Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting for Mosaics & More Corp.
Please join us for a Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting for MOSAICS & MORE CORP! September 20th starting at 4:30 pm, the cutting will be at 6 pm. Appearances by Luis Gonzalez and John Bartus!
Please join us for a Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting for MOSAICS & MORE CORP! September 20th starting at 4:30 pm, the cutting will be at 6 pm. Appearances by Luis Gonzalez and John Bartus!
Timmy, a juvenile green sea turtle was released back to his ocean home today Wednesday, May 1st on Sombrero Beach in Marathon. Timmy was rescued in January 2018 in Islamorada, hence Timmy was treated at the Turtle Hospital for Fibropapillomatosis. Treatment at the Turtle Hospital included 6 tumor removal surgeries, IV nutrition, broad-spectrum antibiotics, fluid therapy, vitamins, and also a healthy diet. Timmy is now healthy and has gained over 20 pounds since arriving at the Turtle Hospital!
The Turtle Hospital (Hidden Harbor Marine Environmental Project, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation. We are a fully functioning veterinary hospital for sick and injured sea turtles. We rescue, rehab, and also release sea turtles in the Florida Keys.
On the grounds of the old Hidden Harbor Motel, the Turtle Hospital can rehabilitate multiple sea turtles of varying sizes and illnesses/trauma. The old motel rooms serve as living quarters for our rehab staff and storage.
1) Rescue, rehab, and release sick and injured sea turtles. 2) Educate the public through outreach events and local schools. 3) Conduct and assist with research aiding to sea turtles. 4) Work toward legislation making the beaches and also water safe and clean
As we have done and will continue to do; your Marathon Chamber
of Commerce aims to connect, inform, and empower our members
to services and information to assist you and your business post Irma.
The event below is one we recommend you attend and share with
your colleagues, friends, and neighbors.
CEO, Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce
For Immediate Release:
Your local law firm (and fellow Marathon Chamber of Commerce member) of
Campbell & Malafy joined by their associates at Weisbrod, Matteis & Copley of
Washington, DC will be hosting an informational meeting to discuss issues
related to business and individual hurricane related insurance claims.
Date: Thursday, December 7th
Time: 5:30PM – 7:00PM
Place: Lighthouse Grille Restaurant, Captains Room (behind The Hyatt Place in
1994 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
Food and refreshments will be provided.
Please join us.
Seating and room capacity is limited to about 75 people, first come first serve
If you feel that your property damages are greater than what your insurance
company is willing to pay, you may need the services of a local law firm. Our
firm is prepared to help you with your hurricane insurance claim.
Contact our firm for a free consultation, we will not charge you a fee or costs
unless you get a recovery, our local law firm will partner with other firms to ensure
that you receive proper representation.
LAW OFFICES OF CAMPBELL & MALAFY
10887 Overseas Hwy
Marathon, FL 33050
ISLAMORADA, August 23, 2017 – On Sunday September 3rd, join the History of Diving Museum and REEF for a specialized Fish ID Seminar @ 10:00 AM, in addition followed by a double dip dive on the Spiegel Grove to conduct Fish Survey dives. Carlos and Allison Estape, History of Diving Museum members and also fish identification experts will be conducting the seminar focusing on species found on the Spiegel Grove.
Registration is just $15, and also easy to do online. Proceeds going to support the Spiegel Grove Exhibit, and also Educational Outreach. Once registered HDM will direct you to local participating dive centers to book your boat spot, additional boat fees apply.
The History of Diving Museum special exhibit honoring the USS Spiegel Grove closes Labor Day—Monday, September 4th. The exhibit features artifacts highlighting those who served on this great ship, missions it participated in, the efforts preparing her for sinking and also the environmental impact she’s had on the area. Learn about how the Name Plaques of Lifetime Medallion holders helped support the artificial reef effort. The HDM Museum Store has Individual and also Keepsake Commemorative Medallion sets available for purchase. Help support this exhibit and also get your medallions today!
The History of Diving Museum is located at 82990 Overseas Highway – MM 83 and also is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to “The Story of Man’s Quest to Explore Under the Sea”. Help support educational outreach by becoming an event sponsor or Museum Member today.
