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ISLAND ASTROLOGER: VENUS COMES WALTZING HOME

Venus, the irresistibly charming beauty of the planets, has just waltzed from Virgo into Libra. In the process, she has picked up great dignity, as Virgo is...

HIP TO THE SCENE: THE ART OF THE OPEN MIC

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The open microphone: Perhaps the most inviting and intimidating piece of communication technology ever assembled. To some, the open mic at your local bar conjures mental images...

KEYS HISTORY: PRIME HUNTING GROUNDS FOR PIRATES

Black Caesar’s pirate story spans three centuries. What every Black Caesar story has in common, however, is a pirate lair on Elliott Key. Usually, he is either...

OPINION JOHN BARTUS: SIMPLE BASIC HUMANITY IS LACKING IN CERTAIN OFFICIALS

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It’s been all over the news — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently shipped 50 migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard in his attempt to (choose one): a)...

WILD THINGS: THIS IS NOT A BIRD YOU’RE LOOKING AT

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The thing I like most about Chuck-will’s-widows is their confidence, which is based largely on their belief that they are invisible to you, that their presence escapes...

$519M SPENDING PLAN APPROVED BY MONROE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

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Monroe County commissioners unanimously adopted a $519 million spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year during a final budget hearing at the Murray Nelson Government Center in...

PIVOTAL MARATHON HOUSING LAWSUITS STUCK PLAYING THE WAITING GAME

DEO. DCA. MOU. ROGO. DOAH. LDR. Lost track of the acronyms? You’re not alone. The City of Marathon remains embroiled in litigation surrounding building allocations recognized, received, transferred and...

MARINE SANCTUARY: KEY WEST WATERMEN WORRY ABOUT WATER QUALITY & LAW ENFORCEMENT

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The evening of Sept. 21 found just a few dozen individuals filling the auditorium at Marathon High School for one of three in-person public comment sessions set...

MARATHON COUNCIL CANDIDATES: ON MARATHON’S FUTURE DEMOGRAPHICS

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In an effort to provide greater familiarity and communication between the nine Marathon City Council candidates and our readers, the Marathon Weekly sent each prospective council member...

FLORIDA KEYS POWER WORKERS DEPLOYED TO ASSIST AREAS RAVAGED BY HURRICANE IAN

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Florida Keys Electric Cooperative sent crews, equipment, and material to assist with Hurricane Ian power restoration in Florida on Friday.  Three two-person FKEC journeymen linemen teams and a...