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TDC elects 2018-19 officers

The president and CEO of Dolphin Research Center in the Middle Keys has been re-elected to chair the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, the volunteer board that administers tourism promotion for the Florida Keys and Key West. Rita Irwin was unanimously chosen during a recent TDC meeting at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural[…]

Saunders, Bell join UWFK board

The United Way of the Florida Keys recently announced the addition of Lynsey Saunders and Nikki Bell to its Board of Directors. Both members bring expertise that will help further the organization’s mission serving working families in Monroe County. Saunders works as the Communications and Community Relations Coordinator for the Monroe County School District, while[…]

Mariscal joins Sunset Rotary

The Rotary Club of Sunset Key West recently inducted Lynese Mariscal as a member of the club. Mariscal is an account manager at the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority. The Rotary Club of Sunset Key West meets weekly on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at the BottleCap Lounge, 1128 Simonton St. For information, visit http://www.sunsetkeywestrotary.org.

KEYS’ Schuler earns quarterly honor

Tom Schuler has been named Keys Energy Services’ Outstanding Employee of the Fourth Quarter for 2018. Schuler has worked for the utility for 14 years and serves as a Systems Analyst within the Information Services section. He is responsible for server, storage, cloud computing and application administration, as well as backup and disaster recovery and[…]

KEYS’ Finance Department honored

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting was recently awarded to Keys Energy Services by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its[…]

Caribee Boat Sales earns honor

Caribee Boat Sales of Islamorada has been awarded membership in the Grady-White Boats Admiral’s Circle for model year 2018 in recognition of sales and customer service achievements. Admiral’s Circle membership is for dealerships in the Grady-White network that have achieved at least $2.5 million in retail sales for the model year. Additionally, Caribee earned Grady-White’s[…]

Sing marks 15 years at KWHA

The Key West Housing Authority recently recognized Sherry Sing for her 15 years of employment with the organization. Sing was hired in September 2003 as a Housing Manager at the Senior Citizens Plaza, then moved on to become the Property Director for the Affordable Housing properties. According to officials with the KWHA, Sing’s ease in[…]

Key Largo dive shop earns award

TripAdvisor.com recently honored Sail Fish Scuba Dive Shop with Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame status for being the top-rated scuba and snorkel operator in Key Largo for seven consecutive years based on guest reviews on the travel company’s website. Christopher and Jennifer Kerr have owned the dive shop at Mile Maker 103 (gulfside) since[…]

Hinton, Mularz join Sunrise Rotary

The Key West Sunrise Rotary Club recently welcomed a Realtor and a graphic designer. Saundra Hinton is a team leader with Keller Williams Compass Realty, while Seth Mularz, a Key West native, owns and operates Local Guy Design. The Key West Sunrise Rotary Club in the Conch Republic, established in 1988, provides community service, supports[…]

Kuchinsky wins state restaurant honor

During the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s fall board meeting, Bobby Kuchinsky of Half Shell Raw Bar and Turtle Kraals in Key West was named the state’s Restaurant General Manager of the Year. He received the award at the Hospitality Stars of the Industry Celebration Dinner, an event held each year at the FRL- sponsored[…]