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Sunday, February 17, 2013

StayFit Studio honors Harris

StayFit Studio recently congratulated Kasey Harris as the February "Fit Member of the Month."

Stay Fit created the award to recognize outstanding StayFit members who are well-rounded and show determination, consistency and commitment to her/his goals and health. Each "Fit Member of the Month" receives free classes or a complimentary massage at the studio.

"We are proud to announce Kasey as February's Fit Member," said StayFit co-owner Jane Moschel. "Over the years she has continued to show hard work and is a great role model for our members - old and new."

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Gardens Hotel wins two awards

The Gardens Hotel was awarded two honors during the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys and Key West annual awards banquet at the Tennessee Williams Theatre.

Alicia Metzler won the Key West employee of the year award in recognition of selfless spirit, dedication and leadership in serving visitors, the lodging industry and community.

The Gardens Hotel also won the Key West Property of the Year Award in recognition of exceptional standards of industry operations and community service. Gardens Hotel owner Kate Miano accepted the award.

First State wins award

First State Bank of the Florida Keys recently received the prestigious Frank Romano Associate Award for Excellence from the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys & Key West.

First State Bank is the second recipient to receive this award in recognition of its commitment to the association, the lodging industry and local Keys community.

In honor of the bank's support, the lodging association's board of directors is donating $50 in the bank's name to WomanKind, according to a press release from the bank.

Artist Fischer shows at Wet Paint

Popular painter Lynne Fischer has been invited to showcase her latest paintings during a two-day show Friday and Saturday at Wet Paint Gallery, 430 Duval St., Key West.

Fischer will be at the gallery from 2-7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Her style is known as photo-realism, and Fischer has been seen for years traversing the island with her camera, capturing iconic Key West images of cottages, flowers, and foliage, said gallery owner Jennifer Badry. "Afterward, she would recreate the captured image with acrylic on canvas with tremendous precision."

Fischer lived and created in Key West for 25 years before moving to Georgia, Badry said. She will sign originals and prints at the gallery show.

For more information, call Wet Paint Gallery at 305-294-8444.