Available 7 Days/Week       MON - FRI  8am - 7pm       SAT - SUN  10am – 6pm
Call us (305) 465-3900
Apply Now

Tag: #upperkeys

HEARTS HEAVY FOLLOWING COMMUNITY ICON’S PASSING

A community grieved on the morning of Sept. 6, as news spread of Mike Forster’s passing following a battle with COVID-19. On Facebook, a flood of posts brought words of sadness over the loss of someone who embodied what it meant to be an active member within the community. Many also relayed thoughts of praise and thanks for Forster, 61, who constantly paid it forward and gave back. Forster was more than a passionate public official and a restaurant owner who boasted awards for some of the best breakfasts around. He supported students and first responders. He loved his pets and enjoyed a day...

Continue reading

GOOD TIMES! MARATHON HS FOOTBALL TEAM CELEBRATE FIRST WIN

By Clare Merryman The Marathon High School Varsity Fins got their first win of the season, against Pompano Beach, on Sept 3 by a score of 10-9.  Patrick Crews had a 4th quarter 29-yard field goal that put the team ahead for good.  “Overall, our team played extremely tough and gritty. We battled until the very end and came away with a huge victory,” said head coach Mac Childress. The post GOOD TIMES! MARATHON HS FOOTBALL TEAM CELEBRATE FIRST WIN appeared first on Florida Keys Weekly Newspapers. Florida Keys Weekly

Continue reading

KEY WEST CONDO GETS REPRIEVE — FOR NOW

A Key West condominium building received a temporary reprieve Monday morning. Raj Ramsingh, the city’s chief building official, did not condemn Santa Clara Condominiums, 3312 Northside Dr., during a 10 a.m. hearing at city hall. “I will not condemn the building, but this is still not off the table,” Ramsingh told the condo association board, unit owners and some of their tenants who were present. “I don’t want these necessary repairs to fall by the wayside as has occurred in the past,” Ramsingh said after hearing testimony from two engineers and condo association board president Oliver Kofoid. Key...

Continue reading

MOVING MARATHON AMERICAN LEGION CEREMONY HONORS VETS AND THE RECENTLY FALLEN

n Sept. 5, Marathon’s American Legion Post 154 honored all veterans and those killed in action in a ceremony that included a rifle salute, the playing of taps by a bugler and speeches by Monroe County Mayor Michelle Coldiron, Marathon Mayor Luis Gonzalez, veteran John Dick, veteran Jonathan Crane, Veteran Affairs director and veteran Cathy Crane, retired Army Colonel Abe Conn and a prayer led by Chaplain J.R. Jones. Attendees listened while holding American flags and gazing at a table that was set for a meal for 13. The place settings symbolized the service members recently killed in action...

Continue reading

Former state Rep. Raschein applies to fill Forster’s commission term

A community continues to grieve following the loss of Mike Forster from a weeks-long battle with COVID-19 just a week ago. His passing on the morning of Sept. 6 remains fresh and in the hearts of many, as social media posts remember his community spirit.  As the healing continues, the process begins for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ to decide who will fill Forster’s county commission seat for the remainder of the term through November 2022. While a timetable for a decision remains unknown, those interested in serving can now apply. One of the people applying for the seat, which represents Key Largo and...

Continue reading

MARATHON FIRST RESPONDERS SPEAK OF PASSION FOR PROTECTING COMMUNITY

They’re the first ones on the scene of an accident on U.S. 1. They’re the first ones to arrive when things go wrong.  On water and land, the Florida Keys’ first responders are at the top of their game when called upon to assist members of the public in a time of need.  The job of a first responder can bring long hours and periods in the intense heat. They deal with people who are stressed or at their worst moment. A first responder’s job also carries the unknown over what kind of call will come in and when.  This Saturday, Sept. 11, marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist...

Continue reading

LONGTIME MONROE COUNTY JUDGE REFLECTS ON HER LEGACY

Judge Ruth Becker was elected to the Monroe County Court in 1990, then was re-elected without opposition until she retired on July 30. The Board of County commissioners saw fit to proclaim Aug. 18, 2021 Judge Ruth Becker Day. “The entire time, Her Honor was one of the best. I had nothing but the greatest of things to say about her,” said her longtime colleague, Marathon criminal defense attorney Bill Heffernan. “When I said goodbye, I’d been a lawyer for 50 years in January. I’ve been doing this for many years, in front of many judges. I can only tell you, Judge Becker was top shelf,...

Continue reading

SCHOOL MASK OPT-OUT IS UPHELD AFTER TENSE EXCHANGE ON BOARD

On Sept. 7, the school board, district staff, health officials and the public sat together through another tense four-hour meeting. At least three hours were devoted to a discussion about masking children in the schools: Should the parental opt-out be changed to a full-on mask mandate with only a medical opt-out? Should the district go against Gov. Ron DeSantis’ recent executive order protecting a parent’s right to decide about masks? In the end, the school board upheld the same mask mandate with a parental opt-out, to be revisited in two weeks. However, the vote was four members for and one...

Continue reading

BEST OF MARATHON AWARDS: 46,000 VOTES AND COUNTING!

2021 marks the 12th iteration of Middle Key’s people’s choice awards – The Best of Marathon.  Since its inception by the Marathon Jaycees back in 2008, the event has grown up and is now one of the most anticipated events of the year where business leaders, elected officials and other supposed big shots gather to celebrate the Marathon community and have some fun while raising funds for the Marathon Rotary Club.  This year’s incarnation takes on a special twist as the Florida Keys makes its way out of the global pandemic.  “We are going al fresco,” declared Marathon Rotary...

Continue reading

DIVE REPORT: BABY BOULDERS BACK ON THE REEF

This Week’s Dive Report Conditions this week were spectacular, with light winds and great viz. It wasn’t too hot, so the surface intervals were pleasant. And, as always, we had that magical Florida Keys turquoise blue water to admire. It was a beautiful way to officially end the summer season. This weekend was extra special because we planted boulder corals back to the reef for the first time ever. These are native to shallow tropical waters in places like Florida. In fact, the Florida Keys are known for their huge boulder corals, and the majority of them are succumbing to disease. It’s frightening...

Continue reading

*Assumes 2.799% APR, 20% down payment, and conforming 30-year fixed rate first mortgage on a single family, primary residence. The monthly payment you enter includes only principal and interest. Additional required amounts such as taxes, insurance, home owner association dues, assessments, mortgage insurance premiums, flood insurance or other such required payments should also be considered. Not all individuals will qualify for a mortgage loan based on the payment entered. Rates cited are for instructional purposes only; current rates are subject to change at any time without notice.  **Posted APR is based on Mortgage Assumptions
 
Copyright © 2021 Fidelity Home Group supports Equal Housing Opportunity | All Right Reserved  | NMLS Identifier 1834853. Fidelity Home Group is not affiliated with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). Not intended for legal or financial advice, consult your own professionals if such advice is sought. Accessibility Statement  | Consent to Receive Electronic Loan Documents  |  Cookies Policy   |  Disclosures  | Email and Mobile PolicyFair Lending Policy  |  Mortgage Assumptions  |  NMLS Consumer Access  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Use 

Florida Keys Mortgage | Fidelity Home Group
2011 Flagler Ave, Key West, FL 33040

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday 8am to 7pm EST
Saturday - Sunday 10am to 6 pm EST