Feb 052016
 

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School Resource Officer Advisors and their Explorer Posts 904, 905 and 906 got together and spruced up the paint in the parking areas around Plantation Key School in Islamorada this past weekend. Fueled by Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and power rings (also known as donuts) they all had a great time and performed a wonderful service to the school.

 February 5, 2016  Posted by at 12:02 am Issue #152, News, Special Event No Responses »
Feb 052016
 
Duck Key Cleanup

This past weekend, a community cleanup effort on Duck Key was responsible for the removal of 1,180 pounds of trash. Here is the dedicated group that gave their Saturday morning to the effort including many members of the Sheriff’s Office and the Duck Key Property Owner’s Association.

 February 5, 2016  Posted by at 12:00 am Issue #152, News, Special Event No Responses »
Jan 292016
 
Impossible Dream to Sail to Cuba in Conch Republic Cup Regatta

As the U.S. and Cuba break new ground in post-Cold-War relations, the catamaran, Impossible Dream is charting new territory in promoting universal design to improve accessibility for wheel-chair users. The 58-foot sailing vessel embarks on a nine-day voyage this weekend to compete in the Conch Republic Cup from Key West to Cuba, a popular sailboat […]

 January 29, 2016  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #151, News, Special Event No Responses »
Jan 222016
 
Explorer Post Learns About Leadership

Upper Keys Explorer Post 905 learned about leadership from Retired Army Colonel James Peterson, a West Point graduate who served in Vietnam and was an instructor at the Army War College. He travels the U.S. and teaches the subject to business leaders. Topics included understanding people and how to inspire others. Left to right, Colen […]

 January 22, 2016  Posted by at 12:48 am Issue #150, News, Special Event No Responses »
Jan 222016
 
United Way of the Florida Keys Participates in a Weekend of Service for MLK Day

United Way of the Florida Keys staff and volunteers donated their weekend to service, distributing “Stuff the Bus” school supplies to students in need and volunteering with local nonprofits in Key West and Tavernier. From January 15th-18th, United Way of the Florida Keys participated in service events throughout the Keys to celebrate the Martin Luther […]

 January 22, 2016  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #150, News, Special Event No Responses »
Jan 152016
 
Last Stand Annual Meeting Features Photographer Mac Stone

Last Stand will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, January 21st, at 6:00 pm, at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street in Key West. This year’s program features the award-winning photography of Mac Stone. Now based in Gainesville, Stone grew up in Central Florida and shares his adventures in springs and swamps, glaciers […]

 January 15, 2016  Posted by at 1:16 am Issue #149, Special Event No Responses »
Jan 152016
 
New Online Series from Sea Delight Ocean Fund

SEA DELIGHT OCEAN FUND IS SHINING THE SPOTLIGHT ON ‘WOMEN IN SEAFOOD’ WITH A NEW ONLINE SERIES! MIAMI – The Sea Delight Ocean Fund, Inc., the charity arm of Sea Delight, LLC, Miami’s purveyor of high-quality, responsibly sourced fish and seafood, announced the start of a new online series that will feature the female movers […]

 January 15, 2016  Posted by at 12:28 am Issue #149, News, Special Event No Responses »
Jan 152016
 
Mayor Commends Key West Teachers

Mayor Craig Cates on Tuesday commended four Key West teachers for their work inspiring their students. Penny Maun is a teacher with Montessori Charter School, Cory Oliver is a teacher with Key West Collegiate Academy, Allison Heinz is a teacher Gerald Adams Elementary School and Miguel Perez, a teacher with Montessori Children’s School of Key […]

 January 15, 2016  Posted by at 12:06 am Issue #149, Special Event No Responses »
Jan 152016
 
Celebrating 20 Years of Giving

Mayor Craig Cates and the City Commission this week celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys. “Our strong and vibrant community is fortunate to have the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys here,” reads the proclamation, “serving for the past 20 years as the community resource for collective giving and […]

 January 15, 2016  Posted by at 12:01 am Issue #149, Special Event No Responses »
Jan 082016
 
Key West Sunrise Rotary Seeks Golf Sponsors

Key West Sunrise Rotary invites businesses to support the club’s 23nd Annual Golf Classic benefiting local charities and college scholarships for Key West High School graduates. Sponsorships are available and door prizes are appreciated for the Feb. 28 tournament. Players may register now. For more information, contact George Wallace at 305-294-3660 or george@georgebwallacelaw.net or call […]

 January 8, 2016  Posted by at 12:26 am Issue #148, Special Event No Responses »
Jan 082016
 
Making an Impact is a Picnic with this Family-Friendly Joint Fundraiser

Every day, nearly 150 of the island’s nonprofits work diligently to make a difference in our community. On Saturday, January 23rd at 5:00 pm, citizens can support four of these notable organizations by simply gathering together to celebrate at Fort East Martello for a “Picnic Under The Stars”— a fundraiser presented by Boys & Girls […]

