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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.
Celtic Fest

Celtic Fest this weekend

As a nod to Hurricane Irma, organizers of the annual Celtic Festival have reduced the price of admission to $5 a head. “The community is...
Barber in Marathon

‘BARBERO’ – Marathon’s new barber shop

The last time we caught up with Jose Souto, he and his wife were working aboard the Nenis food truck, the blue one, frequently...
Volunteering in the Keys

12,000 HOURS: Volunteer group finishes its Keys mission

“The homeowners couldn’t be more appreciative. One homeowner even made a birthday cake for one of the helpers who celebrated their birthday while here...
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


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 —...

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,...