Marathon News

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 […]

#News: Toy drive for needy kids coming to an end

#News: Toy drive for needy kids coming to an end

This is the second year that the major players have banded together to make sure that every needy kid in the Florida Keys will receive one special Christmas present. Wesley House, the Key West Police Department, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Salvation Army coordinate the donations and distribution, but they do it with the […]

#Celebrate: Happy Birthday, Marathon!

#Celebrate: Happy Birthday, Marathon!

Before Marathon ever incorporated, there was 25 months of hard work that went from turning a vision into a functioning city. Residents involved in the process had many reasons for wanting to strike out on their own, but the most common held belief was that becoming a city would give the residents of the Keys […]

#News: Annual “SMART Ride” may cause traffic slow downs

#News: Annual “SMART Ride” may cause traffic slow downs

The Annual “SMART Ride” bicycle fundraising event will be taking place this coming weekend. Approximately 450 bike riders will travel southbound from Miami to Key West beginning on November 14th at 6:30 a.m. They will travel as far as Hawk’s Cay the first day. They will then travel on November 15th from Hawk’s Cay to […]