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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.

DANCE MORE – New dance academy opens in Middle Keys

On Thursday, Keys Dance Academy will open its doors in the new space in Town Square Mall above Frank’s Grill. Owner Jamie Stevens and...

‘Chef Flavor’ Stanton teaches kids to cook

Carl Stanton is a mountain of a man. But his presence — in the classroom and on the football field — is bigger. He’s...

New Drop-off Rules at Stanley Switlik

The entire Stanley Switlik Elementary campus has been reconfigured. When parents arrive on Wednesday, Aug. 15 to drop off their children, it will be...

BMCM Timaree Sparks takes charge of Coast Guard Station Marathon

In mid-July, Coast Guard Station Marathon received a new chief. Master Chief Timaree Sparks (pronounced Tim-ah-ree), took the helm of the Middle Keys facility....

Super Spidey

I am a “live and let live” type of gardener although I have many times in these pages described how my backyard is trying...

ELECTED

When Ron Martin announced his retirement, Sue Woltanski, a Tavernier resident, threw her hat in the ring. She ran unopposed and was essentially elected...

Clinic expands territory

“On the first day we open, we want to have a full day of appointments,” said Kate Banick, executive director of the Good Health...

A BELL FROM HOLLAND

When the charter boats come home at the end of the day, it’s tradition to ring the big brass bell. “I think it’s partly for...

That’ll do, Donkey

It’s a lovely labor of love, this summer camp. Now in their seventh year, directors Kara Pascucci and Devin Clarke undertake the arduous task...

Be safe, not sorry

On June 11, a family of six was swept into the sea on the oceanside of the Middle Keys. The time elapsed from “everything’s...