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Keys welcomes new building system

Sherwood Construction, the contractor that built 73 Ocean, a 51-unit affordable housing complex in Marathon, is bringing a new, alternative affordable home building system to the Keys.  The company recently was named the Florida Keys representative for NexGen Framing, an all cold steel exterior and interior wail and roof truss system. The wall system recently passed a 225-mph wind load[…]

Islamorada welcomes new boat retailer, Marine Connection

Marine Connection, the 14th boat retailer in the nation, recently announced the addition of a new sales location in Islamorada. The new venue is in addition to existing full-service dealerships in West Palm Beach, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Vero Beach. Its fifth new sales facility at Mile Marker 80, is an integral part of the[…]

FKCC offers 2 summer terms

Registration is now open for summer courses at Florida Keys Community College.  The college offers two term options — a six-week, on-campus term and a 12-week online term. Both begin May 14. Students can complete courses quickly in the condensed term at FKCC locations in Key West, Marathon and Tavernier. The online term allows students[…]

Elisa Levy to teach stress, time management at seminar

Renowned speaker, facilitator and conflict resolution specialist Elisa Levy will present a seminar on Stress and Time Management, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., on Wednesday, April 18, at the Doubletree Grand Key Resort. Studies show that up to 80 percent of U.S. doctor visits are stress-related. Even in the Keys, where many people come to[…]

Workshops for TDC funding upcoming

Two free workshops to apply for Cultural Umbrella event funding are upcoming in Key West on Tuesday, April 10, and Islamorada on Wednesday, April 11. Both workshops start at 11 a.m. The Florida Keys Council of the Arts recently announced the availability of applications for Tourist Development Council Cultural Umbrella event funding, and organizations intending to[…]

Justices highlight seminar luncheon

State Supreme Court Justice Fred Lewis and 3rd DCA Judge Ed Scales were the featured speakers at the recent Continuing Legal Education luncheon seminar in conjunction with the Monroe County Bar Association and sponsored by Leesfield Scolaro, P.A. The 22nd annual event featured a presentation by Justice Lewis — after a spirited introduction from Judge Scales — on[…]

Kick Off for Conch Republic Royal Family to raise funds for foster kids

Have you always had a desire to be a royal? Unable to attend the royal wedding in May? Become a member of the Royal Family of the Conch Republic and help kids in the Florida Keys by attending the Conch Republic Royal Family Kick Off at 5 p.m. Friday, April 6 at Side Bar, 504[…]

Power costs may fall in March

Keys Energy Services customers will experience an 11-percent decrease in their March energy bills, as a result of decreased energy costs, if their usage remains the same as February.  The Power Cost Adjustment charge for the month of March will be a credit of $18.90 per 1,000 kilowatt hours, compared to a credit of $3[…]

CFFK plans celebration April 6

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys will celebrate the community’s efforts for helping the Keys recover following Hurricane Irma, and honor three individuals and businesses for their significant contributions to disaster recovery at its “Partners in Paradise Celebration” on Friday, April 6. The second annual celebration of community service and local giving will feature[…]

Seminar features Citizen columnist Elisa Levy

Need tools for coping with stress? According to studies, 80 percent of visits to doctors are stress-related, and Elisa Levy, an internationally known speaker and author, will be offering a seminar on acquiring tools to cope with stress. Levy, a consultant and coach for anger and stress management who specializes in conflict resolution, team building,[…]