WHEN YOU LIVE IN THE FLORIDA KEYS, EVERY DAY IS EARTH DAY

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  Our theme for APRIL is MOTHER NATURE. In MAY, we’re celebrating MOMS! Send us pictures of any moms you want to celebrate and/or the human, furry, plant...

Orchid celebration at Cheeca to benefit area students

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Traveling north and south in the Upper Keys, Islamorada flower shop owner Maria Estrada visits hotels, restaurants and businesses daily with a selection of flowers for purchase.  Among...

Marathon Council focuses on dollars and cents

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Executives from Baptist Health South Florida showed up in force at the Marathon Council meeting on April 13. The new CEO of Fishermen’s Community Hospital and Mariners...

MORE OPEN JOBS THAN APPLICANTS IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

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By Jim McCarthy, Sara Matthis and Mandy Miles Servers, retail associates, dockhands, front desk associates — the list of employment opportunities goes on and on in the Florida...

40th annual bridge run set for April 17

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Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 17. That’s the day of the 40th annual 7 Mile Bridge Run. Two important notes on that: that portion of U.S.1...

MARATHON COUNCIL TO CONSIDER TAXING DISTRICT, WATERING LAWS

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At its next meeting, the Marathon City Council will consider two important topics: the continuation or cancellation of the hospital special taxing district, and the city’s watering...
Learning process - A close up of a clock - Monroe County Tax Collector

COUNTY: SOFTWARE WILL FIX PERMIT HANG-UPS

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At a BOCC March 31 workshop, Mayor Michelle Coldiron’s announcement at the start of the proceedings gave a hint about the frustrations that staff and the public...

OZBUN, CARLSON NAMED MARATHON HOMECOMING ROYALTY

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Two and a half homecoming couples walked onto the field at Marathon High School on April 2. Cecily Ozbun was crowned queen. But the king, Tucker Carlson,...

ISLAMORADA AUTHOR FINDS PARADISE AND SUCCESS

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Islamorada’s Macy Butler remembers a seventh-grade writing task. While assigned a simple essay by her teacher, Butler wasn’t satisfied with writing just a few paragraphs.  “I remember my...

BARGES BYPASS BRIDGES: BUSINESS FINDS A WAY ON DUCK KEY

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There’s a popular meme (internet joke) with a man holding up a finger to his forehead, a knowing Mona Lisa smile on his face. It reads, “Modern...