Marathon News

Fishermen’s Community Hospital Welcomes New Physician

Fishermen’s Community Hospital Welcomes New Physician

Fishermen’s Community Hospital is pleased to announce the hiring of Surgeon Reza Keshavarzi, MD. Keshavarzi joined the practice of Steve Smith, MD in November 2011. Keshavarzi arrived in the Keys following the completion of his residency in General Surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Keshavarzi comes to the Keys from Pompano Beach, Florida and […]

Waiting on a chief

Waiting on a chief

Hernstadt to choose from final four Nearly two-dozen firefighters and paramedics heard from the final four candidates in line to be their new chief Tuesday night during Marathon’s city council meeting. After speaking to councilmembers prior to the meeting, William Amador, John Johnson, Gregory Hoggatt Sr. and Derryl O’Neal each presented their cases to the […]

City doles out non-profit grants

$90K to 20 organizations The homeless, the hungry and young children – those are among the top three Middle Keys populations that will benefit from the City of Marathon’s annual redistribution of tax dollars to benefit nearly two dozen non-profit groups. Independence Cay, the only transitional housing and soup kitchen facility in the Middle Keys, […]

Fishermen’s Names New CEO

Fishermen’s Names New CEO

Board’s focus on renewed community relationship Fishermen’s Community Hospital this week has named its new CEO. Dr. Hal Leftwich will take the reigns on Jan. 1, 2012, when Scott Landrum, who’s served as chief transitional officer, leaves his post on Dec. 31. “He successfully led several small hospitals through major challenges, was a hospital CEO […]

Council backs Planning Commish decision

John Foster may have just heard “Last Call” on his attempt to breath life into a derelict building. He’s currently under contract to purchase the building and former of the Overseas Lounge at 3574 Overseas Highway. The bar and package liquor store has sat empty since closing in 2008 and was deemed non-conforming after 18 […]

Worthington named mayor

Worthington named mayor

Ramsay remains in vice mayor seat In his sixth consecutive year on the Marathon City Council, Pete Worthington will serve from the center seat after being selected without opposition to serve as the Mayor of Marathon. Nominated by Vice Mayor Dick Ramsay, “based on what he’s done for the residents of this city,” Worthington thanked […]

Celebrate the city next weekend

Celebrate the city next weekend

Plenty to entertain both young and young at heart Long-time residents of the Middle Keys frequently recount stories of crossing the old 7 Mile Bridge or listening to dredges run 24 hours a day when Key Colony was being constructed. In 1999, residents and business leaders who desired more equity and authority of their own […]

FKAA building dedicated to Mary Rice

FKAA building dedicated to Mary Rice

first female board member served 14 years by Jason Koler photo courtesy: Colleen Tagle/FKAA Florida Governor Layton Chiles made history in 1995 when he appointed Mary Rice to the Florida Keys Aquaduct Authority Board as the first female director. She would be reappointed in 2001 by Jeb Bush and would also serve until 2009 including […]

Murder, Mistletoe & Mayhem

Murder, Mistletoe & Mayhem

Serge is back by Jason Koler Tim Dorsey’s newest novel is a testament to the festive, peppermint-laced fables of any timeless holiday classic – only this tale revolves around two social deviants with a propensity for violence and narcotics. When Elves Attack opens on Thanksgiving with Serge A. Storms and his sidekick Coleman speeding down […]

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