Marathon News

#News: ‘Tanked’ features Marathon attraction

#News: ‘Tanked’ features Marathon attraction

The citizens of Marathon are now well acquainted with the town’s newest attraction — Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters. Now the rest of the nation will discover the aquarium’s special construction and reveal when the television show “Tanked” airs tonight on the Animal Planet channel. The show, titled “Pipe Dreams,” airs on Friday, Oct. 24 at […]

#News: Monroe County may process yard waste differently

#News: Monroe County may process yard waste differently

Monroe County recently put a proposal together for yard waste processing and two companies — Waste Management and Energy 3 — came back with bids and radically different methods for recycling the organic waste. The county currently pays $85.20/ton to Waste Management to haul the yardwaste to a facility in Broward County, but the contract […]

#News: New fitness studio opens

#News: New fitness studio opens

Keys Strength and Conditioning is having a grand opening on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19, to introduce the community to the new fitness studio. It’s also an introduction to a new type of fitness, something they call group personalized training. Owners Liz and Chris Kuck will have seven or eight classes a day, each limited […]

#Events: Wyland coming to art festival

#Events: Wyland coming to art festival

The 21st annual Pigeon Key Art Festival has a special guest in 2015. Renowned marine life artist, Wyland, will be the featured artist for the February event. Plans are underway to incorporate a videographer who will capture Wyland’s techniques in real time as he creates his signature ink drawings. “He’ll be shown on a big […]

#Events: The lionfish hunt is on!

#Events: The lionfish hunt is on!

By Kristen Livengood In the past two years the Marathon and Florida Keys Lionfish Tournament, hosted by Sanctuary Friends Foundation of the Florida Keys, removed more than 1,000 lionfish from Keys waters. That is 1,000 less lionfish devouring the little critters on the local, fragile reefs. The red and white striped invasive fish exploded in […]

#News: Hyatt to be complete by mid-December

#News: Hyatt to be complete by mid-December

The furniture will start arriving next week. There’s still much to be done before the Hyatt Place opens in Marathon in mid-December, but already there’s wallpaper and carpeting in the rooms and hallways of the 125-room resort. “It’s coming along at a good pace,” said Hyatt general manager Steve Robbins. Workers are still assembling the […]

#News: Pete Chapman named chairman of the board

#News: Pete Chapman named chairman of the board

Peter Chapman, of Chapman Cardwell Capital Management, a Marathon financial services firm, has been elected as the chairman of the Fishermen’s Community Hospital Board of Trustees. He replaces Michael Cunningham, CEO of Keys AHEC, a countywide community health services organization, who served as chairman for four years. “As treasurer of the Board of Trustees for […]

#News: Girl finds message in a bottle

#News: Girl finds message in a bottle

On Saturday the 13th, about 20 students and volunteers turned up at Marathon High School to participate in the international Coastal Cleanup. (Last year, approximate 648,000 volunteers in 92 countries picked up about 12 million pounds of trash.) The kids found tons of garbage — plastic and glass bottles, buckets and buoys — and in […]

#News: Political forum set for Monday

#News: Political forum set for Monday

The Weekly Newspapers and the Marathon Chamber of Commerce will once again co-host a political forum on Monday, Oct. 6 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Marathon Government Center. Chamber CEO Daniel Samess said local candidates and the public are invited. At press time, the following races will have representatives at the forum: • U.S. […]