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Senmartin trademarks Marathon’s city seal – Tells council they have 30 days to buy it back for $1 - A close up of a logo - Florida Keys

Marathon city agenda includes food trucks and mayoral succession

Three Marathon City Council members have added items to the agenda for the next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at city hall. Mayor Steve...
Marathon turns 20, has an election, repairs the beach, tweaks pot law - A group of people posing for the camera - Florida Keys

Marathon turns 20, has an election, repairs the beach, tweaks pot law

It’s been a busy year at Marathon City Hall. With a stand-alone election (no other Keys municipalities were choosing new leaders), the race seemed magnified somehow. Plus,...
Council to hear project denied by planning board - A graffiti covered wall - Land lot

Council to hear project denied by planning board

City of Marathon staff say a proposal calling for a 34,000-square-foot commercial space and 12 homes (four market rate and eight affordable units) meets all city criteria....
Celebrating 20 years: Marathon’s roots traced back to property rights - A group of people posing for the camera - STX IT20 RISK.5RV NR EO

Celebrating 20 years: Marathon’s roots traced back to property rights

While Marathon earned its moniker from the laborers toiling on the Overseas Railway, property rights were the main catalyst for the incorporation of the Middle Keys hamlet. “You...
REORGANIZATION AT MARATHON CITY HALL - A large lawn in front of a house - Florida Keys

Senmartin and Zieg defend last-minute donations to nonprofits

In September, Marathon City Council spent $50,000 in taxpayer money to fund three nonprofits. The first $25,000 went to the Guidance Care Clinic of the Middle Keys to...
Exit interview with Jimmy Schmidt, Marathon’s park guy - Maddox Jolie-Pitt et al. posing for a photo - Max Greenfield

Exit interview with Jimmy Schmidt, Marathon’s park guy

For 16 years, the City of Marathon has had Jimmy Schmidt as director of Parks and Recreation. In fact, he was the city’s first park employee. He’s...
Kayak dock proposed for Sunset Park on Grassy Key - A person that is standing in the grass near water - Sunset Bay Park on Grassy Key

Kayak dock proposed for Sunset Park on Grassy Key

The City of Marathon has plans for a kayak dock on Grassy Key. Designed by K2M, the project has already garnered a variety of approvals — environmental...
GOOD EGGS: Art Studio decorates the season - Florida Keys

County, cities still waiting on FEMA funding

By Sara Matthis & Gabriel Sanchez Across the board, the governmental entities in Monroe County have yet to receive any federal funds associated with Hurricane Irma. In fact,...
HOOP DREAMS - A group of people on a court - 3x3 basketball

HOOP DREAMS

Remember that video that went viral in 2016 of the Gainesville police officer called to the scene of kids playing basketball too “loudly?” Instead of reprimanding the...
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City of Marathon revisits food truck law

For less than 400 words, ordinance 104.62 causes a lot of headache for the City of Marathon, its residents and business owners. The law governing food trucks has...
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