Ginger Snead

Marathon Councilwoman Ginger Snead resigns – Physical therapist was town’s first female mayor

Marathon Councilwoman Ginger Snead resigns – Physical therapist was town’s first female mayor

Marathon councilwoman Ginger Snead waited until closing comments to drop a bombshell: her immediate resignation. She read from a prepared statement that was six sentences long, thanking staff for their work and residents for their support. Her voice choking with emotion, Snead ended the letter with, “God bless Marathon and each of you.” When Mayor […]

Candidates near finish line – Marathon City Council election on Tuesday

Candidates near finish line – Marathon City Council election on Tuesday

In mid-August the Chamber’s After Hours mixer presented at the Marathon Community Theater served as the unofficial kick-off for the Marathon City Council election. The qualifying period has just ended and a political newcomer had placed his name on the ballot. Although a 24-year Marathon resident and businessman, Mark Senmartin’s resume did not include the […]

Locals honor who and what makes this city great

Locals honor who and what makes this city great

***See the Winners Here*** The Best of Marathon awards banquet was a sell out affair at the Key Colony Beach City Hall last weekend. One hundred and fifty citizens took their seats at the tables and many more were crowded around tall cocktail tables for the event that celebrates what’s best about Marathon. All of […]

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 […]

DOES LETTER SAY SPECIFIC PERON?

Marathon passed three new laws at the recent council meeting. The first covered lighting rules as it concerns sea turtle nesting, the second was to adopt the Anchoring and Mooring law to govern Boot Key Harbor and the third … on pigs. “I have a little experience with — and don’t take this the wrong […]

City doles out non-profit grants

$90K to 20 organizations The homeless, the hungry and young children – those are among the top three Middle Keys populations that will benefit from the City of Marathon’s annual redistribution of tax dollars to benefit nearly two dozen non-profit groups. Independence Cay, the only transitional housing and soup kitchen facility in the Middle Keys, […]

Celebrate the city next weekend

Celebrate the city next weekend

Plenty to entertain both young and young at heart Long-time residents of the Middle Keys frequently recount stories of crossing the old 7 Mile Bridge or listening to dredges run 24 hours a day when Key Colony was being constructed. In 1999, residents and business leaders who desired more equity and authority of their own […]

Just in time for budget season

Just in time for budget season

Local live aboard pitches cost saving idea to council After eight and a half years of watching what she calls “a grievous waste of a natural resource,” Middle Keys live aboard boater Jeanne Ketcher has issued an impassioned plea to Marathon council members and city staff. “Boaters, as a rule, are generally more water conscious,” […]

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