Friday, April 12, 2013
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Nonprofit honors locals

Ten Florida Keys residents have been named 2013's Women of Integrity and Men of Valor by a local nonprofit serving homeless women and children.

Samuel's House will host its annual dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Westin Key West Resort, 245 Front St. Honorees include Sheriff Rick Ramsay, Key West Police Officer Steve Torrence, the Rev. Ruben Velasco and musician Howard Livingston.

For reservations call 305-296-0240, ext. 16 or 11, and RSVP by today.

Tickets are $60 per person for the dinner and silent auction.


Earth Day sunset meditation

As part of a list of Earth Day events set for the weekend of April 20, a sunset meditation and labyrinth walk will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20.

The free event is set for Higgs Beach, between West Martello and White Street Pier. People may bring items for an altar, which will honor "Mother Earth" with prayers and intentions of healing, said organizers the Rev. Carol Morin and the Rev. Randy Becker.

Meditation begins promptly at 5:30 p.m. and then everyone may walk the site's labyrinth as the sun sets.

Visit or call 305-296-4369 for details.


Adult spelling bee, Apr. 20

The Keys Bees Costumed Spelling Bee, to benefit the Literacy Volunteers of America, is set for 6 to 10 p.m. April 20 at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center at the Truman Waterfront.

Cost is $300 per team of three and all proceeds stay in Key West for LVA students.

Awards for best costume and best spellers will be given and the event includes food and drinks.

For more information, to donate food or to sign up, call Mary Casanova at 305-304-0578 or email

The Key West Sunrise Rotary is helping sponsor the bee.