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Chasing Cortland: The 100-mile journey - A group of people posing for the camera - Ultramarathon

Chasing Cortland: The 100-mile journey

With months of physical training and mental preparation, nothing can make the heat of the Seven Mile Bridge at 4 p.m. on a May afternoon bearable. Nothing....
#Fishing: Tips for eluding sharks on a tuna trip - A group of people posing for a picture - Fishing

#Fishing: Tips for eluding sharks on a tuna trip

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Right now we’re holding in a transition pattern. The winter pelagics, such as the sailfish and large kingfish, have yet to arrive in steady numbers, but they...

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...
#Column: An incredible voyage - A group of people posing for a photo - Black M

#Column: An incredible voyage

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This time last year I was living in San Diego. The crossing between that city and Tijuana, Mexico is the busiest land-border crossing in the world. The...

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: Behind the scenes of Fantasy Fest with Bill Murphy - A close up of a person wearing a costume - Bill Murphy

#Column: Behind the scenes of Fantasy Fest with Bill Murphy

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Bill Murphy came to Key West in 2002 and opened his adult-themed store Fairvilla Megastore at 520 Front St. Murphy also has stores in Orlando and Cape...
Keys go to Tallahassee - A group of people standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera - Social group

Keys go to Tallahassee

Keys officials learn, lobby in the capitol Daniel Samess - CEO, Marathon Chamber of Commerce “Getting in front of the department heads and legislators that help make decision on...
Swimming around Key West … is much easier for the kayaker - A group of people on a boat in the water - Sea kayak

Swimming around Key West … is much easier for the kayaker

Editor’s note: Kristen Livengood has a wicked bucket list. Last weekend she checked off another box: kayaking around Key West, guiding a California swimmer participating in the...
Do you know Hendry? - A man standing in front of a store - Convenience Shop

Do you know Hendry?

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He has a charming smile, long ponytail and a razor-sharp memory Although Hendry Budi, 35, has the local popularity equivalent to rocker Adam Levine, he only recently popped...
3D printing comes to the Keys - A man standing in front of a computer - Profession

3D printing comes to the Keys

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Libraries show off borrowed printers If you’re a geek like me, you’ve spent at least a couple of minutes marveling over the abilities of 3D printers. They are...
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