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.

Garden Party – A guide to everything but the food

Who doesn’t love a garden party? The Florida Keys are, of course, perfect. All that lush tropical greenery that flourishes here makes a wonderful backdrop to a good time....

THRIFTING IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL

Is there anything more perfect than a beloved piece of decor, furniture or even clothing that its owner got “for a song”? The Keys has a thriving “reduce, reuse,...

MAN CAVE & SHE SHED

Carl Carlson and Joanne Weber have a story about the purchase of their Marathon home. “I bought the garage, Joanne bought the view, and the house came with it,”...

It was a “no,” but not a “hard no.”

On April 19, Marathon’s Planning Board voted down a hotel project proposed for Crawl Key between Marathon and Grassy Key. For the board, it was a first look at...

PLANS FOR NEW JOHNNY MORRIS RESORT ON CRAWL KEY UNVEILED

Marathon’s Planning Board voted 4-1 to deny Valhalla Resort, put forward by Johnny Morris Signature Resorts, to be developed on Crawl Key, or the Grassy Key stretch as it’s...

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...