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Octogarian has more drive and energy than those half her age

“I wrote letters to the Islander in Islamorada and the Buccaneer in Marathon. My late husband told me which every one responded first, we’d go there,” she said from her second floor condominium overlooking Boot Key Harbor, “so Marathon it was.”

Catching up with the Grinch on his 60th birthday

Mean Into Green From the most hated to the most loved. That is the Grinch’s trajectory in the minds and hearts of millions and millions of Christmas lovers...
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New airport director arrives in Marathon

Thomas “T.J.” Henderson has a bachelors degree in aviation management from Auburn University and a masters in business administration from Pepperdine. Plus, he has 11 years of...
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There are tons of fatherly types out there — new dads, old dads, grand-dads, dads-in-law, stepdads, etc. — but there are even more reasons than types to...

Marathon Neighbor of the Week: Ginger Henderson

As a Miami native who’s spent most of her life in Marathon, Ginger Henderson marvels about how as much as things have changed in the Middle Keys since she arrived in the...
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Wonder Woman

(How Nadene Grossman Orr should dress for Fantasy Fest) Key West is a party town with one helluva party planner. Nadene Grossman Orr has become the ultimate superhero...
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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...
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Band directors do more than teach music – KWHS music teacher teaches life lessons...

“Today I gave the metaphor a calendar is like a hammer. You can give somebody a hammer and they know what it does, but that doesn’t mean...
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Scott Russell knows the hustle

“I have literally been in the appraisal sector from the beginning,” said Monroe County’s Property Appraiser Scott Russell, who took an elective course in college. “I was...

Marathon Neighbor of the Week: Hammond Gracy

As new teachers strolled the quiet halls preparing for their students’ return, new Marathon High School Principal Hammond Gracy insisted that this past Monday was not about...