Florida Keys Weekly



Saturday, April 19th, 2014

The many lives of Mrs. Appel

“I never wanted to meet my birth mother while my real mother was alive. I thought it would hurt her terribly,” Toni said. “But when I finally went to Italy, it was bittersweet. I couldn’t speak Italian and she couldn’t speak English, so we had some cousins interpreting for us. Although, I was finally able to tell...

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Plenty of fish in the sea – Mangrove snapper, yellowtail, dolphin, sails, tarpon and more

There is a lot of variety in the waters off the Middle Keys: mangrove snappers, yellow-tail snappers, mutton snappers, groupers, dolphin, sailfish, tuna and tarpon. (If you’re visiting, now is the time to hook-up with a local...

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Benefit raises scholarship money for Keys kids

The ninth annual Nate Grill Softball Tournament will be played at the Marathon Community Park ball fields this weekend. Twelve teams — locals only — will slug it out to raise scholarship money for Marathon youth. “This...

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Seven Mile vs. Cow Key Channel: A Tale of Two Bridge Races – One is 7 miles long, the other is 300 feet

Two unique bridge runs are being staged Saturday, April 5 in the Florida Keys: one whose course covers a grueling distance of nearly seven miles and one that is quite literally a hop, skip and a jump...

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,...

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Park’s development conflict with dog owners wishes – Locals worry proposed dog run at Oceanfront Park will be too small

A group of dog lovers are worried they will be displaced when Marathon’s Oceanfront Park behind City Hall is complete. Where pooches make long, loping runs to retrieve tennis balls on a grassy field will soon be...

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Ginger’s still running (things) – Marathon dynamo manages 7 Mile Bridge Run, and much more

In Marathon, when you want something done, you want Ginger Sayer on the team. Need someone to build 600 stone crab traps? She’s your girl. Need to organize a T-ball league? She can do it. Need 180...

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Old friends live on in our memory and on our phones

I was scrolling through contacts on my iPhone the other day, and came to the realization that I was indeed getting older. Sure, the gray hair and stiffness are telltale signs, but what hit me was seeing...

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