Green Parrot bouncer home
Tim "Wookie" Grandy, one of two Green Parrot Bar bouncers beaten early July 28, was released from Lower Keys Medical Center about 1 p.m. Monday.
Surgeons put 22 pins and two plates in his ankle, which was crushed in the attack, Grandy said, and his Achilles' tendon was rebuilt. Grandy won't be back at work for at least three months. A fundraiser will be held 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 18 at the bar, 601 Whitehead St.
Battery charges in the attack were increased from misdemeanor to felony status against Joshua Michael Kirby, 33, and Pavel Chernestov, 23. The latter was released on $5,000 bail Tuesday before the charges were upgraded; both face a bail hearing Friday.
Capt. Tony Days start Wed.
The second annual Captain Tony Days event will be Wednesday through Saturday.
The lighthearted festival commemorates "Capt. Tony" Tarracino, who owned the legendary Capt. Tony's Saloon, 428 Greene St., for nearly 30 years. A former charter boat captain, gambler and reputed gunrunner, he was mayor from 1989 to 1991 and died in 2008 at age 92.
Events include parties, a trivia challenge, film screenings, an art show and a reception with family members, culminating with the presentation of a $1,025 "life scholarship" in Tarracino's honor to a 2012 Key West High School graduate planning to learn from life without first attending college. For more information, visit the Capt. Tony Days Facebook page.
Learn healthy living in 6 weeks
A six-week workshop promoting health and wellness self-management will be offered from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays, starting this Friday, through Sept. 14 by Florida Keys Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) and the Health Foundation of South Florida.
"We will cover a variety of subjects such as healthy eating, physical activity, relaxation, pain and stress management, medication, and much more," the press release says. It's designed for caretakers of or people with chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, chronic pain, arthritis, asthma or any other condition that impacts health. The workshop series, developed by Stanford University, is recommended by the surgeon general. Call 305-743-7111, ext. 208.