Community News

#News: Monroe County may process yard waste differently

#News: Monroe County may process yard waste differently

Monroe County recently put a proposal together for yard waste processing and two companies — Waste Management and Energy 3 — came back with bids and radically different methods for recycling the organic waste. The county currently pays $85.20/ton to Waste Management to haul the yardwaste to a facility in Broward County, but the contract […]

#News: New fitness studio opens

#News: New fitness studio opens

Keys Strength and Conditioning is having a grand opening on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19, to introduce the community to the new fitness studio. It’s also an introduction to a new type of fitness, something they call group personalized training. Owners Liz and Chris Kuck will have seven or eight classes a day, each limited […]

#News: Hyatt to be complete by mid-December

#News: Hyatt to be complete by mid-December

The furniture will start arriving next week. There’s still much to be done before the Hyatt Place opens in Marathon in mid-December, but already there’s wallpaper and carpeting in the rooms and hallways of the 125-room resort. “It’s coming along at a good pace,” said Hyatt general manager Steve Robbins. Workers are still assembling the […]

#News: Pete Chapman named chairman of the board

#News: Pete Chapman named chairman of the board

Peter Chapman, of Chapman Cardwell Capital Management, a Marathon financial services firm, has been elected as the chairman of the Fishermen’s Community Hospital Board of Trustees. He replaces Michael Cunningham, CEO of Keys AHEC, a countywide community health services organization, who served as chairman for four years. “As treasurer of the Board of Trustees for […]

#News: Girl finds message in a bottle

#News: Girl finds message in a bottle

On Saturday the 13th, about 20 students and volunteers turned up at Marathon High School to participate in the international Coastal Cleanup. (Last year, approximate 648,000 volunteers in 92 countries picked up about 12 million pounds of trash.) The kids found tons of garbage — plastic and glass bottles, buckets and buoys — and in […]

#News: Political forum set for Monday

#News: Political forum set for Monday

The Weekly Newspapers and the Marathon Chamber of Commerce will once again co-host a political forum on Monday, Oct. 6 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Marathon Government Center. Chamber CEO Daniel Samess said local candidates and the public are invited. At press time, the following races will have representatives at the forum: • U.S. […]

#DayTripping: Key West Outdoor Movies

#DayTripping: Key West Outdoor Movies

Key West Outdoor Movies is the brain child of Visualize Entertainment’s Scott Gerke and Jason Hoegle. The lighting engineers and DJs’ latest project is for the people of Key West, specifically the children, and it’s free. “We brought these movies to the park because there was nothing for my boys to do after dark and […]

#Events: The Count

#Events: The Count

By Wendy Toner Among the many seminars, guided tours and other activities during the annual Florida Keys Birding Wildlife Festival that runs through Sunday, Sept. 28, is one particularly important event — the count. A festival presenter and director of Florida Keys Hawkwatch, Rafael Galvez and his team of volunteers set up their “watch” each […]

#News: Keys Sea Turtle Heads to San Diego Via FedEx

#News: Keys Sea Turtle Heads to San Diego Via FedEx

MIAMI – A loggerhead sea turtle that has lived at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital for about 16 months is on it its way via FedEx to a “forever home” near San Diego. “Sapphire” arrived early Thursday morning at Fed Ex’s Miami cargo facility in the hospital’s ambulance after a trip up the Florida Keys […]

1 2 3 21