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KEYS’ Haas marks 5 years

Keys Energy Services employee Amy Haas celebrated her fifth anniversary with the utility on Jan. 6. Haas serves as an accounting and financial analyst within the Finance Department. She is responsible for maintaining timely accounting records and analysis for the electric utility and retirement system.

Kelly marks 29 years at Conch Seafood

The Conch Republic Seafood Company recently recognized Graff Kelly, who celebrated his 20th year at the well-known eating establishment. Kelly, Director of Events and Marketing, started with the company as a member of the waitstaff when Conch Republic Seafood Company opened in 1998. Graff has left his mark on the history of our community and[…]

Dr. Prahinski earns Toastmasters honor

Key West Toastmasters recently announced Carol Prahinski has been elected as one of the 14 International Directors of Toastmasters International. Toastmasters International has approximately 357,000 members in 16,600 clubs in 143 countries. The 14 directors are elected at the Toastmasters annual convention, attended by members from around the world. Dr. Prahinski is a professor at[…]

Key Largo Rotary welcomes members

The Rotary Club of Key Largo recently installed two new members to the Rotary Satellite Club of Key Largo Sunset. Jennifer Cappadona, with both Electric Cooling and Illuminations and Island Time Trolley, was sponsored by Sharon Smith. Saran Miller, treasury management representative for First State Bank, was sponsored by Lori Bailey. “We’re thrilled to now[…]

Foundation welcomes board member

Longtime Plantation Key resident Donald Horton has joined the Board of Directors of the Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation. The not-for-profit organization formed in 2013 to develop and operate the Florida Keys History and Discovery Center. Horton, who moved to the Keys in 1977, is a well-known building and permitting expert with decades of[…]

Key Largo Rotary adds four members

The Rotary Club of Key Largo recently installed four new members to its new Rotary Satellite Club of Key Largo Sunset at Playa Largo Resort and Spa. Nicole Blanche, Melissa Lopez, Lourdes Montagne and Sarah Masterson join the 30 founding members of the new club, officially chartered by Rotary International in October. “Eight out of[…]

Dr. Panoff joins Miami institute

Board-certified radiation oncologist Joseph Panoff, M.D., the former medical director of Radiation Oncology at 21st Century Oncology in Key West, has joined Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida and Florida’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance. Dr. Panoff joins a radiation oncology division equipped with the latest in photon[…]

Diving Museum founder receives award

The founder of the Florida Keys History of Diving Museum, Dr. Sally Bauer, recently received the NOGI Award from the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences in Las Vegas. Considered the highest honor in the scuba diving industry, Bauer’s award was presented at the DEMA dive trade conference in the company of national and international[…]

Clark, Batty retain board posts

In an organizational meeting during a recent session, the Utility Board reappointed Peter Batty to serve as its chair and Mona C. Clark to serve as vice chair. Batty has served on the Utility Board since 2005, and Clark since 2004. The board also approved committee appointments for 2019-2020. Committee appointments included Employee Relations —[…]

3 join Sunrise Rotary

Key West Sunrise Rotary recently welcomed three new members to its ranks. Lonnie and Sharon Gietter own the Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Shop and are active in the Key West Chamber of Commerce and Krewe of Key West. Brad Lutz is a commercial lender with First State Bank of the Florida Keys. He also coaches youth[…]