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Schools ready to start ‘Boost’ program in July

The Monroe County School District will begin it’s summer “Boost” program this month. Children from kindergarten to second grade, and some third-graders, will return to a classroom setting for three weeks of learning. The program will be the first in-person learning for students since mid-March, when school buildings closed due[…]

Sanctuary seeks advisory members

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is recruiting for four seats on its advisory council. The Sanctuary is accepting applications for members and alternates representing charter sport fishing and recreational fishing. Applicants are evaluated on their expertise and experience, community and professional affiliations, and views regarding the protection and management of[…]

COVID precautions in place at Artisan Market Sunday

The Key West Artisan Market’s last show of the summer will be have multilayered safety and social-distancing protocols in place protecting locals, visitors and vendors to create a careful shopping experience. The Key West Artisan Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 12, at Clarence[…]

FWC to meet online

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will meet virtually Wednesday and Thursday, July 22-23, beginning at 9 a.m. each day. The FWC board will discuss significant changes to the stone crab fishery. The Florida Channel will be broadcasting live video coverage at http://www.TheFloridaChannel.org The commission is also offering the[…]

Comment on storm risk study

The Army Corps of Engineers released the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Monroe County Coastal Storm Risk Feasibility Management Study. Residents will have until Aug. 10 to comment and provide feedback to the Army Corps on the plan. The report can be found online at[…]

CFK to host seminar on financial assistance

The College of the Florida Keys will host a virtual financial aid workshop at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 16. CFK financial aid staff will provide guidance through the process of completing the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Completion of the FAFSA is the first step toward accessing[…]

Gun found in airport luggage

A handgun and two loaded magazines were found in a duffel bag being X-rayed at a Key West International Airport security checkpoint on Monday. The owner of the gun — a 52-year-old visitor from Tampa — said he had inadvertently left the gun in his duffel bag, Monroe County Sheriff’s[…]

Free COVID-19 testing

The Health Department is ramping up its free COVID-19 testing this month. The Health Department will be conducting testing from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on July 14, July 21 and July 28 at the Big Pine Key Moose Lodge at 21 Wilder Road. The agency will be testing from[…]

Storm risk meetings held

The Army Corps of Engineers released the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Monroe County Coastal Storm Risk Feasibility Management Study. Residents will have until Aug. 10 to comment and provide feedback to the Army Corps on the plan. The report can be found online at[…]

Garden to hold plant sale

The nursery at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden will be offering native trees, shrubs, vegetables and vines for sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 18. About 160 species of plants are now available bringing the inventory to more than 2,100 plants that attract birds[…]