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Keys Energy Services warns against balloons

Annual graduation festivities are a popular time for Mylar/metallic balloon sales, but the public utility for the Lower Florida Keys is urging caution about their use. Keys Energy Services is reminding its customers that Mylar/metallic balloons can drift away and land on power lines and in electrical substations, potentially resulting[…]

City continues paving project

The City of Key West will continue paving of Duval and Greene streets, and weather permitting, the work should be done this week. Striping of those streets will be done first week of June, as the asphalt must cure, city spokeswoman Alyson Crean said. The rainbow crosswalks at one intersection[…]

State warns of COVID scams

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has issued a consumer alert about new scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The scams include text messages and phone calls to imposters posing as health workers offering free COVID-19 tests. According to the state, Floridians need to be on the lookout for scams and[…]

Resume workshop to be held

The College of the Florida Keys is offering a free virtual resume workshop at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 21. Participants will learn how to compose a professional resume, cover letter, and e-portfolio to help them stand out in a changing job market. Participants will learn how to use free[…]

Drive-through food giveaway Thursday

In collaboration with Feeding South Florida, Monroe County and the Ocean Reef Community Foundation, United Way of Collier and the Keys announces that a free drive-through food distribution will take place at The Basilica School rear parking lot on Thursday, May 21, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The food[…]

Virtual Memorial Day service set

There will be a virtual Memorial Day service on Monday, May 25, at the Islamorada Hurricane Monument. Viewing of the pre-recorded ceremony will be available beginning at 9 a.m. online via Matecumbe Historical Trust Facebook, and on YouTube.com as “Islamorada Memorial Day Service 2020 by Matecumbe Historical Trust. The ceremony[…]

Pedestrain bridge work to start

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[…]

Online COVID assistance directory available

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[…]

Mosquito Control starts aerial missions

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District will begin aerial larvicide missions via helicopter, weather permitting, on Saturday, May 16. The treatment area is Key West, west of the Salt Run Channel. Applications will occur between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. using Bti, which is a mosquito larva-specific[…]

Memorial Day service set

A Memorial Day observance will at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 25, at the Southern Keys Cemetery, 258 Avenue A, Big Coppitt Key. The service will be in accordance with current COVID-19 guidelines. There will be no seating and safe-distance standing only among visitors and participants. The American Legion Arthur[…]