Dolphins of Distinction
Kristin Butcher (left), MHS school counselor, and Patti Clark (right), MHS bookkeeper, were named the November’s Dolphins of Distinction. Tara Coleman (center) presented gift baskets to these ladies. Each month, two employees are selected for their good work and contributions to the school. Photo by Karen McKeon


KCB Fish Tourney
Hines Lands Angler of the Year

Sponsor Greg Konrath congratulated Peter Hines, whose 5.02 Yellowtail won the Marathon Garbage Annual Angler of the Year award at the Key Colony Beach Fishing & Boating Club Tournament. Also present were Commodore Joe Schmidt and John Fruhmorgen, the tournament director.


Kirk of the Keys Celebrates Family
Presbyterian Church Hosts Monthly Gatherings

Kirk of the Keys Presbyterian Church in Marathon hosts monthly family fun nights with games, snacks, and wholesome fellowship. Last Friday’s event saw a host of cute costumes like Ella Dunn as Minnie Mouse with a Halloween-themed evening of pint-sized partying.


Local Pair Participates in Beach Walk Promo
Photographer Mary Beth Martel and her favorite furry four-legged friend, Shooter, braved chilly winds Saturday morning to partake in The Great Visit Florida Beach Walk.

Organized by, Goodwill, and AmeriCorps, the event was designed to promote 825 miles of the state’s pristine shoreline. Volunteers in each of Florida’s coastal counties were asked to walk one mile of beach and take pictures along the way.

“What a beautiful beach we have in our little town of Marathon,” Martell boasted of the pair’s skipping grounds along Sombrero Beach.


MKMA Supports High School Programs
On Thursday, October 28, 2010 the Middle Keys Marine Association again adopted the Marine Mechanics Programs at Marathon and Coral Shores High Schools.  Eric Myrmel (center) president of MKMA presented the awards to Marathon High School’s Glen Naklicki and Coral Shores High School’s Chris Catlett. 


Jiu-Jitsu Award for PAL Instructor
Story and Photo Alyson Crean
Key West Police Athletic League Jiu-Jitsu Coach Agustin Rodriguez recently went to Boca Raton and competed in the 2010 NAGA U.S Open Grappling Championships.

Rodriguez placed third in the Men’s No-Gi Expert Welterweight Division. Rodriguez is one of the youth coaches for Jiu-Jitsu. Rodriguez trains kids at the PAL gym located at 1287 Truman Waterfront Monday-Friday 6:30-8:30 pm and Saturdays at 4-6pm.

For more information, or to sign up for a variety of PAL classes for kids, call Officer Henry Arroyo at 879-6555.




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