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

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. […]

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

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 the Key West business community and entertaining our readers, whether they are visitors or locals,” said managing partner […]

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 […]

Happy birthday to us!

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 Homecoming Queen on the cover of the paper, the mistake was nonetheless excruciatingly painful. The “Pertner” foible was […]

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

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 station manager and program director/musician had formed an advertising agency. One of their clients had a specific request […]

Bartus has been soaring with the Eagles for many years…

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 ticket to seeing the best musicians and bands of our time, up close and personal (how close depended […]

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 […]

Keys anglers should be targeting the hot snapper bite

Keys anglers should be targeting the hot snapper bite

As last week was mini lobster season, most of The Weekly readers probably spent their time in the water as opposed to on top of it. Hopefully, they caught your share of bugs, and had a safe and fun time on the water. Although mini season is over, lobster season will re-open at 12:01 am […]

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