 January 8, 2016  Posted by at 12:22 am Issue #148, News, Special Event No Responses »
Jan 082016
 
18th Annual Key West Half Marathon Nearing Capacity

More than 4,200 athletes have signed up for the 18th Annual Key West Half Marathon, which is nearing capacity. Interested participants are encouraged to register now for the race on Sunday, January 17th. “We’re thrilled to see these numbers,” said Barbara Wright, event founder and organizer. “The race has grown by many thousands since it began, and it brings people […]

 January 8, 2016  Posted by at 12:04 am Issue #148, News, Special Event No Responses »
Dec 182015
 
KW Holiday Fest Events & Celebrations

Photos by Carol Tedesco/keywestholidayfest.com Key West Holiday Fest events and celebrations continued throughout the weekend at the Key West Historic Seaport and at historic inns and guesthouses around town. Presented in part by the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys and the Monroe Country Tourist Development Council, the island-wide celebration of the season continues through […]

 December 18, 2015  Posted by at 12:12 am Issue #145, Special Event No Responses »
Dec 112015
 
Parade Recognition

Though every entry into this year’s Holiday Parade was a winner the moment it brought a smile to a child’s face, four entries earned special recognition from the judges. Best Representative of the Holidays – Fifth Street Baptist Church Best Local Performance – Key West Conchettes Best Creation – Keys Energy Services Honorable Mention – […]

 December 11, 2015  Posted by at 12:18 am Issue #144, Special Event No Responses »
Dec 112015
 
Holiday Historic Inn Tours 2015 to Light Up Key West

During two enchanted Friday evenings in December, the 11th and the 18th, locals and visitors can explore a selection of Key West’s most charming inns, guesthouses and bed & breakfasts during the Holiday Historic Inn Tours. From 6pm to 8pm revelers are invited to explore the unique architecture and history of five different festively decorated […]

 December 11, 2015  Posted by at 12:06 am Issue #144, Special Event No Responses »
Dec 042015
 
United Way of the Florida Keys Participates in Global Day of Giving

United Way of the Florida Keys staff spent the afternoon of #GivingTuesday volunteering with local nonprofit partner agency Marathon Rec Center, enjoying craft projects and helping students with homework. Tuesday, December 1, United Way of the Florida Keys celebrated #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving back! Created in New York City in 2012, #GivingTuesday brings […]

 December 4, 2015  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #143, Special Event No Responses »
Nov 202015
 
Montford Point Marines Day: Honoring Key West African American Marines

Mayor Craig Cates and Commissioner Clayton Lopez Tuesday designated November 17th as Montford Point Marines Day in honor of the at least eight Key West men who served in that segregated Unit. In 1942, President Roosevelt established a presidential directive giving African Americans an opportunity to be recruited into the Marine Corps. These African Americans […]

 November 20, 2015  Posted by at 1:00 am Issue #141, Special Event No Responses »
Nov 202015
 
Eric Anfinson Paintings 2016 Calendar Release Celebrated at Salt Island Provisions

On Saturday, November 28, Eric Anfinson’s 6th annual calendar of paintings will be released at Salt Island Provisions on 830 Fleming Street from 6pm – 9 pm, with a celebration to include refreshments and live music from acoustic singer-songwriter Lance Taylor. The 2016 calendar features thirteen original oil paintings that showcase Anfinson’s distinct figurative style […]

 November 20, 2015  Posted by at 12:26 am Issue #141, Special Event No Responses »
Nov 202015
 
2nd Annual PeaceJam Beach Bash

Keys to Be the Change, a non-profit Youth Empowerment organization serving the Monroe County School District, sponsored their 2nd Annual PeaceJam Beach Bash on Sunday, November 15th at Higgs Beach in Key West. Students from Key West High School and Marathon Middle/High School converged to participate in this leadership building event. Jaime Bayo, International Emcee […]

 November 20, 2015  Posted by at 12:24 am Issue #141, Special Event No Responses »
Nov 132015
 
Smart Ride 2015

Mayor Craig Cates honored the riders and crew of the upcoming SMART Ride – Southernmost AIDS/HIV Ride during this week’s City Commission meeting. Over the course of two days, the riders will cover more than 165 miles. In preparation, they endured long hours of training and the elements in order to raise awareness. According to […]

 November 13, 2015  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #140, Special Event No Responses »
Nov 062015
 
Monroe County School Partnerships Upcoming Events

November 9th through the 13th will be a very busy week in the Monroe County Schools with three major new initiatives and partnerships being recognized. These three programs are all new to the MCSD in 2015-2016 and are part of our efforts to provide higher academic rigor and opportunities for all students. Experiment in International […]

 November 6, 2015  Posted by at 12:42 am Issue #139, Public Notice, Special Event No Responses »
Nov 062015
 
