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Fishermen’s Community Hospital to hold ground-breaking ceremony on Friday, Sept.20

Fishermen’s Community Hospital will hold a ground-breaking ceremony on Friday, Sept. 20, at noon, at 3301 Overseas Highway in Marathon. Demolition of the original hospital is complete, and the site is being prepared for building the new hospital, which is expected to open in summer 2021. The hospital was closed[…]

First State Bank promotes Almeida

First State Bank recently announced the promotion of Margarita Almeida to Customer Service Representative – Digital Banking. Almeida joined First State Bank in June of 2016 as a teller at the Key West Winn Dixie location. She has proven herself as a valuable member of the teller Line at that[…]

McComb named foundation president/CEO

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys recently announced that, following a national search, Jennifer McComb has been hired as the foundation’s new president and CEO, effective Oct. 1. McComb, a resident of the Upper Keys, has extensive nonprofit management and fundraising experience. She will follow Dianna Sutton, who is[…]

Assistant county attorney earns board certification for government law

The Florida Bar recently informed Assistant County Attorney Peter H. Morris that he met the requirements to become board-certified as a specialist in city, county and local government law. “From the moment Peter joined the office, we knew he was destined to earn this distinction,” said County Attorney Bob Shillinger.[…]

Monroe County honors Williams’ multimedia information technology work

Jethon Williams, Monroe County’s TV and multimedia manager in Information Technology, recently was named Monroe County’s 2019 Employee of the Second Quarter for his noteworthy performance that exceeds normal job expectations. Williams was nominated for the award due to his help with the creation of a time saving way to[…]

Director completes charity mission

Womankind Medical Director Dr. Kris Kennedy recently spent five days in Ocho Rios, Jamaica where the United for Hope Foundation offered free school physicals and general medical and gynecological care to residents without access to or money for health care. “Conditions are difficult, but very rewarding,” Kennedy said. “Today, there[…]

Ocean Reef’s Kirkwood earns honor

Scott Kirkwood, a 12-year PGA member in the South Florida PGA section and golf director at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo was recently named the winner of this year’s PGA Merchandiser of the Year Award – Private Category. The award recognizes PGA professionals who have excelled in business[…]

Keys Energy Services Tejeda celebrates 30 years at utility

Keys Energy Services official Lynne Tejeda celebrated her 30th anniversary with the utility on Aug. 7. Tejeda serves as the General Manager and CEO for the utility. She is responsible for providing executive leadership and direction for the operating departments of KEYS to ensure reliable and cost-effective power to customers.[…]

FIRM welcomes Carter as new board member

Wayne Carter, CEO of the Marathon and Lower Keys Association of Realtors, has joined the board of directors of Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe. Carter has previously organized the FIRM Charity Golf Tournament, the nonprofit group’s largest fundraiser. Mel Montagne, Steve Russ, Joe Walsh and Theresa Faber are continuing their[…]

Pabian to join Wesley House Family Services board

Kris Pabian will be joining Wesley House Family Services’ Board of Directors at the organization’s annual meeting in September. Pabian served on the Associate Board of Wesley House Family Services before joining the organization’s Board of Directors. Wesley House Family Services’ mission is to promote and enhance the safety, well-being[…]