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Vets going down to help coral grow up

Members of the St. Petersburg-based Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge and Palm Harbor-based SCUBAnauts International on Monday will join forces with scientists from Mote Marine Laboratory to plant nursery-grown corals near Looe Key off Big Pine Key.

Living

Flamingo in Everglades getting a makeover

Everglades National Park and the South Florida National Parks Trust have won a $250,000 grant to restore the park’s iconic Flamingo Visitor Center after a six-week national voting campaign, the trust said Wednesday.

Food & Dining

Time to respect the Cuban mangoes

No other fruit has the historic association of the mango, or is so inextricably connected with the folklore of Cuba. Many of South Florida’s Cuban residents have fond memories of shaking mango branches or throwing stones to knock down fruit from the giant mango tree planted in their abuelo’s yard.

Food & Dining

Key lime pie takes center stage

Key limes have flavored Florida Keys cuisine since the 1800s. Contemporary lime lovers can celebrate the indigenous fruit and the dessert it inspired — the islands’ signature Key lime pie — during the Key Lime Festival July 2 to 4.

Living

Minimize pets’ fireworks fears

Summer is here and the Fourth of July is just around the corner. A long weekend with friends and family and for us in the Keys, that usually means, water, sun and barbecue. And of course the fireworks. How great is that?

Living

Stories of the Upper Keys, part I

Like so many pioneers of the Florida Keys, William Dunham and Mary Jane Albury left the Bahamas and settled in Key West. In 1886, they left the southernmost city with their three-week-old son, William Beauregard, and settled in the Rock Harbor area of Key Largo.

Living

Donald and Hillary aren’t using nudity as a motivation

Right now, the world is watching our election process and wondering whether Hillary or Donald will become the next President of the United States of America. Personally, I’m more interested in what motivated them to even run for the presidency in the first place? What specific factors got them started on this quest and how in the world are they able to motivate all of us to vote for them?

Videos

Bride and groom rappel down Brickell building

Liberty City residents, Suneliz Santana and Vincent Scott, have been together for eight years and have four children. They won the "Wed Over the Edge" contest and were married atop the JW Marriott Marquis in Brickell. After making the leap in love, the couple rappelled 19 stories off the building
Photographed by Corrado Amenta for Onkei Photography
Bride and groom rappel down Brickell building 3:36

Bride and groom rappel down Brickell building

Biscayne Bay terrorism training 0:46

Biscayne Bay terrorism training

Key Largo July 4th Parade 1:56

Key Largo July 4th Parade

Rehabbed turtle released 1:48

Rehabbed turtle released