Marathon News

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 […]

Stanley Switlik Elementary welcomes new principal

Dr. Lesley Salinero returns after previous post A native of Tampa, Dr. Lesley Salinero has been with the Monroe County school district for 22 years. She has 11 years of administrative experience and 11 years of classroom teaching experience to bring to the position of principal at Stanley Switlik Elementary. She’s raised two children of […]

Huergo retires from helm of Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys

Huergo retires from helm of Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys

Young hired as new executive director Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys has announced that Lili Huergo, Executive Director, is retiring. After four years of service, she expressed, “I will miss Habitat a great deal, but it’s time for me to begin working on my bucket list. I will continue to support this wonderful […]

USCG Station Marathon Recognized

USCG Station Marathon Recognized

Kimball Readiness awarded for first time in station’s history Crewmembers at Coast Guard Station Marathon accepted the prestigious Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award Monday. The award was presented by Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Michael Levitt, and Capt. Pat DeQuattro, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla. “It was an […]

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