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,...

HISTORY AND HAPPY HOUR COMBINE AT MANGROVE MAMA’S IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

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By Charlotte Twine and Mandy Miles When heading south on the Overseas Highway, start looking to your right at MM 21. The sunny yellow exterior of Mangrove Mama’s...

Rare And Endangered: The Florida Panther And Us

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“How America’s most endangered cat could help save Florida.” The headline in National Geographic (NatGeo)’s latest feature on the rare and endangered Florida panther kindles an ambitious hope...

Student of the Week: Eric Cline

The Upper Keys Weekly is proud to partner with Ocean Studies Charter School faculty and staff in choosing “The Student of the Week.” Recipients are chosen on...

KEY WESTER SAM ‘POP’ DERITA CELEBRATES A CENTURY

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Sam “Pop” Derita met the woman who would become his wife on the day that would live in infamy — Dec. 7, 1941. Though proudly and outspokenly Italian,...

COAST GUARD COMMISSIONS NEW CUTTER IN KEY WEST

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The coronavirus limited in-person attendance at Friday’s commissioning of the new Coast Guard Cutter Robert Goldman, but the colorful and patriotic ceremony was live streamed. Vice Adm. Scott...

KEY WEST’S NICK NORMAN TRANSCENDS GENRES WITH NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM

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A full moon evanesced like a studio prop behind Nick Norman as he sat on stage at Hawks Cay Resort in late February. It was the second...

KEY WEST AUTHOR HAYS BLINCKMANN HOLDS NOTHING BACK

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Local author and Key West notable Hays Blinckmann rarely holds anything back. For those who know her, her quirky sense of humor and honest remarks have made...

KEY WEST ARTIST DISCOVERED PARTS OF HERSELF IN HER NEW WORK

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Some time after Hurricane Irma in 2017, artist Sally Binard found herself sitting on the floor of her new place, chisel in hand, staring at a two-foot...

HISTORIC KEY WEST FORT-TURNED-MUSEUM GETS NEW EVENT LAWN

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“What’s going on with the construction next to the airport?”  People keep asking the question as they collect friends and relatives from Key West International Airport, or pass...