Gov. DeSantis arrives in Marathon with promises of $56 million in funds

On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis arrived in Marathon to make two important announcements: $21 million in debris removal reimbursement for Monroe County, and a new $35 million...

15 more affordable units approved – Council ‘sets’ rents, too

For the first time, the Marathon City Council weighed in with a condition for proposed affordable housing units in the city limits. As a condition of the...

Marathon to adopt 3 feet of ‘freeboard’

Layton’s doing it. So is Monroe County. Now Marathon has signed on. They have decided to require 3 feet of “freeboard” above base flood elevation for new...

There are residents who DON’T want more affordable housing

In November 2018, Cecelia Mattino of Marathon challenged the City of Marathon’s decision to accept its share of former Gov. Rick Scott’s award of 1,300 additional affordable...

What happens when projects are approved, but there are no more building rights?

The Marathon City Council declined to “upzone” a five-parcel property on Grassy Key. Owner John Timinsky wanted to change the zoning and future land use maps on...

Marathon Yacht Club Hosts a Statewide Convention

It’s that time of year — traffic on Overseas Highway is a little less congested and it seems the number of visitors is beginning to slow. Not so...

Four major projects underway in Marathon

Trucks trundle past loaded to the brim with fill, and construction vehicles emit a constant “beep, beep, beep” in reverse. It seems all of Marathon is under...

The big reveal: meet Marathon’s Engine No. 14

The City of Marathon Fire Rescue recently added a new “truck” to the fleet. Engine No. 14 joins Ladder No. 14, Tanker No. 14 and Engine No....

Thrifters, rejoice! Marathon now has to 2 nonprofit shops

Few things give me as much joy as a good “find” at a thrift store. I will tell you ad nauseum about the wine glasses I scored...

MICRO-LIVING?

The owners of Skipjack Resort & Marina have an interesting proposal for the City of Marathon: Let them take 109 rooms at the resort, convert them into...