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Servers could be hurt by minimum wage proposal

There’s a little-known and less-understood proposal to increase Florida’s minimum wage from the current $8.46 to $15 by 2026. The initiative, known as the $15 Minimum Wage...
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Seafood and Eat It! And Listen to the Music! – Florida’s Original Seafood Festival...

It’s time for our town’s biggest event, and it’s the Florida Keys second largest event behind only Fantasy Fest. That’s right – it’s Seafood Festival Weekend! While...
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Community plans fundraiser for young man

Two days after he turned 19 years old, Mikey Vaughan lost 100 percent of his vision. Already blind in one eye after an athletic accident in his...
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Marathon Veterinary Hospital’s grand opening.

The Marathon Veterinary Hospital’s grand opening was a big hit with the two-legged and four-legged crowd. At least a hundred people came out this week to tour...
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Seafood and Eat It! Florida’s Original Seafood Festival happens this weekend!

It’s here! The 37th Annual Original Marathon Seafood Festival is this weekend! As I mentioned in last week’s column, everyone knows that the real star of the...
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New City Hall in Marathon

Slowly but surely, residents of Marathon and government officials are inching towards a complete plan for a new city hall. So far, only the basics have been...
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Ocean Garden brings nautical dreams to life

Seashell shops line the Florida Keys and entice tourists from around the globe to take home a trinket from their travels. Though souvenir shells are available for a...
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Worthington named mayor

Ramsay remains in vice mayor seat In his sixth consecutive year on the Marathon City Council, Pete Worthington will serve from the center seat after being selected without...
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Beginners’ ballet boosts balance, flexibility

Techniques for all ages, skill levels One of my favorite childhood memories was an annual holiday trip to see the Nutcracker with a dear childhood friend and our...
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Better looking businesses around the corner

Chamber awards 10 grants for beautification projects An idea floated by the Chamber of Commerce board of directors a few years ago has finally come to fruition, and...