Community News Calendar

Fund established for Key Colony Beach resident
This past week John Chavez was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital after an apparent beating. Now in a coma, Chavez’s friends have established fund at Keys Federal Credit Union to help with the family’s medical and household bills. To make a donation, stop any Keys Federal Credit Union branch or call (305) 809-3443.


Friday, December 24
KCB Kids Wait for Santa
The Children’s Christmas Party on Key Colony Beach will begin at 6 pm. Everyone will be waiting for Santa to arrive on the Fire Truck with plenty of cookies and milk at KCB City Hall.

Marathon Christmas Eve Parade
City of Marathon’s Fireman’s Christmas Eve Parade with Santa & Mrs. Claus riding atop the antique American Lafrance hook & ladder truck. This starts from the city firehouse and covers the whole community from Old Town to Key Colony Beach & even Grassy Key as well as the Sombrero Beach area. It runs from approximately 5:30pm until 10pm with candy canes, music and excitement for all. It ends with Santa & Mrs. Claus being whisked away by the Marathon Lions Club to get them back on their Sleigh by midnight.

If you need more information, call Randy Mearns at 305-743-5805.



Tuesday, January 6
Boating Skills Class
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 13-2 Marathon is offering as a public service a Boating Skills and Seamanship Program to be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning Jan. 6, 2011 for three weeks. Classes will meet from 7-9:30 pm at the Marathon Senior Center on 33rd street, bay side.

Topics will include Equipment for your boat; The Nautical highway Signs; Boating Safety and Rules; Navigation and Charting; Radio procedures; and Rescue 21.

This is an approved boating safety program that qualifies participants, successfully completing the program to receive the Florida Boating Safety Education ID Card.

Effective this year anyone born on or after January 1, 1988 who operates a vessel powered by 10 hp or more must have this identification card. Many insurance companies give discounts for attending.

The program is designed for the experienced, the novice and the potential boater. The cost of the program is $55 and includes textbook and certification card; $25 for second family member with shared materials.

To register contact Dottie Mattern (305) 731-7148 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Enrollment forms can also be obtained at the UPS Store in the Publix Shopping Center, MM50.



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