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

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

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Now the tree has more than “2,000 imported Italian twinkle lights” and a complex security system to thwart would-be saboteurs.
#Event: Frankendread to bring the rhythm to Cabana Breezes - A person sitting on a boat in the water - Boat

#Event: Frankendread to bring the rhythm to Cabana Breezes

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Frankendread is an accomplished Caribbean performer who brings the islands to his audience through energetic performances that combine calypso, soca and steel pan. Known for his past inexhaustible...
 Wreck reopens on Grassy Key - A close up of food on a plate - Sandwich

 Wreck reopens on Grassy Key

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They’re back. The prime rib Friday night special is back. So are the massive buffalo (turkey) wings, the loaded nachos and those delicious Caesar salads. Even some...
Sgt. Major

Sergeant Major

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Just before Irma struck Marathon, Mike Rhine, a Sergeant Major with the United States Marine Corps Reserve, had just returned from his deployment to Texas with his...
Breaking ground: Seafood Fest musician defies boundaries - A man standing in front of a building - Vacation

Breaking ground: Seafood Fest musician defies boundaries

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Ricky Valido, 25, is essentially an Everglades Cowboy. His experience with the raw outdoors comes from the west of his Hialeah home. And he plays country music,...

MCSO’s Kellenberger promoted; headed to Islamorada patrol division

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On Jan. 9, Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay announced the promotion of Sgt. Chuck Kellenberger to the rank of lieutenant.  Kellenberger is to head up the patrol division...

GARRETT OFFERED (PERMANENT) CITY MANAGER POSITION FOR MARATHON

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In a special call meeting to decide on an interim city manager at 3 p.m. today, the Marathon City Council agreed to offer current Planning Director George...

26 ACRES, 50 VILLAS & 29 ROOMS! GETS APPROVED FOR MIDDLE KEYS

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The Valhalla Island Resort passed the City of Marathon’s approval process with flying colors on June 8. At the Marathon City Council meeting, the board unanimously approved...

STATE BILLS THAT PASSED & DIED AS SESSION DRAWS TO A CLOSE

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A 60-day legislative session in Tallahassee is supposed to end on Friday, March 11. But it appears legislators will be staying a little longer to finish up...

STOLEN FRENCH BULLDOG RETURNED FROM MIAMI TO MARATHON OWNERS

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Thanks to a fast-acting collaboration between the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Miami-Dade Police Department, a dog stolen from her home neighborhood in Marathon and taken...