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Meet Capt. Mark Sohaney, Boca Chica’s new commander

Capt. Mark Sohaney may seem like he lives a charmed life: having just left a post in Hawaii, as executive assistant to the director of maritime operations...

The World in a Grain of Sand

Marianne van den Broek may have the coolest job on the island — and this is an island full of ship captains, fire dancers, scuba divers and...

‘I have no secret’ – Renee Makimaa leads by example

Ask any mother: parenting requires far more than just love, but strength, and tons of it. Who has it tenfold? Renee Makimaa, inside and out. For 26...

Alex Rickert Stars in New Play “Making God Laugh”

Okay, full disclosure: Alex Rickert is a freelancer for the Weekly Newspaper. He’s also a dolphin trainer, and currently starring in “Making God Laugh,” a Marathon Community...

City Sustainability Coordinator Alison Higgins walks the walk

There must be something about helping the planet that makes one happier and generally more fun to be around. It’s not a sentiment often associated with government...

Keys newcomers making their impact

Tiffany Duong and Sara Nilsson are the oldest interns at Coral Restoration Foundation. When not out planting coral and doing CRF work, the two highly ambitious women...

Kemmer enjoying job at children’s shelter

Ben Kemmer has always enjoyed working with youth. Originally from Illinois, he spent time providing runaway and street homeless outreach in the Bloomington area. During his college...

Jessica Long makes marketing look easy

It’s hard to miss her cobalt blue eyes and inviting smile. Jessica Long was made for marketing, full of good humor and radiating a confident business sense. She...

Dave Rodriguez doing business the right way

Originally from Miami, Dave Rodriguez moved to the Keys 35 years ago with his late father, who passed in 2006. Boy, would that dad be proud. Rodriguez’s...

Exclusive Interview with a Blue Angel

Cameras and phones turned toward the sky, and social media lit up as our favorite VIP guests made another memorable entrance. The Blue Angels landed Thursday morning,...