Saturday, September 21, 2013
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Grocery job fair Sept. 26-27

Winn-Dixie has scheduled a job fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday for 100 available positions at its Key West location, 2778 N. Roosevelt Blvd.

The store says it is recruiting for all store positions, including cashiers, baggers, deli, bakery, grocery, dairy, meat, and seafood departments. Job-seekers are asked to apply online before the fair, at

In 2011, Bi-Lo bought the Winn-Dixie chain for $560 million and a year later moved its headquarters from Greenville, S.C., to Jacksonville.

Winn-Dixie's 480 stores have continued to operate under the Winn-Dixie name while Bi-Lo's 206 stores have kept its name.


Recycling rate has almost tripled

The city says the island's recent four-week average recycling rate was 19 percent, nearly three times the average rate before the move to once-weekly pickup for all: recyclables, trash and yard waste.

"We'd really like to thank the residents of Key West for adapting so quickly to the new program," said city Utilities Director Jay Gewin. "They showed amazing patience during the first several weeks as the bugs were worked out of the new routes, and the results are reflected in the increased recycling rates."

Solid Waste Coordinator Will Thompson next will focus on increasing commercial recycling. Sixty-one percent of the city's waste stream comes from commercial sources, he said. For more information, contact Thompson at 305-809-3776 or


Girl Scout festival today

The Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida will be hosting a "Family Health & Safety Fun Festival" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Camp Wesumkee, 34200 Overseas Highway.

The event is free, open to the public and includes an earlier walk-a-thon benefit for the campsite, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Crafts, games, prizes, exhibits, food trucks, health and wellness testing and other activities will be offered by local Girl Scouts, organizations and vendors. Participants include the Pigeon Key Foundation and Marine Science Center, Bahia Honda State Park, The Turtle Hospital and Reef Relief.

For more information, call 305-253-4841 or visit