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Sheriff honors employees of the year

The Sheriff’s Office held its Employee of the Year award ceremony recently in Marathon. The five award winners are from all areas of the Sheriff’s Office — law enforcement, corrections, support, reserves and the Explorer program. The Employees of the Year are chosen from all of those who received one of the Sheriff’s Employee of[…]

Marine Sanctuary seeks applicants

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is recruiting for 15 seats on its advisory council. The council ensures public participation in the management of the sanctuary. Applications are due Feb. 26. To receive an application kit, or for further information, contact Beth.Dieveney@noaa.gov, 305-809-4710, or Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, P.O. Box 1083, Key Largo, FL 33037.[…]

Munder is guest at speaker series

On Monday, Feb. 26, the Key West Friends of the Library will welcome Carol Munder as guest speaker, in conversation with local photographer Mark Hedden. Munder’s appearance will be at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. Admission is free. Her discussion begins promptly at 6 p.m. Seating starts at 5:30 on a first-come, first-served[…]

Katona Twins perform at Impromptu Concert performance at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Feb. 25

Hungarian guitar duo Katona Twins will appear in Key West for an Impromptu Concert performance at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St. The concert will be the fourth of the 2018 Impromptu Concert season, which is celebrating the centennial of the late composer Leonard Bernstein, a frequent[…]

’29 Points of Interest’ Historical Trolley Tour set for Feb. 24

The Matecumbe Historical Trust “29 Points of Interest” Historical Trolley Tours on the islands of Islamorada will be on Saturday, Feb. 24, starting at the Islamorada Moose Lodge, 81573 Old Highway. A monitor is located at the front of the trolley showing photos of the past as you see them as they are today. The[…]

FWC offers hunter safety courses

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is offering free hunter safety courses.  All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times. Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved[…]

Corrections officers graduate Law Enforcement Academy

In a recent ceremony, Florida Keys Community College celebrated the graduation of its 27th Cross-Over to Basic Law Enforcement Academy. The five graduates, who were all credentialed corrections officers, successfully completed the rigorous training program to expand their careers into law enforcement. Upon passing the state certification exam, each will be eligible to become a Florida[…]

Cemetery Stroll take place on Feb. 24

The second Cemetery Stroll to be offered at the Historic Key West Cemetery this season will take place on Feb. 24. During the stroll, small groups of visitors will be escorted to gravesites where interpreters will tell the stories of the deceased in brief monologues. The groups are scheduled for departures at 9:30, 9:50, and[…]

Two rescued from capsized boat

Two people were rescued from sinking boat off Marathon on Monday. The Coast Guard received a report shortly after 10 a.m. about a 15-foot boat with two people aboard capsized. The Coast Guard launched a boat from Station Marathon and found good samaritan Harry Demlang recovered the two people from the water. The Coast Guard transferred them[…]

Kid-friendly programs at Key Deer Refuge

The National Key Deer Refuge is initiating a series of free, kid-friendly, nature-oriented programs on Saturday mornings on Big Pine Key. The Refuge Ranger events are open to all children in grades K-8 who are accompanied by a parent or guardian. The programs will run from 9:45 a.m. to noon and will have an indoor[…]