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A SALUTE TO POPS: MARATHON FAMILIES CELEBRATE THEIR FATHERS

They’re quick with a joke or the turn of a wrench, they’re always willing to teach their kids the best tips and tricks, and they’re the undisputed...
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RUSSIAN WARSHIPS IN CUBA BRING BACK MEMORIES

Florida Keys residents are paying particularly close attention to news reports this week showing Russian warships arriving in Havana Harbor, just 90 miles from Key West. The four...
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KEYS HISTORY: THE STARCK FAMILY HAD A LONG RUN ON LOWER MATECUMBE KEY

The Sold Sisters, Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty’s Sarah Ewald and Sabrina Wampler, invited me to speak at an open house. The Atlantic-front Lower Matecumbe Key property is...
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‘LEADERSHIP EXEMPLIFIED’: KEYS SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRWOMAN HONORED DURING STATE CONFERENCE IN TAMPA

Sue Woltanski, Monroe County School Board chairwoman, was named the 2024 recipient of the Florida School Boards Association President’s Award at the FSBA/FADSS Annual Summer Conference in...
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11-YEAR-OLD TANNER SNOWDEN LEADS A TEAM OF MIDDLE KEYS KIDS BUILDING BATTLE BOTS

When one thinks of a combat robotics competition, familiar TV shows may come to mind such as “BattleBots” or movies like “Big Hero 6.” But according to...
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FREE PROGRAM HELPS MEN FIGURE OUT FATHERHOOD

Billy Davis, well known in the Florida Keys as the child and family advocate with the booming voice and seemingly endless reservoir of energy and heart, moved...
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NEW CONCOURSE AT KEY WEST AIRPORT TAKES SHAPE, RECORD PASSENGER NUMBERS CONTINUE

Key West International Airport officials on June 5 marked a major milestone in the ongoing Concourse A project by hosting a “topping-off” ceremony with project managers, consultants...
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MURDER CHARGES FILED IN 16-YEAR COLD CASE

A 31-year-old Marathon man has been arrested and charged with a previously-unsolved murder from 2008, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release on June...
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KEY WEST WILDLIFE CENTER IS BUILDING A NEW BIRD HOUSE

On June 4, Key West Wildlife Center (KWWC) staff, board members, local dignitaries and donors broke ground on the center’s long-awaited new wildlife rescue and rehabilitation clinic...
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THESE LANDSCAPING PRACTICES AIM TO PRESERVE FLORIDA’S PRECIOUS WATER RESOURCES

The Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP) training aims to preserve Florida's water resources by educating on methods to reduce pollutants such as hydrocarbons, pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides...

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