Marathon News

Council to review dock permit – Nine-units approved for Vaca Cut

Council to review dock permit – Nine-units approved for Vaca Cut

Coastal Properties-Vaca Cut LLC will furnish a Corps of Engineers permit for the dock at the next meeting of the Marathon City Council on Tuesday, May 26. The development of nine, free-standing homes — each with its own pool — passed the Marathon Planning Commission’s conditional use review this week on a 4-1 vote with […]

D’Asign Source wins ‘Houzz’ award

D’Asign Source wins ‘Houzz’ award

D’Asign Source of Marathon has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for customer satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 55-year-old, family-owned design/build firm was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design […]

Re-plat for Sombrero Approved – Crowd ‘Boo’s’ Decision

Re-plat for Sombrero Approved – Crowd ‘Boo’s’ Decision

Marathon Vice Mayor Mike Senmartin opened the city meeting on Tuesday by telling the assembled crowd that staff and council members had spent hours dissecting the 79-page transcript of the previous meeting regarding the re-plat of four large lots into 32 properties on Sombrero Beach Road. “If there’s anything new and pertinent to this proceeding, […]

Airline in Talks to Provide Service

Airline in Talks to Provide Service

Tropic Ocean Airways and Keys officials are negotiating “final details” that would provide regular service out of Marathon Airport. The company, established in 2009, currently has six nine-passenger Cessna airplanes and plans to add a seventh plane in a few months. The airline runs frequent on-demand charter flights in South Florida and the Bahamas, and […]

Sweetheart Ball set for Feb. 7

Sweetheart Ball set for Feb. 7

Event honors Ruth M. Counihan The hospital’s 2015 Sweetheart Ball is dedicated to a very special person, Ruth M. Counihan. She is credited with being the driving force behind the creation of Fishermen’s Hospital and was also the first president of the hospital’s auxiliary. The journey that will be completed at the Sweetheart Ball on […]

#News: Country club development gets working capital

#News: Country club development gets working capital

Florida Keys Country Club, formerly Sombrero Beach Country Club, has a backer. Index Investment Group has formed a partnership with Peter Rosasco and Bob Leef to enhance the property with $60 million worth of upgrades — including a redesigned golf course, a 110 hotel rooms, 15 villas and a new marina. When the improvements are […]

#News: Citizens, Realtors attend vacation rental workshop

#News: Citizens, Realtors attend vacation rental workshop

Vacation rentals are becoming a contentious issue in Marathon. The crowd at the Marathon Fire House station filled the seats for the Wednesday workshop with the Marathon City Council. Many of the spectators were disgruntled that it will be difficult to make meaningful changes to Marathon’s ordinance without running afoul of the state. Currently, Marathon’s […]