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Community health survey underway

The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County is currently conducting a countywide community health assessmxent through Friday, Nov. 30. This survey is for people who live, work, or spend time in Monroe County. Information gathered in the survey will help identify community health priorities and assist in developing and/or strengthening health-related programs and services.[…]

Rebuild Florida Bus returns to the Keys

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s Rebuild Florida bus will be in Monroe County the week of Nov. 12 to help pre-register Keys residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Irma. The Rebuild Florida bus will be at the following locations during the week of Nov. 13-17, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.[…]

FKCC honors retiring ‘distingished’ employee ‘Distingished’

Florida Keys Community College recently celebrated the career of Debbie Leonard, Director of the President’s Office, who is retiring after 28 years of service to the college. College leaders donned academic regalia to salute Leonard in a light-hearted ceremony, where FKCC President Dr. Jonathan Gueverra presented her with a “Diploma of Retirement.” She was further[…]

New Jersey man dies while snorkeling

A 49-year-old Westfield, New Jersey man lost consciousness while snorkeling off Key Largo on Thursday afternoon. Rodney Jinkins was taken to Mariners Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to a news release from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Jinkins was with his family snorkeling about 3:30 p.m. off John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park[…]

LMC video campaign targets trash

Leadership Monroe County Class XXVI is encouraging residents of the Florida Keys to create a video raising awareness about picking up and throwing away debris. The winning video will take home a $500 prize. The purpose of the video challenge is to change habits and minds, and have a positive effect on the Keys and[…]

Literary Walking Tours available

The Key West Literary Seminar is again offering Literary Walking Tours of Old Town Key West every Saturday. The leisurely stroll features the former homes and favorite haunts of some of our most well-known writers, including Tennessee Williams, Shel Silverstein and Elizabeth Bishop, as well as our lesser-known local talent. Tours begin at the Key[…]

Online training course in opiod overdoses offered

The American Red Cross has launched First Aid for Opioid Overdoses, an online course to teach people how to respond to a known or suspected opioid overdose. The 45-minute course contains content on how to identify the signs and symptoms of a suspected opioid overdose and the appropriate care to provide based on the responsiveness[…]

OIRF offers grant funding

The Old Island Restoration Foundation, a Key West institution for 58 years, recently announced the availability of grant funding for preservation of the architectural and cultural heritage of Key West. Individuals and tax -exempt entities located in Key West are eligible. Applications may be submitted beginning Monday, Dec. 3. Deadline for receipt of applications is[…]

Call Fish and Wildlife to save the sick manatees

November is an annual celebration and a dedication to manatee conservation in Florida. As manatees seek warm water sites during the cooler winter season, residents, visitors, and the boating community are reminded to watch for manatees and help safeguard them as they freely move about Florida’s shallow, slow-moving rivers, bays, estuaries and coastal water ecosystems.[…]

Prose in the Palm Garden

The Key West Library presents award-winning author Matthew Pitt on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. Pitt is the author of two fiction collections, “These Are Our Demands” and “Attention Please Now,” and has appeared in numerous publications and anthologies. This event is free and open to the public. Gates open at 5:30 pm. The[…]