BOOK REVIEW: WORDS BY KEYS WOMEN

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This inspirational chain of islands has attracted an impressive number of authors throughout history. Here are five fiction favorites from women of the Florida Keys. Where I Can...

Honoring Frontline Females: YALIANYS ‘YALI’ ROQUE

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Yalianys Roque, “Yali” for short, was 13 when her family moved from Cuba to Marathon. She was 15 when she started working at Publix after school, on...

GUY TALK: WHAT SHE SAID VS. WHAT HE HEARD

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By Britt Myers, Jason Koler & Joe Mitchell They say communication is the key to any successful relationship. But men and women speak two different languages (something about...

IT FIGURES: KEYS WOMEN BY THE NUMBERS

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No. 1 Monroe County has women in two of the most important elected roles. Key West re-elected Teri Johnston, its second female mayor and first openly gay...

Honoring Frontline Females: GINNY CONE

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Arriving in the Keys as the coronavirus pandemic first hit, Ginny Cone, 33, went right to work caring for patients as a nurse at Mariners Hospital. “I kept...

KEYS WOMEN ARE MINDING THEIR OWN BUSINESS — AND KILLIN’ IT

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We’ve all been blaming COVID for everything from weight gain to mask-related breakouts. But these Keys women had the courage to either open or adapt their own...

Honoring Frontline Females: Monica Horsley

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Dividing numbers and spelling words aren’t the only lessons Plantation Key School teacher Monica Horsley teaches her students. “I’m a person who believes learning and education continue throughout...

Honoring Frontline Females: Pam Mcgarvey

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A pair of novelty Wonder Woman glasses perches neatly atop a filing cabinet in nurse Pam McGarvey’s office at Marathon Middle High School. The humorous prop is...

KEYS WEEKLY SALUTES OUR FRONTLINE FEMALES: KWPD OFFICER JOELLE DEESE

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The Key West Police Department’s youngest officer was just weeks out of the academy, still riding with a training officer, when dispatchers reported a shooting in New...

KEYS WEEKLY SALUTES FRONTLINE FEMALES: FIREFIGHTER ISABELLA SANCHEZ

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Marathon Fire Rescue This pandemic hasn’t been a one-note slog over the past year. Isabella Sanchez, 26, reminds us what a long way we’ve come from those initial...
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