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Brother, sister excited for first year at Key Largo

It’s that time of year when students hit the alarm clock, mosey on down to the kitchen for breakfast and hop out the door with backpacks on....

Committed to Excellence – Principal Acevedo looks ahead to the Fall

Principal Amber Archer Acevedo has the hang of “back to school”—she’s been doing it nearly every year of her life. After graduating from college, she started in...

Keys couple uses art to inspire others, protect nature

Victoria Cassar and Ian Wilson-Navarro create art that sparks conversations about nature and how to protect it. The couple uses different mediums — sculpture for Cassar and...

Triple Threat – Actor, Musician and Well-Dressed Man Mook J

Mook J is a man of many names and many talents. Named Clausell Johnson Jr., but christened “Mook” by his two older sisters, his face is recognizable...

PROMOTED! – Scuderi excelling

The summer has been quite busy for Stephanie Scuderi. Recently, she traveled with her parents and son to France. Scuderi says Ray is a World War II...

Cut From A Different Cloth – The Life and Line of Designer Tracey Holst

When Guyanese-born designer Tracey Holst first came to Key West in the mid ’80s, the journey was more return than arrival.  “It was so humid. I remember smelling...

The Beard and the Beat

When musician Rob Benton was a contestant on “America’s Got Talent” in 2010, Baywatch alum David Hasselhoff applauded his skills but dismissed the guitar virtuoso as a...

Exit interview with Jimmy Schmidt, Marathon’s park guy

For 16 years, the City of Marathon has had Jimmy Schmidt as director of Parks and Recreation. In fact, he was the city’s first park employee. He’s...

Modern Love

We’ve all been there: struggling in a romantic relationship and hearing a timeworn adage from a well-intentioned friend, or coworker, or maybe mom. “You reap what you...

THE NEW LIBRARIAN Lorena Diaz takes the reins of Marathon’s public library

Talk about the perfect person at the perfect time: Marathon’s new librarian, Lorena Diaz, has stepped up to fill the role at the same time the city’s...