WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A BOAT IS ABANDONED? FWC STEPS IN TO INVESTIGATE

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Two boats blown ashore near the gulfside of 7 Mile Bridge are examples of what the Florida Wildlife Commission calls “derelict vessel.” The two boats blew onshore about...

MARATHON HONORS FALLEN, WOUNDED VETERANS WITH NEW DESIGNATION

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Marathon is now a Purple Heart City. That’s a designation that honors and remembers military personnel wounded or killed in combat with hostile forces. Signs have been...

HOUSE CALLS: CONCIERGE DOCTOR STARTS PRACTICE IN MIDDLE KEYS

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He’s a concierge doctor. Most think that means a fancy doctor with an exclusive clientele. But Dr. Greg Keifer understands and practices it differently.  “I call it ‘direct...

KEYS HAS PLAN TO VACCINATE 100 SHUT-INS AT HOME

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On Thursday, March 4, the Marathon Fire Rescue will be picking up its allotment of COVID-19 vaccine to inoculate homebound seniors. The list of seniors who cannot...

JETHON: HE FINDS A PLACE WHERE HE’S NEEDED

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Jethon Williams says his life has followed a singular track: to be in the right place at the time he’s needed. This was true back when his...
Senmartin trademarks Marathon’s city seal – Tells council they have 30 days to buy it back for $1 - A close up of a logo - Florida Keys

MARATHON PASSES RESTRICTIVE IRRIGATION RULES

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On Feb. 9, the City of Marathon quietly passed the first reading of ordinance 2021-07. Marathon is required to adopt the law if it wants future grant...

DON’T LEAVE THE CANS OUT; MARATHON HAS NEW GARBAGE LAW

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Update:  The article has been changed to reflect the garbage ordinance’s scope. The new law will apply only to “collector roads” — divided or undivided roadways which...

AFTER LONG WAIT, MARATHON EMBRACES REOPENING OF MOVIE THEATER

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Marathon Cinema reopens this weekend for a showing of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12 and 13 with a 7 p.m. seating.  “We’re just starting...

WHAT’S THIS? ANOTHER 50+ AFFORDABLE APARTMENTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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BOAT WORKS RESIDENCES Marathon, Florida What: 52 units of affordable housing featuring a majority of two-bedroom, two-bath apartments, but also one-bedroom and one-bath apartments and three-bedroom, two-bath apartments. Market...

SEVEN MILE BRIDGE RUN WILL HAPPEN NEXT MONTH, FOR RUNNERS REGISTERED LAST YEAR

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There’s a sense in the Keys that things are returning to normal, finally: the 7 Mile Bridge Run will take place in 2021. Organizers have announced that...