Florida Keys Weekly



Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

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

Monday, April 28th, 2014

McCoy keeps a positive attitude – Community to stage a love-in on May 4

A few days ago, the ladies from Salon Blanco descended on a home on Bruce Court, armed with the tools of their trade. They were there to shave colleague Cathy McCoy’s head. What could have been a...

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Youth football sign ups are going on now – The league has been developing young players since 1942

“We teach them the fundamentals, life skills and keep them doing something healthy and productive with their time,” said Key West native and coach of a quarter century Peter Estevez, who started coaching his children and now...

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

The many lives of Mrs. Appel

“I never wanted to meet my birth mother while my real mother was alive. I thought it would hurt her terribly,” Toni said. “But when I finally went to Italy, it was bittersweet. I couldn’t speak Italian...

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Plenty of fish in the sea – Mangrove snapper, yellowtail, dolphin, sails, tarpon and more

There is a lot of variety in the waters off the Middle Keys: mangrove snappers, yellow-tail snappers, mutton snappers, groupers, dolphin, sailfish, tuna and tarpon. (If you’re visiting, now is the time to hook-up with a local...

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Benefit raises scholarship money for Keys kids

The ninth annual Nate Grill Softball Tournament will be played at the Marathon Community Park ball fields this weekend. Twelve teams — locals only — will slug it out to raise scholarship money for Marathon youth. “This...

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Seven Mile vs. Cow Key Channel: A Tale of Two Bridge Races – One is 7 miles long, the other is 300 feet

Two unique bridge runs are being staged Saturday, April 5 in the Florida Keys: one whose course covers a grueling distance of nearly seven miles and one that is quite literally a hop, skip and a jump...

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Marathon son takes No. 2 spot at substation – Lt. Derek Paul puts the fun in serious business

Monroe County Sheriff Office’s Lt. Derek Paul is home again. After 17 years as a law enforcement officer, the Marathon native is once again serving in his hometown and had been promoted into the No. 2 slot,...

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