mini-season in Florida Keys waters drew the notice of Monroe County Planning Commissioners on July 29. Planning Commissioner William Wiatt urged his fellow commissioners to speak to Monroe County commissioners in support of "a working group ... to discuss and evaluate the current regulations, specifically ...Read More
Generally speaking, the Florida Keys business market is made of small businesses. Up and down the island chain, mom-and-pop establishments connect the business landscape the same way our mangroves anchor our islands. But recently on both a local and national scale, there's been a rebirth in the small-business-for-sale market, as ...Read More
Jacksonville University researchers have embarked on a study of critical importance to scientists rearing and out-planting coral on the Florida Keys reef. Mote Marine Laboratory, the Coral Restoration Foundation, The Nature Conservancy and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have spent millions of dollars rearing and out-planting coral on ...Read More
State marine officers pointed to notorious derelict-vessel cases in Florida Keys waters as prime examples of the need for new rules. "We see a lot of red dots in Monroe County," said State Rep. Holly Raschein (R-Key Largo), referring to a state map showing 304 derelict vessels off Florida shores ...Read More
Pritam Singh is one step closer to turning Knights Key into Marathon's next destination resort. Singh, who built, among other things, the Truman Annex housing development in Key West and Tranquility Bay Resort in Marathon, received unanimous approval Monday from the Marathon Planning Commission for his yet-to-be named 199-room resort ...Read More
The Obama administration reportedly is working to reach a deal with Cuba that would allow regularly scheduled commercial flights between the two countries by the end of this year. The Wall Street Journal reports that a possible agreement would allow airlines to establish service between the U.S. and Cuba as ...Read More
Anybody who's been in the Keys for Florida's sport lobster season knows things can get crazy, so crazy that some people think the two-day event should be stopped. According to a 2003 North Carolina State Universitystudy, the boat density during sport season, also known as mini-season, can be 900 times ...Read More
In his Roostica Wood-Fire Pizzeria-branded pickup truck Thursday morning, Bobby Mongelli points out a Stock Island trailer park with 90 units -- and 400 people. "That's our workforce housing," Mongelli, who owns Roostica and the Hogfish Bar & Grill on Stock Island, said, naming off professions from dishwashers to hotel ...Read More
Everybody has their favorite pit stops when traveling through the Florida Keys on the Overseas Highway. It may be a tiki bar for the first rum-runner of the weekend, or a quick bite of home-made chow topped off with Key Lime pie. It’s a Keys tradition. The prerequisites for making ...Read More
Islamorada Only half an hour south of Key Largo, this is a chain of islands measuring only 20 miles long. The small group is known as the "sports fishing capital of the world," so for avid adventurers and sports enthusiasts, this is a must-stop spot. Robbie's of Islamorada is a ...Read More
On-the-water revelers can continue partying at offshore hot spots throughout the Keys, as far as the federal government is concerned. The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council decided not to consider a proposed recommendation that could have eventually resulted in no-anchoring zones at popular shallow-water areas like Marathon's sandbar ...Read More
A suggestion that the city of Marathon should explore purchasing land next to the boat ramp on Harbor Drive behind the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport brought protest from residents at a Thursday budget workshop. With some residents vehemently opposed, that shifted the discussion to perhaps purchasing the former Quay ...Read More
Last week my wife, Pat, and I spent our 30th anniversary in Key West, Fla. I know … why in heaven’s name would anyone in their right mind go to Florida in the summer? Well, Key West is actually in the tropics, and the temperatures were between 87-90 degrees. I ...Read More
Kristopher G. Wagner, P.A., Director, Commercial Sales with Keyes Commercial Real Estate Company, negotiated the sale of Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanical Gardens, located at 97802 Overseas Highway in Key Largo, Florida. The 11-room resort property, which also features an owner’s suite, is considered one of the most exclusive ...Read More