Keys locals featured on Shark Week

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They went lookin’ for “Big Moe” and they might have found him.  James M. Platt, better known as “Bucko” around Marathon, squired around a team of scientists and...

Drive-Thru Mass COVID-19 Testing Event August 13 at Founders Park

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The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County, in partnership with Monroe County BOCC and Islamorada, Village of Islands, will be hosting a free mass testing event...

Marathon council closes 2 out of 3 boat ramps for mini season

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The Marathon City Council voted 3-2 to close both the Quay boat ramp and Harbor Drive boat ramp in Marathon from Tuesday to Thursday, July 28-30. Only...

Compete in FWC’s 2020 Lionfish Challenge

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Now is the time to register for the 2020 Lionfish Challenge! The Lionfish Challenge is an incentive program that rewards harvesters for their lionfish removals. With a...

Islamorada coral restoration partnerships brings science and citizens together to save the reef

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On Monday, World Oceans Day, coral restoration took center stage in Islamorada. With the announcement of two innovative partnerships, the Upper Keys village is poised to become...

MarineLab Offers Summer Camp for Monroe County kids in June

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With kids coming out of quarantine and itching to get hands-on with learning again, parents are wondering what options will be available this summer. MarineLab has a...

School announces Keyswide Day of Service to commemorate student’s life

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This Wednesday, May 13, will be the first annual Pascal Weisberger Day of Service, a tribute to one of the Keys’ really good people who lost his...

STATE OF BUSINESS amid coronavirus concern

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By Sara Matthis, Mandy Miles and Jim McCarthy Florida Keys airports and hotels remained open as of Wednesday. Bars were instructed by the state to close for the...

The economics of the seafood festival

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If tourism and commercial seafood got married, it would be the Marathon Seafood Festival. If they had babies, it would be all the organizations that benefit from...

A LOOK INSIDE THE FISH HOUSE

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The fish house and processing plant on the bayside of Marathon has a long and storied history, important to tell here — it supplies so much of...