The Florida Keys commercial fishing industry was severely impacted by Hurricane Irma last year, especially lobster anglers. The industry continues to feel the impact from Irma, but the bigger concern is the impact of red tide on stone crabs.
On Dec. 4, 1954, the first Burger King fast-food eatery opened in Miami, Florida, on Northwest 36th Street and 30th Avenue. The Whopper wasn’t around yet, but there were plenty of burgers, fries and shakes.
American Airlines will add nonstop flights to and from Philadelphia and Chicago’s international airports starting in February. Also, the airline will resume service to and from Dallas at the end of the year.
The South Florida lawyers on the Florida Bar’s monthly discipline report include a convicted fraudster, both name partners of one law firm and an attorney who seems to have trouble putting things in writing.
Florida’s Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday weekend on items like clothing and supplies begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday. But this year lawmakers excluded computers from the tax exempt status.
News coverage in the Florida Keys is shifting to a digital focus that will give readers more frequent updates through the day as well as exclusive in-depth stories about life in Monroe County. With the ramped-up digital focus, the weekly Reporter and twice-weekly Keynoter will cease print publication as of March 25, along with the e-editions of those newspapers
David Wolkowsky is an American developer from Key West, Florida. Wolkowsky grew up in Key West and Miami and received his degree from the University of Pennsylvania. After college, he began to restore buildings in the inner city of Philadelphia.