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BIG PINE KEY WELCOMES NEW ASIAN MARKET

By Anthony Guntert Toward the west end of Big Pine Key, nestled in the middle of a small strip of shops, lies an unassuming store that subverts all possible expectations. Tindahan (the Filipino word for “store”), is bursting at the seams with a colorful and surprising offering of products from Asia and the Pacific Rim. Owners Lhanli “LanLan” and Manuel “Manny” Perez are kind and warm with an obvious passion for what they do.  “We want to make our store efficient for someone who’s working a full day,” said Manny. “They don’t want to go to a restaurant and pay 20, 30dollars for a meal. I...

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Melissa Martz’s Congressional Campaign Finishes First Quarter with Strong Grassroots Support in Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — A tenacious fighter, attorney, mother and anti-child trafficking advocate, Melissa Martz hit the streets three months ago to garner community support for Florida’s 18th Congressional District. Her first quarter FEC filings show she did just that by raising $202,000. Martz reported no political action committee (PAC) money, but a substantial amount of local money and in-kind donations. “These numbers let me know the people in our community are serious about having someone in Congress who will represent their interests and not those...

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NAMMBA Announces Partnership with MCT – Mortgage Capital Trading

ORLANDO, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — The National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America (NAMMBA) announced today a partnership with San Diego based Mortgage Capital Trading (MCT®). The relationship is an important step in both company’s efforts to affect positive change – addressing the housing needs of underserved communities as well as encouraging and developing a more diverse work force in the mortgage sector. “We’re extremely excited to partner with MCT, the gold standard for secondary capital markets,” said NAMMBA Founder/CEO Tony Thompson,...

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4 YEARS LATER & FISHERMEN’S COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IS OFFICIALLY OPEN

The ribbon-cutting on July 1, 2021 celebrated the culmination of Baptist Health South Florida’s commitment to the Florida Keys community’s health and well-being since its purchase of Fishermen’s Hospital four years ago. The celebration was hosted by Drew Grossman, chief executive officer of Fishermen’s Community Hospital, alongside Baptist Health executives and community leaders. “Baptist Health is heavily investing in communities throughout South Florida to ensure access to high-quality care for all who need it,” said Grossman. “This new facility is an extension of our commitment to...

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FKEC HONORS MIKE PUTO WITH DEDICATION OF EXPANSION

Florida Keys Electric Cooperative recently held their first board meeting in the completed addition of the Marathon Operations Center. The 4,200-square-foot one-story expansion increases FKEC’s capabilities to feed and house crews after a major storm and offers a more functional space for meetings and training.  Before the meeting, FKEC board members and staff unveiled the name of the building addition: the Michael H. Puto Emergency Operations Annex. A surprised Puto thanked his fellow board of directors and FKEC staff for the honor.  Representing Marathon members for 28 years, Puto is...

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Marathon has new commercial space

One of the enduring scars of 2017’s Hurricane Irma is no more in Marathon. When the storm ripped through the Keys, it tore the roof off Nick’s Gym located just west of Vaca Cut. And so it sat and sat and sat.  “I live across the street. Every time I pulled out onto the road, I had to look at it,” said Andrew George of Design Center, a general contracting and engineering firm. “Once I was in a meeting with City of Marathon officials and I said, ‘Someone needs to buy that and fix it.’ And they said, ‘Maybe you should do it.’” And so George did. Although he’s constructed commercial buildings...

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Spodak Dental Group Partners with the Delray Beach Police Department to Provide a Safe Remote Location During Hurricane Season

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — With hurricane season approaching, the Spodak Dental Group team once again partners with the Delray Beach Police Department to provide the disaster relief team a safe “home base” shelter in the event of a severe weather occurrence. This is the fifth year that the team has opened up the facility to local first responders, and is only one of five local businesses to do so. “We consider it an honor to be able to open up our doors to first responders in the event of an emergency,” said Dr. Craig Spodak, general dentist at Spodak...

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Live, Virtual C. diff. Symposium 2021 supports and guides patients, families, and caregivers through a C. difficile illness

TAMPA, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — The C Diff Foundation will host a free, live-online, and interactive symposium on Friday, July 16, 2021, from 1 to 3 p.m. EDT. Sponsored by Seres Therapeutics, the event is designed for patients who are being treated for a C. diff. infection (CDI) in addition to those who are recovering or who have experienced CDI recurrences. The patients, family members, and caregivers will all benefit from the information and up-to-date data presented. Presenters are among some of the top C diff. thought leaders and include healthcare professionals, practitioners,...

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Leagues for serious NBA2k gamers: Unified Pro-Am Association Turns Esports Industry on its Head

DAVIE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — There’s a new kid on the block and it’s rocking the Esports industry. Unified Pro-Am Association (UPA) is now the number one premier destination for NBA2k Tournaments hosted by any one of the leagues for serious NBA2k gamers. And for gamers who want to be drafted in the NBA2k League, it’s the best opportunity out there. UPA will hit the ground running during the July 4 weekend. It’s hosting the largest tournament in the community’s history on July 3 and 4 at the largest Esports arena in the nation – The Esports Stadium...

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C. diff. Survivor and a Registered Dietician publish book for patients, families, and caregivers impacted by Clostridioides difficile

TAMPA, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — In the new book, “Managing a C. difficile Infection: For Patients, Families, and Caregivers” (ISBN: 979-8519789851), Nancy C. Caralla, three-time C. diff. Survivor, Founding President, Executive Director of the C Diff Foundation, and Karen F. Factor, MS, RD. LDN, Nutrition Wellness Chairperson of the C Diff Foundation share their knowledge and experience with patients, family members, and caregivers who have been impacted by a C. difficile infection (CDI) and CDI recurrences. The book will answer the many questions focused on C. difficile...

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