Hallelujah!

Hallelujah!

MCT’s show runs through Feb. 4 Take one abandoned church, marry it to the dream of a day spa, and blend in six wacky women and you have “Hallelujah Girls.” Marathon Community Theatre’s newest main stage production opens on Thursday, Jan. 12 and runs through Feb. 4. The Hallelujah Girls was written by Jones Hope […]

Lady of the Vote

Lady of the Vote

22 Questions with Joyce Griffin Supervisor of Elections Joyce Griffin was re-elected to office unopposed in 2016. That allows her to give her entire focus to this voting season — getting out the absentee ballots, making multiple trips to the post office per day, accommodating the crowd of early voters. She breezes through the backroom […]

‘Marathon After Midnight’

‘Marathon After Midnight’

Bruce Schmitt as Mandrake, Jonathan Poortman as Lil’ Peatey, and Lesley Aaron as Roxanne star in the gothic-steampunk musical romance. SARA MATTHIS/Keys Weekly  Locals shooting feature-length film in Marathon On the eve of Halloween, it seems appropriate to share an ominous tale, making the rounds on the coconut telegraph in Marathon. There have been random […]

Marathon: RV resort, affordable housing for mid-town

Marathon: RV resort, affordable housing for mid-town

Developer submits plan to the city The Housing Trust Group has proposed a plan for the long-shuttered Crystal Cove Resort in Marathon. Located between 47th and 50th Streets on the Gulfside, the plan is to develop 28 RV parking spaces on the water complete with a pool and clubhouse, 46 affordable housing units, and 7,700 […]

Cry for help: Everglades Update

Cry for help: Everglades Update

County, Islamorada pass resolutions asking for federal and state for Everglades Restoration On July 21, Monroe County passed it’s Everglades Restoration resolution, a plea to move as quickly as possible to increase water flow to the Florida Bay which is experiencing hyper-salinity. Those conditions have lead to a 50,000-acre seagrass die off and experts warn […]

Safety First: On average, two die during Florida’s lobster sport season

Safety First: On average, two die during Florida’s lobster sport season

Divers Alert Network (DAN) will offer a series of presentations addressing lobster mini-season and risks associated with this two-day event. The series will start one week prior to this year’s mini season throughout the Keys and South Florida. Dr. Peter Buzzacott, director of Injury Monitoring and Prevention at DAN, and staff have developed a presentation […]

Microsoft & Mosquitoes: Film crew works on ‘secret’ video

Microsoft & Mosquitoes: Film crew works on ‘secret’ video

On Friday, it was impossible to traverse 107th Street in Marathon from Overseas Highway to Aviation Boulevard. Traffic was diverted to 109th by orange traffic cones and friendly cops. But the hyper-alert local would have noticed two dead giveaways: a craft services truck (miniature food truck) and a professional-looking sign that read “crew.” The Weekly […]