| May 26, 2011
| 2:17 PM
It turns out it wasn’t a crocodile that overturned a kayak and injured two people off Key Largo last month.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigated the April 28 encounter to see whether an American crocodile had been...
| May 16, 2011
| 2:14 PM
More than 500 venomous lionfish were caught in the Keys Saturday, during a roundup aimed at reducing the numbers of these non-native fish in South Florida reefs.
Native to the Indian and Pacific oceans, lionfish arrived in South Florida in the early...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 9:20 AM
A search is on for one of South Florida’s rarest butterflies, as researchers and volunteers scour Biscayne National Park and northern Key Largo for the Schaus swallowtail butterfly.
An acrobat among butterflies, the Schaus can perform the trick...
| Mar 6, 2012
As a kid, Sara Moulton, 60, didn't know she wanted to be a chef, but she says her mother did. "When my parents took me on a trip to Europe, I not only loved all the food we ate but I took notes about it," says the New Yorker, who may be the only chef...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 6:22 AM
1. The Pelican
99340 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, 305-451-3576, Hungrypelican.com
This one is my favorite place in South Florida. It's this little cottage-style dive motel, right on the sunset side of Key Largo. It'...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 5:16 PM
I have had the privilege of judging America’s Next Top Model’s South Florida auditions for several years and I’m continually amazed to hear these women’s stories. They all want a shot at getting on the CW reality show hosted...
| Jan 14, 2012
It's only a week until the 100th anniversary of the inaugural journey of Henry Flagler's Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad, which arrived for the first time in Key West on Jan. 22, 1912.
The celebration will be in full swing this week in the Florida Keys,...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 7:59 PM
The wake-up call for the Monroe County Sheriff's Office came the evening of June 22, 2010, when a deputy driving 106 mph on U.S. Highway 1 in Key Largo swerved around a slower vehicle, lost control and crashed into a parked truck.
Deputy Melissa J....
| Jun 16, 2012
I'm preparing for another road trip, a journey from Central Florida to Key Largo: Alone again, naturally.
A few of my friends were worried about the unorthodox strategies I offered for coping with highway boredom in a recent column that included the idea...
| Jun 30, 2012
Despite its enduring quirks, Key West is light-years removed from the escapist island that awaited a failed country songwriter who pulled into town a penniless nobody in the 1970s.
That was Jimmy Buffett, of course, whose Key West-inspired 1977 hit...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 4:44 PM
In the 1960s, the space program was hot but so was underwater exploration. Jacques Cousteau not only spread the word on ocean science, but he helped design underwater laboratories where scientists could live full-time.
More than 60 labs were set up...