REEF’S REPORT: ‘SPAYGHETTI & NO BALLS’ GALA

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Hello friends, Reef the fox here for another weekly edition of  “Reef’s Report.” My friends at MarrVelous Pet Rescue are gearing up for their 10th annual “Spayghetti and...

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...

BEST OF MARATHON: FOOD TRUCK & BARTENDER SPOTLIGHT

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Jenerator @ Dockside How long have you been a bartender? 18 years. What’s the most creative way you’ve cut someone off? I usually just take their drink, hand them...

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...

LOCAL FRIENDS REMEMBER MIKE FORSTER

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Born into a family of anglers, Mike came into the world with a fishing rod in hand on Oct. 21, 1960, in Portsmouth, VA, to Milton Forster...

KEY WESTER ATTEMPTS NAKED & AFRAID SURVIVAL CHALLENGE

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If you haven’t watched the show, you’ve certainly seen the commercials for Discovery’s “Naked and Afraid” and wondered aloud, “Who would ever want to do that? It’d...

Former state Rep. Raschein applies to fill Forster’s commission term

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A community continues to grieve following the loss of Mike Forster from a weeks-long battle with COVID-19. His passing on the morning of Sept. 6 remains fresh...

LONGTIME MONROE COUNTY JUDGE REFLECTS ON HER LEGACY

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Judge Ruth Becker was elected to the Monroe County Court in 1990, then was re-elected without opposition until she retired on July 30. The Board of County...

SCHOOL MASK OPT-OUT IS UPHELD AFTER TENSE EXCHANGE ON BOARD

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On Sept. 7, the school board, district staff, health officials and the public sat together through another tense four-hour meeting. At least three hours were devoted to...

NEW SET OF ‘HOT SHOTS’ BEGIN TRAINING

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Monroe County Fire Rescue welcomed its fourth “Hot Shots” class to Joe London Fire Academy on Grassy Key on Sept. 1.  Class 21-01 includes 30 qualified men and...
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