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Children’s shelter officer looks ahead

Children’s shelter officer looks ahead

Outlook: Optimistic New Florida Keys Children’s Shelter Chief Development Officer Karen Holmes joined the shelter with an optimistic outlook on the impact she could achieve. As chief development officer, some of Holmes duties involve forming strong relations with the community and local government, fund raising, and marketing. The Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University […]

Team Depot helps local veterans

Team Depot helps local veterans

Seeing Clearly In a stilted Big Pine Key house, disabled Army Veteran Donald Pereau’s windows needed some help. “It’s tough not knowing when storms are coming and having to worry about how the windows will get shuttered and un-shuttered,” he said. That’s when Team Depot, the Marathon Home Depot store volunteers, stepped up to help […]

ON TRACK at MHS

ON TRACK at MHS

Marathon High School track athletes Jonathon Pitchford, left, Takara McKnight, Joel Zalia, Keygan Jeffries and Aydan Child compete at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida this past weekend. Owen Pitchford, far right, also traveled as an stand-in runner, but did not compete. They did the unexpected.” -Teresa Konrath, MHS athletic director Marathon High Varsity Track  […]

Softball season ends

Softball season ends

On Tuesday, the Marathon High School’s softball team ended its quest to advance to the regional finals. They suffered a crushing loss to John Carroll Catholic High School, the same team that kept them out of the regional finals in 2016. Regardless, the MHS softball team ended with an impressive 20-5 record, including the recent […]

Man On The Run

Man On The Run

New book chronicles life as a fugitive This is one of those crazy, jaw-dropping, page-turning stories that can make a reader whisper an expletive by page 3. Key West resident Dan “Tito” Davis and Peter Conti, Hollywood screenwriter, wrote a helluva story about Tito’s life drug trafficking and running from the FBI for 13 years. […]

The Tao of the Keys

The Tao of the Keys

Taoist Tai Chi classes build strong bodies, minds Taoist Tai Chi has many moving parts; it’s part Eastern philosophy and part martial arts. Combined, they have a very wholesome effect. “The 108 movements are designed to move every bone, every muscle, every tendon and every ligament in the human body,” said Jeff Pinkus, a volunteer […]

New species: Not at a snail’s pace

New species: Not at a snail’s pace

New species grows attached to USS Vandenberg Build it, and they will come. Who knew “they” wasn’t exclusive to scuba divers but a brand new snail species? Say hello to the Thylacodes Vandyensis, the latest edition to the non-native Keys’ species. Recognize the name? This gatstropoda vermatidae or a worm snail was discovered and only […]

Step up to the plate

Step up to the plate

Pops Stiglitz’s legacy continues Pops Stiglitz continues to be remembered fondly as a family man, and major supporter of Marathon High School and Stanley Switlik Elementary. The Career and Technical Center at Marathon High School is named in his honor — “Pop’s Place.” His memory also lives on through the annual Pops Stiglitz coed softball […]

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