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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[…]

Report vacation rental issues

Florida Keys residents are reminded that Monroe County has a toll-free phone number and email address to report illegal and non-compliant vacation rentals, as well as vacation rental scams. To report issues to the Monroe County Tax Collector’s Office, call 855-422-4540, or email mail@monroetaxcollector.com Callers can choose to identify themselves[…]

Bottom Line, Biz Briefs submissions sought

Are you opening a new business in the Florida Keys? Do you have employees who have reached milestones such as 10, 20 or 30 years on the job? The Citizen is accepting submissions for The Bottom Line column that appears each Sunday in the newspaper’s Business section. To submit a[…]

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[…]

KEYS employees spread holiday cheer to children

Keys Energy Services employees recently spread holiday cheer to local needy children by donating more than $1,500 worth of gifts in advance of the holiday season. KEYS’ Employee Activities Committee recently collected monetary donations from employees to go toward the purchase of gifts for needy children. KEYS’ EAC partnered with[…]

Sanctuary adds Blue Star fishing guides

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary recently added Florida Keys Flats Fishing of Key Largo, Keys Boat Tours of Sunshine Key and Folklure Charters of Key West as the newest participants in the Blue Star Fishing Guide program. The education and conservation program, launched in 2018, recognizes charter boat captains who[…]

Bottom Line, Biz Briefs submissions sought

Are you opening a new business in the Florida Keys? Do you have employees who have reached milestones such as 10, 20 or 30 years on the job? The Citizen is accepting submissions for The Bottom Line column and Biz Briefs that appear each weekend in the newspaper’s Business section.[…]

State welcomed 31.6M visitors in third quarter

Visit Florida recently estimated 31.6 million visitors traveled to Florida in the third quarter of 2019. Of these visitors, preliminary estimates show 28.6 million were domestic, 2.6 million were overseas visitors and 499,000 came from Canada. Totals at Florida’s 19 major airports grew by 2.5 percent compared to the third[…]

KEYS earns financial reporting award

Keys Energy Services recently received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial[…]