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Island Currents 09-0417

A Tuna Birthday for Dad Debbie Demers took her dad, Capt. Vic Weiger, on her boat “Island Dream” and showed him how to catch some big tuna for...

Signage Codes Have Business Owners Simmering

On US 1 a seemingly innocent sign beckons drivers and bicyclists to drop in for a bite: “Espresso Bake Shop Sandwiches.” The portable sign in front of...

Welcome to the World!

Jason and Kate Koler had a baby boy on Wednesday! Their lives have changed immeasurably. I’m sure they’re prepared for the differences they’ve already encountered and those...

A “Tail” of Two Districts

You just have to love our elected representatives. Each Friday I have the pleasure of discussing the state legislature with our State Representative Ron Saunders on my...
#Column: What do tequila, government meetings, and Key deer have in common? - A close up of a sign - Logo

What Were They Thinking?

Wow. Those who thought that the state of local government would improve after the so-called Gang of Three was disbanded must now be wondering how aliens have taken...

Island Currents 09-0321

Hernan Marin (left) talks with two Explorers from Osceola County as they all get ready for the Bike Race. Eugene Rihl jumps out of his canoe and pulls...

Island Currents 090228

Florida Key’s Hospital in the Bayou In February, Fishermen’s Hospital employees celebrated Mardi Gras. Every month, the Employee Club hosts a fun event in efforts to keep...
A man standing in front of a crowd of people - Finger

Island Currents 09-0207

Attached are photos taken by Vanessa Stein, a tourist who happened to be at Keys Fisheries in Marathon, when a juvenile pelican swallowed a filet knife.  Kelly...
A group of people standing in a room - Dennis Ward

Dennis Ward raises the bar

Overwhelmed at the crowd that piled in the Freeman Justice Center last Friday, newly elected Monroe County State Attorney Dennis Ward personally thanked every individual who turned...

There is a new sheriff in town

More than a quarter of a century ago, a Michigan truck driver turned cop decided to escape the harsh winters of Upper Peninsula to become a beach...