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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.

CODE BOARD AND SPECIAL MAGISTRATE FOR MARATHON; COUNCIL WANTS HYBRID

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Marathon councilmen Mark Senmartin and Steve Cook found themselves on the same side of an issue on Jan. 12. Neither wanted to replace the...

DO YOU HAVE YOUR $600? IF NOT, IT MIGHT COME AS...

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Color us green for surprised. On Jan. 12, several major news outlets, including Forbes and the Sun Sentinel, reported that instead of receiving $600...

STATUTE TRIGGERS UNEMPLOYMENT TAX HIKE

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Happy New Year, here are some higher taxes. Beginning in January, Florida business owners will pay a higher unemployment tax rate that was triggered...

LOCAL CREATES COLORING & ACTIVITY BOOK DURING QUARANTINE

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Micah Blake’s latest project was born when he took some visiting friends to the reef off Marathon this past summer.  “It was a whole new...

SQUID DISSECTION? SIGN US UP!

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“Last Sunday we had a mix of locals and visitors come to Pigeon Key to learn about shark biology,” Casey Howley-Brigham, Pigeon Key’s education...

‘SECOND DRAW’ OF PPP STARTS NOW

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The second round of Payroll Protection Program (PPP) is rolling out this week. The PPP, approved by Congress in late December, provides for $284...

RENTABOARD: COMPANY ADOPTS BIKE-SHARING MODEL FOR PADDLEBOARDS

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It’s like bike sharing, but with stand-up paddleboards. PADL has opened its seventh station in the Florida Keys at the Fiesta Key RV Resort...

IT’S BEAUUUUTIFUL! MARATHON MUSEUM TRAIN CAR GETS A MAKEOVER

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This project has been a labor of love for Lynn Voit. Although she doesn’t have any formal ties to Crane Point Museum, she does...

HAWKS CAY RESORT EARNS SANITATION, SAFETY AWARD

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Hawks Cay Resort has been awarded the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) Seal of Commitment, which is a promise that the resort has...

First-of-a-kind race in Middle Keys

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It’s always been something of a tragedy that the city of Marathon has never hosted a marathon, or half-marathon running race. Now, there’s balance...