Marathon News

Birth Announcement

Birth Announcement

Micah Scott Cox was born Dec. 29, 2012 in Lakeland, Fla. and immediately placed in the welcoming arms of his adoptive parents, Patricia and Jeffery Cox of Marathon, weighing 6 pounds, 6 ounces. Micah has an especially sweet birth story that started many years ago when his mom — Trish, as she’s called around town— […]

Infrastructure Investments; Marathon eyes sewer finish line

Infrastructure Investments; Marathon eyes sewer finish line

It’s done. The construction of Marathon’s wastewater and stormwater project is largely complete. The sewage treatment plants for areas 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and Little Venice are finished and roughly 67 percent of property owners are hooked up to the system. The only thing left to tally is the bill. The entire project cost […]

KAIR numbers keep climbing

KAIR numbers keep climbing

On average, KAIR serves about 45 people a day and distributes about 12,000 pounds of food a month. Think about that number: 12,000 pounds. That’s about 400 pounds a day, give or take, walking out in the hands of someone who needs it from the administration’s office located in the rear of the Marathon Community […]

Hotel room construction set to begin

If everything goes according to plan, Marathon hoteliers will build 220 brand new hotel rooms in 2013 — and that’s a conservative estimate. In addition to the town’s Holiday Inn Express, there would also be two Marriott hotels and a Hyatt. The new rooms are, of course, the results of the Governor’s award of 100 […]

Co-existing with the crocodile

Co-existing with the crocodile

Just recently, officials removed an 11-foot crocodile from Key Largo. And last week, Marathon resident Jim Tashijan called The Weekly to report seeing two different crocodiles in the Sombrero Beach neighborhood over a period of three days between Nov. 30 and Dec. 2. “One was about six feet long and another looked a little smaller, […]

Whitefly situation improving

Since 2009 when the first report of a whitefly surfaced in Miami-Dade County, the epidemic has spread across the islands of Monroe County and left residents and homeowners scratching the heads for a solution. Tuesday evening, during the Marathon City Council meeting, county extension agent Kim Gabel presented the council with some positive news. “We’ve […]

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, […]

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