Marathon

#SeenAroundTown: Marathon celebrates vets

#SeenAroundTown: Marathon celebrates vets

The annual Marathon Veterans Day Parade made its way through town Nov. 8 to celebrate the service of the men and women who protect our freedoms. About 20 vehicles were piloted by soldiers of every stripe including participants from all the lodges, legions and posts. The Monroe Marauders brought out their vintage military vehicles and […]

#News: HGTV films in Marathon

#News: HGTV films in Marathon

First Animal Planet, now HGTV. The producers of “Vacation House for Free” were in Marathon’s Little Venice neighborhood on Monday to film a house renovation featuring the work of local contractor Royal Crest Builders. (Animal Planet’s feature about Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters aired in late October.) “They’re inside right now, doing demolition,” said Royal Crest’s […]

#VOTE: Election Results Are In!

#VOTE: Election Results Are In!

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS Carlos Curbelo (REP)     51.5% Joe Garcia (DEM)           48.5% GOVERNOR  Rick Scott (REP) 49% Charlie Crist (DEM) 47% ATTORNEY GENERAL Pam Bondi (REP)             52.23% George Sheldon (DEM)  44.63% Bill Wohlsifer (LPF)       3.13% CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Jeff Atwater (REP)       […]

#Column: Reflections of a mid-season replacement council member

#Column: Reflections of a mid-season replacement council member

This year of 2014 A.D. did not go exactly as I had originally planned. When Ginger Snead suddenly and unexpectedly resigned her seat on City Council this past February, the Council named me to fill in until her term expired. After having served more than six years on Marathon’s first City Council (2000-06), and having […]

#News: ‘Tanked’ features Marathon attraction

#News: ‘Tanked’ features Marathon attraction

The citizens of Marathon are now well acquainted with the town’s newest attraction — Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters. Now the rest of the nation will discover the aquarium’s special construction and reveal when the television show “Tanked” airs tonight on the Animal Planet channel. The show, titled “Pipe Dreams,” airs on Friday, Oct. 24 at […]

#Events: Amateur eaters to pause for the claws

#Events: Amateur eaters to pause for the claws

Jumpstarting the annual seven-month stone crab season is a much-anticipated munch-a-thon, the fourth annual Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest for amateur eaters, set for Saturday, Oct. 18. Staged at Keys Fisheries Market and Marina, located at 35th Street gulfside in Marathon, the lively consumption competition is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Entrants must register […]

#DayTripping: Bi-plane flight & Brutus Seafood

#DayTripping: Bi-plane flight & Brutus Seafood

“I call it my ‘sky Harley,’” said Evan Doumis of Overseas Aero Tours, and we can’t find a more apt description for the vintage biplane he uses to fly locals and visitors through the skies above the Middle Keys. Passengers will certainly get an unobstructed view, not to mention the air blowing through their hair, […]

#DayTripping: Channel 5 Bridge & Island Fish Co.

#DayTripping: Channel 5 Bridge & Island Fish Co.

Every year, the Overseas Heritage Trail program increases the bikability of Monroe County. The extended bike trail covers about 70 percent of the Keys and every year, grows by just a bit. One of the prettiest and safest parts of the trail goes from the Channel 5 Bridge at MM 71 to the Island Fish […]

New plans for Marathon City Hall revealed – Council chooses two options to go to bid

New plans for Marathon City Hall revealed – Council chooses two options to go to bid

At this point in the process, three of the five Marathon City Councilmen prefer the middle-of-the-road option for the new city hall. Mayor Dick Ramsay likes the least-expensive option and Councilman Richard Keating favors the plan that calls for the biggest footprint. The council voted to send out bids seeking contracts on either end of […]

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