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PRIDE DRENCHES KEY WEST IN COLOR

Key West’s annual Pride celebration always reminds me of the iconic scene in “The Wizard of Oz,” when Dorothy opens the drab door of her humble home...
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COUNTRY STAR BILLY CURRINGTON RECONNECTS WITH KEY WEST

Billy Currington gets it. Key West clicks with the country star — and the feeling is mutual.  Lightning delayed the start of the June 7 show at the...
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A ‘GOLDEN STANDARD’: MARATHON HIGH HONORS THE CLASS OF 2024

By Alex Rickert and Trinity Jacox A class of 79 students who began their high school careers with the COVID-19 pandemic walked through the doors of the Marathon...
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CORAL SHORES GRADS GRAB DIPLOMAS TO CAP OFF HIGH SCHOOL CAREERS

Alongside an exultant crowd of teachers, friends and family, Coral Shores seniors concluded their high-school years with a triumphant graduation ceremony at the school gymnasium on May...
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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CONCHS CLASS OF 2024

May 24 was an evening of inaugural celebrations in Key West, where the class of 2024 proudly marched in two lines of white and red gowns around...
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KEY WEST MARKS A MEANINGFUL MEMORIAL DAY

True, the last Monday of May is a day off and the unofficial start of summer, but Key West’s military groups pause every year to recall the...
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RAINING CASH: MHS CLASS NIGHT SHOWERS GRADS WITH SCHOLARSHIPS

As is tradition, dozens of Marathon High School seniors will need to back up the Brinks truck following the school’s annual Class Night on May 21. For...
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IN PICTURES: TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN SENDS 64 SCHOLARS TO COLLEGE

Take Stock in Children graduates, mentors, friends and family from Key Largo to Key West converged on Marathon High School on the morning of May 18 to...
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SOMERSET ISLAND PREP CONTINUES JET SKI GRADUATION TRADITION

A COVID-era innovation is now a graduation tradition for a charter high school in Key West, where on May 17, the Class of 2024 throttled across Key...
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SWITLIK FIFTH-GRADERS FLEX THEIR MUSCLE AT ANNUAL KEYS TRACK MEET

The northernmost competing team made their presence known in the Southernmost City as athletes from Stanley Switlik Elementary visited Key West High School for an annual fifth-grade...

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