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6 All Time Favorite Florida Keys Foods and Where to Find Them

The Florida Keys are well-known for many things such as Fishing, Diving, Beautiful Sunsets and of course Florida Keys foods. The varied recipes found in the local restaurants reflect a multitude of cultural influences from our Spanish, Bahamian, Caribbean neighbors as well as American cuisine. With Commercial fishing the 2nd largest industry in the Keys, just behind tourism, it…

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Things to Do in Kid Friendly Florida Keys

With its azure blue waters, swaying palm trees, year-round warm temps and bright blue skies, Kid Friendly Florida Keys makes for the perfect tropical escape. Two state parks, a national park, and a national marine sanctuary offer plenty of opportunities to explore and learn. Plus it’s easy to reach, at just a little over an hour’s…

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Islamorada Village Reviews La Jolla Resort Redevelopment

Requests for redevelopment and expansion of a longstanding resort are set to go before the Village Council on Thursday, Feb. 16. La Jolla Resort, represented by Island Construction Management owner Don Horton, will go before the governing board a second time with requests to redevelop and possibly expand on its Upper Matecumbe Key property through…

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Upgrade Sought to the Hurricane Monument in Islamorada

The towering hurricane monument at mile marker 81.8 could soon be the recipient of an expansion effort. Islamorada’s Historic Preservation Commission is interested in enlarging the lesser-used back area of the Florida Keys Memorial to attract more visitors there. “For starters, we want to erect a large map,” commission Vice Chair Barbara Edgar told the…

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Former Florida Keys Coral Shores High Students Making Impression in Film TV

Teacher Michele Thiery has seen many students pass through her video production classes over the past 19 years, beginning with her time at Key Largo School and now at Coral Shores High School. Several who have gone on to pursue careers in television or film credit her for piquing their interest in the field. Thiery,…

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KeysCaribbean Resorts Special Discounts for February Fun in the Florida Keys

February in the Florida Keys features fun events to be found only in the tropical islands off Florida’s southern tip. KeysCaribbean Resorts salutes four unique Keys events and features special offers to enjoy a getaway to the Keys in February. “The Longer You Stay in Paradise, The More You Save” special discount offers a lower…

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2017 Islamorada Priorities – Traffic – Park – Canal Improvements

Islamorada Mayor Jim Mooney said one of the governing board’s main focuses in 2017 will be tackling traffic issues, a recurring theme for much of Monroe County. U.S. 1 has long experienced lengthy delays due to holidays, community events and accidents, among other things. Mooney said the village is working on two solutions to alleviate…

2016’s Most Streamed Netflix Shows by State – Florida Likes Bloodline

The rise of Netflix in living rooms across America is testament not only to the comfort of our couches, but also to the power of some very popular original content. While Netflix and providers like Amazon Prime don’t release ratings information, the increasing popularity of original series like Stranger Things and Luke Cage is irrefutable…

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Islamorada Publix Project Under Final Review by Village

Following a lengthy legal battle, the Islamorada Publix has resubmitted plans for its proposed grocery store development on Upper Matecumbe Key. These include a demolition permit as well as a building permit for the mile marker 83.2 property. Village Planning Director Cheryl Cioffari said the documents are currently being reviewed by all departments. If submitted…

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Snorkeling (Not Just) For Wimps Part 2 – Islamorada Alligator Reef

Islamorada Alligator Reef – This was my second ever snorkeling trip and I feel that I have now just about advanced from ‘wimp’ status to ‘slightly nervous snorkeler clenching a noodle’. I smugly noticed that some people were more wimpy than me on this trip. It was satisfying to hear intermittent shrieking that definitely wasn’t my…

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Florida Keys Sea Turtle Season May Hatch Record Numbers

All signs point to the ongoing Florida Keys Sea Turtle nesting season as a loggerhead baby bonanza. “This season has seen some of the highest nesting counts in the Keys in a number of years,” Sue Schaf, a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, said Friday. “In general, it’s been great.” “In…