LaTeDa by the Sea An Allsuite Resort Opens in Marathon

LaTeDa by the Sea, an all-suite two, three, and four-bedroom resort, has opened at mile marker 58, oceanside. The property includes renovations of two former motels, Casa Del Sol and Yellowtail Inn. The new resort offers 23 oceanfront units, each with a minimum 600 square feet, full kitchens and private verandas. Its sister property in Key West is the 15-room LaTeDa Hotel […]
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City of Marathon Mulls Proposed Workforce Housing Site

The Marathon City Council and staff were to hold a workforce housing workshop Tuesday on the use and potential development of the city-owned property at 104th Street. The June 27 meeting at Marathon City Hall took place after press time. The agenda proposed that the council discuss if the city should move forward with affordable […]
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Pigeon Key Foundation Summer Camp 2017

The Summer Camp at Pigeon Key Foundation & Marine Science Center gravitates towards hands-on learning and interaction within the Florida Keys ecosystem, providing campers with a fun and pivotal, one-of-a-kind experience. Summer Camp: Download 2017 Summer Camp Flyer Download 2017 Registration Form   PKFMSC offers a variety of marine programs, giving your campers a solid and multi-faceted […]
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Summer Camp 2017 Marathon

June 12th – August 11th 8:30am – 5pm Ages 5-13 The cost is $80 per week. (A $20 weekly discount applies to additional family members.) Camp features sports, arts and crafts, and other activities. For info: tubbsa@ci.marathon.fl.us or robinsonj@ci.marathon.fl.us Marathon Community Park 200 36th St Ocean Marathon, FL 33050 To receive updates about our Programs […]
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Affordable Family Friendly Florida Keys Restaurants

As you would expect Seafood Rules in the Florida Keys restaurants. But you can’t eat seafood for every meal…or can you? Most serve up cuisine reflecting the tropical Caribbean flavors. Tropical fruits and veggies, fresh seafood, and tropical drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic (you must try Mrs. Mac’s Key Lime Freeze).  In season you can enjoy […]
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Marathon Coco Plum Beach Could Receive Offshore Barriers

It could be 2020 before barriers are put in the water off Coco Plum Beach in Marathon to stop the shoreline from eroding like it has over the last past two decades. That’s the plan, according to Marathon Public Works and Engineering Director Carlos Solis, who on Tuesday gave the City Council an update on […]
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Things to Do in Kid Friendly Florida Keys

With its azure blue waters, swaying palm trees, year-round warm temps and bright blue skies, Kid Friendly Florida Keys makes for the perfect tropical escape. Two state parks, a national park and a national marine sanctuary offer plenty of opportunities to explore and learn. Plus it’s easy to reach, at just a little over an […]
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KeysCaribbean Resorts Special Discounts for February Fun in the Florida Keys

February in the Florida Keys features fun events to be found only in the tropical islands off Florida’s southern tip. KeysCaribbean Resorts salutes four unique Keys events and features special offers to enjoy a getaway to the Keys in February. “The Longer You Stay in Paradise, The More You Save” special discount offers a lower […]
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Marathon City Officials: Housing – Amenities – Beautification 2017 Goals

Marathon leaders are setting a laundry list of goals for the new year that include protecting residential areas, adding amenities, creating more workforce housing and more. “We are planning to work with [state Rep.] Holly Raschein and [state Sen.] Anitere Flores to regain more control of vacation rentals to help our residential neighborhoods,” Mayor Dan […]
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Marathon – The Middle Keys by Jerry Wilkinson and Laura Albritton

A new pictorial history of Marathon – The Middle Keys traces the community’s growth from the earliest known settlers, through its Overseas Railroad era and the wrath of Hurricane Donna. Then there are the oddball Keys events, like the plight of an unfortunate whale shark paraded through town and Mitzi the dolphin who became a […]
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5 Must-Stop Island Spots in the Florida Keys

We often think we need to escape to the Bahamas or elsewhere in the Caribbean to get to paradise, but the truth is that we have a paradise right at home in the U.S. That’s right, we’re talking about the Florida Keys. Most of us have heard about how awesome Key West is, but the […]
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Florida Keys Summer Camps 2016

The following is a sample of some of the Florida Keys Summer Camps. Marathon sailing Summer sailing in Marathon’s Boot Key Harbor will begin with the first two week session beginning June 13 – June 24.  Each session will consist of 10 three hour classes in either the morning (9am –Noon) or afternoon (1‐4pm).  Younger sailors (5‐8 […]
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Florida Keys Job Market

Florida’s unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in April 2016, down 0.2 percentage point from the March 2016 rate of 4.7 percent, and down 0.7 percentage point from 5.2 percent a year ago.  The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in April.  Florida’s unemployment rate has been less than or equal to the national rate for 26 […]
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Summer in the Florida Keys: Best Places Not in Key West

It’s that time of year — when Florida residents flock to the land of Hemingway, hammocks and sunset celebrations – the Florida Keys. The 110-mile highway to Key West is peppered with attractions, restaurants and shops to explore, but you’ll need a place to stay and there are many good options. Here are a few […]
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Middle Florida Keys Suggestions For Your Bucket List

The Middle Florida Keys are an often overlooked destination. Lying between the Upper Florida Keys where you will find the Diving & Fishing Capitals of Key Largo and Islamorada and the Lower Florida Keys with Big Pine Key’s Key Deer and world famous Key West, the Middle Florida Keys is sometimes referred to as the Heart […]
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Boat Ramp at Marathon Harbor Drive May get Tow-away Zones

Residents living by the city-owned Harbor Drive boat ramp near Aviation Boulevard behind Florida Keys Marathon International Airport may get some reprieve from what some call encroachment in their area.City Manager Charles Lindsey told the Marathon City Council at its meeting Tuesday that he and city staff might have a proposed ordinance to present at […]
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Middle Keys Man Finds Fun Being a Crocodile Response Agent

Wayne Carter may be one of the busiest professionals in the Florida Keys, working as chief executive officer of the Marathon and Lower Keys Association of Realtors. But he’s a got a side gig: Working as a crocodile response “agent” for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. “As a teenager, I worked for a […]
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The Turtle Hospital Rescues Up Dramatically in 2015

The Turtle Hospital at mile marker 48.5 bayside in Marathon admitted 172 sea turtles last year — nearly double the number of 2014, hospital staff says. Manager Bette Zirkelbach said cases of fibropapillomatosis, a debilitating herpes virus specific to sea turtles, are increasing, especially among juvenile green sea turtles. “Marine turtles with FP have external […]
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Best stops on the Overseas Highway – Marathon

Marathon Legend has it this city got its name from the workers who toiled to build Henry Flagler’s railroad through the Keys. The work, they said, was a real marathon.The name stuck and today the 16-mile series of islands is one of the most family friendly strips in south Florida. At The Turtle Hospital, kids […]
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Major Resorts Opening and Renovating in Florida Keys

Resorts in the Florida Keys are opening and renovating faster than you can say “Ernest Hemingway.”  What does Hemingway have to do with it?  The iconic American author lived in Key West during the 1930s, when he penned The Snows of Kilimanjaro and To Have and Have Not, and immortalized the free-spirited isle in literary […]
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