(ALMOST) READY & WAITING: OLD 7 MILE BRIDGE NEARS COMPLETION

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We’re almost there. Seriously. The long-awaited completion of the Old 7 Mile Bridge project is just around the corner. Since July 2016, when it closed for renovations, most...

WATER FOUNTAIN FALLOUT: ARE SCHOOL OFFICIALS ADDRESSING TOXIC RACISM?

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In the wake of racist graffiti left on a Marathon High School water fountain, the Monroe County School District faced questions about how to resolve an environment...

LUIS GONZALEZ & TREVOR WOFSEY WIN 2 OPEN SEATS ON MARATHON CITY COUNCIL

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When results of early voting came rolling in, Luis Gonzalez had a good feeling about his early lead. And yet, it was still too early to call. “Elections...

CANDIDATES WEIGH IN: WHY DO YOU DESERVE MARATHON’S VOTE?

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With polls open for the Marathon City Council election, Nov. 2, Keys Weekly checked in with the four candidates to allow them to address Marathon residents one...

Florida Keys upgraded to tropical storm warning

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A tropical storm warning is in effect for the Florida Keys. The National Hurricane Center posted the warning on Friday morning as Tropical Depression Fred slowly moves...

Keys officials, business owners dealing with rising COVID cases

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Increasing COVID-19 cases in the Keys have some stores and municipalities bringing back mask requirements. Some are issuing messages strongly encouraging their use, while others continue to...

MARATHON’S TAX RATE GOING UP

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On July 13, Marathon City Council set the preliminary tax rate and, for the first time in four years, proposed to raise the ad valorem taxes on...

IS MARATHON’S NEW $7.5M LIBRARY THE MOST HIGH-TECH BLDG IN THE KEYS?

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The amount of high-tech, thoughtful detail in the new Marathon branch of Monroe County Public Libraries is stunning. The $7.5 million facility will open to the public...

NEW MARATHON BOUTIQUE: SHE’S GOT YOUR CURVES COVERED

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A cute, swingy red and blue patterned skirt paired with a blue halter top tank. A tea length dress in a modern batik print. Those are just...

An anchor for the heart of the Keys

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On Monday, June 7, the brand new Fishermen’s Community Hospital will open to the public. The 37,000-square-foot, $43.7 million facility is nearing completion and the Keys Weekly...
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