Meet Bixby

Meet Bixby

Mike and his dog spread the positive message about rescue animals The first time Mike Minnick crossed the Seven Mile Bridge on his bicycle headed east with his dog three years ago, he was caught in a torrential downpour. “One second it was beautiful, and the next second it was raining so hard,” said Mike. […]

The Horrors of Heroin

The Horrors of Heroin

The Monroe County Coalition, dedicated to drug-awareness efforts, is having a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Department of Children and Families, 1111 12th St., Key West. Speakers will address marijuana legalization progress, presence of opiates in Monroe County and substance abuse trends. Jim Hall will be presenting on the 2016 […]

Trips to Cuba leaving from Marathon

Trips to Cuba leaving from Marathon

Duck Key Charters is making the first foray into the Florida Keys-Cuba connection that many business leaders have wanted for decades. With a proper charter service, and the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport (complete with Customs), it’s now a reality. Melanie Slaga co-owns Duck Key Charters with her husband, Brian. She emphasizes the convenience of […]

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 […]