Colby Barrett of Key Largo recently received the Bronze Palm, a Boy Scouts of America award presented for earning five merit badges after achieving Eagle Scout status. Barrett, a member of Troop 588 out of Key Largo, made Eagle Scout earlier this year. He is a junior at Coral Shores High School.
Recently at the Marathon Yacht Club, the Middle Keys Marine Association presented $500 checks to the marine propulsion programs at Marathon and Coral Shores high schools. At the presentation are (from left) Marine Association Treasurer Dave Foley, Coral Shores' Chris Catlett, Marathon High's Glen Naklicki and Marine Association Director Steve Pearson.
The merchants in the Gulfside Village plaza in Marathon annually stage trick-or-treating for kids and adults on Halloween. Here are just some at the fun event. If Mary Beth Martel took your photo, you can pick it up for free at Flowers by J & J in the plaza. By Mary Beth Martel.
Participants in the 24-hour Freedom Swim conclude the event Nov. 11 in Islamorada. Nine relay swimmers, including active-duty military, retired service members and a military spouse, swam 76.8 kilometers as part of a Veterans Day weekend fundraiser for Gold Star Teen Adventures, an organization providing adventure camps for teenage children of fallen special-operations military personnel. By Andy Newman.
New board members of the United Way of the Florida Keys, installed Oct. 10 at Hawks Cay Resort by Monroe County Judge Ruth Becker, are (from left) Jennifer George-Nichol, Maria Jones, Denise Preuss, President Margie Smith, Nikki Dunn, Ron Smith, Richard Tamborrino, Erin O'Hara, Candy Fincke, Cathy Crane, Trich Worthington, Rebecca Horan, Andy Griffiths and Richard McChesney. Not pictured are Dale Bittner, J.C. Flores, Leah Maki and Mindy McKenzie. Employees of Keys Publix supermarkets raised the most for the agency in 2012-13, $117,763. By Larry Benvenuti.
Liveaboard kids at the City of Marathon Marina took part in a pumpkin-carving contest Tuesday night. Showing off their work are Shannon Pitchford, Jonathon Pitchford, Owen Pitchford, Peyton Young, Ronin King and Colby Young.
Francesca Garcia was crowned Key West High homecoming queen at halftime of Nov. 8's 35-20 victory over G. Holmes Braddock at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium. By Bert Budde.
Marathon High School seniors Xavier McKnight and Aliyah Sims are all smiles after being crowned homecoming king and queen Oct. 19 during halftime of the Dolphins' football game against Keys rival Coral Shores High School. By Ryan McCarthy.
Isaballa 'Izzy' Garcia and A.J. Paterson are crowned homecoming queen and king at Oct. 12's Coral Shores High School football game in Tavernier. By Kevin Wadlow.
The Truly Nolen pest-control company on Oct. 2 donated 300 pounds of ceramic clay for the Coral Shores High School art class. At the presentation are (from left) Erik Sendlein, James Waters, Cody McCain and teacher Carmen Kelley.
Mike Balloy of Marathon is superb at caning chair seats. Caning is a method of weaving chair seats and other furniture. Balloy is running caning classes at the Iona Gallery next to St. Columba Episcopal Church on 52nd Street bayside in Marathon. Here, Winnie Lucht canes a school chair.
Sue Harrison (left) is presented with the Monroe Association of ReMARCable Citizens' Imogene Synon Award for 2013 for her dedication and advocacy to the organization, which serves people with mental disabilities. Giving her the award of group Executive Director Diana Flenard.
The Art Studio in Marathon held a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony its 12535 Overseas Highway location. After the dedication, a large crowd was served lunch and toured the inside of the two-story building. Local resident Sheila Cook, along with husband Steve, son Samuel Stephens and his wife, Leah, own the business, which will focus on workshops teaching glass fusion and pottery. By Ryan McCarthy.
Alison Morales, administrative assistant at the Monroe County Health Department, shows a U.S. flag and certificate she received during a recent trip to Washington, D.C. Morales, who received her master's degree in public health earlier this year, was recognized for her academic achievements and commitment to the nation's health system. The certificate notes that the flag was flown over the U.S. Capitol on July 25 and was given to Morales at the request of Sen. Marco Rubio.