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Monday, October 29th, 2012

A Windy Week

As I write this the wind is howling, the palm trees are swaying, and there’s another tropical storm spinning out in the Caribbean.  Fortunately, Sandy is not expected to impact the Florida Keys directly, and these strong winds are supposed to subside by Sunday, offering much better fishing conditions for the week ahead. Still, it’s

Monday, October 29th, 2012

How sweet it is.

“The first time I see the Halloween candy on the shelves, I think ‘Oh, no. Not again,’ But once we get past that initial shock, then we really get into it,” said Janice Paul, laughing. She and...

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Key West plans for fest all year

  Excitement has begun to crest among the businesses and employees at Duval Street restaurants and bars as Fantasy Fest approaches. The enthusiasm even flows over to businesses bordering the city’s “party zone.” The Lodging Association of...

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Keys dog trainers share some tips

The first thing any dog trainer will tell a client is to only use positive reinforcement. The second thing is that this approach takes patience; the human must wait for the desired behavior before it can praise...

Friday, October 5th, 2012

A Little Bit of Everything

October is a transition month for fishing in the Florida Keys. It’s sandwiched between the peak summertime dolphin (mahi mahi) season, and the prime cold weather sailfish, cobia, and kingfish action. So this probably isn’t the absolute...

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Park gets big check, celebrates environment

The staff and volunteers at Curry Hammock State Park have two reasons to celebrate: it’s the end of another successful Birding Festival and the park recently received a giant $25,000 check from Coca Cola. The funds were...

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Challenge Coin sales to help construct firefighter monument – Marathon Fire Rescue commemorate fallen comrades

  The trek to New York City was documented on Facebook like a highly publicized intel-gathering mission. Earlier this year, Assistant Fire Marshall Adam Geneas and Captain Eric Dunford left the Florida Keys towing a flatbread trailer...

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Concrete artist reflects on 9-11 memorial sculpture

  Concrete artist and sculptor Ed Moran is a New Jersey native who’s brothers were “tin knockers” working in the World Trade Center just two weeks before September 11, 2011. “I knew a lot of people who...

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