Mar 032018
TDC-Funded Work Underway to Restore County's Historic East Martello Civil War Fort Museum

Monroe County’s Project Management Department is overseeing three projects to restore, repair and improve the Fort East Martello Museum on South Roosevelt Boulevard in Key West. The Monroe County Tourist Development Council is funding the “brick and mortar” projects at the Civil War fort, which is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The TDC is funding a current project to restore the brickwork and mortar of the more than 150-year-old fort. The work is expected to be completed this spring. The TDC also [continue reading…]

 March 3, 2018  Posted by at 12:44 am Issue #258, News, Special Event No Responses »
Mar 032018
Applications Available for the 2018 Anne McKee Artists Fund Grants

Grant monies are generated by the Fund’s annual fine art auction which was held on February 9th with the donating artists receiving 50-percent of the proceeds from the sale of his or her work and the McKee Fund receiving the remainder to go toward grants to Florida Keys artists. The McKee Fund awards grants each year in amounts of up to $2,000 to assist with project-based endeavors by individual visual, performance, and literary artists who live in Monroe County.  Grant monies are intended to cover costs specific [continue reading…]

 March 3, 2018  Posted by at 12:36 am Issue #258, News, Special Event No Responses »
Mar 032018
Key West Sunrise Rotary Installs Higgins and Maxwell as Members

Key West Sunrise Rotary welcomed two attorneys as new members. Cara Higgins is a partner in the law firm of Horan and Higgins. She is also past president of the Greater Key West Chamber of Commerce and of the Monroe County Bar Association. Michelle Maxwell serves as an inspector in the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs division. The Key West Sunrise Rotary Club in the Conch Republic, established in 1988, provides community service, supports charities and funds college scholarships through events including BrewFest and [continue reading…]

 March 3, 2018  Posted by at 12:00 am Issue #258, News, Special Event No Responses »
Feb 242018
What’s in a Name? Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Changes Moniker as 21-Year Commitment to Wildlife Continues

What’s in a name?  Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuge Friends group changes moniker as 21-year commitment to wildlife continues The Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuge Friends group has recently changed their moniker, but their commitment to local wildlife stewardship through science and education pervades. Formerly known as FAVOR, Friends and Volunteers of Refuges, Florida Keys Wildlife Society organized as part of a nationwide effort to develop Friends groups for National Wildlife Refuges in 1997, forging a wildlife ambassadorship for the over 400,000 acres of wildlife that make up the [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2018  Posted by at 12:31 am Issue #257, News, Special Event No Responses »
Feb 242018
Mote & Boy Scouts of America Embark on Promising Marine STEM Project for Coral Research and Restoration

On Monday,  Mote Marine Laboratory (Mote) and Boy Scouts of America, Florida National High Adventure Sea Base (BSA Sea Base), formalized a collaboration combining Mote’s leadership in coral reef research and restoration with BSA’s Marine STEM Adventure program. This new initiative will enhance Mote’s existing partnership with BSA while benefiting coral reefs and encouraging young people to excel as ocean stewards.   The partnership was celebrated with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) by Mote President & CEO Dr. Michael P. Crosby and BSA [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2018  Posted by at 12:09 am Issue #257, News, Special Event No Responses »
Feb 242018
Applications Now Available for “Young Writers Studio”

Key West Literary Seminar Launches New High School Program The Key West Literary Seminar announces the Young Writers Studio, a five-day writing program for local high school students that will take place June 25-29 in Key West. Applications are now available at and are due March 20. The new program is open to students in Monroe County who will be starting their sophomore, junior, or senior years in fall 2018. Students who are homeschooled or have unconventional educational backgrounds are also encouraged to apply. The program is free for [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2018  Posted by at 12:06 am Issue #257, News, Special Event No Responses »
Feb 182018

  The Author’s Book Fair, presented by Seastory Press, is coming up again on Saturday, February 24th from 10am – 3pm, if you are interested in the work of local authors, please join us at the Oldest House, 322 Duval Street.  For more info go to and see the link in the home page or contact Sheri Lohr directly at Decimos – We Say, the new literary magazine for the Florida Keys has released its third issue and continues to seek submissions from local authors. We are also requesting submissions from [continue reading…]

 February 18, 2018  Posted by at 12:32 am Issue #256, News, Special Event No Responses »