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Ship, Shipmate, Self: The sponsored abroad experience of an aspiring scientist, Mandy Camp

Ship, Shipmate, Self: The sponsored abroad experience of an aspiring scientist, Mandy Camp

Mandy Camp, a Coral Shores High School 2012 graduate, will be speaking in Marathon on Tuesday, March 3 at the Middle Keys Marine Association. The Stetson University student will be sharing details about her research on the Caribbean Spiny Lobster, some of it conducted aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer. “I spent five weeks of April […]

Trish Docherty Gibson launches campaign for public defender

Trish Docherty Gibson launches campaign for public defender

Local attorney and Chief Assistant Public Defender Patricia “Trish” Docherty Gibson is seeking to replace Public Defender Rosemary Enright who is retiring after 29 years of public service. Docherty Gibson officially announced her candidacy for the 2016 election this week. “It has been long known in the legal community that I would run for the […]

Déjà vu: Family Fun Fest is Saturday

Déjà vu: Family Fun Fest is Saturday

The City of Marathon’s Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual Family Fun Fest on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marathon Community Park. (Originally scheduled for last month, the event was cancelled due to foul weather.) Many non-profit organizations in the middle and lower Keys participate to provide […]

#Help: Animal Shelter dog needs special help

#Help: Animal Shelter dog needs special help

Jax needs heartworm treatment, knee surgery Safe Harbor Animal Rescue of the Keys, the animal shelter in Marathon, has a special dog in need of adoption. “Spike Broke-Tail” lived outside for five years, alone, starving to death and unwanted, until his owner surrendered him in late January. The five-year-old Boxer is heartworm positive and has […]

Children’s shelter turns 25

Children’s shelter turns 25

Counselors available to community at large There are children in desperate situations in the Florida Keys … but the crisis is not always visible to the naked eye. “We’ve had situations where the doorbell rings at the Florida Keys Children’s Shelter in Tavernier at 11 p.m., and by the time the supervisor can get to […]

Pigeon Key Art Festival is this weekend

Pigeon Key Art Festival is this weekend

The Pigeon Key Arts festival turns 21 years old this year. And to celebrate, festival organizers have lined up some star talent in the form of internationally renowned marine artist Wyland. He will be creating four original ink paintings at the festival. Later, he will auction them off himself. “I’ve been hearing a lot of […]

#News: Sanctuary fight comes to chambers, city commissions

#News: Sanctuary fight comes to chambers, city commissions

Key West Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Virginia Panico brought marine sanctuary recommendations to the attention of the Key West city commission last week after the Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary’s Advisory Committee suggested stopping commercial fishing in certain areas of the Keys to help the marine ecosystem. “Think about not getting fresh fish at […]

John Bartus Kicks Off ‘Concerts in the Park’ series at Key Colony’s Sunset Park

John Bartus Kicks Off ‘Concerts in the Park’ series at Key Colony’s Sunset Park

Florida Keys singer/songwriter John Bartus is celebrating his 31st anniversary of performing in the Keys at a special concert for the kickoff of the seasonal “Concerts in the Park” series Sunday, Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. at Sunset Park in Key Colony Beach. Presented by the Key Colony Beach Community Association, the free Concerts in […]

Re-plat for Sombrero Approved – Crowd ‘Boo’s’ Decision

Re-plat for Sombrero Approved – Crowd ‘Boo’s’ Decision

Marathon Vice Mayor Mike Senmartin opened the city meeting on Tuesday by telling the assembled crowd that staff and council members had spent hours dissecting the 79-page transcript of the previous meeting regarding the re-plat of four large lots into 32 properties on Sombrero Beach Road. “If there’s anything new and pertinent to this proceeding, […]

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