Alex Rickert

Hailing from Rhode Island, the Ocean State, Alex has always spent as much of his life as possible in and around the water. A dolphin trainer by profession, he still spends most of his free time diving, spearfishing, and JetSkiing. Once it gets too dark for those things, he can usually be found at the Marathon Community Theater, where he spends most nights still trying to figure out what the heck he is doing.

Splash Soap Company takes pride in ‘ingredients you can pronounce’

Looking for a natural alternative to the conventional soaps and skincare products found on most grocery store shelves? Yola Kryska, founder of Splash Soap Company, may have some alternatives...

MCT’s ‘Four Old Broads’ opens Thursday in Marathon

Grab your medications, oxygen tanks, and maybe a couple Depends for the laughs. You’ll feel right at home at Magnolia Place Assisted Living from Leslie Kimbell’s “Four Old Broads,”...

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 students, they won’t have that...

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 passions lead them to even...

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

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. A self-described “businessman all my...

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 of The Turtle Hospital in...