Thursday, May 2, 2013
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KEY WEST

Spring Fling for scholarships

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Committee will present its third Annual Dinner and Fashion Show from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the DoubleTree Grand Key Resort, 3900 S. Roosevelt Blvd.

Dr. Jerome Covington and Glenwood Lopez will emcee the fashion show.

Tickets for the event are $55.

Included with the fashion show are door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction, all to benefit the 2013 scholarship fund.

For more information about tickets or making a donation, call Ms. Clark at 305-294-6949.

LOWER KEYS

Rebate program to be suspended

Due to overwhelming demand, Keys Energy Services' Rebate Program will be suspended on June 28, according to the public power utility.

Customers must submit the necessary application and paperwork by 5 p.m. that day to be eligible while funds last.

No rebate applications will be accepted after that.

Since the inception of the rebate program in 2008, Keys Energy has processed over $400,000 in rebates for qualified energy efficient appliances. The most popular rebate in 2013 has been for clothes washers, with over 600 rebates being awarded, the utility said. Find applications at www.KeysEnergy.com.

FLORIDA

Grouper fishing reopens

The grouper fishery has reopened in state and all federal waters.

Grouper fishing is closed every year from Jan. 1 to April 30 in both state waters off Monroe County and waters overseen by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, which has jurisdiction from North Carolina to Florida.

In February and March, fishing for grouper is banned in waters overseen by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, which has jurisdiction from Texas to Florida.

The ban is for all shallow-water species of grouper, including black grouper.