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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.

Out-of-county guides, ‘motherships,’ and illegal floating B&Bs threaten industry

Public awareness campaigns, signs at boat ramps promoting local guides, stickers, code enforcement, and changing state law — those are some of the points...

Tom Corcoran is coming to Marathon

As James Hall says, "No one writes about Key West with more authority, lyricism and muscularity than Tom Corcoran." Corcoran will introduce his latest...

Leslie Christensen makes dream getaways come true

A day after moving to Marathon, Leslie Christensen found her dream job. “I was roped into going to a Rotary meeting with Theo and Geanine...

Florida Keys react to DeSantis’ water plans

Capt. Xavier Figueredo is very pleased with Florida’s new governor, straight out of the gate. “Gov. Ron DeSantis hit the ground with both feet running,”...

City addresses rash of unpermitted tiki huts

“You need a permit to build a tiki hut in Marathon,” said Doug Lewis, City of Marathon’s Growth Management Director. According to city staff,...

Local Marathon Anglers Featured on Syndicated Show

Two Conchs Sport Fishing TV show is on the air, broadcast on the Sportsman Channel. “I was up this morning watching it,” said Capt. Jack...

Agencies partner to get residents back in their homes

In mid-November, the American Red Cross redoubled its efforts in the Florida Keys post-Irma by sending out teams to canvass neighborhoods looking for affected...

Keys rally around paycheck-less ‘Coasties’

The power struggles and the government shut down in Washington, D.C. are very removed from the Florida Keys turquoise waters and drinks with little...

Sláinte! Celtic Festival is this weekend in Marathon

There’s a story teller in 2019. Brendan Nolan and his friend Colin Farrell are coming to play music. And the Drake Irish Dancers are...

Major Deal: Berkshire Hathaway Purchases ACRE in Marathon & Lower Keys

On New Year’s Eve, the final papers were signed to transfer ownership of Christie’s American Caribbean Real Estate offices in Marathon and the Lower...