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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.
Village Council Takes a Step Towards Pedestrian Bridge - Footbridge

Village Council Takes a Step Towards Pedestrian Bridge

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For a moment, it seemed like Islamorada Village Council members might scrap plans for a pedestrian bridge at Founders Park and go with a...
Home for Christmas – Marathon resident’s modular arrives - A man and a woman standing in front of a truck - Car

Home for Christmas – Marathon resident’s modular arrives

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By the time Christmas rolls around, Claudia McEwen will be able to decorate her brand new 76th Street home.  With the exception of the last...
Moving right along – Canal cleanup ahead of schedule; more added to list - A truck is parked on the side of a river - Car

Moving right along – Canal cleanup ahead of schedule; more added...

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In the last six weeks, Hurricane Irma marine debris removal throughout the Keys has been ahead of schedule – so ahead of schedule that...
Reeling in the locals – Key Largo staple, The Catch, here to stay - A plate of food on a table - Full breakfast

Reeling in the locals – Key Largo staple, The Catch, here...

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If there was a Cheers bar in the Florida Keys, it would be The Catch, because let's be real – sometimes you want to...
At a loss - A close up of a toy - Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs

At a loss

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By the calculations of researchers at the University of Florida, Monroe County has lost 3.8 percent of its full-time residents in the last year,...
‘Hear our cry’ – Governor directs 1,300 housing units for Florida Keys - A room with white walls - Product design

State’s 1,300 units issue sticky for BOCC

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The tangled affordable housing web just got more tangled. Monroe County commissioners were admittedly perplexed at their meeting in Key Largo on Sept. 19 about...
Dolphins to Dolphins – NFL foundation makes huge donation to MHS - A group of people posing for the camera - Car

Dolphins to Dolphins – NFL foundation makes huge donation to MHS

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It wasn’t an average Wednesday for Marathon High School footballers, who received new shoes, attire and gear from the Miami Dolphins organization. Twan Russell...
Islamorada hires planning trio, including new director - A man standing in front of Eamon O'Marah et al. posing for the camera - Islamorada

Islamorada hires planning trio, including new director

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“Don’t screw it up,” joked Islamorada’s interim Planning Director Joe Corradino, who was literally on his way out the door Friday and held it...
Key by the Sea canal finished, more in the works - A group of people posing for the camera - Florida Keys

Key by the Sea canal finished, more in the works

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“The future is not bleak,” said Marathon City Manager Chuck Lindsey at Tuesday’s City Council meeting in an update about Hurricane Irma recovery and...
First Quarry apartments could be ready next summer - Carlos Curbelo et al. standing on top of a cutting board - Florida Keys

First Quarry apartments could be ready next summer

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When some tenants are given their keys to The Quarry Apartments on Big Coppitt Key a year from now, their new homes will be...