The Marathon Jaycees are excited to host a ‘Kids’ Night Out’ on Saturday, July 26 from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. for children age 6 to 12. The night will include pizza and refreshments, crafts, movies and games.

Space is limited; please register your child by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the name, age and emergency contact number for your child. Cost is $20 per child.

Please drop off your child at the Jaycees Building on 33rd Street no earlier than 7 p.m. and be prepared to escort your child to the sign-in table.

The Jaycees is a non-profit organization which focuses on volunteerism on a local and national level and works to enlarge areas of opportunity for young people. Proceeds help fund local scholarships and donations back to the community.

if you would like any more information on the Kid’s Night Out or the Marathon Jaycees Chapter please contact Managing Vice-President, Ashley Wilcoxon at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 440-479-7460. Visit for upcoming meeting and event schedules.

Conch Arrival
Big sister Marlee and proud parents Harry and Marla Russell are happy to announce the birth of Ciera Lily Russell – a 5th generation Conch.  She was born on May 13, 2008 at 3:50 am at Lower Florida Keys Medical Center in Key West weighing in at six pounds, one ounce.  Paternal grandparents are “Brass” & Joy Russell and Billy & Paula Alford, all of whom live in Key West.

Rescue victim says, “Thanks.”
On June 27, 2008, Marathon Fire & Rescue responded to a call at Dockside on Boot Key Harbor. Suffering from cardiac arrest, a man fell into the water and was later revived by Marathon’s finest.

Earlier this week, he stopped by the Fire Station to thank LT. Jodi Devitt (pictured, left), LT. Joe Forcine (right), Firefighter Szandra Der, and Firefighter Edwin Marquez..

Marathon Community Theatre presents a summer reading
Queen of Bingo, Marathon Community Theatre’s annual summer reading, opens July 25 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays, July 25, 26 and August 1, 2 at 8 p.m. The play is written by Jeanne Michels and Phyllis Murphy and tells a story about two colorful sisters, a little over 50, who want to add some excitement to their lives. They manage to make that happen at the local church gymnasium playing Bingo!

Marathon Community Theatre is known for featuring all-local participants both on-stage and back-stage and for discovering people from our community who have wonderful talent. Father Mac is played by Bob Rowand, Sis is played by Alicia Merel, Annie Miners portrays Babe, Eric Rolfe is the Bingo caller and Jackie O’Neil is the musician.  The production is directed by the current students of MCT’s Director’s Class taught by Rita Irwin.

Queen of Bingo will be performed in the theatre gallery with unassigned seating.  Tickets are on sale now for $10. Call the MCT box office at 305-743-0994 or stop by 5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays on show dates. 

For more information about theatre opportunities, contact Loretta Geotis at 743-0408 or by email at:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Visit our website for up-to-date information and activities at

Stop smoking now!

Starting Thursday, July 17th Fishermen’s Hospital AHEC will begin its Smoking Cessation Introduction Classes for anyone interested in preparing to quite smoking for the Great American Smokeout in November.

Meetings will be held the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month in the hospital’s education room from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information call Dianne Weitz at 305-289-6207.

Marathon BPW offers adult scholarships
The Marathon Business and Professional Women’s Club is accepting applications for adult scholarships. If you would like to return to school, either to complete a degree or update your job training, contact Kelly Carter at 305 684-1948 for an application.

Applicants must have been out of high school for at least one year, reside, for at least one year, in the Middle Keys from Big Torch to Long Key and demonstrate a financial need. Applications must be postmarked by July 20, 2008.


Just 4 Kids donates 80’s wear to Moon Dance Prom
In support of Marathon’s “First Annual Moon Dance”, 80’s themed prom set for July 19, the nonprofit group Just 4 Kids is making available “designer” 80’s formal gowns to be borrowed for this special occasion. The donations will help Keys kids with 2009 “Back To School” supplies. The 80’s Moon Dance Prom is sponsored by the group, Save Our Conchs, which will assist local families with rental assistance.  For more info call Sheron at 305-587-1161.

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