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Alex Rickert

Alex Rickert
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Alex Rickert is a freelancer for the Marathon Weekly Newspaper.
MMHS band director has sights set on growth - A man smiling for the camera - Baritone saxophone

MMHS band director has sights set on growth

When learning an instrument, one of the largest causes of “burn-out” is music that fails to interest and inspire the students. Fortunately for Marathon...
Foster parents talk about their experience - A man standing in front of a palm tree - Palm trees

Foster parents talk about their experience

When one thinks of ways to help others, serving in the Navy and working as a nurse certainly fit the bill. For some, their...
New shop in Marathon aims to introduce the beneficial side of CBD - A group of people standing next to a person - Marathon

New shop in Marathon aims to introduce the beneficial side of...

Marathon has a new offering for residents who prefer the “natural” side of modern medicine. Meet Roger Haines, owner of Serenity CBD and E-liquids....
Turtles, wildlife brought Bette Zirkelbach to the Keys - A person holding a fish - Florida Keys

Turtles, wildlife brought Bette Zirkelbach to the Keys

Marathon High School may have its own cheerleading squad, but just down the road there’s a self-described “cheerleader for turtles.” Meet Bette Zirkelbach, manager...
Former ‘Deadliest Catch’ crabber buys Conch Key marina and inn - A man sitting on a bench - Bill Wichrowski

Former ‘Deadliest Catch’ crabber buys Conch Key marina and inn

Most crabbers in the Florida Keys are used to 70-plus degree temperatures while they work. But for Erik James, the new owner of the...
Turtle Hospital teams up with veteran combat divers for science, for good - A group of people riding on the back of a boat - Tito Puente

Turtle Hospital teams up with veteran combat divers for science, for...

In the Florida Keys, most divers enter the water to go after lobster, fish, or maybe just some underwater scenery. But what about diving...
Marathon Artist Krystal King Wows with New Work - A close up of a flower - Art

Marathon Artist Krystal King Wows with New Work

For every time a parent tells their child they won’t make a living with art or music, there’s a success story to prove them...
DiveN2Life trains a generation of gifted, scientific divers - People swimming in a body of water - Scuba diving

DiveN2Life trains a generation of gifted, scientific divers

After school, most young adolescents may get involved in sports, dance, clubs, maybe a little theater. In the Keys, they also might become scientific...
Big Kahuna Watersports offers customizable jet ski tours in Marathon - A man in a yellow boat in the water - Islamorada Boat & Jet Ski Rentals

Big Kahuna Watersports offers customizable jet ski tours in Marathon

Not every workday begins by throwing on board shorts and a life jacket, pushing a Jet Ski into the water, and taking off for...
Key Colony Beach has new pizza place - A pizza sitting on top of a table - California-style pizza

Key Colony Beach has new pizza place

Until recently, Key Colony Beach residents would need to make a trip down Sadowski Causeway or further to find pizza and ice cream. As...