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New owners refresh landmark deli

Don’t panic; the “Closed” sign on the door of the Courthouse Deli is only temporary.  Carla Fry and Curt Dawkins recently bought the popular sandwich shop and convenience store across the street from the Green Parrot Bar. The pair closed the deli recently to complete minor renovations and a major cleaning effort. Fry and Dawkins[…]

CPA offers free accounting help for small businesses

Certified Public Accountant Robert Clark will teach a free “basics of accounting” workshop for small businesses and individuals from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at COAST, 6404 Front St., Stock Island.  The workshop will include help with “Understanding the Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement,” and “Which entity is right your business?”[…]

Area business donates to Literacy Volunteers

Area airport business Signature Flight Support recently donated $5,000 to Literacy Volunteers of America – Monroe County. The funds will be used to purchase books and supplies and support one-on-one and small group literacy tutoring for Monroe County adults who read below a fifth-grade level or need help communicating in English. For information on LVA programs,[…]

Keys Federal receives ‘America Saves’ award

For the third consecutive year, Keys Federal Credit Union has been awarded the “America Saves” Designation of Savings Excellence award for its efforts to encourage savings among patrons. The award is presented annually to banks and credit unions that succeed in delivering excellent service, encouraging savings with educational seminars, and offering loan refinancing and deposit[…]

Hazzis to lead Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge 2436

The Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge 2436 recently selected Giorgio Sebastiani Hazzis as the organization’s president. Hazzis was the lodge’s vice president for a year before his nomination. The Sons and Daughters of Italy is a fraternal organization dedicated to the preservation of the Italian heritage, language and culture in honor of our ancestors.[…]

CPA hosts accounting class on Aug. 16

Certified public accountant Robert Clark will be hosting a workshop on the basics of accounting on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Coast. The topics that will be discussed at the accounting workshop are “Which entity is right for your business” and “Understanding the balance sheet and profit-and-loss statement.” The maximum capacity[…]

VFW Post 3911 makes scholarship donation

The Southernmost Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars recently donated $2,000 to the Florida Keys Community College Foundation to support the “VFW Post 3911 Ed Moran Memorial Scholarship.” The VFW Commander Abe Conn and several of the group’s leaders visited the Key West campus recently to present the donation to FKCC President Dr. Jonathan[…]

Rotary honors Cooley, names Baker president

The Rotary Club of the Upper Keys has named Tavernier resident Judith Cooley as the 2017 Rotarian of the Year. Cooley, a member of Upper Keys Rotary since 2011, serves as the controller with Century 21 Schwartz Realty and was a longtime CPA in private practice in Tavernier. She has been the treasurer of the[…]

Keys Federal wins yearly honor

Keys Federal Credit Union was recently named the League of Southeast Credit Union’s Credit Union of the Year. Keys FCU was selected from more than 250 credit unions and awarded the honor for excellent member service, intensive community involvement, sound financial performance and extreme member savings, according to a news release. Keys FCU saved its[…]

United Way sponsors ‘Stuff the Bus’

This July and August, United Way of the Florida Keys will “Stuff the Bus,” collecting school supplies for children throughout the Florida Keys who need them. Area companies can become sponsors by collecting $250 worth of school supplies through a supply drive with their employees or customers, or by making a contribution of $250 or[…]