New traffic patterns, detours
The two-year, $41.5 million North Roosevelt Boulevard reconstruction project will require new adjustments scheduled to be in place by July 23, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.
Boulevard traffic from Kennedy Drive to First Street/Palm Avenue will become two, inbound-only lanes. From the Triangle to Kennedy it will remain two lanes in each direction.
Outbound traffic from Truman and Palm avenues will be detoured to First Street, where drivers may continue on to Flagler Avenue or to Bertha Street/South Roosevelt Boulevard.
For the duration of the project, there will be one lane in each direction between Eisenhower Drive and First Street/Palm Avenue. For more information, call 305-849-1474, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.fdotmonroe.com/keywest.
Missing dog is golden
Hanna, the 7-year-old golden retriever that took off after her walker was hit by a car Thursday was found Friday across a shallow shoal by Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals searchers on kayaks. Musician Marty Stonely, 57, was released from Ryder Trauma Center in Miami Thursday night.
The dog was cold, wet and hungry, but otherwise healthy, rescuers said. Owner Ann Labriola, also Stonely's girlfriend, was reunited with Hanna at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Stonely, 57, was hit about 1 p.m. Thursday by a 2006 Chevrolet SSR driven by retired Key West Fire Department Capt. Louis M. Vallet, 65, of Bay Point, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. No drugs or alcohol were involved, FHP said. Vallet was cited. He apparently fell asleep at the wheel and veered off the road.
The Studios hires new boss
The Studios of Key West hired Jed Dodds of Baltimore, Md., as executive director, the nonprofit said Friday.
Dodds will start work Sept. 4, after a 13-year tenure at The Creative Alliance in Baltimore. That organization's budget went from under $100,000 to more than $1.4 million, said Rosi Ware, board chair of The Studios.
Ware said the Baltimore arts center is known for its "smart, fun, well-executed and unpretentious," exhibits, screenings and residency program. "A lot like we do here."
Dodds was chosen from an original batch of 75 applicants. He is a graduate of Yale and Stanford universities and The Art Institute of Chicago.