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Friday, March 7th, 2014

Seafood and Eat It! And Listen to the Music! – Florida’s Original Seafood Festival is set to Rock Out!

It’s time for our town’s biggest event, and it’s the Florida Keys second largest event behind only Fantasy Fest. That’s right – it’s Seafood Festival Weekend! While everyone knows that the real star of the show is the fresh Florida Keys seafood, and the Festival itself is a celebration of our commercial fishermen and their

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Community plans fundraiser for young man

Two days after he turned 19 years old, Mikey Vaughan lost 100 percent of his vision. Already blind in one eye after an athletic accident in his youth, the retina detached in the Florida State University freshman’s...

Friday, April 19th, 2013

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 the new facility and mingle as Misery Loves Company entertained...

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Seafood and Eat It! Florida’s Original Seafood Festival happens this weekend!

It’s here! The 37th Annual Original Marathon Seafood Festival is this weekend! As I mentioned in last week’s column, everyone knows that the real star of the show is the fresh Florida Keys seafood, and the Festival...

Friday, March 8th, 2013

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 agreed upon: to build a city hall, to build it...

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Chamber recognizes local businesses for good work

The Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recognizes its business members with some special awards every year. The winners for 2012 were announced on Oct. 19 at the annual Awards and Installation Banquet held at...

Monday, October 29th, 2012

How sweet it is.

“The first time I see the Halloween candy on the shelves, I think ‘Oh, no. Not again,’ But once we get past that initial shock, then we really get into it,” said Janice Paul, laughing. She and...

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Political Forum

At this week’s candidate forum at the Marathon Government Center, hopefuls for Marathon’s City Council finally got a chance to talk. Sponsored by the Marathon Chamber of Commerce and The Weekly Newspapers, it was the only forum...

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