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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.

Marathon City Council to discuss splash pad possibilities

Marathon City Councilman Mark Senmartin told the Weekly he has added an item about a city splash park to the agenda of the Tuesday,...

Gonzalez promoted to MHS varsity baseball coach

Marathon High School has a new head baseball coach — Joey Gonzalez. The 2012 MHS graduate said it’s his dream job. “When the opportunity presented...

TOP COPS – National Night Out draws a crowd

On Aug. 6, Marathon residents gathered at the Monroe County Sheriff’s airport hangar (shade!) to mingle with the law enforcement personnel, as well as...

Got Insurance? Some locals talk about going naked (self-insuring)

The popular complaint after Hurricane Irma went something like this: “Those so-and-so insurance companies have been collecting my premiums for years and ONLY gave...

Kilts in the Keys is this weekend

The annual Kilts in the Keys party marks the halfway point to the seventh annual Florida Keys Celtic Festival. Set for Sunday, Aug. 4,...

The Human Tapestry of Tattoos

By Sara Matthis and Sarah Thomas On the heels of National Tattoo Day (it’s July 17, by the way), and in the middle of a...

Exit interview with Jimmy Schmidt, Marathon’s park guy

For 16 years, the City of Marathon has had Jimmy Schmidt as director of Parks and Recreation. In fact, he was the city’s first...

Locals make Keys connection aboard USS Truman aircraft carrier

“Oh my gosh, it was amazing.” Monroe County Commissioner Michelle Coldiron gushed about her experience aboard the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier this past...

Last day to apply for county to buy your damaged home...

Can’t take it any more? Want to wash your hands of the whole affair — your storm-wrecked home — and walk away? Monroe County...

Public: ‘No’ to affordable housing planned for Port Largo

There are a few members of the public who don’t want to build affordable housing. Not even five units, not even on undeveloped property...