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Young students raise $473 for Monroe County charity

A group of young students raised $473 for Wesley House Family Services from selling lemonade on Sunset Key during the annual Key West powerboat races. The children beat last year’s total of $468 by $5. Welsey House was the charity chosen because it gives out Christmas presents to their clients[…]

Sentencing delayed for Florida man convicted of killing 3

BARTOW — The resentencing of a Florida man convicted of killing three people decades ago has been delayed. The Lakeland Ledger reports that a judge decided to postpone the early December sentencing of 70-year-old Paul Beasley Johnson. Johnson was originally sentenced to death after his conviction in the 1981 slayings.[…]

Oldest House seeks volunteers

The Oldest House in Key West is looking for volunteer docents. The volunteers need to be able to offer tours of the house at 322 Duval St. The Oldest House is looking for people interested in Key West History and enjoy meeting people from all over the world. For information,[…]

Authors to discuss their new books

Bestselling author Les Standiford will discuss his new book, “Palm Beach, Mar-A-Lago, and the Rise of America’s Xanadu,” on Wednesday, Dec. 11, in Key West. Les Standiford, author of “Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean,” will discuss[…]

Key West Library to hold book sale Dec. 7

The Friends of the Key West Library will hold a book sale on Saturday, Dec, 7. The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Palm Garden, next to the Library at 700 Fleming St., rain or shine. Baked goods will be provided by The Sigsbee Charter[…]

Gay receives commendation from Key West Mayor

Mayor Teri Johnston presented Robert Gay a commendation Wednesday as he finishes a 5,000 mile bike trek from Washington to Key West. Gay’s Live Your Best Ride is in honor of his late brother, and will benefit the Trips for Kids program, which promotes healthy lifestyles in kids. Mayor Johnston,[…]

Firefighters partner with Keys to Be the Change to mentor students

Monroe County firefighters have partnered with Keys to Be the Change to read with students at Sugarloaf School and Big Pine Academy. Firefighters from Stations 10 and 11 read with selected students once a week for the Mentors Optimizing Reading Excellence (MORE) program. Keys to Be the Change is a[…]

Free HIV testing available

The Florida Department of Health is encouraging residents and visitors to learn the facts about HIV testing, treatment and prevention. The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County and AH Monroe offer free HIV testing. The testing is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at Luani Plaza,[…]

Coral Crew seeks members to help raise awareness

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is seeking people to join its Florida Coral Crew. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission launched the Florida Coral Crew campaign in June to educate the public and conserve Florida’s coral reefs. The Florida Coral Crew members are helping raise awareness about[…]

‘Walk-Through Wednesdays’ expedites building permits

Every Wednesday, residents and contractors can have their permit applications expedited from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Permits for interior work like non-structural interior remodeling, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, HARC painting and minor repairs as well as the extension of expired permits are expedited on “Walk-Through Wednesdays.” Applicants can use the convenient[…]