Tri-umphant at MaraTri

Tri-umphant at MaraTri

Annual MaraTri delights all More than 100 racers turned out for the annual Memorial Day triathlon race in Marathon at Sombrero Beach. Organized largely by the D’Ascanio family, with a legion of helpers, this is a very family friendly race and a really good time. That said, it’s an incredibly well organized race — staggered […]

Fishermen & The Fish House

Fishermen & The Fish House

An examination of the management plan for county-owned commercial waterfront Monroe County is one step closer to acquiring the 8-acre parcel known as Gulf Seafood on Stock Island. At its most recent meeting, the Monroe County Board of Commissioners approved a broad-stroke management plan, one of the requirements of the state’s Stan Mayfield Working Waterfront […]

OPEN SKIES TO CUBA

OPEN SKIES TO CUBA

Locals fly to Cuba to talk about opening Keys-Cuba connection for sport aviators Earlier this month, five private airplanes carrying 10 passengers took off from Florida Keys Marathon International Airport to fly to Varadero, Cuba. Taking into account the wide variety of aircraft capable of different speeds, they staggered the take-offs so that all could […]

ON TRACK at MHS

ON TRACK at MHS

Marathon High School track athletes Jonathon Pitchford, left, Takara McKnight, Joel Zalia, Keygan Jeffries and Aydan Child compete at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida this past weekend. Owen Pitchford, far right, also traveled as an stand-in runner, but did not compete. They did the unexpected.” -Teresa Konrath, MHS athletic director Marathon High Varsity Track  […]

The Tao of the Keys

The Tao of the Keys

Taoist Tai Chi classes build strong bodies, minds Taoist Tai Chi has many moving parts; it’s part Eastern philosophy and part martial arts. Combined, they have a very wholesome effect. “The 108 movements are designed to move every bone, every muscle, every tendon and every ligament in the human body,” said Jeff Pinkus, a volunteer […]

They’re creepy and they’re kooky

They’re creepy and they’re kooky

The Addams Family musical comedy performances are on Friday and Saturday, April 21-22 at the school auditorium. Curtain is at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10 at the door — there are plenty of seats but get there early for a good one. Drama club performs ‘Addams Family’ this weekend They’re mysterious and spooky, they’re all […]

Lost & Found

Lost & Found

Local returns lost class ring Trevor Wofsey, a local postal carrier, has a hobby that finally, finally yielded some satisfactory results. He’s a longtime fan of metal detectors. At Christmastime, he invested in a second-hand White Surfmaster PI, good to 100 feet. (“That’s too deep for me.”) And, on Sunday, he found a Marathon High […]