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Jim McCarthy believes in community reporting, giving back and life on the water. A workout fanatic, diver and a bogey-golfer, Jim loves chicken wings, Marvel movies and sports.
Medical Marijuana 101: A Crash Course - A woman preparing food in a kitchen - Cannabis shop

Medical Marijuana 101: A Crash Course

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Inside the Holiday Inn Key Largo, community members packed the conference room on Dec. 5 to get insight into medical marijuana. Lecturing to attendees was...
Experts convene in bid to restore, reinvigorate coral reef - Underwater view of a large rock - Coral reef

Experts convene in bid to restore, reinvigorate coral reef

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A “meeting of hope” is how Scott Winters termed it during the opening remarks of Reef Futures 2018 on Dec. 11 at Ocean Reef. With...
Local governments eyeing more gun control - A close up of a sign - Nasi Jamblang Mang Dul

Local governments eyeing more gun control

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An ongoing battle between local governments and the state over gun control has brought Monroe County into the mix.  Last month, Monroe County Commission voted...
ALLIGATOR LIGHTHOUSE – Community treasure needs saving - A large ship in a body of water - Alligator Reef Light House

ALLIGATOR LIGHTHOUSE – Community treasure needs saving

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Nothing’s going to be cheap about the work that “Lighthouse Larry” Herlth says is needed to restore and maintain an Islamorada treasure in Alligator...
Ocean Fest informs, excites - A group of people sitting in the grass - Car

Ocean Fest informs, excites

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An inaugural festival educated and entertained the many who came out Saturday for Mote’s Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration at Founders Park.  The day featured...
NEW COUNCIL BEGINS - A group of people posing for a photo in front of a curtain - Public Relations

NEW COUNCIL BEGINS

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Islamorada village council entered its meeting Thursday with a slightly different feel as outgoing Mayor Chris Sante left the dais to sit with public...
CALLING FOR CLEMENCY - Gene Roddenberry wearing a black shirt - CIREBA - Cayman Islands Real Estate Brokers Association

CALLING FOR CLEMENCY

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Per council newcomer Ken Davis’ wish, a motion became one of the first orders of business at Thursday’s meeting following the swear-in. It pertained...
Free Ride! Upper Keys Gets Free Trial for Electric Vehicle Services - A close up of a car - Islamorada

Free Ride! Upper Keys Gets Free Trial for Electric Vehicle Services

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Beginning Thursday, the Miami-based electric transportation company Freebee will be providing free rides within a section of the Upper Keys. The ride service is embarking...
A NEW BEGINNING – VFW Post opens in Key Largo - A group of people standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera - Key West

A NEW BEGINNING – VFW Post opens in Key Largo

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Veterans and patrons walking through the doors of VFW Post 10211 in Key Largo can expect a reinvigorated look and a family-friendly atmosphere.  With help...
7 Year Old Jesse Santerre. Courage, Inspiration…Firefighter - A group of people posing for the camera - Erika Olivera

7 Year Old Jesse Santerre. Courage, Inspiration…Firefighter

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With his firefighter uniform on, seven-year-old Jesse Santerre was all smiles as his day with fellow comrades at Station 21 began Saturday morning.   “This...