For more information visit www.DivingMuseum.org or contact Lisa Mongelia, Executive Director at 305-664-9737 or via email: email@example.com. Like us on Facebook, and also follow us on Twitter
Brought to you in part by Monroe County Tourist Development Council, Key Largo Chamber of Commerce and also the Upper Keys Artificial Reef Foundation.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The 24th Annual Schooner Wharf Battle of the Bars raised $19,202 for local charities Southernmost Boys and Girls Club and the Bahama Village Music Program. The overall total is now $338,954 raised by this high-spirited charity event.
Dan Dombroski, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club, said, “We’re honored to be part of this year’s Battle of the Bars. Simply put, if it wasn’t for support of the Schooner Wharf, all the volunteers and team members, the Boys and Girls Club could not do what we do best–change the lives of children. The support of this event is overwhelming and to witness the sheer spirit of giving is humbling. Events like the Battle of the Bars are the catalysts of change in our community. So, thank you all for allowing us to continue to make a positive change in the lives of children in our community.
Katchen Duncan, Executive Director of the Bahama Village Music Program, added, “The Battle was so fun! Loved all the costumes and team enthusiasm! Thanks for supporting Bahama Village Music Program! This town has some amazing and generous people, and it was so great to spend the day with everyone!”
Twenty-five teams from Keys bars and restaurants were pumped up to win and waged a fierce competition. Excitement was high as the 7-person teams ran the obstacle course, poured and served a margarita, recycled bottles, rolled and tapped a keg, and drank beer.
Bourbon St. Pub’s “Bourbon Boozers” took home the championship title for the second year in a row, along with a trophy, gift certificates and bragging rights, with a final round time of 2 minutes, 5 seconds. Team “Sons of Hamarky” from Hog’s Breath captured second place, and third place went to Outback Steakhouse’s “Boozin’ Onions”.
Also for the third year in a row, The Deepest Pockets award (the team that contributes the most money) went to Salute! On the Beach’s “Beach Bums”. Catered Affairs of Key West’s “Wedding Warriors” was awarded second place, Danger Charters’ “Manscapers” took third place, and Dante’s “Horny Devils” took fourth.
The coveted Most Outrageous Team Costume went to Sebago Watersports with their “All You Need is Kiss” (multiple costume changes) and second place went to Southernmost Beach Cafe’s “SoMo Savages”. Eleven Honorable Mentions for Costume were awarded to 801 Bourbon’s “So is This a Gay Bar?”, Catered Affairs of Key West’s “The Wedding Warriors”, Cork & Stogie’s “Cork & Stogie”, Cowboy Bill’s “You Better Redneckognize”, Danger Charters’ “Manscapers”, Dante’s “Horny Devils”, Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar’s “Lucy’s Lushes”, My New Joint’s “Joint Squad”, The Salty Angler’s “Smokin’ Mad Dashers”, Schooner Wharf Bar’s “Special Events”, and Square Grouper’s Green Machine”.
“Everyone was extremely generous, all in the spirit of giving to two great causes,” said Evalena Worthington, event organizer. “The energy level and excitement to win the bragging rights were amazing. All the teams as well as the spectators were extremely giving, and the creative costumes made it an even more fun and festive day.”
Stay tuned for next year’s Battle date. For more information, please call (305) 292-3302 or visit Schoonerwharf.com or Facebook.
Bar/Restaurant Team Name Time
Bourbon St. Pub Bourbon Boozers 00:02:05
Hog’s Breach Sons of Hamarky 00:02:17
Outback Steakhouse Boozin’ Onions 00:02:19
BAR TEAM NAME
801 Bourbon So Is This a Gay Bar?
Blue Mojito Bar Southernmost Park
Bourbon St. Pub Bourbon Boozers
Catered Affairs of Key West Wedding Warriors
Cork & Stogie Cork & Stogie
Cowboy Bill’s You Better Redneckognize
Danger Charters Manscapers
Dante’s Horny Devils
Gas Monkey Bar & Grill Drunken Monkeys
Hogfish Bar & Grill Stock Rock Hogs
Hog’s Breath Saloon Sons of Hamarky
Island Dogs Raw Dogs
Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar Lucy’s Lushes
M/V Moonshine Team Moonshine
My New Joint Joint Squad
Outback Steakhouse Boozin’ Onions
Red Fish Blue Fish Los Green Goes
Salty Angler Smokin’ Mad Dashers
Salute! On the Beach Beach Bums
Schooner Wharf Bar Special Events
Sebago Watersports All You Need Is Kiss
Shimp Daddy’s Shimp Daddy Shrimps
Southernmost Beach Café SoMo Savages
Square Grouper Bar & Grill Green Machine
Willie T’s Bad News Beers
Worlds will collide in Key West at high noon on Sunday, Aug. 6th, and all are invited to watch the spectacular showdown.
