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Health Department to share assessment findings

The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County invites residents to attend a public meeting where the findings of the county’s comprehensive community health assessments will be shared. The meeting will take place on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Harvey Government Center, 1200 Truman Ave, second floor. The department conducted[…]

Center offers lecture on Cuban craft

Keys History and Discovery Center presents “They Came From the Sea: Study of the Cuban Migrant Craft La Esparaza,” a lecture on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the center at Mile Marker 82. Cost is $10, and reservations are encouraged. Since the fall of the Batista regime during the Cuban Revolution[…]

Captains’ meeting set for lighted boat event

It’s time for the 28th annual Schooner Wharf Bar Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 8 p.m. Boats of all sizes, dinghies, kayaks, ships, and schooners are eligible to share in the holiday maritime parade and Christmas spirit, which also features more than $25,000 in prizes to be awarded. A captains’ meeting will[…]

Volunteers sought for tax season

Doing tax returns can be daunting to those of us who don’t have accountants. Would you like to take an active role in your community and become a tax volunteer? It’s the chance to touch many lives and also to learn how to prepare your own taxes. Here’s your chance to become a volunteer with[…]

FKCC expands construction apprenticeship program

Florida Keys Community College recently announced it will expand its construction apprenticeship program to include the fields of plumbing and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning). Classes for the new apprenticeships begin in January and build upon the first apprenticeships in electrical and carpentry, which began in August. The innovative “learn while you earn” model[…]

‘A Plastic Ocean’ screening offered at the Government Center

The Monroe County Extension Office will screen the documentary, “A Plastic Ocean,” which was directed by Craig Leeson and documents the numerous impacts of plastics on our ocean and human life. The screening will take place on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Murray E. Nelson Government Center, 102050 Overseas Highway,[…]

Preservation awards applications open

The Historic Florida Keys Foundation is accepting applications for its 38th annual Preservation Awards through Thursday, Jan. 17. A panel experienced in evaluating historic properties will start judging in February. Awards are given in March for the categories of preservation, rehabilitation, restoration and new construction that maintains the integrity of the historic neighborhood. Properties throughout[…]

Discover Saturday to show children all about coral reefs on Dec.15

Children will learn how corals grow and make their own reef using clay, pipe cleaners and beads during Discovery Saturday, from 10 to 11 a.m., on Dec. 15 at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center. The Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, operated by Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, hosts Discovery Saturday for children in kindergarten through fifth[…]

City Hall earns top certification

The City of Key West has earned the much-coveted LEED Platinum Certification for City Hall, making it one of just three city halls in the country to have earned the honor. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building system in the world. The designation is[…]

Gingerbread house-making party set for Saturday

On Saturday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Old Island Restoration Foundation and Key West Collegiate Academy will host the 11th annual community gingerbread house making party in the garden of The Oldest House. Children of all ages are invited to attend the fun and free event. Each person attending is encouraged[…]