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Monday, March 31st, 2014

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,

Friday, March 7th, 2014

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...

Friday, February 28th, 2014

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....

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Octogarian has more drive and energy than those half her age

“I wrote letters to the Islander in Islamorada and the Buccaneer in Marathon. My late husband told me which every one responded first, we’d go there,” she said from her second floor condominium overlooking Boot Key Harbor,...

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

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...

Friday, February 7th, 2014

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...

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Want a thrill? Try catching a shark or sailfish on a fly rod – Bait-and-switch techniques will bring them boatside

Toothy critters and those with long bills are on tap for light tackle and fly rod anglers. Chill winds and cool waters put a damper on traditional flats fishing for bonefish, permit and tarpon.  But who cares...

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Reflections of a year from the musings of a curmudgeonly writer

The year 2013, which seems as if it has just begun, is now set to disappear into the mists of the past. As far as years go, it wasn’t the worst (no tropical events), but it wasn’t...

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