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Monday, October 28th, 2013

Lower Keys float-building club works hard to prepare for parade

For the past four years Christine and Steve Godlewski have been hosting their Lower Keys float building club at their home on Big Pine Key, to build the most creative, sleek, and artistic float in the Fantasy Fest Parade.   “We are all best friends for the six weeks when we are putting the float

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

Birth Announcement

Micah Scott Cox was born Dec. 29, 2012 in Lakeland, Fla. and immediately placed in the welcoming arms of his adoptive parents, Patricia and Jeffery Cox of Marathon, weighing 6 pounds, 6 ounces. Micah has an especially...

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Julie Cheon

I remember watching Marathon resident Julie Cheon — pronounced “Sheon” — out of the corner of my eye at the 2010 awards ceremony for the first annual TRIKW. I’m not even sure how I knew who she...

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Keys charitable foundation nears the $1 million mark

When an 8-year-old boy died, and his family couldn’t pay for the funeral expense, locals paid the tab. When a recently widowed woman couldn’t make a car payment, locals did it for her. When a local landscaper...

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Mid-Keys Sand and Rock is expanding.

While it’s been in existence for years, it’s out to grow the customer base with a local yard to store the materials. Owned by Glen and Barb Hewlett, the business supplies locals with rock, sand, pea rock,...

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Marathon Mayor staring in congressional commercial

With less than 30 days until the Nov. 6 election, candidates from coast to coast are harnessing resources and tapping big name supporters to capture as many votes as possible. South Florida’s congressional Democrat, Joe Garcia, has...

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Keys Officials: Stay Indoors During Isaac

With the expected arrival of tropical storm force winds along the island chain soon, officials are no longer advising visitors to leave, citing deteriorating weather conditions will soon make driving on Keys roads too dangerous.

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Ellis to Northland

Marathon basketball phenom signs letter of intent Flanked by his family, coaches and school administration, Marathon High School senior Dwayne Ellis signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Northland Community & Technical College in Thief...

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