Middle Keys

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 […]

Marathon Council reprimands Planning Commissioner over advertisement

Marathon Council reprimands Planning Commissioner over advertisement

Marathon Mayor Mark Senmartin called on Councilwoman Michelle Coldiron to remove Planning Commissioner Lott Pansky on Tuesday. Pansky paid for a full-page advertisement published in the Marathon Weekly on April 8 in support of Coldiron’s plan to pass a resolution that would not allow for any “new” hotel development until current projects are completed. The […]

Marathon/Monroe County digest housing study

Marathon/Monroe County digest housing study

Chairman: 90 days to recommendations for Marathon council Marathon’s affordable housing task force is in possession of the final draft of the housing study it commissioned. It appears to generate more questions than it answers. “It’s a good baseline document. What’s missing is what we want to do policy-wise to address these issues. And there […]

Havana Jacks is hot, hot, hot

Havana Jacks is hot, hot, hot

Key Colony Beach restaurant has it all  Havana Jack’s has everything — a waterfront location, a viewing dock, huge tiki huts sheltering both comfortable groupings of deep couches and standard table-and-chair combinations. It’s has two bars, plus indoor seating, live entertainment and special fun scheduled every night. And that doesn’t begin to touch on its […]

Goodbye, Rocketman – Middle Keys entertainer passes away

Goodbye, Rocketman – Middle Keys entertainer passes away

Robert Crelock Hudson — known to locals as Rocketman — passed away on Jan. 8. Locals are mourning the death of a true Keys character. Rocketman, 76, was born in Memphis Tennessee. Among his most prized possessions were photographs of himself and Elvis Presley playing sandlot football, Heffernan said. From there he joined the Air […]