The Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center reopened on Wednesday, Sept. 27, for regular hours. Like the Key West and Key Largo offices of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, the Eco-Discovery Center closed on Sept. 5 in preparation for Hurricane Irma. The center, located on the Truman waterfront in Key West, suffered minor water damage and will resume regular hours, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. The Eco-Discovery Center features interactive and dynamic exhibits depicting the terrestrial habitats and the marine ecosystem of the Florida Keys. Admission is free. [continue reading…]
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary staff is assessing the impact of Hurricane Irma to our underwater environment. The Category 4 storm caused serious damage on land and, undoubtedly, created changes in the waters surrounding the Florida Keys. Assessments of the impacts to sanctuary resources are being coordinated with local and state governments, nongovernmental organizations, and academic research and monitoring partners. We are also working with Monroe County, the State of Florida, the US Coast Guard, and other agencies involved in recovery and cleanup efforts in the [continue reading…]
SALT Gallery, located at 830 Fleming St., will hold over local artist Katie Holtkamp’s newest offerings for the entire month of October. The show, entitled “The Little Things,” features Katie’s mixed media paintings, which exalt the simple things that continue to make her fall in love with Key West. To celebrate the extension of the show, SALT will be hosting an opening reception at the gallery from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6. Katie was born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and grew up in [continue reading…]
Parents, volunteers, and staff pulled together over the weekend at The Children’s School to open on Monday, September 25. Board President, Evan Haskell, coordinated the event. He said “providing families with a safe and secure educational environment was paramount to the stability and sense of community that families need right now”.
Dear Friends of The Studios, I’m sure we’ll be sorting out the lessons of Irma for years, but the first thing on our mind today is gratitude – for this beautiful island of ours, the people who live here, and our capacity for regeneration. At The Studios, our first concern is for the artists who are the lifeblood of our creative community. If you’re an artist, let us know what you need. If you know artists in need, please encourage them to contact us; simply navigating [continue reading…]