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Financial Literacy Classes

UNITED WAY OF THE FLORIDA KEYS OFFERS FREE FINANCIAL LITERACY CLASSES  

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:

  • Identify ways to increase income
  • Decrease spending
  • Track spending habits
  • Prepare a personal spending plan/budget to help balance monthly income and also expenses
  • List and prioritize financial goals to help you reach them
  • Identify budgeting tools that help you manage your bills
  • Create a personal workable and also realistic plan for your specific circumstances

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 vita@keysunitedway.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.

Seafood Festival Application

Original Marathon Florida Seafood

Festival Vendor Application is ready

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.

2018 Seafood Festival Vendor App

Original Marathon Seafood Festival Application

 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!

Turtle Release!

aaron

 

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.

Rehabilitation

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.

Research

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.

Release

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.

Marathon Chamber of Commerce Community Support

We here at the Marathon Chamber of Commerce are so happy to be a part of our amazing community. It’s through our wonderful members and supporters that allow us to donate and support our local charities and organizations.

KAIR thank you letter st. columba thank you letter

Marathon Offshore Bull & Cow Dolphin Tournament

bull & Cow Tournament

Islands of Marathon Events

TAS February calendar art & music festival cabana breezes mardi gras COM family fun fest 2 DAS Harlem Basketball FL Keys Sailing women's class fly on the ford airplane health & wellness program living healthy program Marathon Boat Yard Free Fishing Seminar National Pig Days

Pigeon Key Art Festival

pigeon key art fest 2

Marathon Happenings

COM family fun fest fl keys health fair 2 fl keys health fair Luncheon 1.20.15 pigeon key art fest TAS January calendar BAH 1.14.15

2014 Florida Keys Craft Beer & Bubbly Fest

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2014 Florida Keys Craft Beer & Bubbly Fest

Friends! Come on out and join us for the first ever Florida Keys Craft Beer & Bubbly Fest. Saturday December 27th, 2014 from 11am to 7pm at the Marathon Community Park,  200 36th Street, Marathon, FL 33050. Call us at the Chamber for details or to purchase your VIP tickets! 305.743.5417. Visit our website at www.floridakeysbeerfest.com. We hope to see you all there!

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