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Sara Matthis

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Sara Matthis thinks community journalism is important, but not serious; likes weird and wonderful children (she has two); and occasionally tortures herself with sprint-distance triathlons, but only if she has a good chance of beating her sister.
FORMER SHERIFF RICK ROTH LEAVES LASTING LEGACY - A man standing in front of a fence - Garden

FORMER SHERIFF RICK ROTH LEAVES LASTING LEGACY

He was kind. He was fair. Over and over, the people who knew former Monroe County Sheriff Rick Roth repeated those two facts about...
Shaw Davis and the Black Ties play Marathon - A group of people on a stage - Bass guitar

Shaw Davis and the Black Ties play Marathon

The review on Rock and Blues Muse sums up the impact of these young, Florida-based musicians: "Dynamism, precision, and outright fury. It’s like a...
Coral Head Blues Fest

GTBB is part of Coral Head Blues Fest lineup

When the Ghost Town Blues Band rolls into Marathon on Saturday, Oct. 19, it will be playing the title track from its latest album,...
FIREWATER TENT REVIVAL HITS THE KEYS – Jacksonville band plays Marathon, Key West - A group of people posing for the camera - Just One More

FIREWATER TENT REVIVAL HITS THE KEYS – Jacksonville band plays Marathon,...

Jacksonville’s Void magazine just christened the Firewater Tent Revival the best cover band, best original band and gave it top honors for best song...
A group of people standing on the side of a building - Facade

Marathon (to the) Rescue – Firefighters donate a day in Bahamas

This past week, three Marathon Fire Rescue firefighters traveled to Freeport, Grand Bahamas to install tarps on homes damaged by Hurricane Dorian early last...
Marathon Candidate Forum

Forum gives candidates a chance to reveal platforms

On Oct. 11, the Marathon Weekly Newspaper and Marathon Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum for six candidates competing for three seats on the...
Marathon crowd generates stack of questions for sanctuary staff - Desktop Wallpaper

Revealed: Restoration Blueprint specifics for Middle Keys

On Sept. 30, staff from the Florida Keys National Wildlife Marine Sanctuary presented region-specific details of its Restoration Blueprint in the Marathon High School...
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Marathon crowd generates stack of questions for sanctuary staff

It wasn’t quite the standing-room-only crowd on Sept. 30 in Marathon High School’s auditorium, but the audience was substantial, to hear region-specific details about...
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Locals respond to Oxitec’s latest proposal for biologically modified mosquitoes

Comments will close on Oxitec’s application to the EPA on Oct. 11. Oxitec is proposing a trial of its “2nd Generation” technology in the U.S....
A large white building - Florida State Capitol

Cities, agencies line up for ‘the ask’ of Florida legislation

On Sept. 23, Florida Rep. Holly Raschein and Sen. Anitere Flores attended a town-hall-style meeting in Marathon. They were joined by school, city and...