Middle Keys

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 […]

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 […]