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Free responsible vendor training course offered

The Monroe County Coalition in the Keys is offering a free, 90-minute, county-wide training course to members of the food and beverage industry, including discussion of Florida law and checking ID cards. Responsible vendor training gives business owners, managers and staff of establishments that serve alcohol knowledge and skills to help them serve responsibly and[…]

Winn-Dixie offers free flu shots at in-store pharmacies

The peak of flu season is here and Winn-Dixie wants to help the Florida Keys community shield themselves and their loved ones from the flu. All in-store pharmacies are offering a no-cost flu shot to all South Florida customers, along with 10 percent off their grocery bill for added savings, now through Feb. 28. While most[…]

United Way announces grant funding applications

United Way of the Florida Keys will start accepting grant applications for funding on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Applications will be accepted through March 9 on UWFK’s website at http://keysunitedway.org/apply-united-way-funding.  Applicants must be 501c(3) nonprofit organizations with a written non-discrimination policy that show appropriate spending on delivery of services; and those that have completed the application[…]

Pier House concert fights breast cancer on Jan. 19

Pier House Resort and Spa invites the Keys community to join the fight against breast cancer at the upcoming Pier House Goes Pink event on Thursday, Jan. 18. Originally scheduled for October, but postponed in the aftermath of Irma, Pier House is fighting against breast cancer with proceeds from the event benefiting the Cancer Foundation[…]

Library offers 1-on-1 tech tutoring

Is your smartphone smarter than you? Did you get new “technological tools” for Christmas, and now need help unlocking their magic?Are you tired of missing out on the Facebook phenomenon? The Key West branch of the Monroe County Public Library, 700 Fleming St., can help with its new Tech Tutoring services. The library is offering[…]

Key West-to-Dallas flights start in June

American Airlines is scheduled to begin new nonstop service between Key West International Airport and Dallas–Fort Worth International Airport on June 9. The new commercial service will include once-a-week summertime flights between Saturday, June 9 and Saturday, Aug. 25 on 76-passenger regional jets, said Donald DeGraw, Monroe County’s director of airports. “With new jet service[…]

Free college-planning workshop offered in Key Largo

The Key Largo Chamber of Commerce, Florida Keys Community College and Centennial Bank are joining forces to help local high school students, their families, and guidance counselors navigate the daunting sea of college decisions and deadlines. The free “Ready, Set, COLLEGE!” workshop will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at[…]

Foundation grants more than $1 million for storm recovery

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys (CFFK) has now provided more than $1 million to assist with relief and recovery efforts in the Florida Keys following Hurricane Irma. To date, including a new round of grants, CFFK has distributed more than $1 million in grants to more than 75 local nonprofit organizations from the Florida Keys Emergency[…]

Free responsible vendor training available

The Monroe County Coalition in the Keys is offering a free, 90-minute, county-wide training course to members of the food and beverage industry, including discussion of Florida law and checking ID cards. Responsible vendor training gives business owners, managers and staff of establishments that serve alcohol knowledge and skills to help them serve responsibly and[…]

CFFK to hold Unsung Heroes Luncheon

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys is recognizing the tremendous efforts of the area’s nonprofits for helping many recover after Hurricane Irma with its annual Unsung Heroes Luncheon on Friday, Jan. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organizations can register for the event, which will be held at the Key West Marriott Beachside,[…]