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Watch for gators, crocs

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reminds everyone to be careful in and around water of alligators and crocodiles, especially now, as the weather heats up in the Florida Keys. Other safety measures are listed in the “Living with Alligators” brochure at http://www.myfwc.com/Alligator, and the “Living with Crocodiles” brochure at http://www.myfwc.com/Crocodile. The FWC’s Nuisance[…]

Spring migration focus of Discovery Saturday

On April 21, from 10 to 11 a.m. during Discovery Saturday, children will learn what birds visit the Florida Keys on their momentous journey north at the Florida Keys Eco-Discover Center. A migration game, presented by Fort Zachary Taylor State Park and the Junior Birders and Nature Explorers, will teach children in kindergarten through fifth grade[…]

Dragon Boat Festival is June 2

The annual Battle in the Bay Dragon Boat Festival set for Saturday, June 2, at Marathon’s newly renovated Sombrero Beach, offers crowds of cheering spectators beachfront racing excitement and a festive day of fun in the sun. For information and team registration, visit http://www.battleinthebaydragonboat.com.

Free adult education classes are offered

Monroe County Adult Education, located throughout the Florida Keys, is offering free tuition for a limited time. The classes help adults obtain the basic skills needed to be productive skilled workers and community members. We offer English classes, as well as high school equivalency preparation classes.  For information, call 305-293-1400, Ext. 54327. 

FKCC scholarships available

Florida Keys Community College encourages future and current students to apply for scholarships for the summer term, which begins May 14, and the fall term, which begins Aug. 20. Criteria for scholarships range widely to accommodate and assist a variety of students. Scholarship descriptions and criteria can be viewed on the college’s website at http://www.fkcc.academicworks.com.[…]

Park visitors may win prizes

Frequent visitors to Florida state parks could be in line for some prizes. The Florida Park Service announced recently that it’s launching a new way to document park visits called the Deluxe Real Florida Passport. The passport is a journal that park visitors use to collect stamps from the state’s 175 parks. The booklet also[…]

Climate change lecture set April 20 at sailing center

At its Friday social at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 20, the Key West Community Sailing will feature a free talk by Natalia Duke and Allison Higgins, with the Climate Reality Project. The presentation will focus on climate change, its impacts, solutions and local actions.  The project looks at issues such as sea level rise,[…]

Audubon migration bird walk April 21

The Florida Keys Audubon Society will hold a free migration bird walk on Saturday, April 21, beginning 8 a.m. at Indigenous Park. Late April is the peak of bird migration in the Florida. Birds migrating from Cuba, the Caribbean, and Central America often stop in Key West en route to their northern habitats. More than[…]

FKCC to hold annual Job Fair

Florida Keys Community College invites the community to join students and alumni seeking employment at the school’s annual Job Fair on Wednesday, April 18, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the lobby of the Tennessee Williams Theatre on the Key West campus. Job seekers are encouraged to come prepared with resumes and “dressed to impress”[…]

Conch Republic Military Muster set for April 24 at Gardens Hotel

Admiral Finbar, the Conch Republic’s First Sea Lord and Supreme Commander, invites all to the Conch Republic Military Muster on Tuesday, April 24, from 6 to 8 p.m.  at The Gardens Hotel. Mingle with members of the Conch Republic High Command and enlisted personnel from all branches of the CR Armed Forces, including the Air Force,[…]