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Bill Becker: Voice of the Keys

For 30-some years Bill Becker, news director at Lower Keys–based U.S. 1 Radio 104.1 FM, has provided a soothing, authoritative presence that appeals to Florida Keys listeners. Surprisingly, though his smooth voice and comfortable manner make him a broadcasting natural, working in radio was not his life’s goal.

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Loretta Geotis: Thriving in Theater

Love brought Loretta Geotis to the Florida Keys, and another passion led her to the Marathon Community Theatre. Geotis, the theater’s general business manager, came to the Keys in 2002 to join the man who is now her husband. A Midwesterner with a background

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Viewing the Keys Through Valerie Fecher’s Lens

Influenced by both her parents’ love of the outdoors and her mother’s creative background, Valerie Fecher picked up a camera and began taking photographs at an early age. Her inspiration to become a shutterbug came from her mother, a painter, who also passed her artistic drive down to Fecher’s sisters.

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Gary Graves Angles for Casual Excellence at Keys Fisheries

MARATHON, Florida Keys - Few people are aware that the stone crabs served at the famous Joe's Stone Crab restaurant in Miami are provided by a commercial fishing operation in the Florida Keys - Keys Fisheries in Marathon. And Gary Graves, owner of Keys Fisheries restaurant and manager of the fishing

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Keys Chefs Blend Island Flair Into Eclectic Gourmet Dishes

Culinary artistry is the norm in the Florida Keys, and a select group of gourmet chefs lead the way with their innovative cuisine created using fresh local ingredients and a unique flair. From Key Largo to Key West, these culinary craftsmen set a high standard for food

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Jennifer Hammer Dishes Up Island Style at Snook’s

For Jennifer Hammer, owner of Snook’s Bayside in Key Largo, the restaurant business is both a longstanding passion and a family affair. Her more than 25 years’ experience dates back to her college days, when she alternated bartending and working in a French fine

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Sandy Moret: Catch Him on the Fly

Sandy Moret has been fly fishing almost all his life. The passion and drive he brings to teaching and advancing the sport is unequaled. Those qualities are what brought him to the Florida Keys to open Florida Keys Outfitters in Islamorada, after a childhood spent fishing in and around Atlanta, Ga.

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Keys Rodmaker is a “Reel” Hit With Anglers

Forty-year Florida Keys resident Rick Berry may be a Miami native, but he well recalls childhood days spent fishing in the Keys with his father. “When I was a kid I fished with my father every chance I got,” said Berry. “As a teenager, as soon as I could drive, I headed for the Keys almost every weekend to fish the bridges.”

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All the World’s a Stage for Pianist Bobby Nesbitt

He has performed for audiences around Europe, starred at a famed San Francisco venue and been the first American singer/pianist to play in the American Bar of London’s Savoy Hotel. Nevertheless, Key West keeps calling Bobby Nesbitt home.

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Keys Voices: Reminiscing with Harriet Stokes

The late Harriet Stokes, only the third owner of Largo Lodge since it opened in Key Largo in the late 1940s, remembered the sleepy years of the Florida Keys. "I bought Largo Lodge between 1967 and 1968," Stokes said in a January 2007 interview. "The road Largo Lodge is on was a narrow road back then.

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