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Rotary Satellite Club of Key Largo adds 30 new charter members

The Rotary Club of Key Largo recently announced 30 charter members of its new Rotary Satellite Club of Key Largo Sunset. The founding members are Ashley Arrabal, Bryan Arrabal, Christina Boilini, Cathy Brewer, Lee Caltagirone, Laurie Cornell, Ben Cosme, Kerry Cosme, Lisa Feliciano, Pablo Gonzalez-Quevedo, Yvonne Gonzalez-Quevedo, Jill Hayes, James Jeske, Erin King, Sharon Kittle-Smith,[…]

Mariners Hospitalearns redesignation

Mariners Hospital recently achieved Pathway to Excellence redesignation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies the elements of interprofessional work environments where nurses can flourish and feel empowered. The designation substantiates nursing job satisfaction at Mariners and identifies it as one of the best places to work. Cheryl Cottrell, MHSA,[…]

Hurricane tax abatement applications available

The Monroe County Property Appraiser is accepting applications for the Hurricane Tax Abatement. In 2018, the Florida Legislature passed F.S. 197.318 to provide tax relief to certain homeowners who had property damage during Hurricane Irma. To be eligible for reimbursement, the homesteaded property must be determined “uninhabitable;” that is, the homesteaded property could not be[…]

Area businesses earn award

Two local businesses, Florida Keys Air Conditioning and Germaire Distributors, recently received American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning’s first Building a Higher Standard award, which recognizes independent HVAC dealers across the country for exemplifying integrity, community involvement, teamwork and a focus on continuous improvement in the pursuit of excellence. Of hundreds of nominees, both businesses[…]

Utility Board approves budget

The Utility Board held a public hearing and approved Keys Energy Services’ fiscal year budget for 2019 and a five-year financial plan, during its recent meeting in early September. The approved budget for KEYS is $112 million. According to a news release, the budget supports KEYS’ goals and objectives, which include a heavy emphasis on[…]

Rotary Club donates $1K to school

The Rotary Club of Key Largo recently donated $1,000 to help provide free child care for 4- and 5-year-olds at Key Largo School. The funds were a pass-through donation of unused campaign contributions from newly-elected school board member Sue Woltanski, who ran unopposed for District 5 of the Monroe County School Board and will assume[…]

Application workshop set for artist grants

The South Florida Cultural Consortium will hold a free application workshop on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. at The Studios of Key West. The South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Program offers the largest regional, government-sponsored artists grants in the United States, awarding $15,000 and $7,500 fellowships to resident visual and media artists from Monroe,[…]