Museums launch virtual programming to continue education, expand reach

Local museums are using creativity and technology to keep members engaged, entertained and, most importantly, at home. “People checked in from as far away as Guam, which is...

Pick up meals, Chromebooks and free AP review

On March 16, the Florida Department of Education announced that all public and private K-12 schools would be closed through April 15. With school out for now,...

Marine Zones, Shoreline Speed and Water Quality, Oh My!

Because of social distancing, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary met virtually instead of in person for its March sanctuary advisory council meeting.  “As you know, we are...

How some local businesses are coping, and how you can help

As the world stutters and slows down amid coronavirus concerns, people are facing restaurant closures, potential curfews and, at worst, country-wide lockdowns. Still, within the pandemonium, some...

Kid-friendly online activities, enrichment

In these unprecedented and troubling times, many organizations have stepped up and started thinking outside the box. Zoos, museums, educational institutions and other attractions worldwide are offering...
Marathon High School

SPRING BREAK EXTENDED

By Jim McCarthy and Mandy Miles Schools throughout Monroe County extended spring break to an additional week per the Florida Department of Education’s direction on March 13. With...

KYLIE McDANIEL

The Marathon Weekly is proud to partner with Marathon Middle High School faculty and students in choosing “The Student of the Week.” Recipients are chosen on qualifications...

MHS junior named Sunshine Scholar

Marathon High School junior Katerina Nikiforova has been selected as Monroe County School District’s Sunshine State Scholar for the 2019-2020 school year. The program, sponsored by the...

Coronavirus: Schools to stay closed an additional week

Per school officials, Monroe County Schools to extend spring break an additional week, March 23-29, per the direction of the Florida Department of Education. Per School Board Officials...

Seafood & Scholarships

Proceeds from the Marathon Seafood Festival serve a very important purpose — funding scholarships for local kids. Both the Marathon Chamber of Commerce and the Marathon chapter...