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Key Colony Beach to hire city administrator

Key Colony Beach to hire city administrator

Puto and Schraffenberger are early applicants By Sara Mathis & Jason Koler On Wednesday, Sept. 14, the tiny city of City of Key Colony Beach is taking a giant step: hiring their first dedicated city administrator at a special call meeting. Currently, there are only two candidates vying for the job — former Marathon City […]

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 […]

Grab your ballot for Best of Marathon

Grab your ballot for Best of Marathon

Best of Marathon a celebration of democracy and community Freedom. Liberty. Democracy. Merriment. These principals are the cornerstones of what has become a symbol of the purest form of democracy in the city of Marathon. For 2016 Keys Weekly are teaming with the Rotary Club of Marathon to produce the one event that brings the […]

Smooth Sailing: Camp rears new sailors

Smooth Sailing: Camp rears new sailors

“There’s no crying in sailing,” Captain Chris Anderson tells three slightly scared five-and six-year-olds on the first session’s morning class for kids eight and under. “Now pull in the sail, and let’s go to Mermaid Island.” Where is Mermaid Island, you ask? Well, it’s the floating docks at the City Marina at Boot Key Harbor, […]

Steve Cook announces candidacy for Marathon City Council

Steve Cook announces candidacy for Marathon City Council

Marathon resident and businessman Steve Cook is running for Marathon City Council. “There is a lot of good happening in town right now,” Cook said. “I want to help strike a balance between the tourism industry and our community. We need to figure out how to make ‘us’ and ‘them’ into ’we.’” Since moving to […]

Marathon: Trivia Night isn’t trivial

Marathon: Trivia Night isn’t trivial

Winning contestants walk away with gift cards, bragging rights Are you smarter than the next guy?  Answer these without the help of Google: A. What is the largest bone in the human body? B. Name the popular rapper who was born in 1986 in Canada as Aubrey Graham? C. In what year was the bikini invented? […]

Happy Mother’s Day – Mama T.T. reigns on Picton Hill

Happy Mother’s Day – Mama T.T. reigns on Picton Hill

Marathon lady fostered dozens of children, touched the lives of countless others  Cora Lee Picton, 90, is preparing a feast for Mother’s Day that will be celebrated in the family compound on 41st Street, surrounded by a daughter, Sandy Williams, on one side and a nephew, Melvin Matlock, on the other plus tons of other […]