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City of Marathon revisits food truck law

For less than 400 words, ordinance 104.62 causes a lot of headache for the City of Marathon, its residents and business owners. The law governing food trucks has...
Pianist

He’s Bach

Ji — pronounced Jee, like gee whiz kid — is a 27-year-old pianist hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “a gifted young pianist who is going places.”...
debris cleanup in Marathon

‘By the end of next week’

According to Renato Marrero of the Florida Department of Transportation, the debris hauling contractor will be finished clearing debris out of the right of way by the...
Cosmetic stores in Key West

The Cosmetic Store Web

“Can I ask you a question?” “I have a sample for you.” “I have something for your eyes.” “Can I show you something?” These are the questions – or more like...
Michelle Coldiron files for seat

Coldiron seeks county seat

Marathon Mayor Michelle Coldiron filed papers Monday to seek a seat on the Monroe County Commission. She will campaign for the District 2 seat currently held by...
Miami Heat brings heat

Bringing the Heat

Days after Hurricane Irma, Steve Stowe, executive director of the Miami Heat Charitable Foundation, made a phone call to Big Pine Academy’s Drew Haggard. “We want to...
Volunteering in the Keys

12,000 HOURS: Volunteer group finishes its Keys mission

“The homeowners couldn’t be more appreciative. One homeowner even made a birthday cake for one of the helpers who celebrated their birthday while here volunteering.” — Ron Burd All...
Hurricane Irma talks

HURRICANE TALK: County to hold public workshops

Monroe County will be holding six public workshops all around the county beginning in January (see sidebar). The purpose is to get community input about how to...
canal cleanup in the Keys

Canals: the final piece of debris puzzle

The Department of Environmental Protection has agreed to lead marine debris removal efforts throughout Florida, including the Keys. Monroe County and the City of Marathon have agreed...
FIRM

Insurance Rate FREEZE

Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe (FIRM) was the only grassroots entity mentioned in the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation’s (OIR) order filed on Dec. 6. The order...