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Monday, March 10th, 2014

Firefighters reveal special 911 memorial – Tribute was created locally with a piece of steel from the World Trade Center

The Marathon Fire Station is set to unveil its 911 Memorial on Thursday, March 13 at 5:30 p.m. It’s a lovely and elaborate tribute to the firefighters that lost their lives trying to rescue others on that fateful day. The tribute was conceived, designed and executed by Marathon’s own firefighters — starting with Lt. Adam Geaneas.

Monday, December 9th, 2013

The elves strike again – Revelers festoon tree on 7 Mile Bridge

Now the tree has more than “2,000 imported Italian twinkle lights” and a complex security system to thwart would-be saboteurs.

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

The Weekly Newspapers opens Key West office – Expansion brings greater coverage

The Weekly Newspapers is expanding. The locally owned and operated news organization recently opened a new office in Old Town Key West, named a publisher, and hired a full-time reporter and designer. “We look forward to serving...

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

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...

Friday, October 4th, 2013

More Newspaper Funnies – And Not The Comics

Regular readers of the Weekly know that every now and then I like to take a look at actual newspaper headlines that, well, should never have been allowed to go to print. Editors and proofreaders who weren’t...

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Happy birthday to us!

In the Aug. 5, 2005 edition of the Marathon Weekly, I repeatedly referred to the new Marathon High School principal as “Principle John Pertner.” While not as egregious mistake as allowing Luis Gonzalez’s son be labeled as...

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Teal or No Teal – What really is black and white and read all over?

Color. Just one simple color. If another publication could have accurately reproduced an advertiser’s specific color, then the newspaper you’re now reading may never have come to exist. Flash back to late summer, 2003. A former radio...

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Bartus has been soaring with the Eagles for many years…

A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I was a young musician who happened to be enrolled in the marine biology program at the University of South Carolina. That college campus was my...

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