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Raising the bar – Key West guide wins national award

The fact that there’s so much more to being a fishing guide than owning a boat and having a captain’s license was the driving force behind a...

New weatherman in charge

In his nearly 20 years of being a forecaster, Chip Kasper has seen more than his fair share of wild storms – 27 to be exact –...

HE’s GOT MAIL

When Marathon’s new postmaster showed up on March 5 to take over the local office, he took one look around and promptly exited the building. “I told them...
Zech Carson

YouTube sends man on world journey for spinal injury help

Zech Carson was searching YouTube for the phrase “cure for paralysis,” when he came across the video testimonial that changed his life. The patient in the video...
Becky Herrin

MCSO’s Becky Herrin to retire

Becky Herrin said she always knew she would pursue a degree in journalism. When pressed for reasons, she stated simply “Oh, it was about righting the wrongs.”...

Multi-tasking with Rachel Bowman

“Are we doing this now?” Rachel Bowman asked, while slinging sunset cocktails and conch ceviche three deep at Kracken Up, the upstairs bar at Keys Fisheries. Her...

Scott Russell knows the hustle

“I have literally been in the appraisal sector from the beginning,” said Monroe County’s Property Appraiser Scott Russell, who took an elective course in college. “I was...
Grinch

Catching up with the Grinch on his 60th birthday

Mean Into Green From the most hated to the most loved. That is the Grinch’s trajectory in the minds and hearts of millions and millions of Christmas lovers...

Home for Christmas

While sitting around the table at the Wesley House Family Service’s Adoption Day luncheon in November, Kelley Porter shared her Hurricane Irma evacuation story. Her two children,...

The Star of The Basilica of St. Mary

With a slight self-deprecating wit and charming smile, Father John Baker radiates energy, warmth and steadfast faith in our community. Just mention his name and parishioners, as...