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.

MARATHON’S TAX RATE GOING UP

On July 13, Marathon City Council set the preliminary tax rate and, for the first time in four years, proposed to raise the ad valorem taxes on homes. The...

LOCAL POLITICS: 4 CANDIDATES DECLARED FOR MARATHON CITY COUNCIL ELECTION

Up until last week, it didn’t look like it was going to be much of a horse race. Only incumbent Mayor Luis Gonzalez and newcomer Lynny Del Gazio (nee...

MARATHON: NO PARKING AT HARBOR DRIVE BOAT RAMP

On July 14, Marathon City Council met at 8:30 a.m. to ratify an amendment to an ordinance it heard only the night before, at the regularly scheduled meeting. The...

THIS WEEKEND: LOCAL ‘GODS OF THE GRILL’ TO COMPETE AT BREWBQ

The real heroes of this weekend’s Florida Keys Brew BQ, July 17-18, are the amateur chefs. They are setting up on Friday at the park for a sleepless night...

MARATHON TIGHTENS PUBLIC BOAT RAMP REGULATIONS IN TIME FOR SUMMER

Just in time for summer boating season in Marathon, the city is tightening up one of its ordinances that relates to the ramp in the neighborhood behind the airport....

NASHVILLE’S RISING STAR BRIDGETTE TATUM IS READY TO ROCK BREWBQ

Bridgette Tatum said she’s ready to perform at the July 17-18 Florida Keys Brew BQ festival in Marathon, no matter how hot it is compared to her home outside...