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NEIGHBOR OF THE WEEK: MARIE MARTINEZ

We’ll admit: though Keys Weekly is tasked with reporting the news in the Keys every week, we’ve got a problem. No matter how many individuals appear in...

MASSIVE 7-DAY ROTARY PARK BUILD CONCLUDES

More than 400 volunteers donated 1,600 hours over seven days to rebuild Marathon Rotary Park last week. The job site was crawling with men and women, both...

POWERBOATS ARE COMING BACK TO MARATHON IN 2023

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For the first time since 2016, powerboat racing is set to return to Marathon in 2023. The announcement comes courtesy of a June 21 press release from Race...

THESE PROGRAMS MAKE VOLUNTEERS A SOLUTION DURING EMERGENCIES – OFFICIAL FLORIDA KEYS HURRICANE GUIDE

Florida Keys residents remember the post-Hurricane Irma feud between anxious officials and evacuees who were desperate to re-enter the island chain and survey the damage their homes...

JOHN BARTUS: ROTARY PARK REBUILD WEEK

Twenty years after the original was built, Marathon’s Rotary Children’s Park is getting a total rebuild from the ground up. And we need your help! I will always...

ONCE HOMELESS, MARATHON RUNNER TACKLES WORLD’S TOUGHEST RACE

David Castro spent half his life running away — from childhood sexual abuse, torture, a heroin-addicted father and severe clinical depression.  Now he runs toward things. And next...

BOAT RAMP ETIQUETTE IN THE BUSIEST NAUTICAL MONTHS OF THE YEAR

With Memorial Day in the rearview mirror, we’re officially into the sweltering days of summer in the Keys. The season will see residents and visitors alike flock...

TROLLEY & POWER LINE USHER IN NEW ERA FOR HISTORIC PIGEON KEY

After years without its main avenue of access during the renovation of the Old Seven Mile Bridge, it would be easy for the staff at Pigeon Key...

EMACIATED MANATEE RESCUED ON DUCK KEY

Dolphin Research Center’s Manatee Rescue Team (DRC), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), and Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, assisted by local residents, rescued an emaciated...

MARATHON LOCAL ORGANIZES BOOT KEY HARBOR CLEAN UP

It all started when a previously sunken boat bobbed to the surface after the Keys’ recent brush with a tropical storm.   “The ocean was really churned up and...