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Fire Rescue will help ‘Beat the Heat’

Monroe County Fire Rescue will host seven “Beat the Heat” events this summer for children of all ages throughout Monroe County. Monroe County firefighters and firetrucks will provide a gentle stream of misting water in a safe and fun environment. Children should wear bathing suits, water shoes and sunscreen and bring a bottle of water[…]

Diver dies on shipwreck

A diver on the Eagle wreck off Islamorada was rushed by the Coast Guard to Bud ‘N’ Mary’s Marina Friday morning after being found unconscious in the water and later died. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was notified of the incident about 9:30 a.m. The diver was taken to Mariners Hospital in Tavernier, where the[…]

Safe and Healthy director to speak

De Palazzo, state director of Equality Florida’s Safe and Healthy Schools program, will be the featured guest at Equality Florida Key West’s connection event on June 29. The event will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., June 29, at the Little Room Jazz Club, 821 Duval St. Palazzo will update members and guests on[…]

Public encouraged to attend commissioning

Navy League Key West Council is joining together with the City of Key West and the U.S. Navy to welcome the commissioning of the USS Billings (LCS 15) on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 3. The USS Billings Commissioning Committee is inviting the public to this free event by requesting a ticket at http://www.ussbillingslcs15.org by[…]

2 student teachers to attend Berklee music program in Boston

Two Bahama Village Music Program student teachers have been selected to attend the Berklee College of Music’s Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive in Boston this July. Key West High School students Leia Bryan and Mercedes Da Silva, both incoming seniors, have received full-tuition scholarships from the Berklee City Music Network as well as grants from[…]

Traffic disruption set for next week

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is reminding motorists of traffic issues on Card Sound Road next week. A crane company will be removing a radio tower on the Miami-Dade County side of Card Sound Road near the CEMEX USA plant from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Monday, June 24, to Wednesday, June 26. Flag[…]

Store to donate portion of sales to arts fund

To celebrate its 35th anniversary, the Fresh Produce clothing store on Duval Street is donating a portion of its sales on Saturday, June 22, to the the Anne McKee Fine Arts Fund. The Anne McKee Fine Arts Fund promotes Keys artists by sponsoring an annual auction and grant program. The shop invites locals and visitors[…]

NOW to meet June 26

The Key West chapter of the National Organization for Women will meet at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 26. This meeting is open to anyone interested in supporting gender equality issues. A social hour will follow the meeting. Key West NOW gathers on the fourth Wednesday of every month in the back dining room of Shanna[…]

Survey available on Bayview Park

The City of Key West wants to hear from the community about possible improvements and redesign of Bayview Park. The city wants to better understand the needs and opportunities for improving the public park, city spokeswoman Alyson Crean said. To reach that goal, the city has created a short survey to better understand the community’s[…]

Health fair set for Saturday

The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County is hosting a health fair on Saturday, June 22. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St. All services and items will be provided at no cost. Those who attend can receive free hurricane preparedness kits, helmets[…]