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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.
Senmartin trademarks Marathon’s city seal – Tells council they have 30 days to buy it back for $1 - A close up of a logo - Florida Keys

Marathon Council ponies up $150,000 for Habitat project

The Marathon City Council gave Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys $150,000 toward the construction of 11 affordable housing units. The money was...

Marathon brings art to the roadside with two projects

Marathon is set to welcome two new art installations: one at Crane Point Museum, and the growth of a new park on the west...

Realtor Sam Williams knows has three words: sell, sell, sell

After graduating from high school, Coldwell Banker Schmitt’s Sam Williams moved from Grove, Oklahoma — in the top, right hand corner of the state...
Senmartin trademarks Marathon’s city seal – Tells council they have 30 days to buy it back for $1 - A close up of a logo - Florida Keys

Marathon Council scraps mayoral succession resolution

Two years after the Marathon City Council passed a resolution to guide how the next mayor will be selected, the group of five tossed...

MCSO’s Kellenberger promoted; headed to Islamorada patrol division

On Jan. 9, Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay announced the promotion of Sgt. Chuck Kellenberger to the rank of lieutenant.  Kellenberger is to head up...
Senmartin trademarks Marathon’s city seal – Tells council they have 30 days to buy it back for $1 - A close up of a logo - Florida Keys

Marathon city agenda includes food trucks and mayoral succession

Three Marathon City Council members have added items to the agenda for the next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at...
Listen to fiddler prodigy Connor Civatte at weekend’s Celtic Festival - A man standing next to a body of water - Fjord

Listen to fiddler prodigy Connor Civatte at weekend’s Celtic Festival

Connor Civatte, 19, started learning to play the violin in kindergarten. But the country was almost robbed of one of the most talented fiddlers...
MHS students team up to raise awareness with visual storytelling - Painting

MHS students team up to raise awareness with visual storytelling

In 2018, award-winning Florida photographer Michael Patrick O’Neill visited Marathon Middle High School. While meeting with the students, he used awe-insipiring photographs to tell...
40 bands take stage this weekend to have their talent recorded - A man sitting on a stage - Ling Tosite Sigure

40 bands take stage this weekend to have their talent recorded

Mark your calendars for this weekend: it’s the third Conch Records Music Video Fest on Friday, Saturday and Sunday — Jan. 3-5 — at...
Marathon turns 20, has an election, repairs the beach, tweaks pot law - A group of people posing for the camera - Florida Keys

Marathon turns 20, has an election, repairs the beach, tweaks pot...

It’s been a busy year at Marathon City Hall. With a stand-alone election (no other Keys municipalities were choosing new leaders), the race seemed...