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Christi’s in Control - A woman standing in front of a computer - Florida Keys

Christi’s in Control

To say Christi Allen Franchini is enthusiastic is like saying the Florida Keys has nice weather. Her smile is as unlimited as her spirit and her aspirations...
National Treasure Hunter - A man standing in front of a window - Shawn Cowles

National Treasure Hunter

It’s exciting when one of Key West’s own becomes a national TV star. Shawn Cowles, local treasure hunter, earned his stripes working with Mel Fisher looking for...
League president weighs in on election - A woman standing in front of a forest - Florida Keys

League president weighs in on election

She just wanted to go to Cuba, in fact had planned the trip with her mother before she passed. But as things happen, life happens, Christine Latronico’s...
MORADA WAY INTERIM DIRECTOR TALKS ISLAMORADA ART - A person standing in front of a sign - Florida Keys

MORADA WAY INTERIM DIRECTOR TALKS ISLAMORADA ART

Being called “executive director” is quite the privilege, something people strive for over the course of a career. Andrea Johansson already has it on her resume before...
Charles “Chuck” Licis works  tirelessly for Take Stock - A man in a blue shirt standing in front of a building - Florida Keys

Charles “Chuck” Licis works tirelessly for Take Stock

Chuck Licis has a passion for learning, all things French, and helping children. As program coordinator for Take Stock in Children, a college and career readiness program...
‘Chef Flavor’ Stanton teaches kids to cook - A man cooking in a kitchen - Chef

‘Chef Flavor’ Stanton teaches kids to cook

Carl Stanton is a mountain of a man. But his presence — in the classroom and on the football field — is bigger. He’s going into this...
CONNECTED - A woman wearing glasses and smiling at the camera - Portrait

CONNECTED

From the farmland of Iowa to the Lower Keys, Sue Harrison retired from Northwest (Delta) Airlines and carries a degree from University of Northern Iowa in textiles...
Blurred Lines - A woman wearing a purple shirt - School district

ELECTED

When Ron Martin announced his retirement, Sue Woltanski, a Tavernier resident, threw her hat in the ring. She ran unopposed and was essentially elected to office when...
‘Success comes from hard work’ - A person holding a plant - Tree

‘Success comes from hard work’

On June 29, Jill Cranney-Gage was inducted as Key West Rotary’s 103rd president. But her hats are ever-changing. As the assistant finance director at the Monroe County...
Reigning Champ - A person posing for the camera -

Reigning Champ

Stephanie Harper started in the local brewing scene eight years ago with a small home brew system and a big dream. Eight years later and she’s the...