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EIL program sends Keys students abroad

EIL program sends Keys students abroad

Early applications by Feb. 1, 2016 are encouraged; EIL coordinators expect a large response based on their recent presentations at Keys high schools.  Essay contest winners will receive scholarships By Susan Chiappone Monroe County’s students will have a special opportunity to participate in the Experiment in International Living, (EIL) when 15 scholarships from $500 to […]

Grimal Grove gets a big boost

Grimal Grove gets a big boost

Growing Hope Foundation’s receives $80,845 grant for youth projects “It’s a real community effort,” said Growing Hope Foundation’s Patrick Garvey at the check presentation on Tuesday at Grimal Grove on Big Pine Key. “We couldn’t do a thing without these volunteers.” Growing Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization, received $80,845.96 from the State Farm Youth Advisory […]

Land swap would benefit kids’ club

Land swap would benefit kids’ club

Key West, School District and Boys & Girls Club propose a deal On Tuesday, Sept. 1, Key West Mayor Cates will propose a deal between the city, the Monroe County School District, and the Southernmost Boys and Girls Club of Key West. It has a lot of moving parts, but could ultimately benefit the organization […]

Top three spots still in limbo

Top three spots still in limbo

Marathon City Council to tackle job descriptions, salaries “Every meeting we’re discussing a new position that’s open,” said Marathon City Councilman Bill Kelly, “the accountant, the attorney, deputy manager and at the last meeting, the city manager. This is frustrating. Let’s get something done.” The comments, made at Tuesday’s meeting, came on the heels of […]

Ship, Shipmate, Self: The sponsored abroad experience of an aspiring scientist, Mandy Camp

Ship, Shipmate, Self: The sponsored abroad experience of an aspiring scientist, Mandy Camp

Mandy Camp, a Coral Shores High School 2012 graduate, will be speaking in Marathon on Tuesday, March 3 at the Middle Keys Marine Association. The Stetson University student will be sharing details about her research on the Caribbean Spiny Lobster, some of it conducted aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer. “I spent five weeks of April […]

Trish Docherty Gibson launches campaign for public defender

Trish Docherty Gibson launches campaign for public defender

Local attorney and Chief Assistant Public Defender Patricia “Trish” Docherty Gibson is seeking to replace Public Defender Rosemary Enright who is retiring after 29 years of public service. Docherty Gibson officially announced her candidacy for the 2016 election this week. “It has been long known in the legal community that I would run for the […]

Déjà vu: Family Fun Fest is Saturday

Déjà vu: Family Fun Fest is Saturday

The City of Marathon’s Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual Family Fun Fest on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marathon Community Park. (Originally scheduled for last month, the event was cancelled due to foul weather.) Many non-profit organizations in the middle and lower Keys participate to provide […]

#Help: Animal Shelter dog needs special help

#Help: Animal Shelter dog needs special help

Jax needs heartworm treatment, knee surgery Safe Harbor Animal Rescue of the Keys, the animal shelter in Marathon, has a special dog in need of adoption. “Spike Broke-Tail” lived outside for five years, alone, starving to death and unwanted, until his owner surrendered him in late January. The five-year-old Boxer is heartworm positive and has […]

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