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Sara Matthis

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.

STILL DANCING – Teacher finds a way

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Stacey Smith just celebrated her one-year anniversary at the owner of Body Language Studio in Marathon. On a recent Wednesday, she had...

CAMPAIGNING DURING CORONAVIRUS

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The coronavirus pandemic set political campaigning techniques back about 20 years or so.  “It’s back to the old school techniques when you didn’t have all...

The pros and cons of different COVID-19 tests

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Is speed of the essence? Do you need to know if you’ve already had the coronavirus?  Testing for COVID-19 has been rapidly evolving since the...

Key Colony Beach has strong field of candidates

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With changes to the Key Colony Beach charter, there will be three seats decided in the 2020 election. Of the four candidates,...

PALETAS! New popsicle shop making us melt

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Brothers-in-law Cesar Sandoval and Oscar Islas have opened Paradise Flavors in Marathon. Located in a brightly striped pink and white building in...

LOST …. Two readers in search of old friends — Inez...

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At the Keys Weekly, we received not one, but two letters this week strangely similar. The first, from a former Keys resident,...

Officials: no sign storm will undergo rapid intensification

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It’s going to be a windy weekend. According to the National Hurricane Center, winds from the Tropical Cyclone 9, which could develop...

Mosquito district to vote mid-August

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The board of the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District has decided to defer its vote on the Oxitec genetically modified mosquito experimental...

Marathon council closes 2 out of 3 boat ramps for mini...

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The Marathon City Council voted 3-2 to close both the Quay boat ramp and Harbor Drive boat ramp in Marathon from Tuesday to Thursday,...

A DAY FOR CHASE

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Marathon has rallied to help one of its own, Chase Grimes, who was injured in a dive accident at the beginning of July. He...