Marathon News

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...

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...

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

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...

Marathon Veterinary Hospital’s grand opening.

The Marathon Veterinary Hospital’s grand opening was a big hit with the two-legged and four-legged crowd. At least a hundred people came out this week to tour...

Artist finishes lighthouse replicas for city signage

Larry “Lighthouse Larry” Herlth is seriously into lighthouses. But not in the tiny-wooden-replica-that-sits-on-the-shelf kind of way. He’s into macho-thousand-pound-weld-it-out-of-steel kind of way. The Islamorada resident’s interest in...

Ramsay Rodeo – Sheriff ride nets a cool grand

Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay raised more than $1,000 with a 30-second mechanical bullride this past weekend during Pig Days at the Stuffed Pig Fairgrounds. Thanks to generous...

New City Hall in Marathon

Slowly but surely, residents of Marathon and government officials are inching towards a complete plan for a new city hall. So far, only the basics have been...

Locals have a personal stake in the seafood festival success

The vast majority of Marathon residents are very passionate about the Original Marathon Seafood Festival because they have a personal stake in it. In other words, they...

One little piggy went to the city council meeting …

The sound of squealing tires could be heard in the Marathon Government Center this past Tuesday after city council members ruled on an ordinance that will have...

Giving Back Tour – Car caravan hits the Keys

Car enthusiasts rolling in Scions and Smart Cars motored through Monroe County recently to raise funds and awareness for restoration of historical 7 Mile Bridge. The “Trouble in...