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Sara Matthis

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.

Middle Keys Weekend Preview: Fun in the Sun

Sombrero Beach Run Saturday, March 2 @ Sombrero Beach The annual Sombrero Beach Run kicks off with a registration party on Friday, March 1 from 5 to...

Flood Map Fear: What FEMA maps mean for your flood insurance

Between the looming end of new development in 2023 by state-mandated policy, and new flood map data from FEMA, the Keys are likely to...

Meet the women of Keys All Area Roofing

This is one of those atypical typical Florida Keys stories about how two women, former human resource executives for a large company in Arkansas,...

Reef wreck? Council considers artificial reef for Marathon

Before the discussions of which decommissioned ship, where to put it and how much the project will cost, the Marathon City Council must first...

Sunset Grille celebrates 9 years

Sunset Grille and Raw Bar isn’t “just” a restaurant. That isn’t what John Kotch set out to create nine years ago — he wanted...

Housing for the workforce – Project planned for former Longhorn Lodge...

Prime Group has completed the first step in building workforce housing for its staff in Marathon by applying for, and receiving, a conditional use...

Jackyl Talks Upcoming Coral Head Music Fest

It’s been a year since Jesse James Dupree has visited the Keys. In fact, he was here with friend Michael Ballard (“Full Throttle Saloon”)...

Remains of Irma: Canal Cleanup Nears Completion

A government project that’s under budget and scheduled to be completed a month or more ahead of time? Yes.  Monroe County’s project to clean up...

Residents and businesses helping furloughed workers

The Middle Keys community is responding to the plight of Coast Guard employees and other federal government workers affected by this, the longest government...

Marathon’s director of growth management looks at the details

You know your little city is growing up when it’s finally time to hire a growth management director. Cue the entrance of Doug Lewis....