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WHAT’S NEXT? Thoughts on Irma, 10 days after

From the third floor of my ringside seat for Irma, the palm tree outside the balcony swayed like a boxer who had gone limp, its head hunched...

The ‘real’ incentive: a closer look at Peary Court

and other affordable housing deals It came and went as fast as no-see-um bite on your ankle. After a year of Peary Court debates, proposed inspections and a...

Marathon’s Publix transforms into bigger, better store

I’m a stranger in my own Publix, the one in Marathon, the one I’ve been known to visit twice in one day. But I like new things...

An Easter tradition – Twenty-five years of fun disaster

Most years, Easter is a chance for my parents, two brothers, three sisters, their spouses, their children’s spouses and my own family to get together. To put...

All things Cuba – The Weekly visits the Island ‘A Million Miles Away’

Cuba – a million miles from Miami Impressions from a visit to the island nation By Jason Koler A note before we start: My journey to Cuba ended with more...

How Did You Get So Involved?

The questions I field, or opt not to (since I was taught in my ripe 20s to ignore stalkers), from the messages sent via my Facebook account...

Lessons Learned

Once impending fatherhood is leaked publicly, the standard response is, “Your life is going to change.” It’s an abstract statement that carries as much weight as when a...

More Than Pickle Salt

Daffy Doug’s celebrates 2nd Anniversary On May 23, 2009 the grand opening of a discount dollar store ushered in a new era of retail in the Middle Keys....

Another Bum?

I’m mourning the passing of a friend that I did not know very well, and yet when I reflect upon our conversations, I realize that perhaps we...

The Weekly Editoral: Less Lighting & Pigeon Key Art

Less lighting the beginning of a brighter future This past Tuesday, Marathon’s City Council had a simple request for the Department of Transportation. “Please dim the lights.” The measure fits...