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Craving a hint of fall?

Craving a hint of fall?

 By Leah Maki Fall is my favorite season. I grew up going to apple orchards and pumpkin patches, baking pumpkin and apple pies, sipping cider next to a fireplace, and going for walks to find the most radiant red, orange and yellow leaves. But in the Florida Keys when the temperatures are pushing 90 degrees, […]

Troop Rewards = Family Time

Troop Rewards = Family Time

  Troop Rewards was founded on the mission of providing RnR Recovery Vacations and other rewards for returning U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, who served overseas in  hostile deployments. These RnR vacations and rewards rely on luxury resorts and hotels to donate unused inventory to Troop Rewards. They then offer our returning servicemembers family […]

The Best of Marathon 2016 awards local businesses

The Best of Marathon 2016 awards local businesses

*= multiple award recipient  Best Place to People Watch *Sombrero Beach Best Place to take the Kids Aquarium Encounters Best Event Seafood Festival Best Park *Sombrero Beach Best Sunset *Sunset Grille Best Place to Have a Wedding Hawks Cay Best Neighborhood Behind the Airport Best Local Celebrity *John Bartus Best Non-Profit Organization/Foundation Habitat for Humanity […]

The Catman: Dominique LeFort speaks ‘cat’ and French

The Catman: Dominique LeFort speaks ‘cat’ and French

 Shortly after the award winners for the Bubbas were announced, The Weekly promptly received an email from one of Dominique “The Catman” LeFort’s adoring fans. “Why wasn’t The Catman on the list of most famous celebrities?” Jason Dunkle of Pennsylvania wrote. “You know what the two most frequent questions at Mallory Square are? Where are […]

Smooth Sailing: Camp rears new sailors

Smooth Sailing: Camp rears new sailors

“There’s no crying in sailing,” Captain Chris Anderson tells three slightly scared five-and six-year-olds on the first session’s morning class for kids eight and under. “Now pull in the sail, and let’s go to Mermaid Island.” Where is Mermaid Island, you ask? Well, it’s the floating docks at the City Marina at Boot Key Harbor, […]

Sponge Science: Florida Sea Grant, FWCC partners with professor

Sponge Science: Florida Sea Grant, FWCC partners with professor

By Gabriel Sanchez In recent months, the crisis surrounding Florida coastlines and the Everglades has exploded into the national spotlight. Stories of algae filled waters, massive fish kills, and seagrass die off have haunted Floridians. Fortunately, scientists like Dr. Mark Butler, Elliot Hart, and Jack Butler are pioneering sponge studies that could have positive implications […]

Garnish? Or a swizzle stick?

Garnish? Or a swizzle stick?

It’s both — local Caribe Beans are meant for cocktails  Mick Kilgos wears many hats: impressive drummer, tapas chef at Louie’s Backyard, spicy magic bean maker… While hanging out at the old Full Moon Saloon on Simonton Street, which closed around 1992, Mick and his bartender friend Dennis Walley used to chat beans; magic green […]

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