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Coast Guard urges boaters to not enter northern Bahamas

The U.S. Coast Guard has advised mariners to not attempt voyages into the northern Bahamas until further notice due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian. The Government of the Bahamas is currently assessing its northern ports and harbors to determine if they are safe to enter. There is high[…]

Womankind fundraiser tickets now available

Tickets are now available for the Womankind BraZaar live-auction Gala Fundraiser. Artists and designers create one-of-a-kind decorated bras that are auctioned off Oct. 17, with proceeds that provide hundreds of women in need with free or affordable services, especially with breast health care. The auction this year will have a[…]

Snake Creek Bridge closures set to begin on Sept. 8

The Florida Department of Transportation will begin the closures to sandblast and repaint the Snake Creek Bridge over Snake Creek at Mile Marker 86. Traffic will be stopped at the beginning of the bridge — which connects Plantation Key with Windley Key — in both directions. This is a full[…]

Music program gets $10K grant

The Bahama Village Music program’s Keys Kids Junior program has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys to help support its mission of giving children of all ages a chance to perform in musicals and have a greater sense of accomplishment. To support Keys[…]

Garden seeks volunteers

The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is seeking volunteers who want learn about our native plants by helping with trimming, weeding, installation, mowing and general maintenance in the garden. The garden supplies all tools and gloves. The garden’s nursery is also seeking volunteers who want to learn more[…]

Farmers market to be called Truman Waterfront Market

The Key West farmers market will be known as the Truman Waterfront Market to better describe the type of goods and services customers will find every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to organizers. Guests can still purchase pesticide-free produce and fruits from Homestead along with artisan cheese,[…]

Autism Society set to meet Thursday

The Autism Society of the Keys will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 5, in Key West. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. at the library at The Basilica School of Saint Mary Star of the Sea, 700 Truman Ave. The guest speaker will be Diane Adreon with[…]

Volunteers sought for literacy program

Keys to Be the Change is looking for volunteers for the MORE Literacy Program. Adult readers are needed to read with reluctant readers during the school day at all elementary schools from Marathon to Key West. Email Amy Harper at amy.harper@keysschools.com or Heidi Golightly at Heidi.golightly@keysschools.com. People interested in participating[…]

Take Stock scholarships available in county schools

Take Stock in Children scholarship applications are now available in Monroe County middle and high schools. Eligible Take Stock students sign a contract promising to earn passing grades each grading period, maintain good attendance and behavior, attend college/career readiness workshops, meet weekly with their mentor and remain crime and drug[…]

Most of sanctuary under bleaching warning

The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is now under an Alert Level 1 and 2, which means bleaching is likely with potential of mortality. Most areas of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary are under a bleaching warning, which means bleaching is likely and the potential exists for more bleaching[…]