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Police officer earns Live Saving Award after quashing a suicide attempt

Key West Police Officer Bryan Tyler was recently honored with the department’s Life Saving Award by Chief Sean Brandenburg during a recent awards ceremony at the Grand Key Resort. While on patrol on Christmas Eve, Officer Bryan Tyler noticed a motorcycle parked on the sidewalk of North Roosevelt Boulevard. After a brief conversation with the[…]

Historical trolley tours set throughout month

The Matecumbe Historical Trust’s “29 Points of Interest” historical trolley tours on the islands of Islamorada will continue each Saturday through February. The tours will be held on Feb. 16 and Feb. 23. The tours will start from the Islamorada Moose Lodge, 81573 Old Highway in Islamorada. A monitor is located at the front of[…]

Author Katrin Schumann to speak at public library

Author Katrin Schumann discusses her debut novel, “The Forgotten Hours,” at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Key West Public Library. Schumann is the author of five nonfiction books and has been featured multiple times on NBC’S “Today,” “Talk of the Nation” and in The Times (London), as well as other national and[…]

Sea turtle release at Higgs Beach

OneBlood, the local blood center, is seeking people to donate blood. While all blood types are needed, there is an urgent need for platelets as well as O Negative and O Positive blood types. OneBlood encourages all eligible donors to visit a donor center or Big Red Bus to ensure blood is available for patients[…]

Sea turtle release at Higgs Beach

Bubba, a 201-pound adult male green sea turtle rehabilitated at the Turtle Hospital, is back to good health and ready to head to sea in time for Valentine’s Day. Join Turtle Hospital personnel at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, at Higgs Beach, behind Salute! restaurant, 1000 Atlantic Blvd. for a public sea turtle release.[…]

Gardenfest set for Feb. 16-17

Nature lovers can enjoy an exhibition and sale of rare plants, explore the unique Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden and discover fine arts and crafts during the 16th annual Gardenfest, set for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16-17. Themed “The Green Marketplace,” the free plant sale and craft market is scheduled 10 a.m. to[…]

‘Fund Day for Dads and Kids’ set for Feb. 16 at Willie Ward Park

Fathers and their children are invited to a ‘Fun Day for Dads and Kids,’ presented by A Positive Step of Monroe County, on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Willie Ward Park, 300 Catherine St. in Key West. Dads and kids can interact and enjoy free food, play activities and prizes[…]

KidCare eligibility calculator online

To help Florida families interested in applying for Florida KidCare, the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation recently debuted a free online eligibility calculator. This new tool uses two key pieces of information — family size and annual household income — to estimate a family’s monthly premium payment for Florida KidCare coverage. To access the eligibility calculator,[…]

Free sailing lessons offered

The Key West Community Sailing Center is offering free sailing lessons to women and men. Lessons for women are held on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to noon, while lessons for men are held on Sundays, also from 10 a.m. to noon. No experience is required and beginners are welcome. Instruction is provided by a professional[…]

City Cemetery strolls upcoming

The second stroll to be offered at the historical Key West City Cemetery this season will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23. During the stroll, small groups of visitors will be escorted to grave sites where interpreters will tell the stories of the deceased in brief monologues. The groups will depart at 9:30, 9:50 and[…]