Every year, the City of Marathon adds to its collection of holiday light displays. Tight lines, Santa.

The keys get lit

With an average year-round temperature that hovers near 80, Florida Keys residents have to invent ways to feel festive during the winter holiday season. Merrymakers who find...
Newspaper wrapping

Eco-friendly gift-wrapping tips for the holidays

Hopefully you and your credit cards survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday in one piece, and you’ve finished all your holiday shopping. While you catch your breath,...
Key West Police Officer Joe Tripp totes two Christmas trees, as Officer Alex Rodriguez and Sunrise Rotarian Jim Scholl continue doling them out to a line of volunteers. MANDY MILES/Keys Weekly

Truck delivers 500+ Christmas trees

The line of volunteers stretched for more than a block down Seminary Street on the morning of Nov. 26, when a refrigerated truck from North Carolina delivered...
Little ones weigh in on what’s important

Little ones weigh in on what’s important

Let’s just say all of these kids wrote down, on the eve of Thanksgiving, exactly what they appreciate. It’s family — mom, dad, sisters, brothers, grandparents and dogs....
one-of-a-kind

One of a kind

“It takes a village to raise a child,” so the ancient African proverb goes. Truly, in our tight-knit Keys community, we know the power of having a...
Raquel Crummitt - A young girl riding a wave on a surfboard in the water - Surfboard M

Raquel Crummitt

Raquel Crummitt’s latest venture is as captain and owner of Fish ’n’ Chicks Charters in Key West, but for years she also has been successfully selling promotional...
arlene mirabella

arlene mirabella

Marathon’s Arlene Mirabella has packed more adventures and experiences into her life that, really, she ought to be content. She emigrated to the U.S. at 19, moved...
Samantha Usina

Samantha Usina

Many Key West locals recognize Samantha Usina as the knowledgeable resource (not to mention beautiful face), at the counter. A longtime Key West local and single mom,...
TRINITY VAN STEENBURG

TRINITY VAN STEENBURG

Growing up in Fort Myers and Tavernier, Trinity doesn’t sleep much between her work and family life. Attending Florida Gulf Coast University for business management, she worked...
Program Director of the Marathon Rec Center

diane culver

Born and raised in Marathon, Diane Culver has been a presence at the after-school care center for almost three decades — she is now taking care of...