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.

CITY OF MARATHON DISCUSSES BOAT RAMP LAUNCH FEES

A funny thing happened on the way to the boat ramp. As City of Marathon staff and volunteers approached the drivers lining up to launch at the Quay boat...

BIZ FEATURE: NEW BONEFISH STORAGE FACILITY OPENS IN MARATHON

It’s climate-controlled. That’s a huge selling point for the current and future clients of Marathon’s improved storage facility, Bonefish Storage. Located just east of Vaca Cut, the facility is...

BIZ FEATURE: BONGOS DEFINES ISLAND VIBE IN THE KEYS

Picture this: a shady oasis of palm trees and tropical natives sheltering a grass-and-coral slab dining area interspersed with mismatched tables, swing chairs and little shade structures. Dead ahead...

PADDLING INTO THE MANGROVES A MUST THIS SUMMER – ONBOARD MAGAZINE

I like an open water paddle as much as the next person. But I love, love, love exploring mangrove trails. It’s sort of the Keys version of hiking.  Mangrove trails...

400 SPECIALTY LICENSED TRADESMEN COULD BE OUT OF WORK IN MONROE COUNTY

When Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill preempting the requirement of local occupational licensing in Florida, he set off a firestorm among Keys contractors and tradesmen. The bill deals...

MARATHON’S TAX RATE GOING UP

On July 13, Marathon City Council set the preliminary tax rate and, for the first time in four years, proposed to raise the ad valorem taxes on homes. The...