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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: IMMIGRATION DOUBLE STANDARD IS ‘CRAZY’

Dear Editor, I realize I must be missing something; however, I just don’t understand why the Cuban families who continually risk their lives to cross the Florida Straits...

RECALLING THE REMARKABLE LIFE OF JON ALLEN

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Jon Allen was known in Key West as an entrepreneur, philanthropist and arts patron who transformed the rundown Island House guesthouse into one of the best gay...

FWC OFFICER ​​BOBBY DUBE: 32 YEARS PROTECTING THE WATERS & WILDLIFE

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Bobby Dube’s 32 years patrolling the Florida Keys waters brought everything from large drug busts and the arrests of lobster mobsters to meeting former presidents and actors. With...

A SPECIAL PLACE ON BIG PINE HOLDS A SPECIAL EVENT

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The back of Patrick Garvey’s Grimal Grove t-shirt advocates fearlessness: “Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb; that’s where the fruit is.” Garvey, who has...

HEARTS HEAVY FOLLOWING COMMUNITY ICON’S PASSING

A community grieved on the morning of Sept. 6, as news spread of Mike Forster’s passing following a battle with COVID-19. On Facebook, a flood of posts...

MOVING MARATHON AMERICAN LEGION CEREMONY HONORS VETS AND THE RECENTLY FALLEN

n Sept. 5, Marathon’s American Legion Post 154 honored all veterans and those killed in action in a ceremony that included a rifle salute, the playing of...

HONORING THOSE WHO PUT OTHERS’ SAFETY FIRST

They’re the first ones on the scene of an accident on U.S. 1. They’re the first ones to arrive when things go wrong.  On water and land, the...

DR. KARISA FALDEN – THE NEWEST FACE AT BAPTIST HEALTH MEDICAL GROUP IN MARATHON

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The newest face at Baptist Health Medical Group in Marathon is Dr. Karisa Falden, a family medicine practitioner. This is her first job, post-residency.  “I love being outside,”...

COUNTY HAS COMPLETED REPAIRS TO COLLAPSED HISTORIC ARCHWAY AT WEST MARTELLO

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Monroe County completed the repairs to the partially collapsed historic archway at West Martello to match the original. The archway is within the walls of the Civil War-era...

FLAGS FLY HALF-STAFF FOLLOWING KABUL ATTACKS

U.S. flags across the country were lowered to half-staff beginning on Thursday, Aug. 26, following the attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan that left 13 U.S. service members dead,...