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FKAA aids seniors, veterans

The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority is continuing its effort to assist income-eligible seniors and permanently disabled veterans by reducing their monthly utility bills. This discount removes the base facility charge for the water bill and will also eliminate the wastewater base facility charge for those customers in FKAA wastewater districts[…]

Fiesta Key RV resort unveils recent upgrades

Fiesta Key RV Resort in Long Key recently completed a seven-month improvement project. All 324 RV sites now offer full hook-up service. Additionally, the electric pedestals have been upgraded for improved efficiency and now offer 30- and 50-amp service. Roads within the resort have been raised and repaved and the[…]

CHI reopens health center

Community Health of South Florida Inc. reopened its Marathon Health Center Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 2805 Overseas Highway. The million-dollar renovation was made possible by a Health Resource and Services grant to expand dental, behavioral health and pharmacy services. The new center features an array of services including primary care,[…]

Annual KEYS tree giveaway upcoming

Keys Energy Services will host its 20th Tree Giveaway on Saturday, April 18, at 8:30 a.m. at KEYS Service Building in Key West, 1001 James St. and KEYS’ Cudjoe Electrical Substation, located at Mile Marker 23, oceanside. The giveaway is on a first-come, first-serve basis for all KEYS customers, who[…]

Utility offers discounts to seniors, disabled vets

KEY WEST — Enrollment for Keys Energy Services’ discount program for qualifying customers who are senior citizens or disabled U.S. veterans is now open. Customers who have previously participated in the program must re-qualify by March 31. Once qualified, customers will receive a $15 discount on their monthly energy bills[…]

Local United Way announces 2020-21 funding cycle

United Way of the Florida Keys has announced the opening of the 2020-21 Community Investment funding cycle, an annual process supporting the local community. The application for funding will be available online through Feb. 13 at keysunitedway.org/apply-united-way-funding. Funding will only be considered for nonprofit organizations recognized by the IRS as[…]

Beverage group offers community grants

The Florida Beverage Association, a state trade association representing non-alcoholic beverage producers, marketers, bottlers and distributors, is seeking applications for its community grant program. “The Florida Beverage Association and its members are eager to build upon our commitment to the communities we serve by awarding grants to local programs that[…]

United Way seeks tax volunteers

United Way of the Florida Keys is seeking volunteers to assist with a free tax preparation program for households with limited incomes in Monroe County. Volunteers are needed to work as IRS-certified tax prep assistants or greeters. Bilingual volunteers are especially needed as tax prep assistants, greeters or translators. After[…]

Pool operator training course offered at hotel, marina

The Perry Hotel and Stock Island Marina Village are offering certified pool operator training classes on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 14-15. This two-day class, which will be led by Aquatic Facility Training and Consultants, includes training in both the Operator Handbook and pool/chemical worksheets, as well as access to online[…]

App offers driving tours

A digital tool to help visitors navigate the Overseas Highway is being offered by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council. The TDC’s free Florida Keys & Key West Travel App has two driving tours that are triggered by geographic location and alert travelers to scenic, iconic or historical points of[…]