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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.
IRMAVERSERY - A group of people standing in front of a sunset - Beach

IRMAVERSERY

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Saturday, Sept. 8 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Florida Keys Recovery Celebration Big Pine Community Park Hosted by State Attorney Dennis Ward, it will be party central...
Canal cleanup begins in all areas - A group of people standing on a boat - Key West

Canal cleanup begins in all areas

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By the time Monroe County canals are cleared of storm debris, it will have been more than a year and a half since Hurricane...
Mystery coral disease is named – ‘Stony Coral’ continues to spread in the Keys - A fish swimming under water - Coral reef

Mystery coral disease is named – ‘Stony Coral’ continues to spread...

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Amped-up efforts to find the source of a coral disease that has been spreading through South Florida reefs for the last four years have...
MORADA WAY INTERIM DIRECTOR TALKS ISLAMORADA ART - A person standing in front of a sign - Florida Keys

MORADA WAY INTERIM DIRECTOR TALKS ISLAMORADA ART

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Being called “executive director” is quite the privilege, something people strive for over the course of a career. Andrea Johansson already has it on...
Monroe County Seal

Joyce Griffin: ‘We have not been hacked’

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State and federal officials are denying comments made by Florida Sen. Bill Nelson that “Russians are in Florida’s elections records and have already penetrated...
A commitment works both ways - A sign on the side of the water - Water

Baptist officials answer residents about new hospital tax

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Talk of a Middle Keys taxing district to support Fishermen’s Community Hospital in Marathon has been ongoing for five months now.  In an effort to...
Village of Islamorada: Re-Think the Proposed Ban on Plastic Straws - Plastic bag

Islamorada council tables ban

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After voting on July 19 to ban plastic straws and stirrers in Islamorada via an ordinance, the Village Council decided Aug. 9 to take...
Calling all 4-year-olds – Enrollment open for Keys pre-kindergarten - A little girl sitting at a table - Kids Learning Path

Calling all 4-year-olds – Enrollment open for Keys pre-kindergarten

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With August being Early Learning Month, the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe is urging parents to enroll their 4-year-olds into free pre-K programs throughout...
The future of health care – Baptist releases rendering of new Marathon hospital - A palm tree in front of a house - Fishermen’s Community Hospital

Baptist Health holds town hall Monday

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In an effort to hear public concerns and questions regarding plans for Fishermen’s Community Hospital and its future, Baptist Health South Florida officials are...
The race is on – County Commission candidates talk District 2 issues - A group of people posing for the camera - Candidate

The race is on – County Commission candidates talk District 2...

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After the Aug. 28 primary election, two candidates out of four will be listed for District 2’s Monroe County Commission general election. Three Republicans...