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Good Girl Juice & Café opens in Village Square

Good Girl Juice & Café opens in Village Square

The purples isles are a little juicier There is a new member of the Village Square entrepreneurial enclave who is tasked with pressing organic fruits and vegetables into healthy, cleansing juices. Vanessa Plascencia, a Coral Shores graduate, opened Good Girl Juice & Café last Friday to great fanfare. “I was juicing from 7 a.m. to […]

Local lips sealed on spoilers – S2 ‘Bloodline’ drops today

Local lips sealed on spoilers – S2 ‘Bloodline’ drops today

By Gabriel Sanchez Netflix’s original series “Bloodline” returns to screens Friday, May 27 for its second season. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Bloodline follows an affluent Florida Keys family, the Rayburns, as they struggle to cope with the murderous secret they hold. The first season ended with a cliffhanger, and despite the […]

Acclaimed guitarist Muriel Anderson performs in Keys

Acclaimed guitarist Muriel Anderson performs in Keys

One of the world’s foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson will perform in concert on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the ICE Amphitheater in Islamorada Founders Park, MM 87. Anderson, an engaging performer with an obvious joy of music and talents across musical genres is revered by audiences worldwide, is the first […]

The tarpon are here! – Boat traffic and competition creates the need for peaceful coexistence

The tarpon are here! – Boat traffic and competition creates the need for peaceful coexistence

The tarpon are here in full force. After weeks of fits and starts, the silver kings finally moved into the bridges in big numbers and began swimming the Oceanside in mid-April. In fact, April 15 was a bittersweet day for me: after filing a painful tax return, I salved my wounds by catching my first […]

Marathon son takes No. 2 spot at substation – Lt. Derek Paul puts the fun in serious business

Marathon son takes No. 2 spot at substation – Lt. Derek Paul puts the fun in serious business

Monroe County Sheriff Office’s Lt. Derek Paul is home again. After 17 years as a law enforcement officer, the Marathon native is once again serving in his hometown and had been promoted into the No. 2 slot, as Key Vaca Substation Commander, to replace retiring Capt. Bruce Winegarden. “It’s nice to be back — very, […]

Permit now, tarpon soon – Hook a permit now before spawning season sends them deeper

Permit now, tarpon soon – Hook a permit now before spawning season sends them deeper

Spring break has arrived — for Keys flats anglers. While our northern brethren continue to shiver, dig snow, and scrape ice, warm days and light winds starting in mid-February brought out the tarpon, permit, and bonefish. And barring any major cold fronts, the fish appear here to stay. Once Florida Bay and Gulf water temperatures […]

Assistant fire marshal devoted to Marathon – Geaneas defines community service

Assistant fire marshal devoted to Marathon – Geaneas defines community service

Lt. Adam Geaneas, 31, is a quiet guy. Ask Marathon’s Assistant Fire Marshal a question and he’ll tilt his head thoughtfully and answer in a low voice. His low-key demeanor masks a huge drive and generous spirit. “He’s very dedicated. He has a big heart for both the city and the department,” said Fire Chief […]

Dem Boys

Dem Boys

Captain Skip Bradeen, left, is animated as he speaks during the Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series in Islamorada Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, with other presenters, from left to right, including Jimmy Gagliardini, Fox NFL Sunday anaylist and avid Keys angler Jimmy Johnson, Brittney Novalsky and seminar host George Poveromo. More than 500 attendees got […]

Write-ups in travel magazines or newspaper sections usually means good news – Some reviews are less than flattering, others skip us all together

Write-ups in travel magazines or newspaper sections usually means good news – Some reviews are less than flattering, others skip us all together

Sometimes, you just can’t catch a break. The Fabulous Florida Keys were featured in a couple of big travel-oriented publications recently. When a destination gets written up in Conde Nast Traveler or the Travel section of the Miami Herald, it’s usually a good thing for the destination. Sadly, the recent media coverage did little to […]

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