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Join Last Stand board members Friday February 12th from 5:00 to 8:00pm at the BottleCap Blue Room, 1128 Simonton Street in Key West for a happy hour fundraiser and take this opportunity to give your opinions on current issues of the day. There will be raffles and prizes, plus all tips will benefit Last Stand operating costs. There is never an off-season for quality of life issues in the Florida Keys. The board is working to define policy positions on a variety of topics, including [continue reading…]
[responsive_youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhD-bLLLRxY] Competition Gives High School Students Access to Tools for Learning Applied Math You’ve heard it before – the age old complaint from students across the U.S. and beyond, “Why should we learn math that we’ll never use in real life?” While this is nothing new, modern day math teaching often relies heavily on pure math and theoretical techniques with abstract outcomes. In an effort to quell students’ concerns and help teachers respond to this question, Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge gives students free access [continue reading…]
The Historic Architectural Review Commission will host a workshop for proposed new guidelines for new construction as well as new guidelines for signage for the Historic District. The workshop will be held at 5:30 on December 9th at the Eco Discovery Center at the Truman Waterfront. For more information, please contact Enid Torregrosa, Historic Preservation Planner at 305-809-3973 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposed drafts for the guidelines and ordinance are available here.
The Sheriff’s Office has finished checking Coral Shores High School room by room as of 10 a.m. and has found no sign of any suspicious person or suspicious activity. The incident at the school started when a report was received at 7:48 a.m. of a possible armed subject seen at the school. The School Resource Officer assigned to the school worked with school administrators to initiate a lock down of students and teachers and then immediately began searching, beginning with the media room where the [continue reading…]
Three Marathon men who were arrested last Wednesday night after a fight with deputies were further charged Monday with aggravated battery. Deputies responded to reports of a fight on 15th Street at 11:30 p.m. on November 25th. When they arrived, they found a man – 48 year old Ignacio Echeverria Aguila – lying in the street with severe injuries to his face and head. He was airlifted to the Ryder Trauma Center for treatment of his injuries. As deputies began to investigate, they followed [continue reading…]
Community members are invited to the Annual Turkey Dinner and Turnabout Show scheduled for Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26 from 5 until 9 p.m. at Bourbon Street Pub. A traditionally wonderful Pot Luck dinner of turkey and ham and all the trimmings is planned. There is no charge. The Turnabout Show begins at 10 p.m., when local bartenders and servers turn the tables on local performers, offering up an hilarious mix of acts displaying a variety of talent – mostly that of straight and butch hospitality professionals [continue reading…]
You’ve never seen buildings like this. The stunning bamboo homes built by Elora Hardy and her team in Bali twist, curve and surprise at every turn. They defy convention because the bamboo itself is so enigmatic. No two poles of bamboo are alike, so every home, bridge and bathroom is exquisitely unique. In this beautiful, immersive talk, she shares the potential of bamboo, as both a sustainable resource and a spark for the imagination. “We have had to invent our own rules,” she says.
Report: Florida leadership critical foundation for an international agreement on climate [St. Petersburg, FL] – Florida is poised to play a major role in U.S. progress to address climate change, a new report said today. In the next decade, the state will cut the seventh most global warming pollution of any state in the country. The Environment Florida Research & Policy Center report comes as pressure mounts on the U.S. to play a leading role in negotiations for an international climate agreement in Paris. “The [continue reading…]