Schooner Wharf Bar will host the 24th Annual Battle of the Bars, starting at noon at the foot of William Street.
Despite the fierce competition for trophies and a year of bragging rights, the battle is all in the name of charity and has raised $319,752 to date for local non-profits.
“It’s been 24 years, but the enthusiasm, excitement and generosity from the teams is still amazing and ongoing,” said Schooner Wharf owner Evalena Worthington, who drew the very first battle lines behind her bar more than two decades ago.
Proceeds from this year’s Battle will benefit The Boys & Girls Club of the Keys Area, whose mission is to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens in a safe place to learn and grow; and Bahama Village Music Program, which provides free musical education and instruction to children aged 6 to 16 in our community. The program creates a great sense of community spirit and pride, fosters important mentor relationships and enhances students’ self-esteem.
Teams of seven “soldiers” from local bars and also restaurants compete in a hilarious relay race that tests their skills on the front lines of Schooner Wharf Bar.
The race involves an obstacle course that challenges battle veterans and new recruits to mix and serve a perfect margarita, sort recyclables, tap a keg, pour seven draft beers, carry the tray across a balance beam, and then chug a beer with the team until each member can place the glass upside down atop their head.
Teams with the fastest times advance to the next round. The other teams are encouraged to bribe the judges to buy their way into the next round of competition.
Longtime competitors Bourbon St. Pub are in rigorous training. Capt. Joey Schroeder said, “We set up a makeshift course, including walking over a small plank holding a tray of drinks and chugging.
If someone chokes, he’s off the team.” One of their secrets: “We carb up with French fries — we eat a bunch of fries and then we can drink more. The salt from the fries helps us drink the beer fast.”
He added, “I just want to challenge anyone who thinks they can beat the professional ‘Bourbon Boozers’. It took us 20 years to get it right,” (they took 1st Place in 2014), “but now we’ve got the formula, so bring it on — we are the professional boozers and we’re going for another win!”
In addition to the coveted team trophy for the victors, prizes are also awarded for Most Outrageous Team Costume. Many teams come in themed and also creative costumes. Last year, 801 Bourbon took home the award with their Flintstones characters.
The Deepest Pockets award goes to the team that contributes the most money for the charities. Salute! On the Beach took it home last year, as well as capturing 2nd fastest.
Tony Gilletly, Salute!’s team captain, said, “We are the ‘Beach Bums’! Beach Bums came in 2nd last year, but as much as we want to win overall fastest. We challenge everyone to try to beat us at winning the “Deepest Pockets” award. We love contributing and also giving back to Key West. As a team we love to be part of having fun, getting together and drinking, but our main motivator is giving back.”
Captain Schroeder added, “We look forward to the Battle every year. All the bars love to get together to raise money for two great causes.”
Registration starts at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6th and the Battle Cry is sounded at noon. So don’t miss the heated – and hilarious – competition. Come and cheer on your favorite team from your favorite watering hole. It’s all for fun for two great causes!
Teams can still enter: call 305 292-3773. For general info., visit Schoonerwb.com or call 305-292-3302.
Marathon, FL (July 11, 2017) – United Way of the Florida Keys is offering FREE Financial Literacy classes to anyone interested in improving their budgeting and also money management skills.
Tuesday, July 25 2017:
A class is scheduled in Marathon at the Power Squadron Building, located:
5211 Loggerhead, across the street from St. Columba Church.
Class runs from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Materials are furnished.
“Money Matters” and includes instruction on how to:
Class is absolutely FREE and is also open to anyone. Additional classes with different topics will be scheduled in Marathon and also Key West.
For more information and free registration, please contact Loretta Geotis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-797-1704.
