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Nele Kirt

Nele Kirt
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Nele Kirt has a master’s in communications from Ohio University with 40 years of media experience in TV, radio and printed press.
A close up of a silver orb spider on tree branch

Did You Ever Wonder – what’s that huge spider fella in...

Entomologist Larry Hribar from the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District talks spiders: Florida is home to a lot of spiders. Among the most conspicuous are...
The best Cuban food is found at Juice Paradise - A plate of food - Cuban cuisine

The best Cuban food is found at Juice Paradise

With her playful smile, slim body and quick movements Kenia Montes De Oca is a living whirlwind. She came to Marathon about 14 years...
Get Wrecked: restaurant’s owners – and customers – keep coming back - A piece of cake sitting on top of a table - Buttercream

Get Wrecked: restaurant’s owners – and customers – keep coming back

Good rule of thumb: Follow the locals. In this case, to S.S. Wreck & Galley Grill on Grassy Key. It’s where locals go to...
LAZY DAYS SOUTH: A TASTY ‘HOME’ ON MARATHON’S WATERFRONT - A plate of food with broccoli - Vegetarian cuisine

LAZY DAYS SOUTH: A TASTY ‘HOME’ ON MARATHON’S WATERFRONT

At Lazy Days South, guests can arrive on foot, by car, or by boat. Located in the Marathon Marina and Boatyard, the restaurant has...
Batter Up! Cupcakery opens on Key Colony Beach - A plate of food on a table - Cupcake

Batter Up! Cupcakery opens on Key Colony Beach

Be it a five-tier wedding cake weighing 150 pounds or a small cupcake looking like a piece of art, Simone makes them all. The...
Hideaway Café: the most romantic restaurant in the Keys - A plate of food and a glass of water on a table - Hideaway Café

Hideaway Café: the most romantic restaurant in the Keys

The sign by MM 58 in Grassy Key reads “Rainbow Bend Resort” and even after turning into the parking area behind the fence, it’s...
“So Fresh it’s Still Flippin'” at Keys Fisheries - A sandwich sitting on top of a table - Keys Fisheries

“So Fresh it’s Still Flippin'” at Keys Fisheries

It was past midday and the line outside the window of the main building was growing by the minute. Before placing their orders, people...
Keys Eats: Ale House Offers All American Soul Food in Marathon - A plate of food on a table - Soul Food House

Keys Eats: Ale House Offers All American Soul Food in Marathon

“Although our restaurant is officially named ‘Marathon Grill and Ale House,’ the locals call it THE Ale House,” said Simone Mullis, putting stress on...
A man in a blue shirt - Florida Keys/Marathon International Airport

Did you ever wonder how many planes land/take-off in Marathon?

J. Henderson, the assistant director of Marathon and Key West International airports explains: All in all, there are about 75,000 operations — that includes take-offs or...
Diners revel in the Key-sy atmosphere at Porky’s - A bowl of food on a plate - Beef

Diners revel in the Key-sy atmosphere at Porky’s

Opened in the 1950s, Porky’s is one of the longest continuously operating restaurants in the Keys. Today, it’s famous for its smoked pork (Cuban...