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Yoga studio changes name

To celebrate its expanded programs and mission, the former Bikram Yoga studio at 927 White St., Key West, has a fresh new name, logo, and offerings for the community. The oldest continually running yoga school in Key West is now called “Yoga Key.” In addition to the hot “26&2” style yoga that the school has[…]

Cultural Umbrella Committee of TDC has an open seat

The Florida Keys Council of the Arts is accepting letters of interest for an opening on the Cultural Umbrella Committee of the Tourist Development Council. The TDC District 3 appointee must live from the west end of the Seven-Mile Bridge to the Long Key bridge. The committee member serves a three-year term beginning immediately. Persons[…]

Bank donates $5K to youth program Pathways to Sucess

Wells Fargo officials recently presented the board of Keys to Be the Change with a donation in the amount of $5,000 for the Kids Win: Pathways to Success (KW:PTS) Mentoring Program at both Horace O’Bryant Middle School and Key West High School. The program is a youth mentoring project that pairs at-risk youth with community[…]

The Key West Citizen

Florida Keys Community College will expand its construction apprenticeship program to include the fields of plumbing and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning). Classes for the new apprenticeships will begin in January 2019 with applications due Dec. 10. The January program will build on the first apprenticeships in electrical and carpentry that began in August.[…]

The Key West Citizen

The Key West Chamber of Commerce once again wants to help make “city sidewalks, busy sidewalks” this holiday season with its annual Island of Lights holiday decorating contest. The light-hearted competition was created in 1985 as a way for businesses large and small to show their holiday spirit while encouraging people to shop locally for[…]

Island of Lights decorating contest entry deadline is Dec. 10

The Key West Chamber of Commerce once again wants to help make “city sidewalks, busy sidewalks” this holiday season with its annual Island of Lights holiday decorating contest. The light-hearted competition was created in 1985 as a way for businesses large and small to show their holiday spirit while encouraging people to shop locally for[…]

FKCC expands apprenticeship construction program

Florida Keys Community College will expand its construction apprenticeship program to include the fields of plumbing and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning). Classes for the new apprenticeships will begin in January 2019 with applications due Dec. 10. The January program will build on the first apprenticeships in electrical and carpentry that began in August.[…]

KEYS wins communications award

Keys Energy Services was recently awarded an Excellence in Public Power Communications Award by the American Public Power Association. The local power utility received the award for its social media communications in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Following the Category 4 storm that struck the Florida Keys on Sept. 10, 2017, communications were hampered by[…]

History & Discovery Center reopens Dec. 1

The Keys History & Discovery Center remains closed temporarily due to the extensive road construction occurring at the Islander Resort, where the Discovery Center is located. The center will reopen on Saturday, Dec. 1. The lecture scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 28, entitled, “History is the Real Treasure: The 1733 Spanish Galleon Trail,” will be held[…]

Williams exhibit garners honors

The Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit was recently l;auded by the British Guild of Travel Writers, winning “Highly Commended” honors in the Wider World category of the organization’s annual tourism awards presented at a gala in London. Some 300 members, including writers, editors, photographers and broadcasters, nominate and vote on tourism projects in United Kingdom[…]