The Weekly Staff

MARATHON COUNCIL CANDIDATES: WHAT CITY DEPARTMENT ARE YOU INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH?

In an effort to provide greater familiarity and communication between the nine Marathon City Council candidates and our readers, the Marathon Weekly sent each prospective council member a series of questions concerning their backgrounds and stances on pressing city issues. The Marathon Weekly will continue to print each candidate’s...

STORM UPDATE: COUNTY OFFICIALS WILL MAKE ANY EVACUATION DECISIONS SATURDAY MORNING

As of 12 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 Florida Keys officials are closely monitoring the tropical depression that’s expected to become a hurricane by Monday. “Any evacuation decisions for the Florida Keys will be made tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 24),” Shannon Weiner, Monroe County’s director of emergency management, said during a countywide Zoom...

2022 BEST OF MARATHON RETURNS IN RECORD-SETTING FASHION

A last-minute venue change necessitated by weather couldn’t derail one of Marathon’s finest events as the Best of Marathon awards transformed the generously donated Million Air hangar. The 2022 event was our biggest yet, with nearly 300 local business leaders and dignitaries on hand to pay tribute to more...

KEY LARGO MAN CHARGED IN MAY FATAL BOATING ACCIDENT IN KEY WEST, FLORIDA

A Key Largo man is facing charges in a May boating accident in Key West that left one woman dead. On Sept. 16, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation arrested 36-year-old Robert Joseph Perreault on a warrant for boating charges that resulted in the death of Jewel South, 32, of Aurora,...

TAKE ME HOME: ADORABLE FACES ARE WAITING AT THE FKSPCA

Keys Weekly is thrilled each week to showcase some “furever” friends that are ready, waiting and available for their perfect adoption “match” at the Florida Keys SPCA’s Marathon campus – complete with their best qualities, preferences and turnoffs to ensure the best fit. From cats and dogs to Guinea pigs,...

MARATHON COUNCIL CANDIDATES: ARE YOU IN FAVOR OF A ‘STRONG MAYOR’ GOVERNMENT?

In an effort to provide greater familiarity and communication between the nine Marathon City Council candidates and our readers, the Marathon Weekly sent each prospective council member a series of questions concerning their backgrounds and stances on pressing city issues. The Marathon Weekly will continue to print each candidate’s...

KCB COMMISSION CANDIDATES: WHAT SHOULD KEY COLONY BE TALKING MORE ABOUT?

In an effort to provide greater familiarity and communication between the Key Colony Beach City Commission candidates and our readers, the Marathon Weekly sent each of them a series of questions concerning their backgrounds and stances on pressing city issues. The Weekly will continue to print each candidate’s responses...

TAKE ME HOME: GROUPER IS FRIENDLY & PLAYFUL

Grouper is a Ridgeback/Husky mix about 1 ½ years old.  He is very friendly to all people and he absolutely loves to play with other dogs.  He is so playful and loves to run.  In fact, he loves to run so much that he would occasionally jump the fence...

IN PICTURES: MARATHON HIGH SCHOOL HOSTS 9/11 MEMORIAL SERVICE

On the morning of Sept. 9, 2,977 American flags fluttered on the front lawn in front of Marathon High School. Each flag was placed the day before by a middle or high school student to remember those who lost their lives in the horrific attacks of Sept. 11, 2001....

IN PICTURES: MARATHON MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL FACES FIRST TEST

The Marathon Middle School football team took to the gridiron for the first time on Sept. 10 as they battled the Ransom Everglades Raiders. Despite a strong second-half showing from the Dolphins led by running backs Jack Chapman and Dylan Williams, Marathon fell to the visitors, 28-7.

TOP 10 DOG-INSPIRED SONGS

This week’s Key West cover celebrates man’s (and woman’s) best friend — the four-legged family members that enrich our lives during their short stint on this planet. Moreover, we recognize our Florida Keys SPCA and all they do, not just for our doggies, but for dozens of furry and...

MARATHON NEIGHBOR OF THE WEEK: DANILO BUESO

No matter how many individuals appear in the pages of each edition of Keys Weekly, there are always so many more of our community members who deserve to be recognized. In an effort to shine a spotlight on more of the incredible individuals who live and work in these...