Students Create Green Storm Drain Filter

The Sustain-A-Drain team recently won a $15,000 grant from the EPA for their reusable storm drain filter. by Sean Nealon…… A team of students from the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency for a reusable storm drain filter that is less costly […]

 November 6, 2015  Posted by at 12:35 am Issue #139, Special Event No Responses »
Nov 062015
 
“Patriots in Paradise” Veteran's Day Free Film

Location: Lion’s Club – Key Largo mm 99.5 behind Capital bank Time: 2 pm Wednesday, November 11th   The Sonny Andrews Bicentennial American Legion Post 333 invites you to a free showing of “Honoring a Commitment – the PFC Gordon Story” at 2pm on Veteran’s Day (Wednesday, November 11th) at the Key Largo Lion’s Club […]

 November 6, 2015  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #139, Special Event No Responses »
Nov 062015
 
NAACP Honors Eric Holder with Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (“LDF”) honored former United States Attorney General Eric Holder with its Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s special 75th Anniversary National Equal Justice Award Dinner (NEJAD) on November 4. The award is given in recognition of his lifelong effort to advance civil rights. Holder, a […]

 November 6, 2015  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #139, Special Event No Responses »
Oct 232015
 
Robert the Doll is Vegas-Bound, Will be Included in Travel Channel Paranormal Show

The world’s most famous and intriguing haunted doll will be taken out of his secured, glass display case at Fort East Martello Museum from October 28-30. But have no fear-Robert the Doll will not be lurking about. Instead, he will join Key West Art & Historical Society Curator Cori Convertito, PhD, on a trip to […]

 October 23, 2015  Posted by at 12:20 am Issue #137, Special Event 1 Response »
Oct 232015
 
Fury Water Adventure Honored as Make-A-Wish's 'In-Kind Angel'

Key West-based Fury Water Adventures was recently recognized with Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida’s “In-Kind Angel” award at the wish-granting organization’s donor appreciation event in Miami. For nearly three years, Fury has welcomed “wish kids” to the lower Keys by providing glass bottom boat excursions, sunset cruises, dolphin-watching trips, jet ski tours, parasailing, kayaking, and snorkeling opportunities. […]

 October 23, 2015  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #137, Special Event No Responses »
Oct 162015
 
Keys to Be the Change Youth Leaders Attend First Ever PeaceJam Slam Miami

Keys to Be the Change Youth Leaders from Key West High School and Marathon High School and Middle School embarked on the first ever “PEACEJAM SLAM MIAMI” Saturday at Miami Dade College to learn about the Power of One! They were joined by 100 other students from Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Public Schools […]

 October 16, 2015  Posted by at 12:08 am Issue #136, Special Event No Responses »
Sep 252015
 
Official Fantasy Fest 2015 Artwork Announced

  Poster Signing Party is Tuesday, October 27, at 5 pm Fantasy Fest is pleased to release the artwork chosen for the Official Fantasy Fest 2015 posters and t-shirts. This year’s theme of “All Hallows Intergalactic Freak Show” conjured up some cosmic ideas, but only one penetrated Earth’s atmosphere. We are thrilled to announce, the […]

 September 25, 2015  Posted by at 12:34 am Issue #133, Special Event No Responses »
Sep 252015
 
Fantasy Fest 2015 King and Queen Candidate Event Schedule - Updated

WWW.AIDSHELP.CC Ongoing Events: Aqua Idol every Tuesday beginning September 1 – October 20, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – come support the candidates’ singers at Aqua Nightclub, 711 Duval Street.  Help the singer raise the most money for their candidate. All monies will be donated to AIDS Help.  Free to attend!  All Candidates Drag Queen […]

 September 25, 2015  Posted by at 12:02 am Issue #133, Special Event No Responses »
Sep 182015
 
Top Musicians, Faith Leaders and Climate Justice Activist Gather for Pope Francis 'Moral Action on Climate Justice Rally'

  Speakers: The Most Reverend Pedro Jimeno Barreto Archbishop of Huancayo, Dolores Huerta, Reverand Barber; Featuring Performances by: Moby, Sean Paul, Natasha Bedingfield, Christina Grimmie, Eric Paslay, Victoria Justice, Q’orianka Kilcher and Toby Gad. A Special Live Performance of “Love Song To The Earth” FollowFrancis.org | #FollowFrancis WASHINGTON, D.C. — On September 24, as Pope […]

 September 18, 2015  Posted by at 12:26 am Issue #132, Special Event No Responses »
Sep 182015
 
23rd Annual Zonta ABC 5K Walk/Run on November 7th

Zonta Club of Key West ABC (Awareness Breast Cancer) Event Serves Uninsured and Underinsured Lower Keys Women 23rd Annual 5K Race provides crucial preventive services for locals in need The Zonta Club of Key West will hold its Annual ABC (Awareness Breast Cancer) 5K Walk/Run starting 8:00 AM on Saturday, November 7th at Salute Restaurant […]

