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You “CAN” Buy Me Love Date Auction

You “CAN” Buy Me Love Date Auction

Auction benefits AIDS Help It’s a Beatles song and a classic 80s movie, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” but on Saturday, Sept. 17 upstairs at The Waterfront Brewery, there is a chance that you CAN actually buy love, and most importantly support the nonprofit AIDS Help, which offers support to 340 clients throughout the Keys. Support […]

Locals celebrate ‘VJ Day’

Locals celebrate ‘VJ Day’

Victory over Japan signaled end of World War II There will be a VJ Day celebration lunch on Friday, Sept. 2 at noon, sponsored by the Tavernier Elks Lodge 1872. VJ Day is the day the Japanese formally surrendered to allied forces in the South Pacific and the official end of World War II. The […]

Just for Kicks

Just for Kicks

AYSO is setting up for another year By Gabriel Sanchez & Hays Blinkmann As far as organizations go, this one is probably the largest in the Keys. The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) serves about 1,300 island kids every year. There are 105 teams Keyswide, dozens of community sponsors and just as many youth referees. […]

Pole Dancing with Kelly Goss

Pole Dancing with Kelly Goss

“The only thing pole dancing ‘strips’ is insecurity and negativity” Athletic sport challenges participants It’s not what you think. And, it’s really hard to do. You know, holding your body weight up by your ankles and making it look like it’s the easiest thing in the world? Select few athletes can make Pole Dancing appear […]

High marks: Marathon paramedic presented state award

High marks: Marathon paramedic presented state award

The Florida Association of EMS Educators have presented Marathon Fire Rescue Capt. Joe Forcine the 2015-2016 Preceptor of the Year award. The award recognizes Forcine’s accomplishments as a paramedic educator, as well as his diligence in mentoring new firefighters, a duty he’s loved since arriving in 2003. “I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished,” said […]

Safety First: On average, two die during Florida’s lobster sport season

Safety First: On average, two die during Florida’s lobster sport season

Divers Alert Network (DAN) will offer a series of presentations addressing lobster mini-season and risks associated with this two-day event. The series will start one week prior to this year’s mini season throughout the Keys and South Florida. Dr. Peter Buzzacott, director of Injury Monitoring and Prevention at DAN, and staff have developed a presentation […]

It’s kinda secretive…Krewe sets up in Key West

It’s kinda secretive…Krewe sets up in Key West

Masked balls, extravagant costumes, marching groups, floats, fountains of booze — the whole mysteriousness behind Key West’s newest group is piquing interest around the island. After moving to Key West five years ago, Valsin Marmillion, noticed its likeness to his native Louisiana. Being a member of several krewes in New Orleans over the years, he […]