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Nature Conservancy launches online program

The Nature Conservancy and its 550 scientists are launching Nature Lab, a new online learning platform designed to help students learn the science behind how nature works. More than 850 million children and youth – roughly half of the world’s student population including those in Florida — have to stay[…]

Historical Society offers online tours

The Key West Art & Historical Society Museums may have closed doors, but access to what’s inside remains open. The society will continue to offer a selection of diverse educational programs, exhibitions, and offerings remotely and is working diligently to develop and provide additional free online programming. Right now, visitors[…]

Health Department offers assistance

The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County is offering food/nutrition/breastfeeding assistance to low-income pregnant women or families with infants or children younger than 5 who reside in Monroe County. Those individuals or families who meet this criteria and are experiencing a loss of income due to the COVID-19 crisis[…]

City of Key West embarks on tree-planting project

The City of Key West is taking advantage of decreased traffic and tackling some projects while the streets are quiet, including tree planting. Early this week, the city’s Parks and Recreation Foreman William Collins and his tree-planting crew were continuing to place the 18 trees that were shipped recently in[…]

Aviation Boulevard to close for 2 weeks for repairs

The Florida Department of Transportation will close Aviation Boulevard in Marathon starting Monday, March 30, for approximately two weeks in order to complete drainage work and begin the widening of the road. During this closure, Aviation Boulevard will remain accessible from 107 Street, on the east side of Florida Keys/Marathon[…]

AG targets price gouging

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has created an app to help Floridians quickly and effectively report price gouging in real time during this state of emergency. The app, called NO SCAM, a tool for people to upload pictures, receipts and more information in real time when price gouging is suspected.[…]

Report price gouging

The Monroe County State Attorney’s Office is encouraging people to report business that are price gouging during the coronavirus epidemic. People can call any of three Monroe County State Attorney’s Office locations, Key West at 305-292-3400, the Middle Keys at 305-289-2593 or the Upper Keys at 305-852-7170. People should report[…]

Key West Woman’s Club supports Wesley House

The Key West Woman’s Club continues to support the children and families that are part of the Wesley House Family Services Healthy Families Monroe program. Though the actual baby shower needed to be canceled, the Key West Woman’s Club ensured that each of of the Wesley House families received all[…]

Coast Guard transfers boater, 70, to hospital

The Coast Guard transported a 70-year-old man from his 42-foot motor vessel, Indigo Falcon, Monday near Dry Tortugas National Park. The Coast Guard Sector Key West received a medical transfer request from the man claiming he had been experiencing chest pains for the past two days, the Coast Guard said.[…]

Womankind remains open

Womankind will remain open only for services deemed “essential,” which includes family planning and sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment. Patients with scheduled appointments will be notified if they should come to the clinic or prepare for a phone conversation with their provider. Patients instructed to come to the center[…]