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.


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.


Stories of the Upper Keys, part II

In 1935 the building known today as the Tavernier Hotel was still under construction, but not as a hotel. The building was constructed as a movie theater, the third incarnation of a movie theater in Tavernier.


The two secrets to aging gracefully -- socks and broccoli

Feeling like a kid again, I sat on the floor with my grandkids and played with trucks. We needed a gas station for the trucks, so we built a red square building out of red rectangular Legos. This kept them occupied until their attention span ran out… maybe five minutes, at best.


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.


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