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Diving

There’s a scuba program to fit all schedules

The DSD program is ideal for people who have only a limited time but still want to experience the joy of a shallow dive or two to see the beautiful reefs in the Keys under the careful eye of a certified and experienced scuba instructor.

Letters to the Editor

PKS PTA needs help

The Plantation Key School PTA is preparing to hold our biggest fundraiser of the 2016-2017 school year. The event, “Keys Gone 80’s Prom,” will be a prom themed evening with hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing, our raffle and silent auction, and much more to be held on Saturday, April 22, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Elks Lodge of Tavernier. It will be a night to remember! Please save the date and plan on attending. We would also like you to consider being a sponsor or donating an item for our silent auction or raffle.

Letters to the Editor

Bill aims to destroy public education

Two distinct school testing bills have been proposed in Tallahassee this session. One, SB964, sponsored by a bipartisan group of senators, eliminates five state assessments, allows districts to choose the SAT/ACT for state testing, eliminates VAM and allows for paper/pencil testing, providing welcome relief from Florida’s current test-and-punish system.

Outdoors

Sailing Camp registration is now

The week-long sessions will introduce campers to the basics of sailing, boat handling and seamanship, and when winds are light, kids will enjoy tubing, nearshore kayaking, snorkeling and visits to nearby islands located in or near Everglades National Park.

Local

Traffickers carrying 30 Cuban migrants arrested by the feds off Key Largo

Human traffickers were caught by federal authorities carrying more than 30 migrants from Cuba early Sunday off northern Key Largo. A law enforcement source says the people were brought in on a 40-foot speed boat about 500 yards off the gated Ocean Reef community. The go-fast boat was intercepted by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations crew.