A group of people posing for the camera - Seven Mile Bridge

The elves strike again – Revelers festoon tree on 7 Mile Bridge

Now the tree has more than “2,000 imported Italian twinkle lights” and a complex security system to thwart would-be saboteurs.
A close up of a toy - Mixed-use

Possibility of new city hall, public works building to be discussed

Marathon residents are strongly encouraged to show up on with “wish lists” in hand on Thursday, Jan. 17 for a special call meeting of the Marathon City...
A tree next to a body of water - Key Largo

Co-existing with the crocodile

Just recently, officials removed an 11-foot crocodile from Key Largo. And last week, Marathon resident Jim Tashijan called The Weekly to report seeing two different crocodiles in...
A group of people posing for the camera - Team

26 teams compete for top honors

Last weekend’s AYSO Marathon Conch Cup soccer tournament featured 26 teams from Homestead, the Upper Keys, Marathon, Big Pine and Key West. More than 300 players and their families...
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Infrastructure Investments; Marathon eyes sewer finish line

It’s done. The construction of Marathon’s wastewater and stormwater project is largely complete. The sewage treatment plants for areas 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and Little Venice are...
A large green field with trees in the background - Palm trees

Country club to be redeveloped – Plans include a boutique hotel, villas and a...

A group of investors, including locals Peter Rosasco and Marvin Rappaport, have proposed a plan to redevelop Florida Keys Country Club, formerly Sombrero Country Club. The certificated...
A close up of a plate - Krikorian Hardwood Floors, Inc.

Bull’s reveals plan for Marathon makeover – Seeks to improve U.S.1 corridor with a...

Marathon Vice Mayor Chris Bull has been putting the finishing touches on a initative to improve the city’s “main street” look. “The city has been focused on infrastructure...
A group of people sitting at a table - Public Relations

Locals honor who and what makes this city great

***See the Winners Here*** The Best of Marathon awards banquet was a sell out affair at the Key Colony Beach City Hall last weekend. One hundred and fifty...
A person standing in front of a store - Room

Salvation Army store to close – Financial reasons cited for corporate decision

The Coconut Telegraph is humming with news that the Salvation Army store in Marathon will be closing soon. On a recent Wednesday afternoon, about a half dozen...
A man holding a fish in the water - Recreational fishing

Young men swim five miles to shore when boat capsizes.

Stay with the boat. That’s the No. 1 rule for boaters when their craft capsizes. But what if there is no boat? “It went like this,” said Sharieff...

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