Monday, February 18, 2013
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District 6 meeting Thursday

This month's District 6 community meeting will address some of the city's work in Bahama Village, according to spokeswoman Alyson Crean.

The 6 p.m. Thursday meeting is open to the public. It will be held in the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 300 Catherine St.

Commissioner Clayton Lopez will introduce the city's engineering staff, who will give an update on the Douglass Gym repairs and ongoing sidewalk work. The new district boundaries will also be discussed.

The monthly community meetings provide an open forum to talk frankly with elected officials and police about the neighborhood, residents' needs and expectations.


Fantasy Fest seeks poster artists

Organizers of Fantasy Fest 2013 are asking artists to submit their vision of this year's "Super Heroes, Villains ... & Beyond" theme for the annual poster design contest. The winner will receive $1,000, a poster-signing party and recognition as the winning artist or collaborators.

The artwork should reflect the theme and elements that are characteristic of Key West. Photography, cubism, graphic design, watercolors and cartoons all have been used over the past 34 years. Posters may be horizontal or vertical and a variety of sizes are accepted. The submission deadline is June 7. Visit or call 305-296-1817. Entry forms are available on the website, and at the Fantasy Fest office, 1111 12th St., Suite 211, in the professional plaza behind Kmart.


TDC committee seeks member

There is an open seat on the Cultural Umbrella Committee of the Monroe Tourist Development Council for District 3, which comprises the area between the Seven Mile Bridge and the Long Key Bridge.

The five-person panel makes recommendations for funding of cultural events.

Residency of at least two years in the indicated district is required, as well as demonstrated support and advocacy for art and culture, or working as an artist, and the candidate must not have received income from an entity or individual that was awarded such funding in the past year.

Send a letter of interest by March 15 to Elizabeth Young, Florida Keys Council of the Arts, 1100 Simonton St., Suite 2-263, Key West, FL 33040, or