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Some go home with multiple awards

There’s nothing more satisfying than going home with a Best of Marathon award … unless it’s a stack of them. Seven businesses, and one local spot, took...
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The Best of Marathon 2019 Winners in Pictures

Win, lose or tie, the Best of Marathon is a great community event for a good cause. Hosted by the Marathon Rotary Club and Weekly Newspapers, the...
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First Time Winners Collect Their Awards

It’s exciting to see new faces, filled with surprise and delight, clutching the signature red-and-white Best of Marathon plaques. It’s indicative of a growing, thriving town and...
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Cities, agencies line up for ‘the ask’ of Florida legislation

On Sept. 23, Florida Rep. Holly Raschein and Sen. Anitere Flores attended a town-hall-style meeting in Marathon. They were joined by school, city and county leaders as...
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New facility will serve private aircraft and personnel

Marathon Aviation broke ground on a lavish new FBO and hangar complex for Florida Keys travelers. A celebratory event took place Sept. 23, with airport officials, the...
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Dignitaries gather for Fishermen’s Hospital groundbreaking

On Sept. 20, hundreds came out to see 10 golden shovels throw the first spadefuls of dirt for the new Fishermen’s Community Hospital, set to cost $43.3...
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Getting’ off the rock? Pick up some ‘in-flight entertainment’

What is it about airports and planes that creates such mystery and intrigue? Check out three bestselling thrillers that will have you ready for takeoff. Layover By David Bell Joshua...
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Council considers parking at the beach

At the Sept. 10 meeting of the Marathon City Council, a wide range of topics came up for the council’s consideration — the possibility of paid parking...
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Top Ten Moments of Existential Dread in the Miami Airport

‘Tis the season for locals to get “off the rock.” Generally, that means flying through Miami to get to your final destination. While the mainland has its...
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Foster parents talk about their experience

When one thinks of ways to help others, serving in the Navy and working as a nurse certainly fit the bill. For some, their passions lead them...