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

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

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

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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.

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,...
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Infrastructure Investments; Marathon eyes sewer finish line

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

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...