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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

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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...

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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...