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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[…]