JACOB HOUSMAN – THE WRECKER KING OF INDIAN KEY

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Jacob Housman is remembered as the Wrecker King of Indian Key, among other things. After sailing to the West Indies from Long Island, New York, as a young...

LABOR DAY: RECOGNIZING AMERICAN WORKERS SINCE 1894

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Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894, and it came about in response to one of the most dismal chapters in the saga of the American...

NASHVILLE: EXPONENTIAL GROWTH & OPPORTUNITIES IN MUSIC CITY

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I just got back from a week and a day in Music City, USA — Nashville, Tennessee! Every time I go there, I’m able to (ever so...

OPINION: JUST GET THE DAMN SHOT

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All 50 states are now reporting COVID-19 surges as the super-contagious delta variant runs rampant — primarily among the unvaccinated. I could go on and on …...

UNDERSTAFFED & UNDERPAID: RELIEVE THE STRESS WITH COMPASSION, UNDERSTANDING, AND PATIENCE

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After a somewhat stressful drive out of the Keys to Fort Lauderdale International Airport last Saturday, it would have been very easy to go off on the...
Fired Up – Firefighters throw BBQ for community - A stove top oven sitting inside of a pizza on a grill - Barbecue

EVENTS ARE BACK! CHECK OUT THE BBQ, BREWS & BANDS

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My friend and luthier Dean Nickless (he builds amazing acoustic guitars and takes great care of my herd) recently shared a pertinent bit of wisdom with me....
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EVENTS ARE BACK! CHECK OUT THE BBQ, BREWS & BANDS

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My friend and luthier Dean Nickless (he builds amazing acoustic guitars and takes great care of my herd) recently shared a pertinent bit of wisdom with me....

HURRICANE NAMES: WHY WE’LL NEVER HAVE ANOTHER GREEK ALPHABET STORM

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Before the embers could cool from the Independence Day fireworks, the Keys got a visit from our first tropical event of the 2021 season: Elsa. Thankfully, Elsa...

THE ‘BETSY ROSS’ FLAG ACTUALLY … ISN’T

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This Sunday, July 4, marks the 245th birthday of the United States of America. John Adams, a founder and our second president, wrote of the holiday: “...

SERVICE ABOVE SELF – ROTARY’S IMPORTANT IMPACT LOCALLY & INTERNATIONALLY

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It’s the end of another year — the Rotary Year! Our years run from July 1 until June 30, when new presidents and boards assume leadership of...
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