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Friday, September 6th, 2013

Country club to be redeveloped – Plans include a boutique hotel, villas and a pools

A group of investors, including locals Peter Rosasco and Marvin Rappaport, have proposed a plan to redevelop Florida Keys Country Club, formerly Sombrero Country Club. The certificated club members have unanimously accepted the offer and the real estate deal is in the “due diligence” phase. Rosasco said the group’s plan was to find the highest

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Locals honor who and what makes this city great

***See the Winners Here*** The Best of Marathon awards banquet was a sell out affair at the Key Colony Beach City Hall last weekend. One hundred and fifty citizens took their seats at the tables and many...

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Unke named as principal at Stanley Switlik Elementary – School Kindergarteners that knew him as AP are now 5th graders

He’s coming back. The Monroe County School Board is expected to approve Brett Unke as the new principal for Stanley Switlik Elementary at tonight’s workshop and meeting in Key West. In his recommendation, Superintendent of Schools Mark...

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Marathon to ‘soften’ its look – Consultant hired to speed new street lights through state agency

Retrofitting Marathon’s street light design isn’t as easy as it sounds. That’s because the lights — running from Coco Plum Drive to about 37th Street along U.S.1 — must conform to state Department of Transportation (DOT) specifications....

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Firefighters replace burnt bikes

There were two bright spots about last weekend’s fire on 63rd Street in Marathon: the window didn’t break containing the fire outside the apartment and the dog was okay. “We were at Sombrero Beach when we got...

Friday, May 24th, 2013

City proposes law to regulate taxis

The Marathon City Council seems ready to vote on a new taxi law. Although there are state laws governing passenger vehicles for hire, and a required county occupational license, licensing of taxis usually falls to municipalities. According...

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Cheerleaders celebrate end of season – Women of the Moose host the banquet

Lisa Kendrick began a new competitive cheerleading team in Marathon this year. The team’s name? “Keys Madness”! The team consists of nine girls who attend different Keys schools: Stacie Colon, Zamaira Ricart, Kacie Butler, Delaney Collins, Liz...

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Marathon High earns high ranking. Middle Keys school recognized for hard course work, hard tests.

All three Keys high schools were ranked in the recent Washington Post’s challenge report. Created by journalist Jay Matthews, the paper ranks the schools according to the difficulty of the classes offered divided by the number of...

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