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Investment workshop offered

Dr. Joseph Kiely will be presenting a free educational investment workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the historic Gato Building, in the first-floor conference room. Dr. Kiely is a long-time Key West resident who is a former finance professor at East Carolina University, Texas A&M, California State and the University[…]

UWFK announces funding cycle

United Way of the Florida Keys recently announced the release of the 2019-2020 application for the annual Community Investment funding of local nonprofits. Grant applications will be available online through March 8 at http://www.keysunitedway.org/apply-united-way-funding. In addition to the eligibility qualifications based on community impact areas, funding will only be considered for nonprofit organizations recognized by[…]

KEYS board OKs annual report

The Utility Board approved Keys Energy Services’ annual audit and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2018, at their regular meeting in January. Per bond resolution, the board independently audits the financial statements of the utility within 180 days after the close of the fiscal year. James H. Hill[…]

Rebuild Florida assistance available to landlords

Rebuild Florida is a federally funded program for homeowners who meet eligibility requirements and need financial assistance to repair, elevate, rebuild or replace a structure that was damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Irma. Rebuild Florida reconstruction funds also are available to owners of rental properties who rent housing to people who meet affordable/workforce income levels.[…]

KEYS offers numerous discounts

Enrollment for Keys Energy Services’ discount program for qualifying senior citizens or disabled American veterans residential customers is now open. Customers who have previously participated in the program must requalify by March 31. Once qualified, customers will receive a $15 discount on their monthly energy bills this year. In order to qualify for the discount,[…]

Realty group adds to business

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Knight and Gardner Realty recently announced the acquisition of Christie’s American Caribbean Real Estate Middle and Lower Keys Sales Division. The latter now operates as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Keys Real Estate. Through the union, Knight & Gardner Realty adds a market-leading brokerage, 24 seasoned agents and access to the vibrant Lower and[…]

CFFK provides leadership board training program

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys is accepting applications for its 2019 Leadership Success Academy board training program. CFFK’s signature program provides national best practices in leadership development and governance skills and is for anyone working with or serving in an advisory capacity with a nonprofit organization or other community group. The three hands-on[…]

Rebuild Florida registration deadline extended

Rebuild Florida, a federally funded program implemented by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, has extended its deadline to register to March 29. In the first phase, $50 million is earmarked for Monroe County homeowners to rebuild, repair and elevate their homes due to damage or destruction caused by Hurricane Irma. This funding is a[…]

All-inclusive resort reopens

The adults-only Bungalows Key Largo, a 12-acre, 135-unit, all-inclusive resort, has reopened under management of Noble House Hotels and Resorts. Located at Mile Marker 99, bayside, the resort features a zen garden spa, two in-ground pools, a fitness tiki hut, 1,000 feet of shoreline, three piers to accommodate 40-foot-long boats, 800-square-foot bungalows and 4,000 square[…]

Pigeon Key festival call for fine artists, craftspeople

The Pigeon Key Art Festival will be celebrating its silver anniversary, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 2-3. The 25-year-old art emporium is to be spread among the open-air Marathon Community Park, Mile Marker 49, in a tropically themed oasis of exemplary artwork in the form of pottery, paintings, glass, sculpture, photography, jewelry and more. Fine artists[…]