Marathon Seafood Festival March 14-15
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Marathon Seafood Festival March 14-15

Shrimp, spiny lobster, stone crab claws and fish, all “fishermen-to-fork fresh,” are to headline the attractions for attendees at the Original Marathon Seafood Festival scheduled Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, in Marathon. For over 40 years, the taste bud–tempting outdoor feast has drawn seafood lovers and Keys families to gather at the Marathon Community Park, mile marker 49 oceanside. Commercial fisheries and markets catch, clean and cook the nearly 15,000-pound spread of fresh Florida Keys seafood, bushels of oysters from the west coast of Florida and tasty smoked…

George Poveromo Video – Marathon Florida Keys YellowTail and Tuna
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George Poveromo Video – Marathon Florida Keys YellowTail and Tuna

An example of why anglers flock to the Florida Keys. George Poveromo and local ace Ariel Medero begin their October trip by “yellowtailing”. Within minutes of dropping anchor and chumming, clouds of “flags” (large yellowtails) materialize behind the MARC VI. Between traditional yellowtailing tactics and live-chumming, the duo limits out and releases dozens more.  …

Win a Florida Keys Superfan Coral Reef Restoration Eco-Adventure
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Win a Florida Keys Superfan Coral Reef Restoration Eco-Adventure

For travelers seeking “voluntourism” opportunities to help sustain the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef, the “Florida Keys Superfan” eco-adventure giveaway offers an enticing prize. One entrant is to win a five-night vacation that includes accommodations, eco-attractions and diving experiences to plant corals. The winner is to discover how divers can serve as…

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Monroe County Master Gardeners – 13 Plant Clinics April to June

The Monroe County Master Gardeners are holding 13 plant clinics at three locations this spring to help you with plant problems or insect identification. The Master Gardeners are part of the University of Florida/ IFAS/Monroe County Extension Service. All of the following plant clinics run from 9 a.m. to noon. KEY WEST: Gato Building, 1100…

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The Turtle Hospital Marathon Job Listings

Love sea turtles and want to share your knowledge? Always wanted to join our team? Now is the time! The Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Florida Keys is seeking a full-time Educational Program Guide/Gift Shop Sales. Public speaking and retail sales experience are helpful. Immediate opening! Email your resume to  or fax to 305-743-6509. Job Opening:  Full-time…

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Chance to Win a Florida Keys Angling Vacation

Sponsored by The Monroe County Tourist Development Council, 1201 White Street, Suite 102 Key West, Florida 33040. Winning a Florida Keys Angling Vacation could be as simple as following the Florida Keys Facebook page and entering the #FishFLKeys trip giveaway, part of a four-month social media program that launched Monday. The program spotlights the Keys’ recreational…

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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: or 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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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 hour’s…

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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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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…