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Co-existing with the crocodile

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Just recently, officials removed an 11-foot crocodile from Key Largo. And last week, Marathon resident Jim Tashijan called The Weekly to report seeing two different crocodiles in...
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Cities consider ‘optional’ tax break but state proposed homestead exemption for seniors already in...

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On the Nov. 6, 2012 ballot there were four questions put to the voters regarding property taxes. Two were constitutional amendments approved by the majority and automatically...
A wooden boat in a body of water - Bridge–tunnel

Giving Back Tour – Car caravan hits the Keys

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Car enthusiasts rolling in Scions and Smart Cars motored through Monroe County recently to raise funds and awareness for restoration of historical 7 Mile Bridge. The “Trouble in...
#DayTripping: Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory & Key West Pub - A close up of a hand holding an animal - The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory

#DayTripping: Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory & Key West Pub

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On Upper Duval Street is a fairylike world of flowering plants, vibrant butterflies and cascading waterfalls at the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. Day-trippers can experience...
#News: Monroe County may process yard waste differently - A screenshot of a cell phone - Product

#News: Monroe County may process yard waste differently

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Monroe County recently put a proposal together for yard waste processing and two companies — Waste Management and Energy 3 — came back with bids and radically...
#News: City nixes parking garage study - A car parked in a parking lot - Light

#News: City nixes parking garage study

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City officials had the discussion about spending $85,000 for a study by Calvin, Giordano & Associates Inc. to see if the city needs a parking garage, how...
#News: Marathon breaks ground on ‘Port of Entry’ - An aerial view of a city street - Florida Keys/Marathon International Airport

#News: Marathon breaks ground on ‘Port of Entry’

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Monroe County Commissioner David Rice presided over the “ground breaking” at Marathon Airport’s new Port of Entry offices. Although the silver and gold sledgehammers were purely ceremonial,...
#News: Annual “SMART Ride” may cause traffic slow downs - A group of people riding on the back of a bicycle - Road Bike

#News: Annual “SMART Ride” may cause traffic slow downs

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The Annual “SMART Ride” bicycle fundraising event will be taking place this coming weekend. Approximately 450 bike riders will travel southbound from Miami to Key West beginning...
#News: 5 hard facts about the Rockland Key development - A close up of a map - Site plan

#News: 5 hard facts about the Rockland Key development

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The past Friday, Monroe County Growth Management received a site plan for a development on Rockland Key for a proposed commercial retail complex. Once reviewed by planning...
#See: ‘Nutcracker Key West’ Transforms Classic Ballet into Subtropical Fantasy - A group of people riding on the back of a horse - Modern dance

#See: ‘Nutcracker Key West’ Transforms Classic Ballet into Subtropical Fantasy

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Holiday-loving audiences can immerse themselves in the heritage and underwater beauty of the Florida Keys while viewing a classic seasonal ballet during "Nutcracker Key West," set to...