Car Wash
Speedy Dolphins Scrub Cars
The Marathon Middle and High School Swim Team, under the coaching of Sarah
Maschal recently held a car wash at Iberia Bank to help with swim team equipment and activities. The next car wash is October 10 at Iberia Bank.


Young Artists blossom at Community Park

Saturday afternoons are the perfect time to read about artists and create works of art. That’s just what several youngsters did this past Saturday at Sombrero Beach pavilion #1.

The free program, which meets on Saturdays at 1pm, runs through October 2. Young artists age 3 and older are welcome. On September 18, after learning about starry nights and sunflowers, the local artists created their own ideas of Vincent Van Gogh’s style. For information, call Ali at 743-6598. Photo courtesy: Ali Adams/Marathon Parks and Recreation



Heidi & Osprey
Migration in Marathon

Marathon Wild Bird Center volunteer Heidi Sanders holds the second osprey to be admitted to the facility within a week. The bird was found slightly dazed and with a bruised a wing. A release attempt will be made after a few days of observation. If you find an injured bird, please call 743-8382.



First State Bank Helps Teachers Spell Success

First State Bank of the Florida Keys continued its support of Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys by sponsoring the Stanley Switlick Team for the Not-So Adult Spelling Bee.

The Bank sponsored team, “Dolphins Dubble = Teacher Trubble,” consisted of teachers and faculty members; Mary Lou Darczuk, Rosa Rios and Debra Smith.  The team took top honors finishing second in the competition.

“First State Bank is proud to sponsor our local educators to spotlight their talents and our commitment we share to our community and our children,” said First State Bank Marathon Branch Manager Becky Shifflett.

For more information on Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys visit

Pictured, from left:  First State Bank of the Florida Keys Teller Barbie Morales, Stanley Switlick Elementary School Teachers Rosa Rios and Mary Lou Darczuk, Spelling Bee Chairperson Lupe Marzoa and First State Bank of the Florida Keys Branch Manager and Customer Service Officer Becky Shifflet.





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