Local Fishing Captain Chris Jones and two of his charter guest were pivotal in saving a stranded Dolphin in the backcountry off Islamorada. See full story from the Miami Herald at https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/florida-keys/article219386680.html
A contract was awarded to repair the boardwalks, pavilions, and parking lots at Anne’s Beach. Looks like work will begin in November. See full story at https://keysnews.com/article/story/annes-beach-repair-contract-awarded/
The old Days Inn is the center of Islamorada was purchased and refurbish by the new Hadley House Resort. Reopening took place on August 18.
At the July 19, 2018 Village Council meeting, there was a presentation from Freebee, a company that provides a transportation service free to the public with environmentally friendly electric vehicles. Freebee is proposing an on-request transit service for Upper Matecumbe Key, a service that would reduce the number of vehicles on the road and provide visitors with a “green” alternative to visit local shops and restaurants. On its website, Freebee describes its transit solution as “a fun, alternative transportation option.”
July 4th Fireworks and Family Fun at Founders Park. The popular “Spirit of Islamorada” July 4th celebration is to be held at Founders Park, MM 87 on Plantation Key. Hosted by the Village of Islamorada and the Upper Keys Rotary Club, the event features entertainment and activities for kids, teens, adults and even dogs. The party is to run 6-9:30 p.m., followed by the fireworks show. Guests staying at participating resorts receive admission-free wristbands. An admission fee will be charged for nonresidents not staying at a participating hotel.
The long anticipated opening of Publix Supermatket in Islamorada is scheduled for tomorrow Thursday May 24 at 7:00 am. Store hours moving forward are 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. The new location is at Mile Marker 83.3 bayside.
Our good friends from Keys Cable and Otherside Boardsports have a fun packed weekend planned for April 21st and April 22nd. Live music, spirits and the best watersport park in the Florida Keys. Get all the details at https://keyscable.com/events/
The Cheeca Lodge & Spa will re-open Friday March 30, 2018. After an extensive rebuild after Hurricane Irma, Cheeca is ready to welcome back visitors to Islamorada. Be one of the first to see the beautiful renovation.
George, a Great White Shark, with a tracker has been spotted in the Everglades National Park. See full story at http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article198479759.
Photo by Terry Goss