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Walk-in flu shot clinic

Flu season is here and the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County wants to encourage all Floridians to do their part to prevent getting seasonal flu and spreading it to others by getting the flu vaccine. The department will be providing flu shots at the Gato Building from noon to 4 p.m. on Monday,[…]

Discovery Saturday: Corals of the Florida Keys

Children attending Discovery Saturday at 10-11 a.m. Nov. 18 will learn about the tiny creatures that build giant reefs, discover a coral colony and touch a coral skeleton. Reef Relief guest hosts will also help participants build their own reef animal.  The Florida Keys Eco-Discover Center, operated by Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, hosts Discovery Saturday for[…]

Chamber, Levy offer seminar

The Key West Chamber of Commerce and renowned leadership trainer Elisa Levy are working to give business owners and managers the tools and skills they need to maintain and motivate a great staff while creating a culture of excellent customer service.  Levy will lead a three-part series will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.[…]

‘Flight to North Pole’ set for Tuesday, Dec. 5

The Key West chapter of the Silverliners, along with the Conch Flyer restaurant and Key West International Airport, are making plans for the annual “Flight to the North Pole” on Tuesday, Dec. 5. More than 650 children from area schools are invited to the event at the airport, which the “elves” are transforming into Santa’s[…]

Take Stock in Children is in need of 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[…]

Sheriff buys equipment for crime fighting partners

Sheriff Rick Ramsay presented three GPS/radar units to Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Captain Dave Dipre last week. The equipment, purchased with fine and forfeiture funds and not tax dollars — will help boost the crime fighting abilities of FWC officers as they patrol the waters surrounding the Florida Keys. “I believe in teamwork and[…]

Garden Club plant sale set for Nov. 18-19

The Key West Garden Club will hold its annual Fall plant sale at the West Martello Tower in Key West on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18-19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission and parking are free. West Martello is located at 1100 Atlantic Blvd. next to Higgs Beach.  Contact Mary Brady at mwb.chalmers@gmail.com or call[…]

Chamber, Levy offer seminar series

The Key West Chamber of Commerce, with renowned leadership trainer Elisa Levy will give business owners and managers the tools and skills they need to maintain and motivate a great staff while creating a culture of excellent customer service. The three-part series will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, Thursday, Nov.[…]

5K and Kids fun run benefits early education scholarships on Nov. 12

The Children’s School will host its annual 5K run/walk/stroll on Sunday, Nov. 12, beginning at 8 a.m. at Higgs Beach/Salute! All proceeds from the race will benefit the school’s scholarship fund, which assists local families with tuition at the island’s original Montessori school, serving children ages 18 months through third grade. Registration is $30 for[…]

Transgender Day of Remembrance will feature candlelight vigil

Equality Florida will mark the Transgender Day of Remembrance with a candlelight vigil on Monday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. in the front garden of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at the corner of Eaton and Duval streets. The candlelight vigil is a somber recognition of all the transgender people who have been murdered around the[…]