Thursday, December 5, 2013
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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.

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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, 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.