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Katie Atkins

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Katie Atkins is a western New York native who, when not working, can probably be found on the beach with her nose in a book. Sweets are her weakness (10 fillings this year), along with pizza and her adopted senior cat, Buddy.
Thanksgiving guide – Where to volunteer, or find a turkey dinner - A bowl filled with different types of food on a table - Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving guide – Where to volunteer, or find a turkey dinner

Throughout the island chain, charitable and religious organizations will open their doors before and on Thanksgiving, providing several opportunities to celebrate the holiday or...
That’s amore – Under new ownership, Driftwood Pizza soaring to new levels - A person cutting into a pizza - Pizza

That’s amore – Under new ownership, Driftwood Pizza soaring to new...

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore, and Marathon is in love with Driftwood Pizza, Pasta and Subs. The...
$1.6 Billion Okeechobee Reservoir Takes Huge Step Forward - A small boat in a body of water - Lake Okeechobee

$1.6 Billion Okeechobee Reservoir Takes Huge Step Forward

Everglades restoration activists are lauding the recent 99-1 passage of legislation with provisions for a billion-dollar reservoir near Lake Okeechobee.  It pushes the $1.6 billion...
GOAL 109: The Two Year Plan to Solve Workforce Housing in the Keys - A plane sitting on top of a building - Montrose

GOAL 109: The Two Year Plan to Solve Workforce Housing in...

It has taken a village – or multiple people from several villages – to raise a plan for Monroe County’s workforce housing crisis. County commissioners...
Village Council Candidates Open Up at Forum - A group of people sitting at a table in front of a curtain - Islamorada

Village Council Candidates Open Up at Forum

Islamorada residents are just as passionate about Upper Keys issues as the five candidates vying to represent them in two seats on the village...
Antibiotics for the reef – BOCC hears coral disease treatment update - Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Antibiotics for the reef – BOCC hears coral disease treatment update

It’s a common antibiotic for treating bronchitis and other bacterial infections in humans, and now scientists are experimenting with amoxicillin to see if it...
Marathon Airport Celebrates 75 Years of Aviation - A group of people standing around a plane - Florida Keys/Marathon International Airport

Marathon Airport Celebrates 75 Years of Aviation

The community is invited for a day full of fun at Florida Keys Marathon International Airport, Oct. 20 to celebrate 75 years of its...
Can you hear me now? Marathon fire chief enters show business - A man standing in front of a bus - Luxury vehicle

Can you hear me now? Marathon fire chief enters show business

Throngs of camera-wielding paparazzi were supposedly crowding the entrance to Marathon City Hall Tuesday night, but not to hear about the new Middle Keys...
There Can Only Be Two: Marathon City Council Candidates Open Up at Forum - A close up of a sign - Ocean County

There Can Only Be Two: Marathon City Council Candidates Open Up...

Middle Keys residents got a snapshot of what the future holds for Marathon City Council at Monday’s forum hosted by the Weekly and the...
County Seeks $22 Million Emergency Operations Building - A close up of a phone - Telephone

County Seeks $22 Million Emergency Operations Building

It will be a long time, possibly years, before Monroe County has a new emergency operations building in Marathon, but plans are in motion.  Hurricane...