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Alex Rickert

Alex Rickert
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Alex Rickert is a freelancer for the Marathon Weekly Newspaper.

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

‘La Cage Aux Folles’ explores human ties with humor and song

When the curtain rises on “La Cage Aux Folles,” Marathon Community Theatre’s newest musical, crowds can expect to be dazzled by spectacular costumes and...

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball aims to help hospital rebuilding efforts

Like so many businesses in the Keys, it has been a long road to recovery for Fishermen’s Community Hospital. The Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball...