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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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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’

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

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...