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Clearing, rebuilding start at Vaca Key Marina following devastating fire

Clearing, rebuilding start at Vaca Key Marina following devastating fire

It has been one month today since an early-morning fire tore through the bayside Vaca Key Marina near mile marker 47.5. In the four weeks since thousands of lobster traps, a house, boats and forklifts were destroyed on the one-acre property owned by the Berdeal family of Miami on June 5, fishermen at the marina have been busy rebuilding. Clearing of the many piles of charred wood and concrete began Monday at the marina, said Juan Carlos Berdeal. Marathon business Discount Rock and Sand did the …
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World Champion South Florida Lifeguard Killed by Car While Fishing Off Bridge

Coach Chris Nowviskie impatiently checked his watch at the Pompano Beach Aquatic Center while four junior lifeguards dragged faceless mannequins to safety. One of his lifeguards was 45 minutes late for training for Worlds, the big leagues of lifeguard competitions. Seconds later, Nowviskie looked up to see the young man he’d been waiting for lying face-up on the deck. His shaggy, sun-bleached hair draped the tiles, and his body was red with sunburn from surfing all day. Irritated, Nowvisk…
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One bridge, four defendants: Mainlanders cited for fishing violations in Islamorada

The weekend was busy for a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy who put the kibosh on some alleged illegal fishing in Islamorada: Seth Hopp cited four people for resource violations at the Channel 5 Bridge around mile marker 71. Saturday, he was patrolling the south end of the bridge at 7:20 p.m. when he saw two women fishing and asked to inspect their catch, agency spokeswoman Becky Herrin said. They agreed and in a cooler and a bucket, Hopp found “numerous different types of fish, many o…
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Fishing draws 150 to Miami-Erie Canal

DELPHOS — The Optimist Fourth of July Fishing Derby saw 150 young anglers lining the banks of the Miami-Erie Canal early Tuesday morning. Sixty-five fish and a few turtles were pulled from the waterway during the derby. Jaxon Buzard and Paige Mericle were the winners of the new bicycles donated by the Walterick-Hemme Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3035. Buzard caught a 20.5-inch catfish and Mericle a 24-inch catfish. Delphos Herald Affiliates Ada Herald | Dearborn County Register | Eagle …
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