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Department of Health promotes flu shot clinic

The holidays are here, which means more opportunities to spend time around your family and friends. The flu season is also here and the Florida Department of Health wants to ensure you and those around you are protected from the flu.  With the success of the department’s flu shot clinic Nov. 13, the department will[…]

Buying a state hunting, fishing license made easier

Buying state fishing and hunting licenses has never been easier with the new Fish-Hunt-FL application for Android, Apple and Windows smartphone devices. The interactive app gives fishermen and hunters easy access to purchasing any recreational fishing or hunting license offered by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Anglers and hunters can check out recent[…]

Take Stock in Children is in need mentors

Are you ready to make a difference? Take Stock in Children, the flagship college scholarship program of the Monroe County Education Foundation, is ready to welcome a record number of new students provided that enough mentors step forward. Take Stock needs a minimum of 50 new mentors in the Lower Keys, 15 in Marathon, and[…]

I Love Stock Island Holiday Lighting Ceremony set

Join the fishermen, businesses and Stock Island community to celebrate the season with a holiday tree lighting ceremony from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26.  Lobster traps recovered from Hurricane Irma by local fishermen have been collected and used to construct a one-of-a-kind festive trap tree at the corner of Maloney Avenue and 4th Street. The[…]

File of Life kits available

Key West City Commissioner Margaret Romero is providing residents File of Life kits designed to assist first responders with medical needs. The kits feature a checklist for medical conditions, allergies, emergency contacts and other data in a prominent red envelope designed as a refrigerator magnet. It also comes with a sticker to place in a[…]

Sheriff’s Office Drug Drop program continues

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents and visitors of the drug disposal program offered at all county Sheriff’s Office substations. Anyone — with the exception of commercial establishments — may bring in no-longer-needed prescription drugs and other over-the-counter medications, or call and someone will pick up the medications for disposal. • In the Upper[…]

Driver of the Quarter named

Key West Transit announced that Ken Ayers is the Driver of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of the year. Ayers came to the city in 2011 after retiring from the Naval Air Station Key West Fire Department. “Ken is a very courteous and safe driver,” said Transit Director Rod Delostrinos, “and is appreciated by[…]

Sheriff receives recognition for 30 years of service

Sheriff Rick Ramsay received a plaque in recognition of his 30 years of service to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at a recent employee awards ceremony. Former Sheriff Rick Roth presented the award. Sheriff Ramsay began his career with the Sheriff’s Office upon graduation from the Florida Keys Institute of Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Academy[…]

Sheriff’s Office quarterly award winners honored

The Sheriff’s Office recently held its quarterly Employee Awards ceremony in Marathon. Employees were recognized for their 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of service to the agency. Sheriff Ramsay also recognized his Employees of the Third Quarter, 2017. The employees received the award for exemplary and outstanding service to the agency and[…]

Hurricane Flag burning ceremony set for Nov. 30

The Conch Republic Navy├ó€™s High Command invites the public to come out to the Truman Waterfront on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m. for the ceremonial burning of the Hurricane Flag. The ceremony will take place on the pier in front of the USCG Cutter Ingham. There will also be some promotions, commissions awarded and[…]