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#Review: Summer Reading “Eleanor & Park”

#Review: Summer Reading “Eleanor & Park”

Lindsay Poetz was named Teacher of the Year for Plantation Key School in 2013. Like a good educator, she’s doing her summer reading too. “I am reading all of the books on the F.A.M.E. Florida Teen Reads list this summer to prepare for the upcoming school year. The best book on the list that I […]

#Fishing: Get great results with kingfish to snappers

#Fishing: Get great results with kingfish to snappers

As a kid, I can remember watching my father use a “diamond jig” to catch bluefish and stripers off of Eatons Neck Light in Northport, N.Y. I always thought it looked like an awful lot of work but, man, was it effective. I find myself in the same shoes today but with a slightly different […]

#News: Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Daily Crime & Information Report

#News: Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Daily Crime & Information Report

Per MCSO  Trailer fire on Big Pine Key Deputies and firefighters responded to a fire in a trailer in Seahorse Campground at 7:45 p.m. Deputy Kendall Bailey responded as did firefighters from Big Pine fire department. The resident of the trailer, 55 year old David Baker, was also on scene. The fire was extinguished, but […]

#Events: Save the date!

#Events: Save the date!

 Upcoming Events:  Friday, Aug. 8 Sixth-grade student orientation from 8 to 11 a.m. at Marathon Middle School.  Saturday, Aug. 9 Quit smoking workshop from 10 a.m. to noon at the Doubletree in Key West.  Sunday, Aug. 10 Family fun event and school supply dispersal from 1 to 3 p.m. at Department of Juvenile Justice, Stock […]

#News: Mike Cinque will be on the November ballot

#News: Mike Cinque will be on the November ballot

The former councilman and mayor who served three terms on the dais sees Marathon at a critical juncture in regards to growth and says he has the time and experience to steer the city through the next boom. “As hard as I worked for the infrastructure improvements in the past few years, I am concerned […]

#Property: According to local expert Patti Nickless

#Property: According to local expert Patti Nickless

Patti Nickless is one of the most recognized names in real estate throughout the Florida Keys. Patti’s credentials include a term as the 2008 President of the Marathon and Lower Keys Association of Realtors, the 2005 MLKAR Realtor of the Year and she was the recipient of Coldwell Banker’s International President’s Elite status in 2013, […]

#StaffPicks: Favorite Films for the Fourth

#StaffPicks: Favorite Films for the Fourth

Weekly Staff Whether you are spending this July 4 on the water, devouring a juicy burger with friends or lounging by the pool; odds are you will take in at least one patriotic themed movie over the weekend.  The elements of independence, freedom and war have been the inspiration for hundreds of Hollywood films that […]

#Property: Buyer interested in Marathon Manor property

#Property: Buyer interested in Marathon Manor property

Local Realtor Laura Hutt and broker David Grego of Island Breeze Realty addressed the Monroe County School Board at its recent meeting in Key West during public comments. They were there to remind the board, and make it public knowledge, of an 11-month-old offer on the table to buy the Marathon Manor property adjacent to […]

#News: McPherson coming back to MHS as principal

#News: McPherson coming back to MHS as principal

Wendelynn “Wendy” McPherson was approved Tuesday as the new principal at Marathon High and Middle School, replacing Hammond Gracy who resigned before the end of the school year. This is McPherson’s second position at MHS — she was assistant principal from 2008 to 20012. “I’m ecstatic,” she said. “I didn’t want to leave, but I […]

#News: Campaigns continues in Marathon

#News: Campaigns continues in Marathon

Although four candidates for Marathon City Council have filed, signaling an interest in a seat on the dais, one has already pulled out. According to a work colleague at Marathon Auto Air, Jeanette Pelletier will withdraw from the race. That leaves William Kelly III, Eric Myrmel and Daniel Zieg. Zieg leads the fundraising stakes with […]

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