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.

Artist finishes lighthouse replicas for city signage

Larry “Lighthouse Larry” Herlth is seriously into lighthouses. But not in the tiny-wooden-replica-that-sits-on-the-shelf kind of way. He’s into macho-thousand-pound-weld-it-out-of-steel kind of way. The Islamorada resident’s interest in the structures...

Price likes giving back to the community.

Rachel Price’s first foray into volunteerism came with teaching ballroom dancing to school age children. “I went into it thinking ‘I can’t do this,’ and in the end came to...

Locals have a personal stake in the seafood festival success

The vast majority of Marathon residents are very passionate about the Original Marathon Seafood Festival because they have a personal stake in it. In other words, they not only...

Bake shop brings on breakfast – Sweet Savannah’s offers up variety

In a town filled with foodies and the businesses that cater to them, Sweet Savannah’s Bake Shop is a favorite with locals looking for breakfast. Open for just over...

Love in the Keys

  Rick and Sandy mark 54 years The couple still lives in the home they bought 45 years ago   It started with a coffee milkshake in August of 1958. Former Monroe County Sheriff...

Cities consider ‘optional’ tax break but state proposed homestead exemption for seniors already in the Keys

On the Nov. 6, 2012 ballot there were four questions put to the voters regarding property taxes. Two were constitutional amendments approved by the majority and automatically became state...