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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.

A rising tide floats all boats

It was 1998 when Bruce Popham motored into the Middle Keys on his 46-foot Hatteras looking to begin the next chapter of his life...

Chica Libre – Victoria Burgess takes on the straits, and one...

Paddleboarder Victoria Burgess made the trip from Cuba to Key West in under 30 hours this past week and, in the process, become a...

Day’s Drive: An afternoon in Marathon

Our day’s drive takes us to the center of the Florida Keys island chain — Marathon. Often called “the heart of the Florida Keys,”...

MENTAL HEALTH PLAN UNVEILED – School board unveils three-point plan

The Monroe County School Board has unveiled its three-pronged approach to increasing the mental health services it offers to Keys students. It calls for...

Burdines – A real ‘find’ nears 20

It’s all the way at the end of 15th Street on the Oceanside. The road twists and turns and it’s easy to feel like...

SAVE THE SIGN!

It could well be a cornerstone of community information. The sign in question is at the Bank of America at the corner of U.S.1...

Rescued & Released!

The rescue of an entangled manatee started on the morning of June 6. Local resident and business owner Shayne Messina alerted the Dolphin Research...

‘Half a storm’

Willie Drye spent Hurricane Irma live blogging on the National Geographic website. Drye is the author of the definitive book about Keys hurricanes —...

12 tips from a local about ‘the big one’

I’ve just hit the quarter century mark of living in the Keys. In that time, I’ve experienced Hurricane Georges, Hurricane Wilma and now Hurricane...

Revamped Re-entry

So, you’ve evacuated and you want back in? Well, there’s a new process in place for the Florida Keys that is a combination of...