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Report provider complaints

The Florida Department of Health’s Division of Medical Quality Assurance offers a health care complaint portal. The portal was developed in collaboration with the Agency for Health Care Administration and allows Floridians to more conveniently report everything from health care violations and unlicensed activity, to fraud and more. The portal also educates consumers on which[…]

Buying license made easier

Buying state fishing and hunting licenses has never been easier with the new Fish-Hunt-FL application for Android, Apple and Windows smartphone devices. The interactive app gives fishermen and hunters easy access to purchasing any recreational fishing or hunting license offered by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Anglers and hunters can check out recent[…]

Area teacher honored

Gov. Rick Scott recently presented Key Largo School fourth-grade teacher Samantha Hopper with the Governor’s Shine Award. Hopper was one of six educators from across the state recognized with the honor. Teachers receiving the award continue to “make significant contributions to the field of education,” according to the state press release. The Shine Award is[…]

Stock Island site topic of presentation

On Thursday, June 28, Key West Art & Historical Society’s Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes historian Ryan Harke to the Custom House Museum, where he will present research from his dissertation on the “Southernmost Pre-Columbian Site.” The 6 p.m. presentation investigates the possibility of whether Stock Island was a seasonal fishing ground used by mainland natives[…]

FWC seeking volunteers

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is seeking volunteers to contribute time and energy to help conserve fish, wildlife and habitats, and help improve public access and skills related to outdoor experiences such as hunting, fishing, boating and wildlife viewing. To find FWC volunteer opportunities available statewide and by region, visit http://www.myfwc.com/getinvolved. Volunteers can[…]

Area judge wins teaching honor

Three Justice Teaching Awards were presented by Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis during the recent judicial luncheon at the Florida Bar’s annual convention in Orlando. The awards honored a Key West judge, as well as a teacher and a volunteer, for their dedication in teaching Florida students about government and the courts. The Justice[…]

Free CPR, first aid training offered

The Islamorada Fire Department offers free first aid, CPR and AED training to community members at Fire Station No. 20, Mile Marker 81.9, bayside. Although the next session, scheduled Wednesday, July 11, is full, those interested in future sessions can email Debbie Naiser at fire.department@islamorada.fl.us or call 305-664-6490 to be placed on a waiting list. The free[…]

Fireworks require numerous permits

In the Florida Keys, fireworks displays require permits from several jurisdictions, including Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. If fireworks will be discharged over water, the Sanctuary requires a special-use permit that includes a review of potential impacts on the sensitive marine ecosystem. If fireworks will be discharged from a floating platform, the U.S. Coast Guard[…]

Women’s sailing lessons offered

Key West Community Sailing Center’s free sailing lessons for women continues through the summer. Classes are held on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to noon.  No experience is required and beginners are welcome. For information, call KWCSC at 305-292-5993. The Key West Community Sailing Center is located at 705 Palm Drive.

USCG Thetis offloads $2M worth of marijuana

Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis offloaded 2,116 pounds of marijuana recently in Key West after returning home from an 88-day patrol in the Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean. In March, Thetis crewmembers alongside an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico, and a Jamaican Defence Force crew interdicted a suspected drug[…]