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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...
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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...
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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...
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Country club to be redeveloped – Plans include a boutique hotel, villas and a...

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A group of investors, including locals Peter Rosasco and Marvin Rappaport, have proposed a plan to redevelop Florida Keys Country Club, formerly Sombrero Country Club. The certificated...
A close up of a plate - Krikorian Hardwood Floors, Inc.

Bull’s reveals plan for Marathon makeover – Seeks to improve U.S.1 corridor with a...

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Marathon Vice Mayor Chris Bull has been putting the finishing touches on a initative to improve the city’s “main street” look. “The city has been focused on infrastructure...
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Locals honor who and what makes this city great

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***See the Winners Here*** The Best of Marathon awards banquet was a sell out affair at the Key Colony Beach City Hall last weekend. One hundred and fifty...
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Salvation Army store to close – Financial reasons cited for corporate decision

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The Coconut Telegraph is humming with news that the Salvation Army store in Marathon will be closing soon. On a recent Wednesday afternoon, about a half dozen...
A man holding a fish in the water - Recreational fishing

Young men swim five miles to shore when boat capsizes.

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Stay with the boat. That’s the No. 1 rule for boaters when their craft capsizes. But what if there is no boat? “It went like this,” said Sharieff...

Hotel room construction set to begin

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If everything goes according to plan, Marathon hoteliers will build 220 brand new hotel rooms in 2013 — and that’s a conservative estimate. In addition to the...