Wednesday, April 3, 2013
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FKCC hosts open houses today

Florida Keys Community College invites prospective students and their families to an open house at 6 p.m. today at its Key West campus, on Stock Island, and Marathon campus.

The school's academic opportunities, student support services and enrichment activities will be featured, and the regular $30 fee will be waived for applications submitted during the open house.

Attendees can meet faculty, staff and current students. Learn about training programs, financial aid and scholarships, and student clubs and activities. President Jonathan Gueverra will lead a session for families in Key West, and Provost Brittany Snyder will offer the same at the Middle Keys Center. RSVP to 305-809-3271 or


GOP club features Madruga

The monthly meeting of the Southernmost Republican Club, 6 p.m. Tuesday at The Key West Yacht Club, will feature guest speaker Manny Madruga, chief assistant state attorney for Monroe County.

He will discuss the functions and duties of the State Attorney's Office. Questions and comments welcome afterward. Dinner is offered for $17; a cash bar will also be available. The meeting is open to all Republicans. Annual $25 membership fees for 2013 are due. Pay at the meeting or mail a check made out to The Southernmost Republican Club, P.O. Box 512, Key West, FL 33041. RSVP for dinner by noon Monday to


Plant sale set for Saturday

The Key West Garden Club will have its Spring Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Garden Club, in West Martello Fort, 1100 Atlantic Blvd., near White Street Pier.

All are invited to see the propagation area and buy plants at below retail cost. There will be native plants including blackbead, marlberry, satinleaf, fiddlewood, lignum vitae, necklace pod and soapberry. "There is a marvelous assortment of natives," organizers said. "Once you plant these and they get established, they require nothing else but admiration."

Non-native plants offered will be plumeria, pudica, snail killer, bulnesia, pacapodium, desert rose, a selection of palms and many more. Parking is free. Call 305-294-3210 for more information.