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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.
Hurricane Irma talks

HURRICANE TALK: County to hold public workshops

Monroe County will be holding six public workshops all around the county beginning in January (see sidebar). The purpose is to get community input...
Pigeon Key train at Crane Point

Historic train car moves in wee hours

Choo Choo! In the very early morning hours of Tuesday, Dec. 19 — like 2 a.m. in the morning — a historic landmark is making...
Stouts and aquarium reopening

Marathon: Aquarium, Stouts to re-open

Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters will reopen to the public on Saturday, Dec. 16. With almost all the Hurricane Irma damages repaired, the only thing...
Baptist Hospital

FROM TENTS TO TEMPORARY

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners approved Baptist Health South Florida’s request to erect a modular hospital at the west end of Marathon airport...
New owners at Food For Thought

New Owners at Food for Thought

BUY FIVE “After the Storm” — a booklet designed to help kids cope with the trauma of a hurricane. Free. Souper Soup Mix —...
art

Suzanne Holt’s work is popping with color

Suzanne Holt has set about the serious pursuit of discovering her fun side. She fabric-on-canvas game is strong, and her alcohol ink work is...

Marathon family needs the essentials

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories featuring locals who need help this holiday season. In 2017, following Hurricane Irma,...

Dumping Arrests Begin

On Saturday, two men from Key Largo were arrested, charged with dumping a large amount of debris beside the highway on Grassy Key. The...

BASKET WEAVER

Basket is an understatement. The easiest way to describe Yvonne Wielhouwer’s work is to call it art. She has one example that incorporates a...

TOP of the CLASS

Leadership Monroe’s class of XXVI almost wasn’t. Originally scheduled to begin in October, the class was almost derailed by Hurricane Irma. But the leadership...