Thursday, February 20, 2014
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Judge to schedule hearing

Circuit Court Judge David Audlin on Wednesday morning agreed to schedule major docket time within a few weeks in order to air the complex issues involved in the current lawsuit filed by the School Board against its former contractor Coastal Construction Group of Miami.

The contractor, which was responsible for the $37 million dollar Horace O'Bryant School project, has refused to produce to the School District's auditors, documents related to the cost of the project.

A date for the hearing will be announced in the near future.


Help Yourself spotlight

February's Lower Keys Green Drinks gathering in Summerland Key will feature Charlie Wilson, owner of Help Yourself Café in Key West.

The event is at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wharf Bar & Grill, 25163 Overseas Highway on Summerland Key.

Wilson will speak at 6 p.m. about her efforts to distribute local organic produce throughout the Florida Keys.

Snacks will be available.


Award-winning playwright here

Ayad Akhtar, who won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, will speak at 6 p.m. Sunday at The Studios of Key West, 600 White St.

The presentation is free but seating is limited. Tickets for a post-lecture reception, held at a private home, are on sale at for $60 or $50 for members and include guaranteed reserved seating for the free lecture.

Akhtar wrote American Dervish and the his play Disgraced won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as the Jeff Equity Award for Best New Play in 2012.

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