Sculpture Key West opens
The annual Sculpture Key West open-air exhibition opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at West Martello on Higgs Beach.
Sunday's event will include the temporary film installation by Jiwan Noah Singh, up through March 23.
A pop-up gallery show is already up at Coast, 6404 Front St. on Stock Island.
Other artists in the main exhibit this year are: Craig Gray, Simran Johnston, Darryl Lauster, Justin Long, Bill Lorraine, John Martini, Adam Russell and Jackie Sanchez.
For details, visit sculpturekeywest.org/2013/.
Ambassador program open
Registration for the city's Ambassadors Academy government program starts Tuesday for the 22nd class, which runs Jan. 9 through April 10.
The class meets from 1 to 4 p.m. every Thursday at the Eco Discovery Center at the Truman Waterfront and also takes field trips.
Applications are on the city's website, keysnews.com or call 809-1058.
City department heads and officials meet with the class each week to explain the workings of local government.
The 14-week program started in 2003.
Drug offender loses appeal
A man serving 15 years in state prison lost his appeal Wednesday. Darron Darnell Hughes' cocaine-related convictions date back to 1990 in both Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
Wednesday, the 3rd District Court of Appeal affirmed circuit Judge Mark Jones' December 2007 sentence for Hughes following another drug-related conviction, according to court and prison records.
Hughes was arrested in 2006 after Key West police found he had cocaine, marijuana and some $3,000 after he ran a stop sign at the corner of Eaton and Whitehead streets.
He's serving his time at the Okaloosa Correctional Institution in Crestview.