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Event benefits Legion Post 168

A fundraiser to benefit American Legion Post 168 is scheduled Sunday, Sept. 3, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Grunts Bar. The event will feature music from Coffee Butler and friends, the Blessed Community Gospel Choir and the Bubba System, as well as others. Cuban food and Key West desserts will be available. Grunts is[…]

City releases waste collection app

Never miss your waste collection day again! Key West has launched its new “My schedule” tool and “What goes where” search tool. Visit Key West’s website http://www.keywestrecycles.com to stay connected about waste and recycling collection programs. In the web app, you’ll find the garbage, recycling and yard waste collection schedule specific to your house address.[…]

Area student earns Coast Guard scholarship

The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, recently announced that Kayla Miskimon, daughter of YNC Gregory Eagle, was awarded a Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship. Miskimon, from Key West, will attend Florida State University in the fall. Combined with 10 multiyear scholarship recipients[…]

Sanctuary seeks cleanup volunteers

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is seeking individuals and groups to participate in the Ocean Conservancy’s 31st annual International Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 16. Last year, volunteers collected more than 18 million pounds of trash globally – that’s more than the combined weight of 437 whale sharks. Among the most frequently found items were cigarette[…]

Dog park set to be reduced

Monroe County government officials have agreed to shrink the size of the small dog park at Higgs Beach, out of an abundance of caution that there may be possible graves beneath the ground there. The big dog park now is about 51,000 square feet and shaped in an “L.” The county will cordon off about[…]

National Marine Sanctuary seeks advisory council applicants

NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for 13 seats on its advisory council. The council ensures public participation in sanctuary management and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent. The sanctuary is accepting applications for members and alternates representing the following seats: citizen-at-large/Middle Keys, citizen-at-large/Upper Keys, conservation and environment, diving/Lower Keys, fishing/charter flats[…]

Fish ID and survey dive upcoming

On Sunday, Sept. 3, join the History of Diving Museum and REEF for a specialized Fish ID Seminar at 10 a.m., followed by a double dip dive on the Spiegel Grove to conduct Fish Survey dives. Carlos and Allison Estape, History of Diving Museum members and fish identification experts will be conducting the seminar focusing[…]

Buying a 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[…]

Blood donations sought

OneBlood, the local blood center, is seeking people to donate blood. While all blood types are needed, there is an urgent need for platelets as well as O Negative and O Positive blood types.  OneBlood encourages all eligible donors to visit a donor center or Big Red Bus to ensure blood is available for patients[…]

Veterans Affairs to hold town hall meeting

 Monroe County Veterans Affairs will host a town hall meeting on Monday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., to provide up-to-date information about health care for veterans. The public meeting will be held at the Harvey Government Center, 1200 Truman Ave., second floor. Paul M. Russo, director of the Miami VA Healthcare System,[…]