Ongoing Community News

Marathon Youth Football Sign-ups
Registration for the Marathon Youth Club Football is now open! The league is open to players 7 to 14 years old, and the cost is $80 per player. Practices will begin soon, so stop by the Parks and Recreation office at the Community Park to register.

Cheerleading registration is also available for children ages 7-14. Cost is $55 per cheerleader.

For more information, call (305) 896-1965 or visit our Facebook page, Marathon Youth Club Football.

Checks should be made out to the Marathon Youth Club with your child’s name on your check. Registration is open Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-8 pm.

Cardio Tennis Summer Schedule
Wonderlin Tennis has new session times for Cardio Tennis this summer. We had a great week of free Cardio Tennis sessions last week. Based on your input, here is the new schedule, starting immediately.
• Tuesday and Thursday nights 7-8 pm
• Wednesday mornings, 8-9 am

All sessions are held at Sombrero Resort courts. Pre-registration is recommended by calling (305) 304 4802. More information can be found at http://marathonfl.us/wonderlintennis.

Sheriff’s Office to hold Community Meetings
Monroe County Sheriff Bob Peryam will meet with community members countywide in August to hear what they think about the Sheriff’s Office. His purpose: to have an informal discussion with the public about the state of the Sheriff’s Office a year and a half into his first term as Sheriff. The meetings will be held in the following locations:
• Key Largo, Friday August 6 at the Murray Nelson Government Center from 6 – 8 pm
• Islamorada, Tuesday August 10 at the Islamorada City Council Chambers from 6 – 8 pm
• Marathon, Tuesday August 17 at the Marathon Government Center from 6 – 8 pm
• Big Pine Key, Tuesday August 24 at St. Peters Church from 6 – 8 pm
• Key West, Tuesday August 31 at the Harvey Government Center from 6 – 8 pm

Sunday, July 25
Parent’s Day Celebration to benefit Wesley House Family Services

Parents, grandparents, foster and adoptive parents will all be celebrated this Parent’s Day, July 25, at Boondocks Grille and Miniature Golf, MM 27 ½ on Ramrod Key to benefit Wesley House Family Services. 

Parents of any kind should bring your favorite child or children to play miniature ‘Glo Golf’ and groove to the Trop Rock sound of Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band. Free popcorn and snow cones will be available for the kids. The mini golf begins at 4 pm if you have small children and continues with ‘Glo Golf’ after dark for the older kids. Howard and his band start up at 6 pm. Remember, there’s no school the next day!

Mini golf hole sponsorships for $200, $100 and $50 and pre-sale $10 miniature ‘Glo Golf’ tickets are available to benefit Wesley House programs serving children and families throughout Monroe County by calling Lissette Cuervo on (305) 809-5000.

Join us for a great evening of family fun at Boondocks on July 25, 4-10 pm.

Thursday, August 5
Nearshore Waters Committee Meeting

The City of Marathon Ports Department along with other municipalities in the state is taking part in a Pilot Program that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has started. When all the data is in and approved by FWC and the state, selected municipalities will receive authorization from the State to develop anchoring regulations of all vessels. This is an ongoing process and will take a couple of years to implement.

In the mean time, in Marathon, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Marine Unit and FWC are doing what they legally can to remove derelict vessels and enforce regulations of the federally established No Discharge Zone. The City of Marathon can legally regulate activity of boats that are in the mooring field and anchorage area in Boot Key Harbor. Anchoring activity on private bay bottom or state owned bay bottom not leased to the City of Marathon cannot currently be regulated by the City.

The Nearshore Waters Committee members would like to extend an invitation to anyone who is interested to attend their monthly meetings and will address any legitimate concerns or complaints in Boot Key Harbor. The meetings are the first Thursday of each month and are published on the City’s website calendar. The next meeting will be Thursday, Aug. 5 at the Marathon Fire Station at 6 pm.

Saturday, August 21
Seniors One-Day Driver Safety Course

The AARP Driver Safety course is now a six-hour class. In response to working individuals who requested a one-day class on Saturday, we have scheduled the course for August 21 from 10 am – 4:30 pm. There will be a short lunch break. A minimum of 15 people is required for the class, and pre-registration is required. Call 743-4008 from 1-4 pm for details.

Along with improving driving skills, you may also SAVE MONEY on your auto insurance. Contact your agent for details in regards to your own policy.

AARP developed this course to help drivers 50 and older improve their driving skills and prevent crashes. It covers age-related physical changes in perception and reaction time, rules of the road and local driving problems.

By presenting your AARP national membership card, you can save $2 off the $14 fee, which covers your materials. The class is being held at the Marathon Senior Center/AARP, 535 33rd Street Gulf.

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