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Florida Keys Free PressMonday, September 23rd, 2019 at 11:24am
NEVER FORGET

Rear Admiral Keith Davids of JIATF South speaks Friday evening at the Vietnam Living Memorial at Bayview Park in honor of POW/MIA Recognition Day. The former Navy SEAL shared his most cherished and fulfilling mission during a deployment in Iraq, which was recovering the remains of fellow soldier Major Troy Gilbert, who was killed in an F-16 crash some 20 miles north of Baghdad.

Davids spoke of the lengths the U.S. military is willing to go to recover fallen soldiers under the mantra ‘Leave No Man Behind.’ Flags, including the iconic, black POW/MIA flag, fly Friday over the capacity crowd gathered to honor and remember those still missing from foreign wars.

Mark Tobin, commander of VFW Post 3911, explains the significance of the ceremonial table set in honor of prisoners of war and soldiers still missing in action. An official ‘Missing Man Table’ includes, among other things, a white tablecloth for purity, a red rose to represent the family and friends still keeping the faith, an inverted glass to symbolize the soldier’s inability to share in a toast, a slice of lemon to depict the bitter fate of capture and a pinch of salt to represent the tears fallen in their honor.

(Photos by ROB O’NEAL/The Citizen)
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Florida Keys Free PressSunday, September 22nd, 2019 at 8:50am
There’s No Place Like Homecoming

Coral Shores High School’s 2019 homecoming week theme, ‘There’s No Place Like Homecoming,’ was based on 'The Wizard of Oz.' The sophomore class won the best float contest during Friday afternoon’s parade.

Photo by Kevin Wadlow/Free Press
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Florida Keys Free PressSunday, September 22nd, 2019 at 8:34am
Homecoming Royalty

Hunter Slate and Emma Lovell were crowned king and queen of Coral Shores High School’s 2019 homecoming court during Friday night's football game. The homecoming court included, from left, Zach Webb, Raffie Baker, Ivan Mendoza, Ella Marsden, Slate, Lovell, Dillon Walters, Erin Rodberg, Jeronimo Reynoso-Heaton and Jena Jones.

Photo by Kevin Wadlow/Free Press
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Florida Keys Free PressFriday, September 20th, 2019 at 12:00pm
New pets entered everyday into our KEYS CUTEST PET CONTEST.
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Only $1 a vote or enter your own pet for $10. Proceeds benefit the Florida Keys SPCA and Newspapers in Education (NIE).
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US National Weather Service Key West Florida
The sunrise from the GOES-East satellite approximately 22,000 miles above Earth. In this view, you can see Hurricane Humberto slowly becoming a post-tropical cyclone, Jerry becoming a hurricane, and Imelda becoming a tropical depression. In the Pacific, Tropical Storm Lorena and Mario are approaching Mexico. Can you spot all five?
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Florida Keys Free PressThursday, September 19th, 2019 at 12:00pm
More pets have entered our KEYS CUTEST PET CONTEST.
Vote on your favorite today!

Don't forget to enter your own adorable pet!!

Only $1 a vote or enter your own pet for $10. Proceeds benefit the Florida Keys SPCA and Newspapers in Education (NIE).
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Florida Keys Free PressThursday, September 19th, 2019 at 8:30am
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Florida Keys Free PressWednesday, September 18th, 2019 at 12:00pm
CLOSURES SET FOR SEVEN-MILE BRIDGE

The Seven-Mile Bridge, located over Moser Channel between Mile Marker 40 and Mile Marker 46.8 in Monroe County, will be closed intermittently between 11:30p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19 and 2 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, to complete repairs safely as part of the ongoing bridge rehabilitation project.

Closures are expected to last 30 minutes. During that time, drivers will be required to wait on either side of the bridge approach until notified by the police officers that traffic may resume.

This schedule may change due to bad weather or other unforeseen conditions.

For information, call FDOT’s Public Information Office at 305-470-5349, or visit http://www.fdotmonroe.com.
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Florida Keys Free PressWednesday, September 18th, 2019 at 10:15am
Come see some of the latest pets to enter our KEYS CUTEST PET CONTEST. Vote on your favorite today!

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Florida Keys Free PressWednesday, September 18th, 2019 at 8:00am
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Florida Keys Free PressWednesday, September 18th, 2019 at 7:50am
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Florida Keys Free PressWednesday, September 18th, 2019 at 7:47am
Bahamian dogs seek Keys homes

KEY LARGO — When 50 Bahamian “potcakes” disembarked from their yacht voyage last week, MarrVelous Pet Rescue claimed five of the Hurricane Dorian-spared street dogs in hopes of finding homes for them in the Florida Keys.

Rescue coordinator Ann Sandlin said it was the right thing to do.

“MarrVelous Pet Rescue was happy to be a part of the group effort that needed to provide care and homes,” she said. “Learning of the plans from a stellar fellow rescue group, Good Karma Pet Rescue in Broward County, we committed to assist where we could best serve, and that was in the care and rehoming for some of the Bahamian potcakes in need.

“Many of us in the Keys have kindred feelings toward our neighboring islands and so many local humanitarian efforts were being done. We knew we had to help too.”

If more potcakes are brought over, Sandlin said the local rescue, foster and adoption group will step up to take more of the mixed-breed island dogs.

Paychex founder and philanthropist Tom Golisano loaned his yacht Laurel to evacuate dogs from the Humane Society in Nassau. The shelter needed to make room for animals that survived Dorian’s decimating blow to Grand Bahama, Abaco and Marsh Harbour.

The five dogs in the Keys are currently being quarantined at the homes of foster families, according to Sandlin. They range in age from 6 months to about three years.

Amelia Moura is fostering the only male dog in the group, “Danny.”

“He is an absolute darling. He’s a cuddle bug and has a great disposition,” Moura said. “I think he’s just happy to be in a home. I love him.”

Danny has the markings of a Rottweiler with distinctive eyebrows, only he’s much smaller at 23 pounds. He’s about six months old and healthy, Moura said.

The potcakes’ journey has been long, but they’re on the road to recovery, Sandlin said.

“They’re all sweet and gentle. They’re happy little creatures. They all have in common a sweet nature and the distinguishing look of a potcake pup,” Sandlin said. “Sadly, three have tested positive for heartworm disease, several for tick-related illnesses, and they exhibit generally poor nutritional health and are all underweight.”

Many Caribbean islands are overpopulated with street dogs. People often put food scraps with the burnt rice stuck to the bottom of a pot outside their doors to feed the dogs, hence the name “potcakes.”

“While the treatment and healing process has begun for these dogs, we will gladly accept any contribution towards their healthcare and needs,” Sandlin said. “We are accepting applications for their future forever homes.

MarrVelous Pet Rescue is located at 99900 Overseas Highway in Key Largo. For more information on the Bahamian dogs or MarrVelous Pet Rescue, call 305-453-1315.
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Florida Keys Free PressTuesday, September 17th, 2019 at 8:00am
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