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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission chair takes coral trip

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Chairman Robert Spottswood attended a recent research trip to conserve Florida Keys’ important coral reef ecosystem. A network of scientists from the FWC, the Florida Aquarium, the Coral Restoration Foundation, NOAA Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, the Keys Marine Lab, the University of Florida, Nova Southeastern University and Mote[…]

Congresswoman meets with local officials

South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell Mucarsel-Powell will host a round-table discussion on health care with Monroe County stakeholders on Wednesday at Key West City Hall. On Tuesday she met Key West city officials and representatives of the non-profit group Womankind on Tuesday to dicsuss affordable housing and women’s health issues. Mucarsel-Powell, D-Miami, traveled to Key[…]

Community Foundation receives accreditation

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys has received accreditation by meeting the nation’s highest standards for philanthropic excellence. This significant recognition comes from the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations and demonstrates CFFK’s commitment to transparency, quality, integrity and accountability in local giving. Recognized in the top tier of community foundations nationwide, the Foundation[…]

Florida Keys Southernmost Car Club to hold its monthly meeting Sunday

The Florida Keys Southernmost Car Club will hold its monthly Sunday, April, 21. The event will be from noon to 3 p.m. at the Sugarloaf Lodge at Mile Marker 17 on U.S. 1. This event is for the lovers of classic, custom, and street rod automobiles and trucks of all years and makes. There will[…]

County Fire Rescue to host egg hunt

Monroe County Fire Rescue is hosting its annual Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday, April 21. The event will be from noon to 3 p.m. at the Big Coppitt Fire Station, 28 Emerald Drive. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures after hiding 1,000 eggs and three “special” golden eggs for kids to collect.[…]

Bird walk to be held Saturday

The Florida Keys Audubon Society will host a bird walk on Saturday, April 27 in Key West. The walk is free and open to the public. Participants should meet at 8 a.m. in the parking lot of Indigenous Park, 1801 White St. The walk will last approximately an hour, possibly longer if there are a[…]

KEYS awards contract for aerial transmission line inspections

The Keys Energy Services board has awarded a contract for aerial and visual transmission line inspections and repairs to Haverfield International, Inc. Aerial inspections of the TIELINE take place every two years and help Keys Energy Services gauge the condition of the infrastructure in order to schedule preventative maintenance and necessary repairs. Haverfield will perform[…]

Islamorada trolley tour offered

The Matecumbe Historical Trust “Trolley Tour Through Time” through Islamorada will be held Saturday, April 20. The tour will start at 10 am at the Islamorada Moose Lodge, 81573 Old Highway. A monitor is located at the front of the trolley showing more than 90 photos from the past. Special tours can be arranged for[…]

Auxiliary to offer vessel checks

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer free vessel safety checks to boaters on Saturday, April 20. The checks will be conducted from 8 am to 10 a.m. at the City Marina at Garrison Bight in Key West. The U.S. Coast Guard recommends all recreational boaters, including personal watercraft, kayaks, canoes and paddle boards to[…]

FKCC to host job fair

Florida Keys Community College invites the community to join students and alumni seeking employment at their annual Job Fair on Wednesday, April 17. The fair will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the courtyard of the Key West Campus. Job seekers are encouraged to come prepared with resumes and “dressed to impress” the[…]