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Sara Matthis

Sara Matthis
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.

‘Over the River and Through the Woods’

“It’s a show about learning how to talk to teach other without yelling.” — Jim “Boomer” Kelly, director “We haven’t done a show like this for...
Coral Head Music Fest

Confederate Railroad coming to Coral Head Music Fest

Do you like your women just a little on the trashy side? Clothes too tight and hair that’s dyed? Well, you and Confederate Railroad...

No home away from home

“We’ve been juggling,” said Marathon resident Liz Samess. She’s mother to two girls, ages 4 and 6. Like many families with young children, it’s...

Adventures in machine rental

Okay, so I rented a mini excavator two weekends ago. Well, really, I rented it in October and it just became available. We live on...
Florida Keys Day

The Keys to the Capitol

A contingent of about 75 representatives from the Florida Keys headed to Tallahassee this week. Set for Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 6-7, the annual...
Fishermen's Hospital

Fishermen’s Hospital will build new facility

For months, the Middle Keys have been waiting to find out what Baptist Health South Florida’s plans are for Fishermen’s Hospital, badly damaged by...


Remember that video that went viral in 2016 of the Gainesville police officer called to the scene of kids playing basketball too “loudly?” Instead...
Hospice leaving the Keys

VNA Hospice is leaving Monroe County

On Monday, the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of the Florida Keys announced its decision to pull out of Monroe County. “It has been our...
Food truck

City of Marathon revisits food truck law

For less than 400 words, ordinance 104.62 causes a lot of headache for the City of Marathon, its residents and business owners. The law governing...
Rumors at Marathon Theatre


Neil Simon's “Rumors” takes some shots at the country club set. The neurotic characters — eight of them —create combustible laughter in his riotous 1988...