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2 shelters host pet adoption drive

Both the Key West and Marathon campuses of the Florida Keys SPCA are participating in the fifth annual national Clear the Shelters pet adoption drive Saturday, Aug. 17. Pet adoption fees will be waived, although standard adoption procedures and policies still apply. Interested adopters are encouraged to visit either of[…]

Veterans can get license designation

The Monroe County Veterans Affairs office reminds veterans that driver’s license offices throughout the Florida Keys offer honorably discharged veterans the option to have the veteran designation placed on their driver’s license or identification card. The veteran designation honors those who served to protect and defend our country and is[…]

Task force created to address drowning

The Florida Keys Drowning Prevention Task Force was formed to address drowning in the Florida Keys and will increase swim lessons for young residents and drowning prevention awareness messaging in the county. Monroe County leads the state in drowning death rates, according to the Florida Department of Health. Free child[…]

Commissioners expand free lunch program at Senior Center

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners approved a contract with Star of the Sea Foundation to prepare fresh lunches at the Key West Senior Center, located at 1400 Kennedy Drive. “SOS Community Kitchen provides fresh lunches, prepared daily for our senior citizens,” said Jenna Tuttle, social services nutrition coordinator.[…]

Watch for gators, crocs

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reminds everyone to be careful in and around water of alligators and crocodiles, especially now, as temperatures increase. The state hosts two native crocodilians: the American alligator, found in all 67 counties; and the American crocodile, sometimes found in coastal areas of the[…]

Master Gardener volunteers to hold summer, fall plant clinics

The UF/IFAS, Monroe County Master Gardener volunteers hold plant clinics to address residents’ plant, insect and gardening questions every month in Key West, Marathon, Islamorada and Key Largo. All of the following plant clinics run from 9 a.m. to noon. In Key West, the clinics will be held at the[…]

KWPD doles out awards

Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg has named Officer Edward Cuneo Officer and Mary Canalejo as Civilian Employees of the first half for 2019. Canalejo has worked for the City of Key West for 51 years. During that time, she has held numerous positions; currently she is the Administrative Assistant[…]

Sheriff’s Office holds awards ceremony

The Sheriff’s Office held its quarterly Employee Awards Ceremony in Marathon and recognized several deputies and employees for their exemplary and outstanding service to the agency. Sheriff Rick Ramsay also recognized his employees of the second quarter, 2019. Ramsay named Eric Mixon as deputy of the quarter Eric Mixon, Alix[…]

Monroe County Fire Rescue will help kids ‘Beat the Heat’ on Aug. 10

Monroe County Fire Rescue will hold its final “Beat the Heat” event of the summer for children on Saturday, Aug. 10, at Bernstein Park. Monroe County firefighters and firetrucks will provide a gentle stream of misting water in a safe and fun environment from 10 to 11 a.m. at the[…]

HAZWOPER training set for Aug. 14 at library

The Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Monroe County Emergency Management Division will hold a free Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Key Largo Library. The training allows participants to become a Monroe County volunteer trained to assist emergency responders[…]