Alex Rickert

Alex Rickert made the perfectly natural career progression from dolphin trainer to newspaper editor in 2021 after freelancing for Keys Weekly while working full time at Dolphin Research Center. A resident of Marathon since 2015, he fell in love with the Florida Keys community by helping multiple organizations and friends rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Irma. An avid runner, actor, and spearfisherman, he spends as much of his time outside of work on or under the sea having civil disagreements with sharks.

SCENES FROM THE 2024 SOMBRERO BEACH RUN

A short supply of sunshine didn’t deter racers at the 2024 Sombrero Beach Run, as hundreds of athletes took on the challenge of their...

MARATHON CITY COUNCIL SCALES BACK ON HOTEL/MOTEL REDEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE

A full house of public commenters with a nearly-unanimous voice against expanded resort development saw their efforts rewarded at the Marathon City Council’s Feb....

THIS WEEKEND: KEY COLONY BEACH DAY FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE ISLAND’S 67TH BIRTHDAY

Key Colony Beach’s 67th birthday is slated to be one of its biggest ever. Sunday, March 3 will mark the return of Key Colony Beach...

KEY COLONY BEACH LOSES BUILDING OFFICIAL & CODE OFFICER AS CITY HALL PREPARES TO REOPEN

Key Colony Beach is continuing its five-month period of heavy turnover among city leadership and staff, adding former Code Enforcement Officer Barry Goldman and...

VEGAS IN CITY HALL: SCENES FROM ‘KEYSINO NIGHT’ IN MARATHON

Drinks flowed and shouts of joy and pain echoed across the Marathon City Council chambers as the Business and Professional Women of Marathon hosted...

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