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Rotary Club aids Irma relief efforts

The Upper Keys Rotary, through its foundation, is accepting applications to support long-term rebuild projects post-Irma.  For example, a not-for-profit organization in need of funding for a project not covered by insurance. A grant application is available at http://www.keysrotary.com or the Irma recovery website at www.keysrotary.club. Deadline to apply is Dec. 31,  with funds to[…]

CFFK provides $480K for Irma relief

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys is providing an additional $480,650 to continue to assist with relief efforts in the Keys following Hurricane Irma. To date, CFFK has provided nearly $620,000 from the Florida Keys Emergency Relief Fund and the Landau Family Hurricane Relief Fund for the Upper Keys to support much-needed relief for individuals from Key West to Key[…]

Business donates $10K to Community Foundation of the Florida Keys

Many local businesses are generously supporting Keys recovery efforts, including Benihana Key West and its national corporate office. The Japanese restaurant donated $10,000 to the Florida Keys Emergency Relief Fund at the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys. Benihana Key West owner Mark Hyatt’s home in Sugarloaf Shores sustained quite a bit of damage after[…]

Hawks Cay Resort to launch renovations

Hawks Cay Resort recently announced it will launch a renovation that will enhance the overall look and feel of the 60-acre resort. The resort, which is closed due to impact sustained from Hurricane Irma, will reopen in phases throughout 2018 with the grand reopening anticipated during summer 2018. Locals and visitors to the Keys will[…]

Financial education program helps local teens, students

The Key West Chamber of Commerce wants to provide local high school students with the tools they’ll need to spend, borrow, earn and invest money wisely before they enter college or the workplace and are “pre-approvedâ€� for their first tempting credit card. In partnership with the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation, Keys Federal Credit Union and[…]

CFFK seeks nonprofit ‘Unsung Heroes’

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys will honor Keys nonprofit organizations as 2018 Unsung Heroes for their efforts helping our community recover from the devastation of Hurricane Irma. All Monroe County 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofits are invited to participate as this year’s honorees by completing a registration form including a brief description of how they’ve[…]

Submissions sought for Bottom Line/Business Briefs

Are you opening a new business in the Florida Keys? Do you have employees who have reached milestones such as 10, 20 or 30 years on the job? The Citizen is accepting submissions for The Bottom Line column that appears in the newspaper’s Business section of The Citizen’s Weekend Edition. To submit a photograph and/or[…]

Report vacation rental issues

As the busy season begins to get under way in the Florida Keys, residents are reminded that Monroe County has a toll-free phone number and email address to report illegal and non-compliant vacation rentals, as well as vacation rental scams. To report issues to the Monroe County Tax Collector’s Office, call 855-422-4540, or email mail@monroetaxcollector.com[…]

Free responsible vendor training

The Monroe County Coalition in the Keys is offering a free, 90-minute, county-wide training course to members of the food and beverage industry, including discussion of Florida law and checking ID cards. For information, call executive director Susan Moore at 305-849-5929. To schedule training north of Mile Marker 50, call Mark Pacho at 305-522-3375, south[…]

Physicians join Baptist Health

Baptist Health Medical Group, an organization of more than 180 physicians in multiple specialties integrated within Baptist Health South Florida, recently welcomed to its team seven physicians affiliated with Fishermen’s Community Hospital. Henry DeGroot III, M.D., orthopedic surgeon; David Forest, M.D., Ob/Gyn; Cecile Muehrcke, M.D., primary care; and Ronald Samess, M.D., family medicine, see patients[…]