POWERBOATS ARE COMING BACK TO MARATHON IN 2023

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For the first time since 2016, powerboat racing is set to return to Marathon in 2023. The announcement comes courtesy of a June 21 press release from Race...

EMACIATED MANATEE RESCUED ON DUCK KEY

Dolphin Research Center’s Manatee Rescue Team (DRC), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), and Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, assisted by local residents, rescued an emaciated...

BRIDGE JUMP STUNT GETS GREEN LIGHT FROM MARATHON CITY COUNCIL

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If his team can satisfy a lengthy but reasonable to-do list, renowned stuntman Travis Pastrana will make a return to Marathon next month. At its regular meeting on...

IN PICTURES: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BREAKS GROUND ON ‘BELL HAVEN’

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On June 2, rain from the weekend’s incoming storm held off just long enough for Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys’ ceremonial ground-breaking for “Bell Haven.”...

BRIDGE JUMP STUNT & PERMIT WAIT TIMES ON DECK FOR MARATHON COUNCIL

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The Marathon City Council will convene for its next public meeting on Tuesday, June 14 at 5:30 p.m. at Marathon City Hall. All interested persons are welcome...

MARATHON HOMEOWNERS CAN STILL APPLY FOR VOLUNTARY BUYOUT

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After Hurricane Irma swept the Keys in 2017, the state Department of Economic Opportunity allocated $75 million for the Voluntary Home Buyout program of the Community Development...

MARATHON CITY COUNCIL RACE DRAWS 7 CANDIDATES, SO FAR

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Late last week, former bank executive and Marathon High School alumnus Jeff Smith registered as a candidate for Marathon City Council. He joins a field of Marathon...

COAST GUARD REPATRIATES 99 CUBANS OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark's crew repatriated 99 Cubans to Cuba on May 31, following seven interdictions off the Florida Keys.  A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144...

IRIE ISLAND EATS REOPENS AFTER DEVASTATING FIRE

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When Irie Island Eats owner Chris Lordi left his business just after 6 p.m. on May 27, the last thing he expected was to receive a call...

DETAILS EMERGE IN FATAL PARASAIL COLLISION AT SEVEN MILE BRIDGE

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Details continue to emerge in reports investigating a parasailing accident that left one woman dead and her son and nephew with injuries on May 30. According to FWC...