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.
A close up of a toy - Mixed-use

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

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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

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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

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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...
A red and white boat sitting next to a body of water - Fish 'n Fun Boat & Watersports Rentals

Little beach bar is off the beaten track – Locals revive spot with small...

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It doesn’t exist on any map nor does it show up a GPS coordinate.  Even mail carriers argue whether Lagerhead’s Beach Bar sits on the edge of...
A sunset over a city street - Salty's

Salty’s restaurant and tiki bar burnt to the ground – Fire destroys two buildings...

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Marathon Fire Chief John Johnson received the call last night at 3:05 am that Salty’s Bar and Grill and the neighboring marina were engulfed in flames. “Upon our...
A group of people on a raft - Deepwater Horizon oil spill

BP’s latest objection thrown out of court – Payments still stalled though, as it...

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Monroe County residents and businesses with pending British Petroleum claims received good news on Jan. 10. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a federal judge's...
A view of a large body of water - Bahia Honda State Park

Bahia Honda named among top 25 beaches in U.S.

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The beach area at Bahia Honda State Park in the Lower Florida Keys has been named among the United States' top 25 beaches for 2014 by TripAdvisor,...
A man wearing a blue shirt and smiling at the camera -

Infrastructure Investments; Marathon eyes sewer finish line

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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...
Ginger Zee et al. rowing a boat in the water - Sea kayak

Good Morning America Set for Keys Broadcast Friday

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The nation's top morning television news show, ABC's Good Morning America, is set to broadcast live segments from the Florida Keys Friday, March 7, and the public...