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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.

Cold-stunned turtles arrive in the Keys from New England

Ever wonder how sick and cold turtles are transported? The answer is by private plane, in banana boxes, covered with bath towels. Thirty-two Kemp’s ridley...

Marathon woman trades her kidney to help local boy

Two things happened simultaneously. First, Colleen Norman, 53, got the “five years, all clear” notice after her tangle with breast cancer. Then she saw...

MANATEE NUMBERS – It hasn’t been a good year

t hasn’t been a good year for the manatee in the state of Florida. Statewide, there have been 763 deaths reported in the first...

Keys’ Publix grocery stores, CVS join online ordering trend

Step one: download the Instacart app for your smart phone. Step two: order. Step three: put your sock-covered feet up on the coffee table...

Food For Thought: Tasty – Beautiful – Good Food.

From the sidewalk, it looks like a run-of-the-mill sleepy health food store. Inside, the vibrant café is winning hearts (literally) and brimming with imagination....

16 APARTMENTS – Church needs funds to finish affordable housing rehab

The miracle of the "five loaves and two fish” looks a little different in modern-day Marathon. It looks, in fact, like buying a condemned 16-unit apartment...

The Mystery of the Hammerhead

For generations, Keys watermen have been terrorizing youngsters with stories of “Big Mo.” Legend has it the 18-foot Great Hammerhead had eyeballs “as big...

American Red Cross still handing out Irma funds

It’s not too good to be true. The American Red Cross has more Hurricane Irma money for residents of the Florida Keys. There were...

‘A LEADING LADY’

The audience should arrive ready to be entertained. That’s director Dale Coburn’s advice. “It’s a farce. It’s fun. They’re going to laugh,” he said. Ken Ludwig’s...

Marathon Mayor Michelle Coldiron is New Monroe County Commissioner

Hurricane Irma changed the landscape of Monroe County’s District 2 — in physical ways and political themes. Much of the district’s residents in unincorporated...