FDOT Projects start in Marathon

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is scheduled to begin three roadway improvement projects during the week of April 24, 2017.  All three projects will extend along SR 5/US 1/Overseas Highway: south of 33 Street to north of 37 Street; north end …

Florida Keys Day

City of Marathon Officials met with Governor Scott while in Tallahassee for Florida Keys Day.  Florida Keys day is an event held annually since 2010 that many of our community leaders attend to advocate for issues and policies that affect our organizations …

Marathon Newsletter – Special Eddition

Attached is a special edition newsletter dedicated to the young kids who volunteered their time this past weekend to clean up trash in some areas near the mangroves at the Marina.  Please read over and if you see these kids out thank …

The Islands of Marathon

“The Islands of Marathon” written and performed by John Bartus

Harbor Dr Boat Ramp Closed for Repairs

The Harbor Drive boat ramp will be closed from Monday March 20th to Thursday March 30th for repairs. Please use the ramps at 33rd Street or the Quay boat ramp.

Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time is Sunday, March 12 Two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in homes without a working smoking alarm, according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). Your local IAFF fire fighters remind you to not only change your …

34th Annual 7-Mile Bridge Run

Saturday, April 1st The 7 Mile bridge will be closed from 6:45 AM to 9:00 AM Click here to visit their website for more information

Marathon Seafood Festival 2017

Saturday and Sunday, March 11th-12th at Marathon Community Park 200 36th St Ocean Marathon, FL 33050 The Marathon Seafood Festival is one of the largest FL Keys event and is growing every year. The festival is the premier event for great seafood …

Little League 2017

Marathon Youth Club (MYC) and The City of Marathon Park and Rec Department _ _  Evaluations T-Ball – Monday, February 20th, at 5:30pm Little League Baseball – Wednesday, March 6th at 6pm Softball – Tuesday, March 7th at 6pm Fees are $50 …

Drone Information

All drone operators in Marathon must report to The Florida Keys Marathon International Airport before flight at 305-289-6060. Please Download the app “B4UFLY” and  get information at www.faa.gov/uas

Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride 2017

Support our Nation’s Wounded Service Members! January 6, 2017 12:15pm Please come out and show your support for our warriors as they roll thru Marathon from the Marathon Firehouse (8900 Overseas Hwy) traveling south across the 7 mile bridge.

Credit Card Convenience Fee

Effective January 1, 2017 Credit/Debit Card Transactions By Resolution 2016-96 A convenience fee of 2.15% of the total cost of the permit fees will be added to all credit/debit card transactions.

Marathon is Targeted for Vacation Rental Scams

ATTENTION VACATION RENTAL SCAM ALERT ! Vacationers and Property Managers- The City has recently verified several properties advertised on Craigslist illegally, that is, without the owners or property managers knowledge, approval or consent.              Use caution when responding to any online …

Smart Start Basketball 2017

The season will begins January 9th held Saturday mornings from 9-10am at the Marathon High School gym. This is an instructional program that is designed to introduce youngsters to basketball basics. Parents work one-on-one with their child to teach them the basics …

Dan Gallagher Books available at Crane Point Museum Gift Store

Florida Keys Land & Sea Trust has reprinted Marathon and Marathon Matures by Dan Gallagher. Sold exclusively at Crane Point Museum Gift Store and purchase your copy of history.

Screwworm in the FL Keys

For questions or concerns call the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services hotline at 1-800-HELP-FLA (1-800-435-7352) or 305-470-6863 Option 7. Non-Florida residents can call 1-850-410-3800 November 9, 2016 New Findings of Screwworm  USDA, National Veterinary Services Laboratories, in Ames Iowa has …

8th Annual Employee Costume Contest

The winner for the City of Marathon’s 8th Annual Costume Contest is….. Jurassic Park & Recreation; Brian and Cody with 158 votes. Thank you all who participated we raised at total of $1100.00 all proceeds will go to the Domestic Abuse Shelter. …

Adult Basketball 2016-2017

Adult Basketball will begin soon. These are pick-up games that will be at the Marathon High School Gym. This program will be on Wednesday nights from 7:30 – 9:30pm. There will be a small fee for each player. Please call the Park …

Adult Volleyball 2016-2017

Adult Volleyball will begin soon and run through March at the Marathon High School Gym. These are pick-up games and will be on Monday night at 7:30pm. The program costs $30 and is run by the Parks and Rec Dept. Please call …

2016-2017 Home School PE

This program starts September 13th and runs throughout the school year at the Community Park. It will end in early May. It his held at the Community Park and all ages are welcome. Home schooled kids from the Keys meet at Community …

Mosquito Questions in Marathon

While there has been many questions and much speculation as to the extent of illnesses that are spread by the ever present mosquito.  Below are links that will help to educate you about the situation. Mosquito Protection: What You Need to Know …

City of Marathon 89th Street Canal Restoration Project

Canal restoration is an important and vital step in Marathon’s continued dedication to improve the overall quality of our nearshore waters and will have a positive impact on City property values, according to City Manager Chuck Lindsey.  The 89th Street canal restoration …

Sailing in the Harbor

This is the first year of the sailing school taking place in Boot Key Harbor.  This is made possible by the by the Marathon Yacht Club Educational Foundation and the City of Marathon. This 8 week program consists of 48 children ages …

Marathon Loses an Icon

Following a car accident on June 2, 2016 former Mayor and Council Member Dick Ramsay passed away.  Below are some local articles and a tribute by TV88. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/obituaries/article81909047.html http://www.keysnet.com/2016/06/02/508627/former-marathon-mayor-ramsay-dies.html http://keysnews.com/node/75390

Do Your Part This Earth Month

Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation April 1-30, 2016 About My Water Pledge My Water Pledge is a friendly competition between cities across the US to see who can be the most “water-wise.” Mayors nationwide will challenge their residents to conserve …