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Conservation group release film series

The non-profit conservation group the Ocean Conservancy has released a three-part documentary film series telling the story of the connection between South Florida’s ocean and Everglades environments. The film series, entitled “Ocean to the Everglades,” is directed by Miami-based filmmaker Isaac Mead-Long. The full film series can be viewed on[…]

Greenway meeting set for Jan. 29

The City of Key West will host its final workshop Wednesday, Jan. 29, on its Crosstown Greenway project, which is designed to calm traffic and at the same time install enhancements and possibly art to a bike pedestrian path across town. The workshop will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m.[…]

Fire Rescue honors staff

Monroe County Fire Rescue Department held its promotional and awards ceremony last week at the Joe London Fire Training Facility on Grassy Key. Capt. Steven McAnally was recognized for outstanding leadership and community service awards were presented to Capt. Andrea Thompson and Lt. Jen Brack. Ryan Johnson was promoted to[…]

Waste services costs discussed

Monroe County Commissioner and Florida Keys cities leaders met with leaders of private businesses recently to brainstorm on how to reduce waste services costs in the remote chain of islands. The meeting was organized by Ferrari Innovation Solutions LLC, and hosted by the University of Florida’s IFAS and the Monroe[…]

Urban forester to speak at Garden Society meeting

City of Key West Urban Forester Karen DeMaria will be the guest speaker on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 1:30 p.m. the Key West Botanical Garden Society. The talk, in the Toppino Nature Chapel, will be about the new state tree law and its impact on city tree regulations. DeMaria has[…]

Annual seafood festival set for weekend at Bayview

The annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival will be held all day Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18-19, at Bayview Park. The Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen’s Association invites locals and visitors to come and enjoy the freshest seafood caught, prepared and served by local fisherman and their families. The event will be[…]

Cates to hold first town meeting as commissioner

Monroe County Commissioner Craig Cates will host a town hall meeting on Thursday, Jan. 16. The meeting will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Bernstein Park Community Center on Stock Island. The public is invited to meet the commissioner and chat with him about any comments, concerns, or[…]

Bus service delayed due to half-marathon

There will be no bus service west of Simonton Street between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, because of the Key West Half-Marathon. The free Duval Loop bus in Old Town will not begin service that day until 11 a.m., according to city spokeswoman Alyson Crean. Additionally, riders[…]

Art show may delay traffic

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is alerting motorists that they should expect traffic issues Saturday near Mile Marker 89. The 37th annual Art Under the Oaks will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at San Pedro Catholic Church at Mile Marker 89.5. The Sheriff’s Office expects traffic delays[…]

MCSO donates $100K for funding of college campus

Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay, on behalf of his agency, has donated $100,000 for funding The College of the Florida Keys’ new campus in Key Largo. The money came from drug-related funds and not from taxpayer funds. “The new campus in the Upper Keys will also enhance our law enforcement[…]