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USS Billings set to be commissioned in August

Navy League Key West Council is joining together with the City of Key West and U.S. Navy, to welcome the commissioning of the USS Billings (LCS 15) on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 3. The USS Billings Commissioning Committee is inviting the public to this free event by requesting a ticket at http://www.ussbillingslcs15.org by June[…]

Presentation looks at church

The Matecumbe Historical Trust will host a free presentation on the history of the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea in Key West on Monday, June 17. Guest speaker Bob Bernreuter’s presentation will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Island Community Church, 83250 Overseas Highway in Islamorada. Bernreuter will offer stories and imagery[…]

‘Beat the Heat’ this summer

Monroe County Fire Rescue will host seven “Beat the Heat” events this summer for children throughout Monroe County. Monroe County firefighters and firetrucks will provide misting water in a safe and fun environment. Children should wear bathing suits, water shoes and sunscreen, and should also bring a bottle of water and a towel. All events[…]

Mini health fairs upcoming

The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County will be hosting two health fairs. The first is scheduled Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Roth Building, 50 High Point Road, in Tavernier, while the second fair will be held Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the[…]

City invites public comment

The Key West City Commission meets Tuesday, June 18, and the city is reminding people they can comment on items ahead of time with eComment. Log onto http://www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov prior to a meeting, and click on “Agendas and Minutes” on the homepage. Then click the eComment link next to an upcoming meeting’s agenda. The eComment feature[…]

CFFK rewards teachers

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys and its partners recently awarded $105,000 to further education opportunities, teaching and academic pursuits in the Florida Keys. The awards recognize inspirational teachers and also boost Keys students through scholarships which are investments in students’ futures and help put them on the path to successful careers and lives.[…]

South Carolina woman collapses in water, dies

A 54-year-old Barnwell, South Carolina woman rushed to 3 N. Conch Ave. on Conch Key by boat Tuesday afternoon was pronounced dead at Fishermen’s Hospital in Marathon. Deceased is Carol Morris Carroll. Caroll was reportedly out with her family at a sandbar off of Long Key when she collapsed in the water. Her family began[…]

Presentation looks at church history

The Matecumbe Historical Trust will host a free presentation on the history of the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea in Key West on Monday, June 17. Guest speaker Bob Bernreuter’s presentation will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Island Community Church, 83250 Overseas Highway in Islamorada. Bernreuter will offer stories and imagery[…]

FEMA OKs $5.9M to aid hurricane debris removal

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved granting $5.9 million to Monroe County defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program. FEMA funds will reimburse the county for the collection, reduction, disposal and site management of debris within Monroe County following the September 2017 storm. The funds will be[…]

City proclaims June as Royal Poinciana Month

The Key West City Commission has proclaimed June as Royal Poinciana Tree Month. The proclamation was made in honor of not just the island’s flamboyant trees, but in the name of the woman who founded the City’s tree commission in an effort to preserve and enhance the canopy: The late City Commissioner Merili McCoy. These[…]