About United Way of the Florida Keys:
United Way of the Florida Keys is an independent, local 501(c)(3) organization that has been supporting the Keys community for more than 30 years. UWFK supports strong working families and also funds nonprofits that provide critical services to Keys residents. Therefore money raised in the Keys stays in the Keys.
United Way also plays a unique role in convening businesses, nonprofits and government to work together to address community needs. For more information, visit our website:
www.keysunitedway.org or call (305) 735-1929. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.
2018 Seafood Festival Vendor Application is ready for vendors! Got to the Website, under the tab at the top “Vendors” click on it and finally the application is there.
Spaces will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Return vendors may receive first right of refusal for previous booth space, however, not guaranteed.
Sponsored by the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce and the Organized Fishermen of Florida.
2nd largest FL Keys event with over 20,000 attendees & growing every year.
In addition premier event for great/fresh seafood and entertainment in the Florida Keys. Bring the whole family for two days and enjoy great cuisine, entertainment, and also fun!
Meet Aaron. Aaron was rescued in March out of a marina in Key Largo’s Angler’s Club where a boat captain found him floating. Aaron was emaciated and covered in epibiota. A rehabilitation specialist picked Aaron up in the turtle ambulance and took Aaron to the Turtle Hospital for treatment. Radiographs revealed Aaron suffered from an intestinal impaction and lab tests showed Aaron had a heavy load of internal parasites. Aaron’s treatment plan included broad spectrum antibiotics, anti-parasitic medications, lactulose, vitamins, and a healthy diet of squid and fish.
He has gained over 20 pounds, swims well, and free of internal parasites.
Aaron was released back into the ocean Friday July 17th, at 10:30 from Sombrero Beach. He was fitted with a small transmitter, so you can track his route online at www.tourdeturtles.org. Here are some photos below that we captured of the release.
It was a very wonderful things to experience and a very large crowd came by to see Aaron off. We want to thank The Turtle Hospital for all their hard work and giving these turtles a second chance at life! Please read below or see their website for more information or to book a tour. www.turtlehospital.org
The Turtle Hospital
The Turtle Hospital opened its doors 1986 with four main goals: 1) rehab injured sea turtles and return them to their natural habitat, 2) educate the public through outreach programs and visit local schools, 3) conduct and assist with research aiding to sea turtles (in conjunction with state universities), and 4) work toward environmental legislation making the beaches and water safe and clean for sea turtles.
The Turtle Hospital (Hidden Harbor Marine Environmental Project, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation. The Hidden Harbor Motel provides the space and buildings needed to house and care for the sea turtles. The Turtle Hospital offers Guided Educational Experiences to the public daily 7 days a week. Please call 305-743-2552 for further information and reservations.
The Turtle Hospital contains up-to-date equipment needed to perform a variety of surgeries on different species and sizes of sea turtles. More than half of this equipment has been donated by local hospitals and doctors, and some equipment has been donated by environmentally- friendly organizations and individuals.
A variety of turtle ailments are treated at the Turtle Hospital including flipper amputations caused by fishing line and trap rope entanglements, shell damage caused by boat collisions, and intestinal impactions caused by ingestion of foreign materials such as plastic bags, balloons, fishing line and/or hooks. The most common surgery performed is the removal of debilitating viral tumors, called Fibropapilloma, that affect over 50% of the sea turtles in the Keys and around the world.
The Turtle Hospital and the University of Georgia College of Vet Medicine have been doing cooperative research into the causes of fibropapilloma, the devastating viral tumors which affect sea turtles. This is currently the only known disease affecting wild animals on a global basis. The virus has been successfully transmitted (proving that it is infectious) and current research concentrates on isolating the cause.
The Turtle Hospital has successfully treated and released over 1500 Sea Turtles since its founding in 1986. The turtles are released in a variety of ways and at different locations depending on species. Greens are takento a spot 20 miles north of Marathon in the Florida Bay. Loggerheads are usually released at a local beach or launched off a boat into the gulf or ocean. Kemp’s Ridleys are taken 70 miles west of Key West out to the coral reefs of the Dry Tortugas. Public releases will be announced in the blog and on our social media pages.
Information above is from http://www.turtlehospital.org.