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Key Deer wildlife volunteers sought

The National Key Deer Refuge is seeking volunteers to assist wildlife biologists in the field in identifying, reporting and removing exotic (non-native) plants from refuge lands. Volunteers can also participate in outreach events to distribute native plants and educate people in their communities about exotics, and native alternatives. The wetlands of the Lower Keys are[…]

Support group available for mothers

The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County’s Women, Infants and Children program is offering breastfeeding support and tips for mothers at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office conference room in Tavernier on the third Wednesday of every month beginning on Feb. 20, from 10 to 11 a.m. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Tavernier location is[…]

Rebuild Florida deadline extended

Rebuild Florida, a federally funded program implemented by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, has extended its deadline to register to March 29. In the first phase, $50 million is earmarked for Monroe County homeowners to rebuild, repair and elevate their homes due to damage or destruction caused by Hurricane Irma. This funding is a[…]

Autism group seeking sponsors

The Autism Society of the Keys is looking for sponsors and has begun selling tickets for its annual fundraising dinner. There are various levels of sponsorship, ranging from $250 as an “Autism Friend” to $25,000 as “Autism Super Hero.” The group holds an annual fundraising dinner and silent auction in the spring in Marathon each[…]

Valentine’s Day Gala upcoming

This Valentine’s Day, take your special someone to Wesley House’s 36th annual Valentine’s Day Gala at the beautiful Curry Mansion Inn. Live music will be provided by one of Key West’s most popular groups — Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band. General admission tickets are $50; VIP admission is $150, and seating begins[…]

Trolley tours set throughout month

The Matecumbe Historical Trust’s “29 Points of Interest” historical trolley tours on the islands of Islamorada will continue each Saturday through February. The tours will be held on Feb. 9, Feb. 16 and Feb. 23. The tours will start from the Islamorada Moose Lodge, 81573 Old Highway in Islamorada. A monitor is located at the[…]

Annual passes available for toll on Card Sound Bridge

Annual passes for 2019 are now on sale for Monroe County’s new All-Electronic Tolling System on Card Sound Road. An annual pass is available for two-axle vehicles only. It costs $360 for unlimited travel through the toll in 2019. The annual pass must be purchased in person, Mondays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,[…]

Alzheimer’s forum tonight

The Alzheimer’s Association will host a free community forum on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Monroe County Public Library. Monroe County residents can learn about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, discuss their personal experiences, learn about care and support resources and provide feedback to the association on needed services in[…]

‘Fun Day for Dads and Kids’ on Feb. 16 at Willie Ward Park

Fathers and their children are invited to a ‘Fun Day for Dads and Kids,’ presented by A Positive Step of Monroe County, on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Willie Ward Park, 300 Catherine St. in Key West. Dads and kids can interact and enjoy free food, play activities and prizes[…]

McKee Artist’s Fund Auction scheduled Feb. 13

Attendees can choose from the work of 50 Florida Keys artists, ranging from renowned masters to emerging talents, at the Anne McKee Artists Fund fine art auction Wednesday, Feb. 13. The annual auction and its associated gala raise money for project-based grants to Keys visual, literary and performing artists. This year the auction gala will[…]