First State Bank Cleans Up Marathon

First State Bank of the Florida Keys continued hosting its Keyswide area “go green” community cleanups at the Bank’s Marathon office at 6900 Overseas Highway.

First State Bank employees joined other Marathon locals to keep the city green by picking up trash and recyclables along Overseas Highway. The bank has scheduled a series of Keys-wide clean ups throughout the year and early fall to keep the Keys clean and to go green.

“First State Bank of the Florida Keys is committed to continue ‘leading by example’ through recycling, public education, community outreach programs and sponsoring local environmentally friendly cleanups,” said Don Lanman, First State Bank Senior Vice President, Marketing Director.

To inquire about upcoming clean ups contact Annie Hamer at 305-293-7114 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Pictured L-R:  First State Bank of the Florida Keys Lead Teller Jeanette Farinas, VP/Commercial and Residential Loan Officer Lori Bailey, Merchant Services Representative James Todd and Courier/Teller and Green Captain Barbie Morales.

New Officer Sworn In

Story and Photo by Alyson Crean

Officer Jaclyn E. Jacobson is the newest member of the Key West Police Department. Chief Donie Lee swore her in. Jacobson served with the Orlando Police Department, and is a 2009 graduate of the Seminole State College Law Enforcement Academy. She was recognized during her time as a cadet for her outstanding leadership ability.
Chief Lee presents Officer Jacobson with her badge.


SoDu Gallery for the Girls!
Fran Decker (L) of Sodu Gallery, 1102 Duval Street presents a check to Betsy Langan (R), WomanKind executive director. The women of SoDu Gallery sponsored FROM A WOMAN’S HAND, a juried art show focusing on the talents of female artists. Proceeds from SoDu sales during the show benefitted WomanKind, inc. The funds will provide direct services to WomanKind clients.


Another Daytime Swordfishing Success
Captain Bill Wiatt, left, and mate Topher Wightman, right, landed this 132 lb. Swordfish while fishing on the Tailwalker 2 out of Hawk’s Cay Marina.  The charter, Ryan Carroll of Dallas, Texas, was committed to catching a day time sword and after a few tries was ecstatic to bring in this sword on the last day of his vacation!


Hunt Named July Zontian of the Month

Kathy Hunt has been selected as Zontian of the Month for July of 2010. Kathy has been a member of the Zonta Club of Marathon since 2007. She was Vice-President for 2009/2010; is Recording Secretary for 2010/2011; is chairing the ZFoods Committee, which once a month provides groceries to families in Marathon as well as the Status of Women Committee; and is part of the Human Trafficking and Fundraising Committees.

Kathy recently returned from a week long Zonta International Convention held in San Antonio, TX. She and Jo Grego met and worked with women from all over the world whose main mission is to improve the legal, political and professional status of women. She and Jo brought back a deeper understanding and commitment of what Zonta means and accomplishes. All monies raised by the Zonta Club of Marathon are given back to recipients in the Middle Keys.

For more information about Zonta call Carmen Carricaburo at 305-289-0077.





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