WOLTZ: I’M TURNING 50, NOW WHAT? PART 2

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A few weeks ago we discussed preventive screenings that all of us should do depending on our age.  This week I will narrow down to...

30 is the new 20: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary turns 30

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“Bodies in the sand, tropical drink melting in your hand, We’ll be falling in love to the rhythm of a steel drum band, Down in Kokomo.” Released in...

Cheers to 30 Years: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Turned the Big 3-0

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“Bodies in the sand, tropical drink melting in your hand, We’ll be falling in love to the rhythm of a steel drum band, Down in Kokomo.” Released in 1988, this...

COLUMN: THE STORM THAT WASN’T

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Not gonna lie, at one point I was tempted to walk outside and throw a rock to see if I could make a dent in...
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LETTER WRITER SAYS OXITEC SKEETER RELEASE IS ‘PERMANENT EXPERIMENT’

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On Aug. 18 the Florida Keys Mosquito Control approved a contract with Oxitec to release a half billion mosquitoes into our environment. I attended the FKMC board meetings...

Some sports resume — with fake fans and recorded cheers

Whether watching from the stands, sporting a jersey or running the field, people have an intrinsic engagement with sports. Team sports provide a sense of identity, a...

Living in sanctuary a dream come true that I didn’t know I had

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You’ve all witnessed me talk about how much I love the oceans that surround us here in the Keys. It’s why I moved here just over two...
Good news: Lower water temperatures - A close up of a snow covered mountain - Hurricane Floyd

Don’t let your guard down

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Wilfred. That’s all we got. The last time I looked, there were seven blotches on the National Hurricane Center’s grid of the Atlantic Ocean.  And by the...

OPINION: Cruise ships degrade the environment: Fact or fake news?

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John E. Wells has written two letters recently claiming the Committee for Safer, Cleaner Ships is leading a “hysterical disinformation program” in support of the cruise ship...

OPINION: Key West cruise ship opponents are deceiving people

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The great American playwright and Key West resident Tennessee Williams defined “mendacity” in his play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” as being about “lying and liars.” ...