‘WE’VE COME A LONG WAY’: HISTORIC MARATHON CHURCH CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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In the early 1950s, Marathon resident Grace Jones took a bus down to Key West to talk to Horace O’Bryant. He was the superintendent of the county’s...

MARATHON CITY COUNCIL RENEWS TAXING DISTRICT & PIVOTS AT THE QUAY

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The Marathon City Council faced hefty decisions at its Feb. 13 session, but still managed some time for fireworks as it renewed City Manager George Garrett’s contract...

DOING THE ‘IMPOSSIBLE’: PIGEON KEY SURGES FORWARD WITH HISTORY & ACCESSIBILITY

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The Pigeon Key Express began bringing visitors out to one of the Middle Keys’ most historic islands in 2022. But ask the island’s head honcho, and Pigeon...

AQUARIUM ENCOUNTERS’ MOLLUSK METEOROLOGIST TAKES ON PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL

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Groundhog Day went a bit differently in the Florida Keys, when a conch living underwater in the island chain “disagreed” with famed groundhog Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of...

BREAKING: KEY COLONY BEACH COMMISSIONER BETH RAMSAY-VICKREY RESIGNS

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Citing an impending move to Marathon that would make her ineligible to serve on the city commission, Key Colony Beach City Commissioner Beth Ramsay-Vickrey announced her resignation...

THREE-IN-ONE CENTER IS A BIG WIN FOR MARATHON

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Marathon’s Gulfside Village is growing as a health care haven for the Middle Keys’ medically underserved and vulnerable populations. On Jan. 24, Keys AHEC, Womankind and Good...

PARK VS. BOAT RAMP: QUAY DESIGNS SPARK DEBATE

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A new park, or another boat ramp? The Marathon City Council left its Jan. 22 workshop with more questions than answers for redevelopment of the Quay property. The workshop...

BPAS BAND-AID: MARATHON & MONROE COUNTY OUTLINE BUILDING ALLOCATION LOAN

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As Monroe County and its municipalities continue to grapple with the impending reality of expiring Rate of Growth Ordinance (ROGO)/Building Permit Allocation System (BPAS) units, a tentative...
ANOTHER PARK? – Council makes offer on Quay property - A body of water with a city in the background - Real Estate

MARATHON COUNCIL WORKSHOP TO TACKLE BPAS ALLOCATIONS, QUAY BOAT RAMP REDEVELOPMENT

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The Marathon City Council will hold its normal workshop on Monday Jan. 22.  The date has been shifted to Monday as the city council and staff will...

HOTEL REDEVELOPMENT LANGUAGE CONCERNS MARATHON COUNCIL

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After a presentation on a possible county charter and a vote to remove the structure at Marathon’s controversial Kmart bus stop, the remainder of the Marathon City...

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