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A Labor Day to Remember

The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 hit the Florida Keys as one of the strongest hurricanes on record. That storm basically destroyed much of...
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Independence Day and Project Apollo – Remembering Apollo 11 50 years...

My family had left the Space Coast just before Apollo 11; my father was a launch team leader and engineer on the Apollo/Saturn IB...

MCT hosts ‘Tah Dance’ this weekend only!

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” ― Martha Graham And Joanne Zimmerman is one busy individual. Fresh from a major role in the ensemble cast of...
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Summer Vacations – Memories of family travels…

Now that we have passed Memorial Day, now that school is out and the warm months are truly upon us, it is time to...

Keys delegation travels to Capitol Hill

It’s rare to see Florida Keys people, even elected officials, dressed up in suits and ties. But it’s not every day that a delegation...
Column: Keys Disease

H-word Season – Things we fear; things that comfort…

The 2019 hurricane season approaches, and with it comes the fear and dread of what just one of these named monsters can do. Many...

Winter is Here?

I am one of those few individuals who has never seen an episode of the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” Not one. Ever. The closest...
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March is for Marathon

As we move through the new month of April, let’s reflect back on the really intense and exciting month that was March in Marathon....
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March is for Marathon – Community comes together for great causes

As we move through the new month of April, let’s reflect back on the really intense and exciting month that was March in Marathon....
Column: Keys Disease

Florida Keys Day – Local officials making our case in Tallahassee

On March 18-20, officials from local governments and organizations went up to Tallahassee for an event called Florida Keys Day. This is an event...