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This iconic Florida Keys restaurant has reopened after a full renovation. Take a look
This Keys institution returns with a new look, a new menu and more space to view the sunset.
Wesley House seeks foster parents
Wesley House Family Services is seeking nurturing families interested in providing a loving home to children and teens who are in the foster care system. Classes begin on Thursday, June 15, at the Wesley House Family Services office in Key Largo, 99451 Overseas Highway, Suite. 200, and will be held for eight weeks from 6 to 9 p.m. Registration is required. The class uses the Creating and Retaining Excellence curriculum. There is a great need for foster parents in the Upper Keys. If people can offer love and support to a child, they can be a foster parent. By providing a nurturing and caring home environment to the most vulnerable children in Monroe County, people can make a difference in their community. To register or for information, call Megan Burgess at 305-809-5020 or e-mail Megan.Burgess@WesleyHouse.org.
Key Largo man illegally dumps nearly 5K pounds of trash, earns felony charge, deputies say
KEY LARGO, Fla. – A Key Largo man was charged under Florida’s felony littering statute after Monroe County deputies accused him of illegally dumping more than two tons worth of trash. According to jail records, Steven John Walters, 42, was arrested Tuesday. Man arrested after crash leads to...
Homestead man arrested in metal pipe attack
A 62-year-old Homestead man was arrested Saturday after threatening a man with a pipe. Norris Anthony Johnson was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The 41-year-old victim told the Sheriff’s Office he was walking to his vehicle at the Reefhouse Resort & Marina in Key Largo when Johnson approached him and told him he had a bad attitude.
How much more rain will the Miami area see over the weekend? What the forecast says
The wet weather is indirectly related to the tropical depression in the Gulf.
Severe T-Storm Warning in Miami-Dade as Wet Weather Continues
A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for a portion of Miami-Dade Friday as South Florida remained under a flood watch. The severe thunderstorm warning was issued for central Miami-Dade until 1:30 p.m. and included Homestead, The Redland, Florida City and Leisure City, the National Weather Service said. Wind gusts up...
FLORIDA KEYS EATS: EXPLORING THE OCEANSIDE SAFARI RESTAURANT & LOUNGE IN ISLAMORADA
This past weekend, Florida Keys Eats was invited to Oceanside Safari Restaurant & Lounge at MM 73 in Islamorada. If that name isn’t ringing any bells, you may be more familiar with its former nickname, the Dead Animal bar. Let me tell you, these animals have come back to...
Infinity Gardens Apartments Proposed for 14505 Southwest 260th Street, Homestead, Florida
Developers have proposed Infinity Gardens Apartments, a 773-unit apartment complex south of Miami-Dade County. The mixed-use venture would require more than 50,000 square feet of new construction, along with anywhere from 7,500 square feet to 10,000 square feet of retail. The Real Deal lists BSB Global Enterprises as the developer....
Man dies in ‘dive incident’ off Key Largo, deputies say
KEY LARGO, Fla. – A 65-year-old man died in a “dive incident” off Key Largo Monday morning, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Perry Lane Anderson, of Mooresville, North Carolina, was on the Duane Wreck at the time, officials said. Video shows water spout in...
Aquarium-raised coral delivered to Florida Keys
TAMPA, Fla. — Threatened coral grown in The Florida Aquarium was sent to the Coral Restoration Foundation in Key Largo after almost getting fully decimated by disease in the wild, according to a news release. The coral called Atlantic pillar coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus) was delivered to their new home...
‘Cerrado’: Miami-area Hispanic businesses close to protest Florida’s immigration law
From restaurants to pharmacies and wire money transfer stores, various Hispanic businesses in south Miami-Dade shut down Thursday as workers strike against Florida’s immigration crackdown.
Waring named South Dade “Teacher of the Year
Shawn Waring has been named Teacher of the Year for South Dade High School. Waring teaches robotics and was among a group of local teachers from elementary, middle and high schools who were honored during a recent Homestead Council meeting. They were called up to stand in front of the dais and were praised for their accomplishments as educators.
Honoring Our Veterans on Memorial Day
On Memorial Day, May 29th, Homestead’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4127, in partnership with the Military Affairs Council (MAC) and Marine Corps League (MCL) Detachment 52, hosted a ceremony commemorating the service of veterans who lost their lives in service of our country and of veterans who served and have since passed away.
Businesses urged to join 'labor strike' on June 1st to protest Florida's immigration law
MIAMI - It's been a race against time. Activists for the farmworker's association spent Wednesday placing flyers in as many businesses as possible in Homestead. "So they can sympathize, empathize with the migrant community, we are asking people not go to work, not to consume and call their legislators and revoke the law, the new immigration law," said Yvette Cruz, from the Farmworkers Association of Florida, one of the organizations heading the labor strike. One of the local businesses who is willing to close its door is Acapulco Records and Sports. There is a sign at the door, in Spanish saying: the...
CORAL SHORES’ 189 GRADUATES GRAB DIPLOMAS & TOSS CAPS
A spate of gloomy and rainy weather didn’t deter some 189 Coral Shores graduates from obtaining their diplomas, flipping their tassels and tossing their caps into the air on May 24. The commencement for the Class of 2023 was originally scheduled to be held on the football field. Unsettling weather, however, drew school officials to an alternate plan, as graduates, family and friends packed the gymnasium for the ceremony.
Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Days Free Disposal for Islamorada Residents
Islamorada provides four opportunities per year for residents to dispose of household hazardous waste locally. The household hazardous waste collection is an effort to remove hazardous materials from the waste stream and to properly control disposal of the products. The drop off days are generally scheduled for the second consecutive Friday and Saturday of the months of March, June, September and December.
Seafood company owner sentenced in lobster case
The owners of a Florida seafood company doing business in the Florida Keys has been ordered to pay $250,000 in fines and was sentenced to five years of probation, despite prosecutors asking for 18 months in prison. Aifa Seafood, Inc., (Aifa), which operates out of Florida City, and company president Jiu Fa Chen, 57, of Parkland, were sentenced Tuesday, May 23, after pleading guilty earlier this year to exporting falsely-labeled spiny lobster from Florida to China, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office in Miami. ...
KEY LARGO SKIPPERS TOURNAMENT SET FOR JUNE 2
Captains, mates, ladies, juniors and seniors are all eligible to fish the annual Skippers Dolphin Tournament, one of the Upper Keys’ most popular summertime fun fishing tournaments. Presented by Island Arms and Indoor Range, the challenge is set for Friday through Sunday, June 2-4. Significant prize money will be...
High School Students Reach Beyond Obstacles
In the season for scholarships, dozens of organizations award students who achieve academic success. Many may be the first in their family to attend college, or who perform hundreds of community service hours in addition to maintaining high grades. For some students, however, family support doesn’t exist, or they must...
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Mikaela Sinnamon, Coral Shores
Q: How long have you been playing lacrosse? A: I started playing my sophomore year. Q: Did you ever play any other sports growing up? A: I played volleyball in middle school, I tried soccer when I was little, did a little swimming, I went around and tried them all. ...
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