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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.

Foundation teaches survival skills

By any standards, this is a success. In the past six weeks, three instructors and 49 kids have been schooled in the swim-float-survive technique...

That season-that-shall-not-be-named? Yeah, well, it’s here

On May 23, the same day the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its 2019 hurricane forecast, the director of the National Hurricane Center,...

There are residents who DON’T want more affordable housing

In November 2018, Cecelia Mattino of Marathon challenged the City of Marathon’s decision to accept its share of former Gov. Rick Scott’s award of...

What happens when projects are approved, but there are no more...

The Marathon City Council declined to “upzone” a five-parcel property on Grassy Key. Owner John Timinsky wanted to change the zoning and future land...

Marathon ladies teach girls about boating safety

“Everyone involved in the program this past weekend was a woman,” said Susan Prichard of Marathon Marina. “The Coast Guard’s engineer, the coxswain (captain)...

Canal dredging: 2 down, 8 to go

On May 13, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) extended the deadline for a grant to remove sediment lodged in...

Alex Rickert Stars in New Play “Making God Laugh”

Okay, full disclosure: Alex Rickert is a freelancer for the Weekly Newspaper. He’s also a dolphin trainer, and currently starring in “Making God Laugh,”...

Four major projects underway in Marathon

Trucks trundle past loaded to the brim with fill, and construction vehicles emit a constant “beep, beep, beep” in reverse. It seems all of...

Family ‘dramedy’ ready for MCT

When the curtain goes up on “Making God Laugh,” theatre-goers will find plenty to make them chuckle, and many poignant moments that may lead...

School board considers paperless report cards

The district’s Student Information Systems Coordinator Michael Michaud demonstrated to the school board how paperless report cards might work, using his youngest son’s marks...