Art in the park
Holiday Art in the Park Monthly Events

Showing off their spooky creations are some of the local children and youth who participated in Halloween “Art in the Park” on Saturday morning, October 30.  The event was part of the Park and Recreation Department’s “Holiday Art in the Park” programs which will also be held on November 13 (Thanksgiving) and December 4 (Holiday/Christmas season).  The programs are from 9AM-11AM at the main pavilion at Community Park.  All ages are welcome. There is a $5 fee to cover cost of materials. Call 743-6598 for information. Photo by Ali Adams, Marathon Parks and Recreation Department



Thank You, Thank You Very Much!
Ashley and Matthew Daniels were among the hundreds of kids to enjoy trick or treating at Gulfside Village on Halloween.




Proud of that Permit
We have another teenager on the road, 15-year old Hanna Condon just secured the privilege this week. She’s in the ninth grade at KWHS and plays the saxophone in the marching band. We asked her if driving in Old Town is a challenge with the narrow streets and one-lane roads and she said, “No! Not at all! I have to have a grown-up in the car with me before I’m off on my own.”



Arriving In Style

The Professional Firefighters of Marathon local 4396 recently teamed up with Stanley Switlik Elementary School in Marathon to coordinate an advanced reading program for Middle Keys kids. Andarrea Garcia was the grand prizewinner, and she scored a personalized backpack, $25 gift card to Borders and a ride to school in the fire truck.




Marathon Fire Rescue
Hands on Safety
On Friday, October 29, Marathon Fire Rescue visited Grace Jones Daycare with trucks and gear to teach children the importance of fire safety. Assistant Fire Marshall Adam Geaneas, Lt. Jodie Devitt, FF/EMT Jason Backhaus, FF/Paramedic Peter Meneses, FF/Paramedic Joe Beraldi, FF/Paramedic Gilbert Martin, FF/EMT Paul Petek, K9 Spanner, and their beautiful Border collie in training helped make safety fun!




Former WomanKind Founder Turns Over a New Leaf
Story and Photo By Josie Koler

Renee Grier has moved into a niche of woman’s health. She’s partnered with Dr. Kelly Valle to bring New Leaf Skincare to patients. She says the economy and the environment wreak havoc on a woman’s outward appearance.

“I love doing this aspect of women’s health because I want to help women feel more comfortable with themselves, more comfortable their bodies, and more comfortable with their appearance. That is the key in success for women.”

Sun exposure and free radicals in our environment such as soot and dust can make females in the Florida Keys appear a decade older than their northern counterparts. The New Leaf Skincare line requires a prescription and the active ingredients are stronger and of “more intense quality” than topicals you will find in the drugstore.

There isn’t a charge for a consultation. Renee is available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 am – 4 pm.

Renee Grier Renee Grier, ARNP says there isn’t a way to avoid sun exposure. “That is the number one factor in aging. Plus, trying to make ends meet living in Paradise.” She offers an entire line of skincare, Botox, and fillers. “Most people using the skincare line will start to see a change in two to four weeks. With fillers the change is immediate. You can turn back the clock five years with an hour in my office. You can always do better!”



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