 September 18, 2015  Posted by at 12:22 am Issue #132, Special Event No Responses »
Sep 112015
 
Florida Keys Rev Up for 43rd Annual Poker Run

Motorcyclists will be island hopping and exploring the Florida Keys during the week of Phil Peterson’s 43rd Annual Key West Poker Run. Besides picking up cards at the five stops along the 113-mile Overseas Highway, participants can enjoy special rates on rooms, meals and adventure tours as they make their way to Key West for […]

 September 11, 2015  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #131, Special Event No Responses »
Sep 112015
 
Fantasy Fest 2015 King and Queen Candidate Event Schedule - Updated

WWW.AIDSHELP.CC Ongoing Events: Aqua Idol every Tuesday beginning September 1 – October 20, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – come support the candidates’ singers at Aqua Nightclub, 711 Duval Street.  Help the singer raise the most money for their candidate. All monies will be donated to AIDS Help.  Free to attend!  All Candidates Drag Queen […]

 September 11, 2015  Posted by at 12:12 am Issue #131, Special Event No Responses »
Aug 282015
 
Sunday Donavon Frankenreiter Key West Concert Update - Rain or Shine

Sunday’s scheduled early evening Donavon Frandenreiter concert at Fort East Martello parade grounds in Key West will take place rain or shine. “We’ve got tents to protect the band and their equipment, and more tenting for concert attendee’s,” said Evan Haskell, co-owner of Key West Concerts, who is producing the show in partnership with the […]

 August 28, 2015  Posted by at 1:49 am ~ Artists ~, Issue #129, Music, Special Event No Responses »
Aug 212015
 
Inaugural Jeremiah Healy Mystery Writing Award Winner Announced

Award-winning mystery writer Sandra Balzo and Absolutely Amazing eBooks Publisher Shirrel Rhoades presented J. E. Irvin of Springboro, Ohio, with the inaugural Jeremiah Healy Mystery Writing Award on Saturday, August 15, during the annual Mystery Writers Key West Fest, a three day mystery genre festival set in the tropical paradise of the Florida Keys. Irvin […]

 August 21, 2015  Posted by at 12:08 am Issue #128, Special Event No Responses »
Aug 072015
 
Fantasy Fest Seeks Parade Ambassadors

Volunteer to have a ringside view and help keep the party on track! Fantasy Fest is seeking volunteers to be Parade Ambassadors for the 2015 3Wishes.com Fantasy Fest Parade on October 31. Parade Ambassadors will be right in the middle of all the fun, chaos and excitement that is the All Hallows Intergalactic Freak Show. […]

 August 7, 2015  Posted by at 12:08 am Issue #126, Special Event No Responses »
Aug 072015
 
Time for United Way's Stuff the Bus

Keys kids need school supplies like paper, pencils, notebooks and highlighters in order to succeed at their studies. But some kids can’t afford even these basic supplies. That’s why United Way of the Florida Keys and its community partners are proud to support their annual “Stuff the Bus,” an effort that will hopefully produce truckloads […]

 August 7, 2015  Posted by at 12:00 am Issue #126, Special Event No Responses »
Jul 312015
 
Good Morning Florida Keys with Jenna Stauffer Featuring Ernest "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alikes

More than 125 white-bearded men resembling Ernest Hemingway are in Key West to compete in the 35th annual “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. The competition is a highlight of the island’s annual Hemingway Days festival honoring the writing talent, sporting pursuits and colorful lifestyle of the author who lived in Key West during the 1930s. See […]

 July 31, 2015  Posted by at 12:40 am Issue #125, Special Event No Responses »
Jul 312015
 
Next Hometown Event is August 21, at The Studios of Key West, at 5:PM

“My vote is my voice…and the voice of all who struggled, so that I may have my voice.” (Lyida C. Obasi) REMEMBER: PEOPLE WHO VOTE DETERMINE AN ELECTION Hometown!’s “MEET THE CANDIDATES” Rally at The Studios of Key West 533 Eaton Street–2nd Floor On Friday, August 21, 2015 5:00 P.M. TO 7:30 PM This will […]

 July 31, 2015  Posted by at 12:38 am Issue #125, Special Event No Responses »
Jul 172015
 
28th Annual Reef Relief Membership Meeting

Monday, July 27, 2015 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Casa Marina Reef Relief’s 28th Annual membership Meeting is July 27th at the Casa Marina Resort located at 1500 Reynolds Street in Key West. This year, we discuss coral restoration, wastewater treatment in the Lower Keys and the 2015 State Legislation session. This meeting’s presenters […]

 July 17, 2015  Posted by at 12:24 am Issue #123, Special Event No Responses »