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United Way offers online directory

United Way of Collier and the Florida Keys has created a comprehensive online listing of COVID-19 Monroe County resources, including food pantries and other critical services, changes to operations for social service agencies, and pertinent local information. The information can be found at http://www.KeysUnitedWay.org/CommunityResourceGuide and any Keys resident who needs[…]

Reef Relief offers online courses

Reef Relief will be offering marine science virtual classes on Facebook Live free of charge. The lessons will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Each lesson is geared toward students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade, but anyone is welcome to participate. The non-profit coral conservation group[…]

Anne McKee grants awarded

The Board of Directors of the Anne McKee Artists Fund recently awarded $300,000 to 14 project-based grants to Florida Keys visual and literary artists. The fund’s 2020 grant recipients for visual arts are Carol Bruno, Cricket Desmarais, Margo Ellis, Michael Marrero, Alisa Mealor, Gretchen Mills, Amber Nolan, Mathew Puppich, Tamas[…]

Work set to begin on pedestrian bridge

The Florida Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin the design phase for a new pedestrian bridge on U.S. 1 at Founders Park. This design-build project will cost an estimated $4.68 million and take about two years to complete, weather permitting. The work to be performed includes installing a pedestrian[…]

Sailing camp offered

Signups for the Key West Community Sailing Center’s Youth Summer Sailing Camps 2020 is open. There are 10 weekly camps from June 1 to Aug. 7 for children ages 6 to 17. There are camps for all skill levels. The camps intend to provide youth with the opportunity to learn[…]

College to offer online camps

The College of the Florida Keys has moved its Summer Adventure Camps online this year so that children can participate from the safety of their homes. Designed for 7- to 11-year-old children, the one-week sessions provide opportunities to learn, create and have fun. CFK Summer Adventure Camps run Mondays through[…]

Parrot Heads seek members

The Key West Parrot Head Club is recruiting new members. Key West Parrot Heads have raised more than $80,000 for charities in the Florida Keys in the past 10 years. A single membership is $20 a year and members receive a Key West Parrot Head license plate frame. To join,[…]

Museums set to reopen July 1

The Key West Art & Historical Society will reopen a certain number of the society’s museums on July 1, but with reduced capacity and hours. The staff will use the next six weeks to implement new operating procedures that encourage social distancing and expand sanitation efforts, according to KWAHS officials.[…]

COVID-19 testing in Key West, Marathon

Community Health of South Florida, Inc. will offer free walk-up COVID-19 testing, by appointment, on consecutive Saturdays, May 30 and June 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fredrick Douglas Community Center Gym, 111 Olivia St. in Key West. The walk-up testing is by appointment only, and participants[…]

Reopening assistance offered

Monroe County Fire Rescue and the fire marshal are helping with the reopening of Florida Keys businesses that may need assistance in determining their new “occupancy load,” under Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-112. The governor’s order currently allows retail and restaurant establishments to reopen; however, the order mandates that[…]