GUIDES GET A GIFT – Local businesses pitching in to support fun fishing

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John Murphy is repaying a debt. A debt he incurred about 32 months ago when Hurricane Irma sent a 6-foot wall of seawater through his house.  “Kevin brought...

MHS players practicing on the field

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The Marathon High School football team has started practice in preparation for its home opener on Friday, Oct. 2. With a roster of more than 30 players,...

Good Health Clinic adds mental health counselor

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A recent tragedy involving an Upper Keys family and ongoing pandemic stress felt by many were among the major factors for one local woman’s decision in returning...

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 man catches 488-pound swordfish on May 2

Okay, it was a swordfish, but “Holy Mackerel!” is the edited version of what angler Rob Helzer and his crew were screaming when the 488-pound swordfish jumped...
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Advisory board hears community input

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The Marathon City Council's Community Image Advisory Board recently hosted a public workshop to garner input from residents on how to improve the city's image for travelers along U.S. 1. The CIAB will take the input and prepare a formal recommendation for the council in the coming weeks.
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Celebrate the city next weekend

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Plenty to entertain both young and young at heart Long-time residents of the Middle Keys frequently recount stories of crossing the old 7 Mile Bridge or listening to...
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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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Airline in Talks to Provide Service

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Tropic Ocean Airways and Keys officials are negotiating “final details” that would provide regular service out of Marathon Airport. The company, established in 2009, currently has six...
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HOMETOWN HERO

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On Saturday morning, at 8:01 a.m., Aydan Child, 17, was the first finisher of the 37th annual 7 Mile Bridge Run. He is the first local to...
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