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.

Hurricane forecast does not paint a cheery picture

As usual, Colorado State University issued its hurricane forecast first. Phil Klotzbach is calling for 17 named storms, eight hurricanes, and four major hurricanes. In 2020, the team called...

Marathon Council focuses on dollars and cents

Executives from Baptist Health South Florida showed up in force at the Marathon Council meeting on April 13. The new CEO of Fishermen’s Community Hospital and Mariners Hospital, Drew...

FORMER CHAMBER EXECUTIVE SIGNS ON TO LEAD KEY COLONY BEACH AS MANAGER

From a final field of three, Dave Turner was offered the position to become Key Colony Beach’s new city manager.  “After nearly three years as executive director of the Lower...

OUR ECONOMY SURVIVED THE PANDEMIC. NOW WHAT?

It seems so small and so selfish to say in the midst of a much needed economic boom in the Middle Keys, but here it is. Business owners and...

MARATHON COUNCIL TO CONSIDER TAXING DISTRICT, WATERING LAWS

At its next meeting, the Marathon City Council will consider two important topics: the continuation or cancellation of the hospital special taxing district, and the city’s watering laws.  The Middle...

MARATHON COMMUNITY — YOUNG AND OLD — REDESIGNING ROTARY PARK

Rotary Park in Marathon is turning 20 next year, just in time for a major upgrade and facelift. The city has $225,000 set aside in next year’s budget. As...