DESANTIS’ BUDGET PROPOSAL INVESTS IN TEACHERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT & ENVIRONMENT

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ proposed $99.7 billion budget seeks to invest more in the environment, raise pay for law enforcement and teachers and fully fund programs for...

STATE-MANDATED PARENTAL CONTROL OVER SEX EDUCATION BEGINS IN KEYS SCHOOLS

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Legislation that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law back in June giving parents more control over the sexual education of their children is now being carried...

KEYS AHEC OPENS MOBILE DENTAL UNIT IN MARATHON

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Middle Keys kids have a big reason to smile with confidence, thanks to the opening of Keys AHEC’s Mobile Dental Unit. The unit will provide crucial dental resources...

OLD SEVEN MILE BRIDGE REOPENS AFTER $41M RESTORATION

In arguably the most highly anticipated opening in recent memory, officials from Monroe County, the City of Marathon, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and other community...

MARATHON COMMUNITY EVENTS SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER THROUGH GENEROSITY

From reindeer ponies to multiple visits from the North Pole’s chief, Marathon’s elves were extremely busy preparing for the final holiday week of 2021. Keys Weekly is...

ECMC, CHAMPIONS FOR CHANGE AID 125 FAMILIES WITH IMPRESSIVE DONATIONS

Thanks to the combined efforts of the Educational Coalition for Monroe County (ECMC) and Marathon High School’s Champions for Change club, 125 Marathon families had their holidays...

COLLEGE SWIMMERS COMPETE IN KEY LARGO’S ORANGE BOWL

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Men and women swimmers from Northern Michigan cruised to victory in the Orange Bowl Swimming Classic at Key Largo’s Jacobs Aquatic Center on Jan. 3. Based in...

IN PICTURES: MARATHON BOYS SOCCER BLANKS CORAL SHORES

The Coral Shores boys soccer team traveled to Marathon to take on the Dolphins on Jan. 4. The Dolphins avenged an early-season loss to the Hurricanes with...

KEY LARGO RIBBON CUTTING FOR PEDIATRIC DENTAL VAN GAVE COMMUNITY A REASON TO SMILE

On Jan. 4, Keys AHEC Health Centers chief executive officer Michael Cunningham, along with a gaggle of children, triumphantly cut a ribbon in front of the new...

EYEING CHANGE? LOCAL DIETICIAN SHARES NEW YEAR’S NUTRITION TIPS

One of the most critical aspects of our lives is our health. Keys Weekly recently sat down with registered dietitian Courtney Dorchak, the owner of The Keys...