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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.

Thrifters, rejoice! Marathon now has to 2 nonprofit shops

Few things give me as much joy as a good “find” at a thrift store. I will tell you ad nauseum about the wine...

Kayak dock proposed for Sunset Park on Grassy Key

The City of Marathon has plans for a kayak dock on Grassy Key. Designed by K2M, the project has already garnered a variety of...

County sues Big Pharma over costs of opioid addiction

Back in the day, when Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay was a sergeant detective working narcotics, he knew of a man who shot himself...

New lease on life for Pigeon Key Foundation

The item was hardly finished being read into the record before the Monroe County Board of Commissioners agreed to extend the lease to the...

Governor makes first official visit to the Keys

On Gov. Ron DeSantis’ first official visit to the Keys on April 16, local officials had the opportunity to share their concerns with him...

Second Marathon teenager to win 7MBR in two years

It was almost too much to hope for … that another young local would take the title of 7 Mile Bridge Run for the...

Dave Rodriguez doing business the right way

Originally from Miami, Dave Rodriguez moved to the Keys 35 years ago with his late father, who passed in 2006. Boy, would that dad...

Turning hotel rooms to affordable housing not popular in all corners

There’s the power that runs through the electrical lines and the type of power that comes in numbers. Although the start of the Marathon City...

Do you have what it takes times five?

Chronologically, this would be the third annual Marathon Games, but in reality it’s the second annual pentathlon hosted by TV 88. The five-event game...

BY LOCALS, FOR LOCALS – Marathon Boat Yard continues an important...

The coconut telegraph rumor mill was working overtime when Bruce and Sherry Popham sold Marathon Boat Yard to “the pie lady” in 2018. Paula...