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

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 […]

Community plans fundraiser for young man

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 “good” eye in early September. He withdrew from classes and returned to Islamorada, his home. He has already […]

Marathon Veterinary Hospital’s grand opening.

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 the gathering with music. Veterinarians Geraldine Diethelm  and  Doug Mader, far right, pose with Della and Hunter. Some […]

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

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 itself is a celebration of our commercial fishermen and their contribution to our community throughout the years. There […]

New City Hall in Marathon

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 where the current city hall trailers are now, to install more than the required amount of landscaping on […]

Ocean Garden brings nautical dreams to life

Ocean Garden brings nautical dreams to life

Seashell shops line the Florida Keys and entice tourists from around the globe to take home a trinket from their travels. Though souvenir shells are available for a few cents at one of Islamorada’s newest retailers, Ocean Gardens and Gifts is probably one of the only places you’d find one-of-a-kind solid brass buoy lights from […]

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 […]

Beginners’ ballet boosts balance, flexibility

Beginners’ ballet boosts balance, flexibility

Techniques for all ages, skill levels One of my favorite childhood memories was an annual holiday trip to see the Nutcracker with a dear childhood friend and our mothers. At 5’2” and 135 pounds, my stature quickly tells of my past as a gymnast, cheerleader and softball player. Despite inheriting my father’s stocky, athletic build, […]

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