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Weatherization assistance applications being accepted

The Monroe County Social Services’ Weatherization Assistance Program is now accepting applications from qualified, low-income households to receive free weatherization services to make their homes more energy efficient and to reduce energy costs. Homeowners and renters of single-family homes may receive home energy upgrades, which include new energy efficient appliances, and repair or replacement of[…]

Free movie screenings upcoming

The Marathon Library’s September Cinematheque theme is “Old Worlds, New Vision.”  The library will offer free screenings of films from “Star Wars” and “Star Trek,” the twin pillars of the space movie genre. On Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m., the film selection is “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” released in 2015. On Wednesday, Sept.[…]

Discovery Saturday dives into dolphin behavior

The Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center will hold its Discovery Saturday on Sept. 16, from 10 to 11 a.m., featuring speakers from the Dolphin Research Center. The Florida Keys Eco-Discover Center, operated by Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, hosts Discovery Saturday for children in kindergarten through fifth grade on the third Saturday of each month.  The[…]

Suicide prevention training available

A suicide prevention training course, SafeTalk, is scheduled Thursday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Poinciana Royale. The event, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, provides a half-day of training in suicide prevention skills, where participants will learn four basic steps to create a life-saving connection. It is open to those 18[…]

Registration for benefit walk

Registration is underway for the upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of the Florida Keys walk, scheduled Oct. 14. The three- to five-mile event will begin with check-in at 7 a.m. at the Edward B. Knight Pier, at the corner of White Street and Atlantic Boulevard. The walk will begin at 8:30. Those who register[…]

Lighthouse undergoes preservation, enhancement

Key West Lighthouse and Keeper’s Quarters Museum, one of the most highly visited historic locations in Key West, is getting much-needed renovations to its admission area thanks to $70,000 in funding from a Monroe County Tourist Development Council’s brick and mortar grant and in-kind contributions from Monroe County’s Project Management Department.  The project, which started[…]

Labor Day service set at monument

The Matecumbe Historical Trust will hold its annual Labor Day service on Monday, Sept. 4, at 9 a.m. to honor those who lost their lives in the hurricane of Sept. 2, 1935. The service will be held at the Florida Keys Memorial, known locally as the Islamorada Hurricane Monument, located at Mile Marker 81.8. The[…]

Forgotten Felines plans fundraiser

Forgotten Felines of the Florida Keys will hold a fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 1 to 5 p.m., at Brutus Seafood, 6950 Overseas Highway, in Marathon.  The event will include live music, a silent auction and a raffle. All proceeds will benefit the all-volunteer organization, which provides food and veterinary care to homeless and abandoned[…]

Clean out closets for Healthy Start Coalition

Are your closets overflowing with unused children’s clothes and other baby items or toys? Now is the time to clean out your closets and make some extra cash, or donate your items to support a local nonprofit. The Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition will hold its annual Tot Swap Consignment Sale in Key West on[…]

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 front window to inform responders[…]