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Mangia Pasta Café wins ‘best eats’ contest

The Florida Keys Children’s Shelter has selected Mangia Pasta Café as winners of the “Best Keys Eats 2020” virtual chefs’ challenge award. Last month’s inaugural cooking competition fundraiser involved chefs and restaurants that are members of the Keys’ six chambers of commerce. Participants submitted a three-minute video of themselves preparing[…]

Dr. Susanne Woods to lead CFFK board

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys has elected civic leader Dr. Susanne Woods to chair its board of governors. Woods has led an accomplished career in higher education in both faculty and top administrative positions. She has been a full-time resident of the Keys since 2005. “I’m honored to[…]

College to hold virtual information session

The College of the Florida Keys invites prospective students to learn more about the college opportunities available through a virtual information session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9. CFK’s fall semester, which will include online and on campus classes, begins Aug. 19. Topics to be covered at the virtual information[…]

Primary care physician to see patients in Marathon

MARATHON — Primary care physician John Woltz, D.O., has joined Baptist Health to provide general, preventive and occupational medicine services to patients in the Florida Keys. Woltz, who is affiliated with Mariners Hospital and Fishermen’s Community Hospital, will see patients at Baptist Health Primary Care at 5701 Overseas Highway, Suite[…]

County revising stormwater management brochure

MONROE COUNTY — The Monroe County Commission reviewed proposed stormwater code revisions and updates to the “Manual of Stormwater Management Practices and Layman’s Brochure” for the development of single family and duplex lots at the June 17 virtual meeting. The proposed changes to the county’s Land Development Regulations and the[…]

Pandemic unemployment assistance available

The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program provides unemployment benefits to those that may not otherwise be eligible under Florida’s Reemployment Assistance program, including independent contractors and individuals who are self-employed. The federal program is administered in Florida by the state Department of Economic Opportunity. Individuals who have been impacted[…]

Keys Energy to end rebate program

Keys Energy Services’ rebate program will sunset on Friday, July 31. KEYS’ customers interested in applying for a rebate must submit the necessary application and paperwork by 5 p.m. Friday, July 31, to be eligible. No rebate applications will be accepted after that date. Applications can be obtained at KeysEnergy.com.[…]

College to hold virtual info sessions

The College of the Florida Keys invites prospective students to learn more about the college opportunities available locally through a virtual information session. Two event dates are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, and Thursday, July 9. CFK’s fall semester, which will include online and on campus classes, begins[…]

Torrado receives public power award

Julio J. Torrado, Keys Energy Services’ director of human resources and communications, recently received the American Public Power Association’s Harold Kramer-John Preston Personal Service Award at the association’s Public Power Connect: Virtual Summit & Business Meeting. The award recognizes individuals for their service to APPA through substantial contributions toward association[…]

Small business labor market weakens in May

The nation’s small business labor market weakened further in May with firms reducing employment by an average of 0.17 workers per firm, according to the National Federation of Independent Businesses’s monthly jobs report released June 4. Down from April, 6% of owners reported increasing employment by an average 3.3 workers[…]