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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.
Council to hear project denied by planning board - A graffiti covered wall - Land lot

Council to hear project denied by planning board

City of Marathon staff say a proposal calling for a 34,000-square-foot commercial space and 12 homes (four market rate and eight affordable units) meets...
Actor Mike Chaplin is a Renaissance Man - Geoffrey Horne standing in a room - Human behavior

Actor Mike Chaplin is a Renaissance Man

It’s probably just a matter of time until Mike Chaplin weighs anchor and is off to his next adventure. He’s been a Navy sailor,...
Little ones weigh in on what’s important

Little ones weigh in on what’s important

Let’s just say all of these kids wrote down, on the eve of Thanksgiving, exactly what they appreciate. It’s family — mom, dad, sisters, brothers,...
About a dozen students from Marathon High School start their mornings at the Marathon Fire Station. The new program seeks to recruit more locals (long-term) employees for the department. SARA MATTHIS/Keys Weekly

Fire school seeks to keep locals

Monday through Friday, about a dozen Marathon High School students are at their desks at Fire Station No. 14 by 7:30 a.m. On some...
Barrett to challenge Ward in 2020 – Two seek state attorney post - A man wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera - Florida

Barrett to challenge Ward in 2020 – Two seek state attorney...

In 2009-2010, attorney Don Barrett served as chief assistant state attorney under Dennis Ward, who is the current Monroe County state attorney, and who...
Flea market opens this weekend – Landmark re-energized with new ownership - A sign on the side of a building - Apple pie

Flea market opens this weekend – Landmark re-energized with new ownership

The Big Pine Key Flea Market will reopen this weekend, on Saturday, Nov. 23. “We’re going to be back up to full occupancy,” owner Joe...
‘CLUE’ – MHS drama club stages comedy - A couple of people posing for the camera - STX IT20 RISK.5RV NR EO

‘CLUE’ – MHS drama club stages comedy

Nervous? Happy? Ready? As one, the cast of “Clue,” the Marathon High School Drama Club production chorused, “Yes!” Thirty-three cast and crew members have been working...
Dockside reopens this week - A sandwich sitting on top of a table - Seafood

Dockside reopens this week

Remember the old, laid-back Dockside of yesteryear? It was a place to hang out with friends, listen to music, look out over the water...
A pineapple sitting on a table - Party

BPW throws a tastin’ & sippin’ party

Mark the calendar for Sunday, Nov. 10 because it’s time for the 22nd annual Taste of the Islands, presented by the Marathon chapter of...
ZIEG, COOK, BARTUS RETURNED TO DAIS – Marathon Council election sees low turnout - A man and a woman smiling for the camera - Public Relations

ZIEG, COOK, BARTUS RETURNED TO DAIS – Marathon Council election sees...

John Bartus 24.7% | 1,122 votes Steven Cook 19.5% | 887 votes Dan Zieg 18.4% | 836 votes Adam Geaneas 15.8% | 718 votes John W. Kissick 12.3%...