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

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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...

DIVE REPORT: VICTORY REEF A CREW FAVORITE

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VICTORY REEF WORTH THE DIVE One of the favorite spots to dive in Islamorada per the crew is Victory Reef. Located about 5 miles off the shore, it's...

HOST OF NEW CATEGORIES & WINNERS HIGHLIGHT 2022 BEST OF MARATHON

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You asked, we listened. If we’ve learned anything over the past few years, it’s that Marathon residents are extremely passionate about what should – or shouldn’t –...

MEET ALEX VEGA: RETIRED FIRE CAPTAIN FANS FLAMES OF HISTORY

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By Cricket Desmarais Alex Vega loves history. So much so that in 1992, when the City of Key West wanted to demolish and redevelop the 135-year-old firehouse on...

CONCH BASEBALL COACH FINDS THE SWEET SPOT

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Conch baseball coach Ralph Henriquez knows all about the sweet spot — on a baseball bat.  He and his wife DeeDee Henriquez, who was our elected county tax...

THE ART OF MERMAIDING: ISLAMORADA DIVE INSTRUCTOR TEACHES OTHERS

It's green and gold, weighs 35 pounds, and is created from the highest quality silicone.  "That cost me upwards of $4,000. It looks extremely realistic," said Anna Capps...

IN PICTURES: GRASSY FLATS RESORT HOSTS CHAMBER AFTER HOURS EVENT

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Grassy Flats Resort and Beach Club was the setting for the monthly Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce networking event as about 100 members of the business community...

KEY WEST CANDIDATE ARRESTED FOR MISDEMEANOR BATTERY

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A “difficult family situation” escalated this week, when Kim Highsmith, a candidate for the Key West city commission, and her 18-year-old stepson, Thomas, both were arrested Sept....

KEY WEST IS SICK OF SEAWEED

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Key West’s South Beach may once again be swimmable, without piles of seaweed, or sargassum, and the accompanying stench of its decay that poses a health hazard...

BUILDING ALLOCATIONS TRUMP BUDGET AT MARATHON SPECIAL CALL MEETING

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The “budget” portion of the Marathon City Council’s final budget hearing special call meeting on Sept. 21 took less than 10 minutes, and for the second time...