CODE BOARD AND SPECIAL MAGISTRATE FOR MARATHON; COUNCIL WANTS HYBRID

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Marathon councilmen Mark Senmartin and Steve Cook found themselves on the same side of an issue on Jan. 12. Neither wanted to replace the city’s current process...

RENTABOARD: COMPANY ADOPTS BIKE-SHARING MODEL FOR PADDLEBOARDS

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It’s like bike sharing, but with stand-up paddleboards. PADL has opened its seventh station in the Florida Keys at the Fiesta Key RV Resort and Marina.  “In fact,...

First-of-a-kind race in Middle Keys

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It’s always been something of a tragedy that the city of Marathon has never hosted a marathon, or half-marathon running race. Now, there’s balance in the universe.  On...

Marina sponsors holiday contest

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COVID-19 wrecked Marathon Marina Resort’s normal holiday festivities — Santa cruising the docks with hot chocolate — like cardboard left out in the rain. (More on that...

Lighted vessels parade through Middle Keys

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The Middle Keys had two — count ’em, two — boat parades last weekend. The first was hosted by Marathon Marina Resort in Boot Key Harbor and the...

Marathon Yacht Club approaching 70th year anniversary

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The Marathon Yacht Club is one of the oldest and most enduring institutions in the Middle Keys. In 2021, it will celebrate 70 years. “Hopefully, we can have...

Marathon teacher moves across the world, continues to teach

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Marathon High School graduate Dayle Vera came back “home” to teach for two years in the school’s chemistry department. But when her husband, a member of the...

Friends to kiteboard from Key Largo to Key West to support mental health

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Keys resident Scott Gerke isn’t afraid to discuss what he calls a “sh*t storm of a summer” last year. Spiraling into a dark hole of his own,...

No changes coming to county mask ordinance

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Monroe County commissioners made no changes to an ordinance that remains in place regarding the wearing of masks when people can’t social distance or when they’re inside...

GARRETT & GONZALEZ: CITY MANAGER, MAYOR TALK FUTURE OF MARATHON

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George Garrett and Luis Gonzalez are both familiar faces about town: Garrett as a longtime planner for City of Marathon, and Gonzalez as a businessman and two-year...