International Coastal Clean Up Day
Local Action, Global Change

Reef Relief will be celebrating the 25 year of the International Coastal Clean Up with a community shoreline clean up on Saturday, September 25 of No Name Key.

A raffle for great prizes to local restaurants and attractions will be held following the event for all participates.Thanks to Sebago Watersports, Historic Key West Walking Tour, Hard Rock Café, Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and Hurricane Hole.

To RSVP and get directions (we’re meeting out by the No Name Pub) contact Reef Relief at 305 294-3100, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit Reef Relief on Facebook. The evet is from 10 am – 1pm.



Keys Federal & Montessori Children’s School Team Up!

Keys Federal Credit Union is a proud sponsor of the upcoming Montessori Children’s School 5K Run/Walk.

Keys Federal Credit Union’s CFO, Scott Duszynski, said “We are excited to be a part of an event that directly benefits education for our area children.  We feel there is no better cause than to invest in our children’s future.” 

The race begins at 8am October 2 at Higgs Beach.  For more information please call 305-923-5935 or visit All proceeds benefit Montessori Schools of Key West.

Pictured L to R: Keys Federal Credit Union’s Compliance Officer Sue Fowler, Key West Montessori School’s Head of School Kim Livingston, Keys Federal Credit Union’s CFO Scott Duszynski.




Southernmost Point gets a Facelift

City crews spruced up the Southernmost Point this week. The work includes a new paint job for what must be the most-photographed hunk of cement in the nation. Because the buoy must be painted in several coats, there will be times during the coming week, when it will not be quite as photogenic as usual. Still, in order to minimize the impact on picture taking, Key West officials have decided to schedule the painting early in the day. Painters will be out of the way by 6 am so that visitors with cameras will not be impeded by work crews. The popular landmark gets worn by wind and sun and needs a facelift every now and then.



Relay for Life “Under the Big Top”

American Cancer Society volunteers in the Florida Keys joined 900 other leaders in the Florida Division for Volunteer Leadership Kickoff and Relay For Life Team Development Summit in Orlando. Pictured from left to right are team development chairwoman Janice Reid, unit board chairwoman Charlotte Quinn, Florida Keys executive director Carrie Helliesen, Team Excellence FSB Captain Sandra Gordon, and relay event chairwoman Pam Kessler.



A Clean Car is a Happy Car
Rob’s Car Wash opens at MM 53
Photo by: Neil Angulio

This past Thursday morning, city officials and local dignitaries like Chamber CEO Daniel Samess and Michael H. Puto celebrated the opening of Rob’s Car Wash. To commemorate the monumental weekend, Rob Preihs and wife, Lou, are offering their $15 “Ultimate Car Wash” for only $5 through September 19.

Pictured, from left: Councilman Dick Ramsey, Samess, Mayor Ginger Snead, Rob and Lou Preihs, Councilman Rich Keating, and the Mike Puto.




Wine on the Water
The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Monroe Chapter will be hosting the first Wine on the Water event onboard the Fury Catamaran. The event is on Sunday October 3, 2010. Registration is at 4:45 pm at The Ocean Key House Sunset Bar Zero Duval Street. Boarding begins at 5:30pm and departure is at 6 pm sharp.

Five course pairing of Epicurean Delicacies from Chef Tim Labonate of Hot Tin Roof with fine wines from the portfolio of Southern Wines and Spirits. Entertainment provided by the trio of Corey Heydon, Tom Conquer, and Terry Wetmore.

Ticket price is $85 per person, which includes a gift bag filled with souvenirs of the event along with an engraved commemorative wine glass. There will be an onboard raffle with prizes of hotel stays, spa treatments, restaurant gift cards and more.

Tickets are available at Pat Croce’s The Rum Barrel or by calling 305-598-FRLA. Space is limited.





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