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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Granaghan joins yacht club

Marathon Yacht Club welcomes new General Manager Tony Granaghan, who will start on Monday. Granaghan is originally from London, England and is moving to Marathon from Boca Raton to join the yacht club staff.

He has extensive experience as executive chef and as food and beverage director at yacht and country clubs in the Boca Raton area, including the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club. He has also served as a chef instructor at the Lincoln Culinary Institute in West Palm Beach.

Granaghan will replace Tony Grosse, who served the yacht club as general manager for 26 years and retired in April.

StayFit honors Felger

StayFit Studio congratulates Mary Felger as the recipient of the July "Fit Member of the Month" award.

"A longtime member, Mary's love for life, health, and fitness are infectious to the rest of our StayFit family," said Raquel Robbins-McCarthy, StayFit Studio owner. "We are proud to recognize her as our July Fit Member."

Stay Fit created the award to recognize outstanding StayFit members who are well-rounded, show determination, consistency, and commitment to her/his goals and health. Each "Fit Member of the Month" receives free classes and a complimentary massage at the studio.

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Dantoni takes helm at Pier House

Remington Hotels, the management company at the Pier House Resort, recently named Joseph Dantoni as general manager of Pier House Resort and Spa.

Dantoni has more than 20 years of experience in luxury hotels and a recognition as General Manager of the Year by Remington Hotels, according to a hotel press release.

Dantoni recently guided Melrose Georgetown Hotel through a major renovation and reconcepting process, states the press release. Dantoni's general manager experience includes a historic boutique hotel in Annapolis, Md. He also previously served as general manager at The Lodge at Woodloch in Hawley, Penn. and held positions with the Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore, Md. and Omni Hotels in Washington, D.C.

Tejeda receives service award

Lynne Tejeda, Keys Energy Services general manager and CEO, recently received the American Public Power Association's Harold Kramer-John Preston Personal Service Award at the association's national conference in Nashville, Tenn. This award recognizes service to APPA through substantial contributions toward association goals.

When you live in Key West, getting out of town is not always easy or desirable. But Tejeda has been a longtime advocate of "making it happen," not "letting it happen." She is a longtime, active participant in APPA's Legislative Rally and encourages her board members to do the same. She has cultivated strong relationships with Key West's representatives in the U.S. Congress and the Florida state Legislature, states a utility press release.

She has been active in APPA activities for two decades. She is currently a member of the APPA board of directors.