Marathon News

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 […]

Young Eagles take flight next weekend

Young Eagles take flight next weekend

The Southernmost EAA Chapter is not just a bunch of rich retirees who sit around sipping coffee and talking about their planes. In fact, Marc Hightower parallels his previous profession as boat captain to his new career as a licensed pilot. “People think as a boat captain that you’re so wealthy when the truth of […]

Towing ordinance to be tweaked

Towing ordinance to be tweaked

Cash only practice not preferable During their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday night at the Marathon Government Center, the Marathon City Council directed staff to tighten regulations on towing companies operating within city limits. Prompted by an email to the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce, Vice Mayor Dick Ramsay brought the issue forth on behalf of […]

Democracy Served

Democracy Served

Cinque uses voting interlude to raise money for charity by Jason Koler This past Friday, Marathon City Councilman Mike Cinque hosted a party at the Stuffed Pig to celebrate his most recent political campaign – which never happened. Both Cinque and fellow councilman Richard Keating were re-elected without opposition. Keating is entering his second term, […]

Fishermen’s focuses on moving forward

Fishermen’s focuses on moving forward

New name, logo for Middle Keys hospital A host of local dignitaries joined the board and staff of Fishermen’s Hospital last week in ushering in a new era for the Middle Keys institution. Opened nearly a half century ago, it is now officially known as Fishermen’s Community Hospital. “It’s just a one-word addition to the […]

Conchtoberfest Nights

Conchtoberfest Nights

Five Nights of Feasting and Philanthropy From Vegas to the Caribbean, the themes of this past week’s moveable feast used ethic cuisine like corned beef and schnitzel to raise money for local charities as an appetizer to this weekend’s Conchtoberfest at Hawk’s Cay. Pirates and turtles, wenches and birds mixed oceanside at Cabana Breezes as […]

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